NEW TO CANADA – WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
Homebuyers who have immigrated or relocated to Canada within the last 5 years are eligible under New to Canada program to purchase a property with as little as a 5% downpayment. Acceptable Loan Purpose & Applicable Loan-To-Value Limits: Purchase transactions: 95% LTV
- Property value ≤ $500,000 – 5% down payment required
- Property value > $500,000 and < $1,000,000 – 5% down payment required up to $500,000, with an additional 10% down payment on the portion of the home value above $500,000
Income & Employment
- Standard income and employment verification requirements apply.
- 3 months minimum full time employment in Canada (borrowers being transferred under a corporate relocation program are exempt)
- 01-95%: International credit report (Equifax or Transunion) demonstrating a strong credit profile OR two (2) alternative sources of credit demonstrating timely payments (no arrears) for the past 12 months. The two alternative sources required are:
- Rental payment history
- One other alternative source (hydro/utilities, telephone, cable, cell phone and auto insurance)
- Up to 90%:Letter of reference from a recognized financial institution OR six (6) months of bank statements from primary account
- Qualified home buyers may use traditional down payment sources including personal savings, non-repayable gift from immediate family member(s), proceeds from sale of property.
- 95% LTV, 5% of the down payment must be from own resources
- < 95% LTV, the remainder may be gifted from an immediate family member or from a corporate subsidy
- Must have immigrated or relocated to Canada within the last 60 months
- Must have a valid work permit or obtained landed immigrant status
- Guarantors are not permitted
- Foreign Diplomats who do not pay tax in Canada are ineligible for this program