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Canada restricts foreigners from buying property after hike in property prices

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- January 02nd 2023 05:08 PM
Canada restricts foreigners from buying property after hike in property prices

Canada restricts foreigners from buying property after hike in property prices

Canada, January 8: The Government of Canada has banned foreign nationals from buying property in the country and according to the new order; foreign nationals will no longer be able to buy property in Canada for next two years. Canada has banned foreigners from buying residential property after home prices skyrocketed following the start of the Covid pandemic, according to a CNN Business report.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed a temporary two-year ban on property purchases during his election campaign in 2021. According to the report, according to the new law, immigrants living in Canada and people who have settled and become Canadian citizens permanently from abroad have been exempted from this law.


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But whether citizens who have obtained Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada from India or any other country will be exempted or not is still unknown. There is a difference between obtaining Permanent Residency (PR) and Permanent Citizenship. Those who have permanent residence are those who have not left their country's citizenship, in this case, those people can buy property or not, the Canadian government has yet to clarify the issue.

The purpose of this decision of the Government of Canada is to provide housing to the local people who are struggling with the housing crisis in Canada, who cannot afford to buy a house due to the high cost of property. Property prices in Canada have been skyrocketing since 2020 and most of the buyers are foreign nationals, which has led to skyrocketing property prices.

This decision of the Government of Canada has seen an immediate impact and the house prices for possible sale in the month of February have seen a sharp decline. The report said that the average price of houses in Canada crossed eight million dollars in February, which has now started to decrease. This decision of the Government of Canada has come into effect from January 1. Along with this, the law of the Government of Canada states that this law applies only to urban residences. The report says Canadian banks are largely responsible for skyrocketing property prices as they continue to raise interest rates, making mortgages too high in Canada.

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