New mortgage rules

Want to know more about the new mortgage rules in Canada?

  • For home buyers with an uninsured residential mortgage (for example, most mortgages where the borrower’s down payment is 20% of the property value or more), the rate that the lender is required to use when qualifying a client is the greater of the client mortgage rate plus 2% or the Bank of Canada’s 5-year conventional mortgage interest rate.
  • For home buyers with an insured residential mortgage (for example, where the borrower’s down payment is less than 20% of the property value), the rate that the lender is required to use when qualifying a client is the greater of the client mortgage rate or the Bank of Canada’s 5-year conventional mortgage interest rate.
  • For secured lines of credit, the rate used to qualify borrowers will now be the greater of the line of credit contract rate plus 2% or the Bank of Canada’s 5-year conventional mortgage interest rate. 
  • The new rules don’t apply if you are renewing your existing mortgage. 

Scenario New Qualification Rules Apply
You are a first-time home buyer looking to apply for your first mortgage  Yes
You refinance an existing CIBC mortgage  Yes
You transfer your mortgage to CIBC from another financial institution  Yes
Your mortgage is coming up for renewal  No

To get expert advice regarding the new mortgage qualification rules, visit a CIBC Banking Centrevisit a CIBC Banking Centre. Opens a new window in your browser. near you or contact a CIBC Mobile Mortgage Advisorcontact a CIBC Mobile Mortgage Advisor. Opens a new window in your browser..

A CIBC Mobile Mortgage Advisor will meet with you when and where you want to discuss a financing solution that best meets your needs and help you get pre-approved.

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