We’re so glad you decided to make Canada your new home. It can be rewarding, and sometimes challenging to find a place to live that’s comfortable, safe, and affordable.

CMHC is here to help!

Consider these things as you look for the best place for your family:

Check out what’s in the neighbourhood. Are you close to schools, transit, work, medical care, places of worship, or shopping?

When you look for a place to rent, make sure to find out what the lease includes, like heating, electricity, or appliances. Learn your rights as a tenant.

Later, when you’re ready to buy a home, you need to speak to professionals who can help you make an informed decision.

Lenders and mortgage brokers will help you determine how much you can afford; real estate agents can help you find the right property; home inspectors will check the condition of the house; and lawyers will help you complete the official legal documents.

Need more information? At CMHC, we help Canadians meet their housing needs. Our Newcomers website offers the tools you need in 8 languages.

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