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Feeling at home in Canada

You’ve made Canada your new home and are probably in the process of searching for a place of your own. Looking for a home can be a very exciting experience that can be both rewarding and challenging.
As Canada’s national housing agency, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been providing Canadians – including new Canadians – with information and tools to help them make informed homeownership decisions.

Canada’s population growth is becoming increasingly reliant upon immigration. 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 for their families, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has developed a multi-language one-stop online source for housing-related information.

CMHC wants to provide newcomers to Canada with relevant and culturally appropriate housing-related information. A wealth of information is available for newcomers in both official languages – English and French – as well as other languages including Punjabi and Urdu.

This housing-related information is divided into three areas: Renting an apartment; Buying a home and Looking after your home. You can also check out the videos on buying, renting and renovating a home.

For 65 years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been Canada’s national housing agency and a source of objective, reliable housing expertise.

For more information or for free information on other aspects of renting, buying and renovating a home in Canada, visit www.cmhc.ca/newcomers.

Posted: Aug 31, 2011

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