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Today’s Bank of Canada Qualifying Rate

CMHC defines the benchmark rate as the Chartered Bank — Conventional Mortgage 5-year rate that is the most recent interest rate published by the Bank of Canada in the series V121764 as of 12:01 AM (Eastern Time) each Monday.

In accordance with CMHC mortgage rules, at 12:01 AM EST today, the benchmark qualifying rate for insured high-ratio mortgages is 4.99%.

Borrowers will now have to qualify based on the 4.99% interest rate if they want to choose a variable or a 1- to 4-year fixed term if you’re putting down less than 20%.