Immigration Accommodation in Tunis Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Tunis one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Tunis for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Tunis may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Tunis take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Tunis, 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 Tunis is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Tunis Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Tunis as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Tunis is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Tunis for new immigration arrivals.
Tunis (Arabic: تونس Tūnis) is the capital and largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as “Grand Tunis”, has about 2,700,000 inhabitants. As of 2020, it is the fourth-largest city in the Maghreb region (after Casablanca, Algiers and Tripoli) and the sixteenth-largest in the Arab world.
Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Ḥalq il-Wād), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its ancient medina, a World Heritage Site. East of the medina through the Sea Gate (also known as the Bab el Bhar and the Porte de France) begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, traversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by media and travel guides as “the Tunisian Champs-Élysées”), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. Further east by the sea lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said. As the capital of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life and also the center of the country’s commercial and cultural activities.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Tunis Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Tunis may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Tunis can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Tunis
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Tunis varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Tunis use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Tunis and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Tunis 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 Tunis were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Tunis area.
All renters in Tunis 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 Tunis to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Tunis 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 Tunis this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.