Moving In Canada: Complete Guide to neighbourhoods and buying a home!



Owning a home is every family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help people choose a neighbourhood (starting with the City List at right), then find a local realtor, home and mover, buy and sell your home, move your household, make the trip, and get settled in. We also have information to help you immigrate and move to Canada.

How to Move to Canada

With all the fuss lately over the rapid rise of Donald Trump in the US' Republican primaries, many Americans are looking at (should he become the President) moving to Canada.

We have lots of information not only about How to Move & Immigration to Canada but unlike ALL the other sites hitting on these keywords, we also have great information about towns & cities across Canada and thousands of great livable neighbourhoods, as well as listings of realtors, homebuilders, home inspectors, mortgage lenders, and movers (all of which are in our directory at NO COST). Make MovingInCanads.com your source for information about How to Move to Canada.

Mark Ruthenberg is available for media interviews on the topic of Moving to Canada

While much of the media fuss about "How to Move to Canada" is about Cape Breton (and halelujah to them, for starting this meme) but the truth is that Americans moving to Canada since the 1960s Vietnam War era draft dodgers prefer bigger cities, like Toronto and Vancouver, where there is access to typical urban features (like Starbuck's) and airports to the US and other parts of the world.

Canada has MANY great cities with airports coast to coast, each of which have both charm and a great quality of life.

Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

1.
Pick a city

Cities List
Provinces Map

2.
Explore neighbourhoods

View info & maps about schools, shopping, recreation and homes. Review MLS listings.

3.
Pick a realtor

Find the perfect home

Use our local search for realtors, buiders, home inspectors, and FSBO services

4.
Pick a mover

and make the move

Use our local search for movers. Check the Community's Moving Hotlist for key utilities contacts.

Moving is now as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

1. Pick a City


Cities List

Provinces Map

2.Pick a neighbourhood

View info about schools, shopping, recreation and homes. Check the MLS listings links

3.Pick a realtor

Use the local search for realtors, buiders, or FSBO services, to find the perfect home

4. Pick a mover

Use the local search for movers & make the move. Check the Moving Hotlist for key utilities contacts.


Jump to Search, Cities & Provinces

Owning your own home is every family's Canadian Dream. Moving In Canada is designed to help YOU select from the City List at right), then focus on over a thousand neighbourhoods, preview homes from the MLS listings, then find a local realtor, home and mover, buy and sell your home, move your household, make the trip, and get settled in. We even have information to help you immigrate and move to Canada

Once you have looked at your community, and reviewed our info about specific neighbourhoods, you can now get down to the "nitty gritty" of home shopping, taking advantage of the professional services of a local realtor, do doing some legwork yourself using "FSBO" (for sale by owner) resources. And once you have found a home, you can plan your move & movers, whether across the street, across town or across Canada.

Whether moving in your community, city, province, we've got COAST-TO-COAST Moving information & tips. We have lots of information about the drive there, usually along the Trans-Canada Highway.


Real Estate, Mortgage & Relocation News and Announcements

Here are the most recent news stories, some featured cities and neighbourhoods:

4 of Top 5 North American cities for quality of life are in Canada

(News Posted:03/24/2016)

Canada: Canadian cities have the best North America offers, according to Mercer's annual comparison of the quality of life of 430 locations around the world. In fact, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa finished ahead of all 17 American and 41 Asian cities ranked by Mercer.
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Foreign home buyers: How other countries limit money from abroad

(News Posted:03/08/2016)

BC/ON: It was revealed this week that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is trying to keep tabs on foreign money in Canada's residential real estate market. The national housing agency has come under fire in recent years for a conspicuous lack of reliable data about the money coming from abroad and how it may be contributing to soaring home prices in cities like Vancouver and Toronto.
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CMHC revs up search for foreign flows into soaring housing markets

(News Posted:03/07/2016)

Canada: Canada’s housing agency, looking for new methods to track foreign ownership in the country’s soaring real estate markets, may tap money laundering police and classify international university students as foreign buyers, according to internal documents.
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Crooked mortgage Industry Participants: More Perspective

(News Posted:02/29/2016)

Canada: It’s been a tough nine months in the press for mortgage brokers. Off the top of my head, I can think of four headline stories of broker fraud in the major media, including one of the whoppers of all time, the Home Trust fiasco.
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Alberta Oilpatch: A Growing Minefield

(News Posted:02/25/2016)

Canada: As crude began a precipitous decline, putting oil-town Fort McMurray, Alberta, on the brink of depression, and homes there have lost one-fifth of their value. One of the most concerning alarm bells is Alberta’s surging unemployment rate, a historical precursor to defaults.

