Accommodation for Newcomers in Stockholm

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Immigration Accommodation in Stockholm Canada

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

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

Accommodation for newcomers in Stockholm Canada guide

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

Here is some background on Stockholm for new immigration arrivals.

Stockholm (Swedish: [ˈstɔ̂kː(h)ɔlm] (About this soundlisten); Finnish: Tukholma) is the capital of Sweden. It has the most populous urban area in Sweden as well as in Scandinavia. 1 million people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city to the east, and along the coast, is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the county seat of Stockholm County.

Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. The Stockholm region alone accounts for over a third of the country’s GDP, and is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita. Ranked as an alpha-global city, it is the largest in Scandinavia and the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region. The city is home to some of Europe’s top ranking universities, such as the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. One of the city’s most prized museums, the Vasa Museum, is the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia. The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for the decor of its stations; it has been called the longest art gallery in the world. Sweden’s national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna. Avicii Arena, the national indoor arena, is in the southern part of the city. The city was the host of the 1912 Summer Olympics, and hosted the equestrian portion of the 1956 Summer Olympics otherwise held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and most of its agencies, including the highest courts in the judiciary, and the official residencies of the Swedish monarch and the Prime Minister. The government has its seat in the Rosenbad building, the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) is seated in the Parliament House, and the Prime Minister’s residence is adjacent at Sager House. Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the Royal Family’s private residence.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Stockholm Canada

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

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Stockholm

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

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

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

 

 

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

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

 

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