How Immigrates Find An Apartment in Canada For Rent

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.

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.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Canada.

Canada Apartment Search Engines

  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.
    • Airbnb: Airbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.
    • HomeAway.com: A giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.

    There you have it. Those are some of the means through which you can get apartment in Canada. If you are looking to get a job in canada, you should check out our post on how to get a job in canada as a foreigner. Looking to find love in canada? Then our post on best sites to find love in Canada is just right for you.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Kijiji: Kijiji is another big classifieds site.
  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Canada apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Canada-specific search engines.