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Find out if the property is in a Census Metropolitan Area or Census Agglomeration
- Census Metropolitan Areas must have a total population of at least 100,000, with 50,000 or more living in the core.
- Census Agglomeration must have a population of at least 10,000.
Enter the address of the property in the top left corner of the map page and we’ll tell you if it’s in a CMA or CA.
Enter the property address
- The Act defines residential property as buildings with 3 dwelling units or less. This includes semi-detached houses and condominium units. The Act doesn’t prohibit the purchase of larger buildings with 4 or more dwelling units.
- Non-Canadians can purchase residential properties located outside of Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) and Census Agglomerations (CA).
- Certain exceptions apply allowing Non-Canadians to purchase a residential property in defined circumstances.
- If a non-Canadian, or anyone who knowingly assists a non-Canadian, is convicted of violating the prohibition, they will have to pay a fine of up to $10,000. Additionally, a court can order the sale of the residential property.