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Renting in Canada

In most Canadian cities, web­sites like Craigslist, Kijiji, или PadMapper are the best sources of rental list­ings.

Finding a place to rent in Canada can take some time. Nationwide, Canada had arental vacan­cy rate в 2012 из только 2.3 процентовAs long as vacan­cy rates remain low, you should allow a longer peri­od to find a rental unit than you might expect.

While rental prices vary sig­nif­i­cant­ly by city – and by neigh­bor­hood with­in a city – the fol­low­ing aver­ages may help with your bud­get­ing. Nationwide, the aver­age rent for a two-bed­room apart­ment in mid-2012 was $887.

В 2012, the most expen­sive cities for renters in Canada were Ванкувер, Торонто, Калгари, Оттава, Виктория, и Эдмонтон. The fol­low­ing table shows the aver­age month­ly rent for a two-bed­room apart­ment in each of these com­mu­ni­ties:

  • Ванкувер $1,210
  • Торонто $1,164
  • Калгари $1,113
  • Оттава $1,104
  • Виктория $1,046
  • Эдмонтон $1,036

Source: Канадской ипотечной и жилищной корпорации

Buying a Home in Canada

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) lists homes for sale in most Canadian cities. Listings are online at Риэлтор .ca.

While home prices vary sig­nif­i­cant­ly by city and by neigh­bor­hood with­in a city, here are some aver­ages as of late 2012 for sin­gle-fam­i­ly detached homes in Canada’s largest met­ro­pol­i­tan areas:

In the most expen­sive cities, con­do­mini­um apart­ments may be a more afford­able option. Expect to pay an aver­age of $368,800 в Ванкувере, $334,204 в Торонто, и $289,819 в Калгари. Condo prices are aver­ag­ing $236,781 в Эдмонтоне, $267,037 в Оттаве, и $225,000 в Монреале.

All prices are shown in Canadian dol­lars.

More Housing Resources

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) pub­lish­es a use­ful online guide to both rent­ing and buy­ing a home in Canada: Housing for Newcomers to Canada.

The CMHC also has help­ful resources for Renting a Home in Canada и Buying a Home in Canada.

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