Moving to Canada – How Do Mortgages Work?

September 20, 2022

If you’re moving to Canada and thinking about purchasing a home, you likely have a lot of questions about the mortgage process. The Canadian mortgage and housing market can be complex and confusing, and it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed. That’s why I wanted to bring back our Moving to Canada Guide, in the hope that you can find answers to your questions to make buying a home in Canada easier.

The benefits of a Canadian home

Canada is an attractive country for people from all over the world. Almost half of Canadians were born in another country, meaning we are home to a lot of newcomers and have a high immigration rate. This helps build strong communities, and people moving to Canada will likely find comforting traces of their home country while enjoying their new one. Every day, we welcome people looking to put down roots in Canada so they can call it home.

Homeownership is a top priority for many Canadians, both people born in the country and those moving here from abroad. The variety in our housing is stunning. We have urban and rural communities, every kind of property type and size, a range of prices, and hundreds of attractive locations from coast to coast.

The housing market is complex

While there’s no denying that Canada’s quality of life for its residents is among the best in the world, breaking into the housing market here is challenging. We have a market that changes rapidly, and each city is a bit different from the next. Housing is becoming increasingly expensive, and supply often struggles to keep up with the number of people looking for a home. 

Finding affordable mortgage financing can be challenging, especially for people who are new to Canada. That’s why we have programs in place to help people moving to Canada from abroad. Whether you’re coming from the U.S. or from across the world, these programs are tailored to you. The tricky part can be finding the right information on these programs! That’s why we have our moving-to-Canada guide. If you’re planning on making Canada your home, this is the perfect guide for you. Here, we’ll explore all the details you need to know in order to make a successful mortgage application for your Canadian dream home.

You can view the complete guide here.

Need more help or information?

If you want to get started on the mortgage process and aren’t sure where to begin, I’m just a phone call or email away. You can book a call directly via my calendar below, or get in touch with me here.


Christopher Molder

Mortgage Broker

Christopher is a mortgage broker based in Toronto, Canada. And a son of a broker too. He’s a second generation mortgage broker. Following in his father’s steps he joined the family mortgage business straight out of university.