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New To Canada Mortgage (Work Visa/Landed Immigrant)

At MyMortgage.ca we recognize the increased migration of foreign works to Canada. With new programs now available through the insurers’ these individuals can qualify for mortgage financing with as little as 5% down payment. (If the client is putting down 10% then 5% of the down payment can come from a corporate subsidy provided that the subsidy is part of the relocation program and not a loan)

Eligible properties:

  • Maximum two units where at least one unit must be occupied as the principal residence

  • New construction or existing properties


  • Maximum 25 years

  • Insurance for all of our extended amortization products will include a 0.20% premium surcharge for every 5 years of amortization beyond the traditional 25-year mortgage amortization period

Borrower qualification

  • 95% financing for foreign relocation employee only

  • Must have immigrated or relocated to Canada within the last 60 months

  • 3 months minimum full time employment in Canada (borrowers being transferred under a corporate relocation program are exempt)

  • Can you please put  95% - for foreign relocation employee only.

  • Must have a valid work visa or obtained landed immigrant status

  • All debts held outside of the country must be included in the total debt servicing ratio (Rental income earned outside of Canada is to be excluded from the GDS/TDS calculation)

Documentation Requirements:

  • Work Visa or verification of landed immigrant status, and:

  • Depending on the loan-to-value you will be required to submit the following;

    • 95% LTV: An international credit bureau
    • 90% LTV: Either a letter of reference from a recognized financial institution, or Six (6) months of bank statements confirming satisfactory account operation with no NSF's
    • 85% LTV: If Guarantor on file, only the work visa or verification of landed immigrant status is required to be sent to the insure otherwise document requirements are the same as 90 percent LTV

Credit and Down payment requirements:



Max LTV = 95%


Max LTV = 90%


Max LTV= 85%

Credit Requirements


International credit report demonstrating a strong credit profile


Letter of reference from a recognized financial institution or Six months of bank statements from

primary account


If no Credit reference available, a Canadian family guarantor with a strong credit profile required

Down Payment


3% from own      resources


10% from own resources

5% can come from a corporate relocation       subsidy


Up to 10% can be a gift from the non-occupying guarantor.


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