Choosing a City in Canada for Renting and Work

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Newcomers to Canada and international students have many great cities to choose from when deciding where to rent, work, and live their dreams. Below are links to some of the most popular cities for those arriving in Canada. 

The city you select can impact your financial success. So, please use the links below to research Canadian cities so that you can choose the best city that will meet your housing, career, academic and financial needs.

Housing costs are cheaper in smaller cities

Remember that while many newcomers land in Canada’s largest cities (Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal), most mid-sized and small cities have many of the same public and private amenities and services found in large cities but with a much lower cost of living, particularly when it comes to renting or buying a home. 

Cities in Western Canada remain the biggest bargains regarding rent and home prices.

Here are some of the most popular cities for renting. Click on them to discover which location is the right place for you (and don't forget to sign up for free at Rentals for Newcomers and check out our rental listings).









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Steve Tustin is the Editor for Rentals for Newcomers and a contributing editor for Prepare for Canada. He is also the former managing editor of and a former senior editor at the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.

*Rentals for Newcomers used no AI-generated content in the writing of this story, and all sources are cited and credited where possible.

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