Arranging Accommodation

One of your first needs after arriving in Canada is having a place to stay. You may arrange a temporary housing such as staying with family or friends, book a hotel or motel, or rent an apartment before prior to your arrival.

There are many ways to search for an apartment or house to live. Before making your decision, think about the location, cost, and neighborhood. After choosing an area you want to live in, you can visit it in person to see if there’s any poster, check advertisements on local newspapers/Internet, or ask for help at an immigrant-serving organizations.

Some apartments are furnished and you have to keep the furnishing in the same condition as they were at the time you rented the place.

Housing for Newcomers

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Richmond Public Library, Richmond

Richmond Public Library, Richmond
Refugee figures at a glance

As of June 2018, there are 25.4 million refugees around the world according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistic. Over half of the refugees are under the age of 18 and 57% of the world refugees came from following three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.

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Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.

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P.O. Box 32373, YVR Domestic Terminal R.P.O.
(3880 Grant McConachie Way)
Richmond V7B 1W2 Canada
Phone: 604-270-0077
Fax: 604-279-0091

Hours of operation:

Office: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, except statutory holiday
Kiosk: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Sunday, except statutory holiday

*Closing time may vary and is based on arrival trends