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Canadian New-Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace in Three Decades

Newly built Canadian homes are rising faster in price than at any time in more than three decades. Prices rose 1.9 percent in February from the previous month, according to...

Ottawa to Launch Bursary Fund to Help Anglophone Postsecondary Students Study in French

The federal government will spend $12 million over the next four years on bursaries to help English-speaking students pursue post-secondary education in French. Approximately 3,400 bursaries worth $3,000 each will...

New Condo Apartment Fever Moves to Ontario’s Smaller Centres

New condo sales have ramped up in Ontario’s less populated regions, including Niagara and Simcoe, a sign that demand for housing in suburban and semi-rural areas is growing stronger. Since...

McGill University Plans to Return to In-Person Classes For Fall Semester

McGill University plans to return to in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The Montreal-based post-secondary institution confirmed the decision in a public statement issued...

Ontario Overview

Ontario has densely populated cities along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River in the south, and remote communities in the forests of the Canadian Shield in the north. This is reflected...

Government of Canada Reveals New Immigration Priorities

Immigration will remain the centerpiece of Canada's economy and society. This was emphasized by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the new additional mandate he provided to Immigration Minister Marco...

Pandemic Real Estate Boom Means Affordability is No Longer Just a Big-City Problem

Canada's housing market finished 2020 with a bang - another record-setting month for both home sales and prices. The number of existing properties that changed hands in December was 47...

Toronto Home Sales Spike 64.5 Percent as Condo Activity Picks Up

Canada's largest home market heated up in the final month of 2020 as Toronto's condo market showed fresh signs of life with sales of all types of properties skyrocketing. Greater...

Vancouver Home Sales Surges 53.4% Setting New Record for December

The real estate market in Vancouver ended 2020 with a spike, as the wave of home buying in December helped the market recover from a weak 2019, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immigration Lottery Winners Can Formally Apply to Sponsor Parents, Grandparents

Immigrants hoping to bring their parents or grandparents to permanently live in Canada will soon find out if they are lucky enough to win a coveted spot through the lottery process to reunite...

Canada is refusing asylum seekers at the border, then changing its mind

Like thousands of others who have applied for asylum in Canada in recent years, Apollinaire Nduwimana entered the country at Roxham Road, an unofficial border between New York and Quebec.

British Columbia Housing Market To Remain Vibrant Through the New Year Says Report

A company that supports hundreds of credit unions across Canada predicts British Columbia's housing market will stay healthy until 2021 when the province comes out of the COVID-19 slump. A...

Ford Government Tells School Boards to Prepare for Extended Remote Learning in 2021

The province is implying that the Christmas break for children in school could be extended for the new year. In a memorandum sent to the school board, Education Minister Stephen...

Average Price of Canadian Houses Expected to Hit $620K Next Year Says Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Association of Canada (CREA) said the median home price nationwide is expected to grow 9.1% - to 620,400 by 2021. Supply shortages, especially in Ontario and Quebec,...

House Prices Continue to Rise in 2021, Says Royal LePage

Canadian real estate brokerage Royal LePage expects home prices to rise 5.5% by 2021, based on unexpectedly strong growth this year, due to a shortage of real estate for sale and low-interest rates.

The Canadian aerospace industry reaches for the stars

Manufacturing is the second largest industry in Canada, accounting for around 10 per cent of the country’s GDP according to Statistics Canada. Many products are manufactured in Canada, but the area that...

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