Renting your first home in Canada: What newcomers need to know

This information sheet gives basic information about how to rent a home in Canada, what to look for, and the responsibilities of landlord and tenant. Topics include getting started, what kinds of rental housing are available, landlord and tenant responsibilities, signing a lease, and more.

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
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January 2009 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

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