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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 a rental vacancy rate в 2012 из только 2.3 процентов. As 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 cityand by neighborhood within a citythe 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 иметь здесь второй дом.

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

Канадская ипотечная и жилищная корпорация (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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