In the 2006 Census, close to six million Canadians identified themselves as immigrants, representing about 20 per cent of the entire Canadian population.
To help new Canadians make informed housing-related decisions and find safe, affordable homes, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has developed a multi-language one-stop online source for housing-related information.
A wealth of information is available for newcomers in both official languages – English and French – as well as in Mandarin/Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.
The “buying a home guide”, for example, includes a series of tools that take new immigrants through the home buying process. Visit CMHC at http://www.cmhc.ca/newcomers/.