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Lodging, or finding your first apartment in Montreal could be one of the biggest obstacles you may have as a newcomer to Montreal; not because it is hard to find, on the contrary, they are everywhere around you, but because you do not want to sign a one-year lease for an apartment without having the chance to shop around and see the city, look for a job, a school for your kids, or a neighborhood you feel comfortable in. Plus, you will need furniture

That is why you need to consider renting an apartment for about a month until you get to know the city’s whereabouts.

One of the best options is a “Air BNB” (Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging, including private rooms, entire apartments, castles, boats, manors, tree houses, tipis, igloos, private islands and other properties.) You can filter by the map-view, price, number of guests, etc.

and you can find rooms starting with only 20$ per night.

The good thing about AirBNB is that you can read other guests reviews on the place, and of course you can leave your review as well on it.

Other Options:

  • There is also an agency called OLA-Quebec, they say on their website that they help new immigrants finding a temporary place to stay in. (but I know nothing about them)
  • Another website, but not as big as airbnb, is http://www.studiomeublemontreal.com/ (You can Give it a shot)

 

UPDATE: Here are some other resources you can use:

  • Chateau L’ecluse , Lachine (website)
  • Dorval Furnished Executive Apartments (Website)
  • Apartments Rockhill in Cote Des Neiges (Website)
  • http://www.firstcorp.ca/global/rese.htm
  • Kijiji (search under “short term rentals”) http://www.kijiji.ca/b-location-court-terme/grand-montreal/c42l80002
  • Les Pac (website)
  • Montrial Location Apartments (site)
  • Rentquebecapartments.com (Site)
  • http://property.trovit.ca/
  • Location Court term and Airport pickup service (5445, boul Henri-Bourassa O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 1B7) (514-561-4484) {Source: YP}
  • Rental Montreal (but looks expensive) (site)
  • Louer.com

Tips:

– You can simply buy all your furniture, new, from Walmart, CanadianTire, or Ikea, or used, from Salvation Army, Village Des Valeurs, or Online
(a simple furniture for a whole apartment could start with 200$)

– Remember that you need to update your address whenever you change it either with the government (like the CIC, RAMQ), or the bank, or anything else.

– Feel free to contact us to help you make the reservation