Not sure where in Canada you are moving but most landlords will want to meet you before renting to you. All you might be looking too far in advance for your required move-in date. The rental supply is pretty tight in many cities so landlords can be picky. I would also suggest that you see a place before committing to a 1 year lease. Pictures on the internet can hide many problems!This is an old post so m less likely to get reaponse still... we are goiing to shift to canada with two kids. And we have been trying to rent a place to stay. Used all platforms but seems we moving with two kids is stopping us from getting place to stay... what solution you people had for it? We have not found a single place to stay so far n soon we will be moving.