Having said that, moving to Canada isn’t all about getting a job and finding love. You need a place of your own. A place to rest your head.
While during the course of answering visa questions, you’d be asked to state where you’d be staying, you can make things a lot faster by getting an apartment in Canada prior to you arriving there. Better still, have someone arrange one for you over there in a pending state.
In this post, we will be recommending a few places through which you can find an apartment in Canada much faster.
If you have a job offer that comes with free accommodation, this is totally not necessary. If however, you are sourcing your movement entirely by yourself, getting an apartment is super necessary.
In the post where we talked about how much is required to move to Canada, we gave an insight to how much you should have. If you haven’t seen that post, you should really check it out.
Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Canada.
Canada Apartment Search Engines
- Padmapper: Padmapper is a classic site in the U.S. that is also a good place for finding a spot to rent in Canada.
- Gotta Rent: Gottarent is owned by the Metro Media group. They have apartment listings for all across Canada.
- 4rent: This site is not as old as the others but still a goodie.
- Rent Seeker: Rent Seeker has a pretty good batch of furnished apartments.
Classifieds and Real Estate Agents
You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.
- Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Canadian apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Canada-specific search engines.
- Kijiji: Kijiji is another big classified site.
General Apartment and Housing Search Engines
If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.
- Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
- HomeAway.com: A giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
- Airbnb: Airbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.
Hope this post on how to find apartments for rent in Canada came in handy for you? If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.