Becoming a Hamiltonian

By: Rebecca Warkentin

Becoming a Hamiltonian

Tags: Hamilton, Relocation, Relocating, Relocating to Hamilton, Relocating to Canada, Hamiltonian, New Resident

One in four people in Hamilton was born outside of Canada. It is a hub of diverse culture! People choose Hamilton because of its affordability but ease for a commuter. The city offers a blend of natural wonder, spectular cuisine, entertainment, and a big city with a hometown feel.

Relocating can be a stressful and uneasy experience. If you are relocating to Hamilton, we wanted to help make the process a little easier for you. Here are some resources to help you feel more confident in your new home:


Whether you're looking to buy or rent, finding a place to live is important. Check out these helpful guides on Housing Options

To begin your housing search, contact Sozio Real Estate Consultants. We have a vast network for anyone looking to purchase or rent in Hamilton. 

About one quarter of the rental housing in Hamilton is subsidized housing. This means the rent is geared to your income or the rent is below the rental market price. To apply contact:

Access to Housing (ATH)
350 King St E, Suite 110 (First Place)
Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Y3
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3708
Fax: 905-546-2809

For qualification conditions on subsized housing, please visit the City of Hamilton website.


There are many local resources for finding employment in Hamilton. Check out a few of our favourites:

Find additional employment service providers.


If you do not have strong English language skills, it is important to improve for studying, working, accessing services and participating in social and cultural life in Canada. Have your current language skills assessed at the Coordinated Language Assessment & Referral System Centre. There are free Government funded English as a Second Language classes. Find a language class in Hamilton. 


The City of Hamilton welcomes students from all over the wordl. There are many secondary and post-secondary study options in Hamilton and excellent opportunities to live and work after graduation. Check out the following resources: 

When you are relocating, it is important to know the Hospitals & Healthcare Providers available in the city of Hamilton. Hamilton is a regional centre for health care and fortunate to have many great health care services and facilities. Check out the following resources:

Hamilton provides a wide variety of leisure, sport, and fitness opportunities to contribute to the overall well-being of the community. 


Hamilton is full of culture! There are tons of events, festivals, and other attractions to choose from. In addition, there are mouthwatering restaurants to try and natural wonders to explore. Check out the following resources:
  Hamilton is a great city with endless potential to grow. Hamilton offers opportunities to live and thrive in a community built on diversity and culture. However, we understand that relocation can be difficult, as well as scary. Let us be your guide to finding a home and building your life here in the city we love! 

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