Accommodation for Newcomers in St. John’s

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Immigration Accommodation in St. John’s Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in St. John’s one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in St. John’s for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in St. John’s may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in St. John’s take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in St. John’s, 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 St. John’s is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in St. John’s Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen St. John’s as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. St. John’s is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on St. John’s for new immigration arrivals.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in St. John’s Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in St. John’s may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster St. John’s can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in St. John’s

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in St. John’s varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to St. John’s use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in St. John’s and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in St. John’s 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 St. John’s were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater St. John’s area.



All renters in St. John’s 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 St. John’s to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in St. John’s 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 St. John’s this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.


Newcomer Immigration Accommodation in St. John's

Newcomer Immigration Accommodation in St. John’s Canada

Hotels for Newcomers in St. John’s Canada

Business NameRatingCategoriesPhone NumberAddress
Alt Hotel St. John’sAlt Hotel St. John's
3 reviews
Hotels+17093832125125 Water Street, St. John’s, NL A1C 1A5, Canada
JAG HotelJAG Hotel
11 reviews
Hotels+18445641524115 George Street W, St. John’s, NL A1C 0B7, Canada
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. John’s NewfoundlandFairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
2 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+17097225540199 Kenmount Road, St. John’s, NL A1B 3P9, Canada
Sheraton Hotel NewfoundlandSheraton Hotel Newfoundland
11 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+17097264980115 Cavendish Square, St. Johns, NL A1C 3K2, Canada
Murray Premises HotelMurray Premises Hotel
4 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+170973877735 Beck’s Cove, St. John’s, NL A1C 6H1, Canada
Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s Conference CentreDelta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre
14 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+17097396404120 New Gower Street, St. John’s, NL A1C 6K4, Canada
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John’s AirportHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
2 reviews
Hotels+17097384888411 Stavanger Drive, St. John’s, NL A1A 0A1, Canada
Monastery Spa & SuitesMonastery Spa & Suites
5 reviews
Hotels, Day Spas+1709754580063 Patrick Street, St. John’s, NL A1E 2S5, Canada
Courtyard by Marriott St. John’s NewfoundlandCourtyard by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
7 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+17097226636131 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL A1C 1E9, Canada
Best Western Plus St. John’s Airport Hotel and SuitesBest Western Plus St. John's Airport Hotel and Suites
4 reviews
Hotels+1709758500434 Jetstream Avenue, St. Johns, NL A1A 0R7, Canada

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