Accommodation for Newcomers in Windsor
Immigration Accommodation in Windsor
As a new immigrant arriving in Windsor one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Windsor for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Windsor may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Windsor take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Windsor, 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 Windsor is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Windsor guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Windsor as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Windsor is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Windsor for new immigration arrivals.
Grand Falls-Windsor is a town located in the central region of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, with a population of 14,171 at the 2016 census. The town is the largest in the central region, the fifth largest in the province, and is home to the annual Exploits Valley Salmon Festival. Grand Falls-Windsor was incorporated in 1991 when the two former towns of Grand Falls and Windsor amalgamated.
The town is known as “Qapskuk” in the Mi’kmaq language.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Windsor
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Windsor may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Windsor can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Windsor
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Windsor varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Windsor use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Windsor and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb but at less cost is Book Direct and Save
Rental accommodation in Windsor 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 Windsor were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Windsor area.
All renters in Windsor 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 Windsor to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Windsor
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 Windsor this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.