Finding a Place to Live
Finding a home is the most important step in relocating to a new community.
Whether you want to rent or own your home, you need to start your search somewhere.
Types of housing
Apartment or suite: A unit in a building or house that is usually available for rent and has bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room.
Apartment building: Owned by a person who rents out individual suites.
Condominium (condo): A suite in a building owned by one person or family.
Duplex/townhouse: A house connected to another house that can be bought or rented.
Mobile homes: Homes that can be moved from one place to another. Owners must also buy or rent the land to put a mobile home on.
Room for rent: A room in a house or apartment where tenants share the kitchen, living room and bathroom.
Room and board: A room and meals in a household. Furniture is included.
Housing cooperative (co-op): Low-cost housing with waiting lists.
Click to find more information on the Renting a Home or Apartment page.
Click to find more information on the Buying a Home page
Changing your address?
Visit the Canada Post website for more information: www.canadapost.ca
Connecting utilities and services
Unless utilities and services are already included in a rental agreement, it is crucial to connect them yourself. This is especially important if you buy a house or if none of the utilities are included in your rental contract.
Gas: Pacific Northern Gas • http://www.png.ca/ • 1-800-667-2297
Electricity: BC Hydro • bchydro.com • 1-800-224-9376
Water / Sewage / Garbage Pick-up: City Hall • fortstjohn.ca • 311 or 250-787-8150
Telephone / Internet:
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. can help you to fill out any forms, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 250-785-5323 Ext. 22