The city of St. John’s and surrounding areas offers a wide array of rental and owned property options. Academic staff live in a variety of locations throughout the city and in surrounding municipatities depending on needs and preferences.
Information on St. John's neighbourhoods can be found here. You may also want to check out surrounding municipatities including:
The university does not engage the services of one particular real estate company or property management company. Information on real estate firms and property management companies can be found in the yellow pages of the local telephone directory or the local Yellow Pages website.
Whether renting or buying, it is considered advisable to have either tenant or homeowner insurance to protect property against theft, fire or natural disaster.
Sabbatical Homes may assist faculty members on Sabbatical to rent their home during their leave. Faculty members may use this site to list their own home for rent.
Finding suitable rental accommodations may take some time depending on the time of year, rental preferences and area(s) in which you would like to rent. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC), the average monthly rent for a two bedroom apartment in St. John's was $961 in 2019. Many rental properties require a lease of one year and do not include utilities (heat and light) in the monthly rent.
Service NL is also a great resource for renters providing information on rental agreements, residential tenancies, termination notices and frequently asked questions about renting accommodations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Information on rental accommodations can also be obtained through real estate agents and local property management companies.
Purchasing a home
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Step by step instructions on buying a home in Canada
To view a list of available housing or to search for a real estate agent contact
For other housing information, including homes that may be available from faculty members on sabbatical leave please contact us.