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Compare mortgage rates from Canada’s leading banks and brokers.

Banks rarely offer their most competitive mortgage rates upfront, forcing customers to negotiate discounts over the phone or in person. But we skip the “back-and-forth”, so you can go straight to the best rates available in your area. Getting a lower mortgage rate could save you thousands of dollars on interest every year.

Today’s lowest mortgage rates.

Variable Rates

As low as

2.69%

Fixed Rates

As low as

2.45%

Cha-ching! Our rates are always lower than the posted bank rates.

Current lowest posted bank rate

2.87%

Why everyone’s comparing mortgages online.

With LowestRates.ca, you'll be able to compare the best mortgage rates from over 30 banks and brokers in just seconds. Our quotes are tailored to whatever area you live in, so you'll get the best deal in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia, or anywhere else in between.

It’s no surprise that Canadians are increasingly using mortgage brokers to get the lowest rates on their home loans. Brokers have access to a variety of lenders, and they can help you get access to exclusive mortgage offers you won't find anywhere else. Try our free, no-obligation service, and you could save thousands every year.

How our mortgage rates compare to the bank’s.

Mortgage rates have fallen over the past year, and rates on our site continue to be more than 2 percentage points lower than posted bank rates. On a $400,000 mortgage, that average difference in rates would result in more than $100,000 of savings over the life of your loan.

On average, LR.ca rates are more than 2 full percentage points lower than posted bank rates.On a $400,000 mortgage that’s an average savings of:

$439 Per Month
$5,264 Per Year
$131,596 In a Lifetime

5-year fixed rates

MonthOur average rateAverage bank rate
02/183.01%5.14%
03/183.07%5.14%
04/183.08%5.14%
05/183.18%5.34%
06/183.16%5.34%
07/183.14%5.34%
08/183.19%5.34%
09/183.17%5.34%
10/183.29%5.34%
11/183.37%5.34%
12/183.42%5.34%
01/193.33%5.34%

Variable mortgages vs. fixed mortgages: Which is right for you?

We compared the 5-year fixed-rate mortgages and the 5-year variable-rate mortgages that Canadians have been applying for on our site since 2014. Our findings? Variable rates are almost half a percentage point lower, which translates into big savings.

On average, our variable rates are almost half a percent lower than our fixed rates. On a $400,000 mortgage that’s an average savings of:

$142 Per Month
$1,705 Per Year
$42,618 In a Lifetime

5-year rates

MonthOur average variable rateOur average fixed rate
02/182.22%3.01%
03/182.21%3.07%
04/182.19%3.08%
05/182.22%3.18%
06/182.16%3.16%
07/182.32%3.14%
08/182.45%3.19%
09/182.42%3.17%
10/182.48%3.29%
11/182.62%3.37%
12/182.61%3.42%
01/192.63%3.33%

Your mortgage questions, answered.

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Are borrowers choosing fixed or variable rate mortgages?

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have shopped for their mortgage at LowestRates.ca, and the majority have taken 5-year variable rate loans rather than 5-year fixed-rate loans.

5-Year Fixed Rates vs. 5-Year Variable Rates in Canada: Who Takes What?✝

of Canadians apply for 5-year variable mortgages
57%
of Canadians apply for 5-year fixed mortgages
43%

✝Based on Canadian borrowers who applied for a mortgage at LowestRates.ca since 2014.

What is CMHC insurance?

Mortgage default insurance, commonly called CMHC insurance, protects lenders in case you default on your mortgage. If you have a down payment that’s less than 20% of your home’s price, you’re required to get mortgage insurance. And these high ratio mortgages are more common than not in Canada.

What's the difference between an open mortgage and a closed mortgage?

Open mortgages can be paid off at any time without penalty, while closed mortgages impose steep penalties if you pay your loan off before the end of your term. Closed mortgages tend to have lower interest rates than open mortgages.

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