How to Find an Apartment in Canada

Toronto, Canada Skyline

Toronto, Canada Skyline

Canada is located in North America. The official languages are French and English. The largest cities are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary.

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

Canada Apartment Search Engines

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • 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 RentGottarent is owned by the Metro Media group. They have apartment listings for all across Canada.
  • Viewit: Viewit isn’t the most popular or most beautiful site, but it has listings.
  • 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.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

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

  • 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.
  • National Post: If you are interested in renting an apartment in Toronto, be sure to check out the classifieds of the National Post.
  • Kijiji: Kijiji is another big classifieds site.

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

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Anglo InfoAngloInfo has some short but sweet information on renting in Canada.
  • Expat BlogExpat Blog has a good authoritative post on how to find accommodation in Canada.
  • Government of CanadagCheck out what the Government of Canada website has to say about renting.
  • Just LandedJust Landed has some brief information about what you need to know before signing a lease agreement.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Canada. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Canada as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Canada. Enjoy your stay!

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