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When you arrive in Saskatchewan, you may choose to stay for several days in a temporary place (like a hotel, motel, etc.) before you find a permanent place to live.
Find a list of hotels or motels in the Yellow Pages of a telephone book or online at mysask411.com. Most hotels require a credit card to make a reservation. If you're here for work and you don’t have a credit card, your employer may be able to help.
You will need to consider two housing options:
Most rental housing in Canada is owned by individuals or by companies, not by the government. The property owner (called the landlord) sets the amount of the rent, and renters (called tenants) pay the rent in order to live in the property.
Some rental housing has lower rental rates because it is subsidized by government, but it is specifically for people with low to moderate incomes.
When you find a property that you are interested in renting, consider whether:
Learn more about renting a residence and what may be expected of you as a tenant or landlord. You'll also find rights and responsibilities for the tenant and landlord.
If you're renting, it's a good idea to have insurance.
There are two types of coverage:
There are various types of homes for sale, such as:
The CMHC resource, Buying Your First Home in Canada: What Newcomers Need to Know, provides information on the different types of homes plus other useful information.
You're required to have home insurance for every home you own.
Home insurance gives you financial protection if your house is damaged by:
Depending on your coverage, your home and other structures such as a garage, storage shed or fence are protected.
Most banks will require you to have proof of insurance before you can get a mortgage from them.
There are three types of home insurance policies that you can purchase.
Contact a few home insurance brokers to get more information about the types of home insurance available to meet your requirements.
To find a home insurance broker, look under "Home Insurance" in the yellow pages of your telephone directory or search at mysask411.
Utilities are services like electricity, water and sewer, telephone and fuel which are used in Saskatchewan homes. These services are usually provided through a provincial or local government agency.
Internet, landline and cell phone services are also available from private companies.
If heating, electrical, telephone, or other utilities are not included in your rent, or if you've just bought a home, you'll need to have the utilities connected before you move in.
You can connect multiple utilities at once, through ExpressAddress. You can also contact each utility company separately, to open an account with them. The cost of connecting utilities is usually added to your first month's bill.
Some of the different utility companies are listed below:
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