Plan Ahead



Moving to Vancouver involves some planning and perseverance to find housing in a competitive rental market. The following suggestions will make your search easier:

  • Plan a temporary place to stay upon arrival;
  • Familiarize yourself with the neighbourhoods of Vancouver;
  • Arrive early, even up to one month in advance;
  • Do your research using this site and the suggested external sites;
  • Come prepared with references, a resume and even a credit report, which you may need if signing a lease;
  • Read the Know Your Rights page for lots of useful advice!

Suggested External Housing Sites

Visit the Start Your Search page for a list of classifieds sites.

Other Useful Links