UBC's Housing and Relocation Services team can offer help in finding housing for newcomers in Vancouver or Kelowna, including reduced-rate and market-priced housing options on UBC's Vancouver campus.
Helping newcomers find a home
UBC offers online and relocation team resources to help newcomers, including foreign employees, find a place to live.
The employee section of UBC's Human Resources website offers a wealth of information on housing, moving and relocation to Vancouver. The following pages are available on the main site for faculty and staff:
- Relocation and immigration
- Relocating to Vancouver
- Relocation to Kelowna
- Relocation policies and contacts
- Finding housing
- Faculty home ownership program
Help from our Housing and Relocation Services teams
We can link you to faculty/staff rental programs, faculty loan programs, off-campus neighbourhood information, realtors and more. We can also talk to you about relative commute times from different parts of Vancouver or the Kelowna area, and help you make sense of which neighbourhoods and amenities might work best for you and your family.
For information about orientation to UBC, housing, immigration, and other relocation services, please contact:
UBC Vancouver Housing and Relocation Services
Granite Terrace III (near Save-On Foods)
Level 3, 3313 Shrum Lane
Wesbrook Village, Vancouver V6S 0C8
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday
Email Sarah Gofflot, client services coordinator.
UBC Okanagan Relocations
Jacky Ivans: 250 807 9839
Relocation and moving contacts for hiring departments
Purchase requisitions or purchase orders
For general inquiries and to submit requisitions, contact UBC's Financial Operations in Vancouver. They're located at Fifth Floor, 6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3. Call 604 822 3261.
Reimbursement from the central relocation fund
The Central Relocation Fund is the UBC fund that supports eligible faculty and senior management moving to Metro Vancouver to work at the Vancouver Campus or to the Kelowna area to work at the Okanagan campus. The amount of reimbursement from the fund depends on where the individual or family is moving from and on the number of dependents relocating. Learn more about the central relocation fund.