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A Guide to Mortgages for International Buyers in Canada | Mortgage Tree

Find out what mortgage options you have as an international buyer.

Are you an international buyer interested in purchasing real estate in Canada? While it may seem daunting, obtaining a mortgage as a non-resident of Canada is not impossible. In this blog post, we’ll review the process and provide some tips on how to make it easier. Let’s get started!

Use a Mortgage Tree Broker

 Firstly, contact a Canadian mortgage broker like Mortgage Tree. We have the knowledge and expertise to be able to provide you with the correct information you will need. Click the link here :

Down Payment Requirements

Most financial institutions will require a down payment of between 20-50%. If you can provide proof of income or credit score from your home country, it may be possible to reduce the down payment requirement to as low as 5%. It is important to note that this varies by institution and is subject to change so be sure to speak with a mortgage specialist for the latest details.


You will likely be asked by your broker for additional documentation related to your purchase. This includes proof of identity/address, proof of employment (if applicable), bank statements, and other financial documents. Be prepared and make sure you can provide all necessary documentation before applying for a mortgage.

Mortgage Lender Selection

Choosing the right mortgage lender is key when looking for a mortgage in Canada as an international buyer. Our brokers will speak with several lenders and compare their rates, fees, repayment terms, and other factors to make sure you are getting the best possible mortgage product that fits your needs.


We always recommend speaking to a Canadian accounting professional about anything to do with taxes. The Canada Revenue Agency has many rules to follow.

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Purchasing property in Canada as an international buyer does not have to be a difficult process – especially when armed with knowledge about mortgages! Make sure that you understand all the requirements before applying for a mortgage including down payment amounts and other documentation needed. We suggest speaking with one of Mortgage Tree’s mortgage specialists and with a Canadian real estate agent. if you have any questions or need more information, please contact us either via phone 403 479-1134 – 1.833.684.8733 (TREE)

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