Finding a Place to Live

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:

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 • • 1-800-667-2297

Electricity: BC Hydro • • 1-800-224-9376

Water / Sewage / Garbage Pick-up: City Hall • 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

For more information on buying or renting a home, visit the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Coorporation website.  For imformation in different languages, click here.

For more information on renting property in British Columbia, visit BC Housing: and the Welcome BC site:

Contact Us

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Fort St John Office
Suite 209, 10142 – 101 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B3

Telephone:  250 785-5323
Fax:  250 785-5687
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