Pricey Canadian housing market to lift economic growth this year: Reuters poll

(News Posted:02/24/2016)

Canada: Canada's housing market will be a net contributor to economic growth in the coming year, impelled by rising prices, but become a drag soon after due to a slowdown in buying and high levels of household debt, a Reuters poll found
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Royal LePage forecasting 3% decline in Calgary house prices in 2016

(News Posted:01/15/2016)

AB: Calgary home prices remained stable during the fourth quarter of 2015 and will experience only a small decline this year despite the city’s challenged economy, Royal LePage said in a local market outlook released Wednesday.
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Expectations of Bank of Canada rate cut grow

(News Posted:01/15/2016)

Canada: The odds that the Bank of Canada will lower its key interest rate next week are rising as some of the country's big banks join the growing chorus predicting a cut. The Bank of Montreal updated its forecast Thursday to predict the central bank will cut its key interest rate next Wednesday when it releases its updated forecast for the economy.
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Canada housing starts slow in December

(News Posted:01/12/2016)

Canada: The pace of home starts fell 18 percent in December, the biggest one-month drop in three years, as developers put a chill on new Toronto condominium developments during the month, Ottawa-based Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. said Monday. The drop in December capped what was largely a strong year for the industry, with housing starts reaching their highest levels since 2012. Those gains were driven by a surge in Toronto condo construction that has even raised concerns developers in Canada’s biggest city may be overbuilding.
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Housing market risk 'high' in Toronto, Winnipeg and Regina, CMHC says

(News Posted:08/13/2015)

ON,MB, SK: Housing market risk 'high' in Toronto, Winnipeg and Regina, CMHC says. The housing agency looks at market conditions in 15 major housing markets across the country. While most markets get a low or moderate risk in the CMHC's eyes, the agency singled out Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto for being in a possible danger zone.
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Nova Scotia Overview, Cities, Communities and NeighbourhoodsNova Scotia Overview, Cities, Communities and Neighbourhoods

Moving to Nova Scotia, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province

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New Brunswick Overview, Cities, Communities and NeighbourhoodsNew Brunswick Overview, Cities, Communities and Neighbourhoods

Moving to New Brunswick , with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province

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British Columbia Overview, Cities, Communities and NeighbourhoodsBritish Columbia Overview, Cities, Communities and Neighbourhoods

BC: Moving to or around British Columbia, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province

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Trans-Canada Highway Travelling ItinerariesTrans-Canada Highway Travelling Itineraries

This information is provided by our sister web site TransCanadaHighway.com, the authoritative reference to travel along our national highways.

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Alberta Overview, Cities, Communities and NeighbourhoodsAlberta Overview, Cities, Communities and Neighbourhoods

AB: Overview for moving to Alberta, with Provincial information, and the cities, communities and neighbourhoods around the province

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Fredericton  Home NeighbourhoodsFredericton Home Neighbourhoods

NB: Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick, has lots of pre-Confederation architecture, both residential and institutiona

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Winnipeg Home NeighbourhoodsWinnipeg Home Neighbourhoods

MB: Winnipeg is a major head-office city, particularly in the financial services sector and is home to the largest life insurance company in Canada.

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North York   Home NeighbourhoodsNorth York Home Neighbourhoods

ON: orth York, north of Eglinton is now amalgamated as part of the larger City of Toronto

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Greater Vancouver Home NeighbourhoodsGreater Vancouver Home Neighbourhoods

BC: communities including North Van, West Van, Richmond, Surrey, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and White Rock

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Saskatoon Home NeighbourhoodsSaskatoon Home Neighbourhoods

SK: Saskatoon is magically wrapped around the South Saskatchewan River, which winds its way through the city. The town is home to the University of Saskatchewan

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Downtown, Central (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Downtown, Central (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: In and around the downtown core, between the North Saskatchewan River and 111th Avenue, with vibrant soppin and dining. Rossdale is the community on the hillside south of the downtown core.

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Peachland (Okanagan neighbourhood)Peachland (Okanagan neighbourhood)

BC: The rolling countryside and gentle climate makes it ideal for farming and fruit growing. The Coquihalla offers quick access to Vancouver.

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Downtown Fredericton (Fredericton neighbourhood)Downtown Fredericton (Fredericton neighbourhood)

NB: Located between Dundonald |and Beaverbrook and the Saint John River, east of the Fredericton Exhibition ("Frex") on Smyth Street.

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Barrhaven (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)Barrhaven (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)

ON: Barrhaven is a suburban area in the middle of the Greenbelt, between Fallowfield Rd), the Rideau River and Highway 416.

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Hull, Quebec  (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Hull, Quebec (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Hull has a number of older neighbourhoods, both in the Downtown area, and to the west is Manoir des Trembles, with over two thousand homes built in the 1980s and 90s

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