Living/Moving Here

Living/Moving Here

Welcome New Residents!

In this section, you will find information that will help make your move to Renfrew pleasant and straightforward.

Resources for New Residents

Before you Buy and/or Rent

This page helps homebuyers and renters make an informed decision before they purchase a home or rent in the Town of Renfrew. It includes information about surrounding land, parking by-laws, school and transit, and whom to contact for more information. Please stop by Town Hall and get information. The friendly staff will walk you through water billing and taxation and provide a resource guide for garbage and recycling.

Renting or Buying a Home


The Town of Renfrew has several rental options. Please see the link below to ensure you are aware of your rights and obligations as a renter.

CMHC's Home buying Step-by-Step Guide

Step by Step Guide to Buying a Home

The Province of Ontario provides information about buying a home.  Please see the link below for more information.

Province of Ontario Guide to Facts to Know Before You Buy a Home

Chamber of Commerce

The Welcome Wagon in Renfrew arranges greetings for people who are undergoing lifestyle changes such as new homes, family member or career changes. They also offer a newcomers night. This is a great opportunity to get out and meet fellow neighbours and businesses from the community. For more information call 613.432.7015 or visit

Other Resources for Newcomers to Ontario

The Province of Ontario and the Federal Government has several programs for newcomers coming to Ontario. Please see the link below to obtain more information.

For New Immigrants

Renfrew offers a Local Immigration Partnership to help you get settled.

Please click here to visit the LIP website for Renfrew County.