MOVING TO CALGARY

The following links will provide you with the information and contacts that you will need for your move to the Calgary area. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

If you are moving within Canada, you can file a change of address form online through Canada Post. Other information on postal services are also available on this site.

NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY

Energy services for natural gas and electrical power are provided by various companies in a de-regulated market to Calgary and most surrounding Cities and Towns. Rural areas may have electrification associations or natural gas co-ops which will provide these services for you.

Complete details on how the markets work can be found on the Government of Alberta’s Utilities Consumer Advocate Web Site.

Information on regulated suppliers of gas and electricity can be found here.

WATER, SEWER AND WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES

In Calgary and surrounding Cities and Towns, sewer, water and waste disposal services are provided by the local municipal government. Information is available on their respective web sites. In most rural areas, these services may be a combination of municipal service, co-ops or private services. Contact the relevant authorities to arrange for services for your new home.

TELEPHONE, TELEVISION AND INTERNET

Telephone, cable/satellite television and internet services are available through a variety of suppliers.  The following lists provide links to some of the major suppliers of these services.

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HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Health care in Alberta is provided to all residents through Alberta Health and Wellness, which covers all basic medical services, procedures and hospital fees. Prescription coverage and additional medical services are available to residents without group coverage through Alberta Blue Cross

DRIVERS LICENSE

Information on the requirements for Driver’s Licenses in Alberta is available on the Government Services web site.

CALGARY TRANSPORTATION

Complete information, route maps and schedules for Calgary’s Bus and C-Train service is available on the Calgary Transit web site.

The Calgary International Airport site provides up to the minute arrival and departure information.

The City of Calgary web site offers an eMap facility to help you find your way around the city and to identify the location of key city attractions, facilities and services.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Primary and High School information is available at the Calgary Board of Education or the Calgary Catholic School District. Post Secondary education information is available at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology web sites. Information on all schools, including most of the private schools and training, is available on the Government of Alberta education information site.

NEIGHBOURHOOD INFORMATION

The City of Calgary Community Profiles site provides population, mobility, age income, employment, family composition, education, cultural diversity and housing information for each community within the city.

BRING YOUR PET TO CANADA

If you are coming to Calgary from outside of Canada, you will be able to bring your family pet(s), provided that you have certain documentation with you. For a detailed list of what you will need coming from different jurisdictions, please go to the Canadian Government web site page on this topic.

RENTAL MARKET DEC 2012

Single Family Homes

SW: Mt Royal, Elbow Park, Scarboro, Bel Aire, Brittania, Pump Hill
NW: West Hillhurst
$3,500 to $25,000 per month
Limited availability, inner core high end ‘desirable’ communities.
SW: South Calgary, Altadore, Bankview
$1,800 to $6,500 per month
Inner core, large variation in styles and age – original, renovated, infills.
NW: Hamptons, Citadel, Edgemont
SW: McKenzie, Douglasdale
$1,600 to $5,000 per month
New home, rent range dependent on size, view, location within the community and amenities.
SE: Bonnavista
$1,500 to $5,000 per month
Mature community, range depends on size, view, location within the community and amenities.
SW: Richmond Hill, Cougar Ridge, Aspen Village, West Springs
$1,800 to $6,500 per month
New/newer home, 3-4 bedrooms, may have lower development, 15-20 minute commute to downtown.
Country Properties, Acreages, Elbow Valley, Discovery Ridge, Springbank
$4,000 to $9,000 per month
Rent largely depends on availability, size, amenities, and condition.

Apartments

Downtown: Beltline/Connaught
$800 to $1,000 per month
Basic One bedroom in rental building, no in-suite laundry, parking extra.
$900 to $1,500 per month
Basic two bedroom in rental building, no in-suite laundry, parking extra.
$1,100 to $1,800 per month
One bedroom (one plus den) in condominium, new or updated, in-suite laundry, parking included.
Downtown: Eau Claire
$1,100 to $1,900 per month
One bedroom (one plus den) in condominium, new or updated, in-suite laundry, parking included.
$1,300 to $7,500 per month
Two bedroom (two plus den) in condominium, new or updated, in-suite laundry, parking included, rent largely a function of specific building, amenities, and size.
Townhouse

SW: Erlton, Lower Mt Royal
NW: West Hillhust
$2,500 to $5,000 per month
Two (two plus loft) and three bedroom units, attached parking.
SE: Bonnavista SW: Killarney
$1,700 to $3,500 per month
Newer, higher end, attached parking.
SW: Kingsland, Bankview, Glenbrook, Glamorgan
SE: Queensland, Acadia
$1,000 to $2,000 per month
Basic, surface parking (may have covered).
Note: All rents are in Canadian Dollars and usually do not include utilities.

Prepared by Citysearch Rental Network Inc.

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