One of the first tasks for people moving to a new area is to find a place to live. Settlement agencies and multicultural groups may be able to provide assistance to newcomers looking for different types of housing.
If you have a large family, renting a house might be best. Other people prefer to rent an apartment in a house or apartment building. There are many basement apartments available in most cities and towns, often with use of the back yard included. A single person might prefer to rent a room in a rooming house. If you choose to rent a room, you would normally share a bathroom and kitchen.
There are many things to consider when looking for a good area to live:
- Where will you be working or studying?
- If you do not have a car, is it close to bus routes? (Check Metrobus for St. John’s, or Corner Brook Transit for Corner Brook)
- How much rent can you afford?
- Are you close to day care or schools?
- Does anyone in your family need a place with special accessibility facilities?
- Are you near grocery stores?
The following are popular websites or companies listing accommodations in Newfoundland and Labrador. These are external links and are not endorsed by the province. They are for informational purposes only. Do not exchange money online. Please ensure you review your rights under the Tenancy Act.