Immigration Accommodation in Sonora Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Sonora one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Sonora for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Sonora may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Sonora take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Sonora, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Sonora is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Sonora Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Sonora as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Sonora is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Sonora for new immigration arrivals.
Sonora (Spanish pronunciation: [soˈnoɾa] (listen)), officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora (English: Free and Sovereign State of Sonora), is one of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. The state is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital (and largest) city of which being Hermosillo, located in the center of the state. Other large cities include Ciudad Obregón, Nogales (on the Mexico-United States border), San Luis Río Colorado, and Navojoa.
Sonora is bordered by the states of Chihuahua to the east, Baja California to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south. To the north, it shares the U.S.–Mexico border primarily with the state of Arizona with a small length with New Mexico, and on the west has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of California.
Sonora’s natural geography is divided into three parts: the Sierra Madre Occidental in the east of the state; plains and rolling hills in the center; and the coast on the Gulf of California. It is primarily arid or semiarid deserts and grasslands, with only the highest elevations having sufficient rainfall to support other types of vegetation.
Sonora is home to eight indigenous peoples, including the Mayo, the O’odham, the Yaqui, and Seri. The state has been economically important for its agriculture, livestock (especially beef), and mining since the colonial period, and for its status as a border state since the Mexican–American War. With the Gadsden Purchase, Sonora lost more than a quarter of its territory. From the 20th century to the present, industry, tourism, and agribusiness have dominated the economy, attracting migration from other parts of Mexico.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Sonora Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Sonora may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Sonora can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Sonora
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Sonora varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Sonora use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Sonora and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Sonora for newcomers
One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!
Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Sonora were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Sonora area.
All renters in Sonora have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Sonora to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Sonora Canada
Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Sonora this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.