Accommodations

  • Accommodations should be arranged before you arrive in Alberta!

To secure safe accommodations, here are some options:

  1. If you have arrived in Canada shortly and need emergency assistance to find a place to live – contact:
    The Canadian Red Cross – 1-877-229-8523
  2. Stay with family and friends
  3. Rent from a licensed rental agency
  4. To host a family e-mail housing@ukrainiansinalberta.ca to find a host family e-mail info@ukrainiansinalberta.ca

If renting an apartment before arriving in Canada, ONLY rent from a licensed rental agency. Do not rent an apartment from a private landlord without seeing it in person. Never provide payment before seeing the suite in person. Most rental agreements require you to pay the first month and security deposit (one month’s rent) in advance, you must ensure you have enough funds.

We strongly encourage you to consult an English speaking friend, family member, or volunteer when signing a lease to ensure you clearly understand the terms and conditions.

Some rental companies are offering free rent for a select number of months, you must ensure you can afford the monthly rate when it comes time to pay it.

Rental companies are not obliged to provide rental incentives, or material support. Rental companies will evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis and respond accordingly. It is important to note that just because you apply to live in a rental unit, it does not mean your application will be approved. Landlords have the right to refuse tenancy for undisclosed reasons.

It is your responsibility to abide by the terms of your lease as laid out by the landlord, such as registering with utility and internet providers, acquiring tenant’s insurance, and paying your rent on time. Violating the terms of a lease can have serious financial repercussions and you may have trouble leasing from other rental agencies in the future.

 

The following rental agencies offer apartments for rent:

Beacon Hill Properties

1 month free on a 6-month lease and a prorated rent reduction for 1 year.  After the 1 year, the rental rate returns to the original amount.

Contact information: Gordon Milne.

Phone: 780-860-8489

Email: apartments@rentbeacon.ca


Skyline Living

Currently, Skyline is committing to the following for Ukrainian Nationals under CUAET status:

1. Accommodations and rent relief:

  • 2 months free rent for new refugees through R.I.S.E program (Apply Here)
  • Application and Lease/Tenancy Agreement to be filled out simultaneously to avoid unnecessary back and forth and to streamline administration.
  • Quick approval to ensure comfortable, clean and safe housing as quickly as possible.
  • Utility information should be as it normally is, you should set up an account in their name prior to moving in.
  • Some sponsors may want to have their names on the lease agreement.  That’s fine as long as all adults residing in the apartment are also on the agreement as lease holders.
  • We are committed to assisting these families through partnerships with our vendors (Home Depot, Rogers, Shaw, etc.) in any way we can.
  • We are also committed to assisting financially as we assess the unique needs of each family.

2. Documents Required:

  • No proof of income required.
  • No Guarantor/Indemnifier required.
  • Proof of status in Canada- visa and travel documents
  • Renters liability insurance.  This is something that would be irresponsible for us to forego as this covers the tenants.

3.Security Deposits:

  • No deposit (damage deposit, contract deposit or last month’s rent deposit) required, even if they have a pet (applicable in provinces where we usually charge a pet deposit)

CAPREIT

1. Accommodations and rent relief:

  • Flexible lease terms
  • Tenant Insurance is preferred, not mandatory
  • We understand that some individuals may find work in other cities, may find accommodation with family or friends, or may return to Ukraine. With that in mind an early termination will be reviewed on a case-by-case.

2. Documents required:

  • Credit check will not be required for Ukrainian Nationals
  • Canadian visa & travel documents
  • Working permit after arriving in Canada
  • Guarantor is optional, not required

3. Security deposits:

  • Security deposit will not be required
ROYAL OTTEWELL COURT  –  South-Central Edmonton – 3 Buildings

1. Accommodations and rent relief:

  • 3 months free rent given upfront for Ukrainian nationals, Lease signing required, 1 year lease plus 3 additional free months, total 15 month term.
  • Fast-tracked approval.
  • 40% discount on Internet & Cable with Telus.
  • Rent includes Heat, Water, 1 Parking stall.
  • Shorter term leases considered, no free months given for this option.
  • Large 2-Bedroom & 1-Bedroom Apartments.
  • Next to No-Frills Grocery & Shopping Plaza.
  • Walking distance to St.Brendan Catholic school & Austin O’Brien school, which offer the Ukrainian bilingual program.
  • 10 minutes bus ride to downtown, convenient bus stops & LRT, many businesses & industries offering employment located nearby.
  • Many Ukrainian families are already living in our buildings.

2. Documents required:

  • Verification of new employment, or Canadian bank balance, or co-signer accepted on a case by case basis.
  • Copy of Passport for identification.
  • Credit Checks are Not required for Ukrainian newcomers.
3. Security Deposits:
  • Security Deposit and the 4th month’s rent required at the lease signing.  3 free months then given, with the next rent due on the 5th month of the stay.

Contact Management:   780 721 5965

Email:   OttewellRentals@gmail.com

 

The following rental agencies offer apartments, townhouses or houses for rent:

Midwest

Boardwalk

Mainstreet

Currently, Mainstreet is offering:

*Unfortunately, due to high demand the offer is currently unavailable in Calgary*

1. Accommodations and rent relief:

  • Three months’ free rent to be provided at the beginning of the lease term.
  • You will be required to sign a lease. Considerations for early termination exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, as we understand that, some people may find work in other cities, may find accommodation with family or friends, or may return to Ukraine.

2. Documents required:

  • Ukrainian Nationals without Canadian financial histories will not have to undergo a credit check.

3.Security deposits:

  • You will not require a security deposit at time of move-in, as the company understands how challenging finances will be to begin with.

Contacts

Rentals, Operational issues:

Gagandeep Bal, Senior Regional Manager, Edmonton 

gbal@mainst.biz | 780-266-0911

Darlene Dove, Senior Manager, Operations, Edmonton

ddove@mainst.biz | 780-335-2220

Chris Hollinger, Senior Regional Manager, Calgary

chollinger@mainst.biz | 403-510-3090

Rent from a private individual

Many individuals have private rental accommodations (suites or rooms) in their homes. Do not rent from a private individual without meeting them and seeing the space in person.

We recommend taking an English speaking friend or family member with you to view any rental properties.

All precautions and disclaimers for renting with a rental agency apply when renting from a private landlord. Be sure you understand the terms and conditions of your lease. Private landlords can be less forgiving if you violate the terms of your lease.

In most instances, the move-in date is the 1st of the month, unless other arrangements can be made.

These websites list all rental properties in your area. Listings include those by licensed rental agencies and private individuals.

https://rentals.ca/

https://www.rentboard.ca/

https://www.rentfaster.ca/

https://www.rentcanada.com/edmonton-ab

https://www.padmapper.com/

https://www.rentseeker.ca/

Book a Hotel

As a last resort, and only if you can afford it, you can book a hotel on a day-to-day basis until you settle in.

The Edmonton Inn is offering individuals a reduced rate of $55/night for up to 5 days while more permanent arrangements are made.

Other hotels cost on average $100-$150 per night. You can find other Alberta hotels at Travel Alberta.

Ensure you calculate the cost of your hotel stay PLUS accommodation rental. Most rental agreements start on the 1st of the month, and require the first month’s rent and security deposit (equal to one month’s rent)