Mortgage Payment Calculator

Our mortgage payment calculator calculates your monthly payment and shows you the corresponding amortization schedule. If you are purchasing a home, our payment calculator allows you to test down payment and amortization scenarios, and compare variable and fixed mortgage rates. We also help you calculate CMHC insurance and land transfer tax.

Asking Price

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 STEP 1
Enter the price of the home you're interested in and press GO.
Down payment Down payment The amount of money you pay up front to obtain a mortgage. The minimum down payment in Canada is 5%. For down payments of less than 20%, home buyers are required to purchase mortgage default insurance, commonly referred to as CMHC insurance.
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Mortgage insurance Mortgage insurance Mortgage default insurance, commonly referred to as CMHC insurance, protects the lender in the case the borrower defaults on the mortgage. Mortgage default insurance is required on all mortgages with down payments of less than 20%, which are known as high ratio mortgages. Mortgage default insurance is calculated as a percentage applied to your mortgage amount. plus
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Amortization period Amortization period The length of time it will take a homeowner to pay off his/her mortgage. In Canada, the maximum amortization period is 25 years. Longer amortization periods allow homeowners to make smaller monthly payments, but equate to more interest paid over the life of the mortgage.  
 
STEP 2
Choose an amortization period.
Mortgage rate Mortgage rate The rate of interest you will pay on the outstanding balance of your mortgage. This is determined by the mortgage type and mortgage provider. To see how rates vary by type and provider, click on "Select Rate" link on the right.  
 
 STEP 3
Choose a mortgage rate to calculate the corresponding payment.
Mortgage type Mortgage type The mortgage type includes the term of the mortgage, between 1-10 years, and the rate type, variable or fixed. The mortgage term is the length of time you commit to the terms, conditions and mortgage rate with a specific lender. The mortgage rate type can be fixed for the duration of the term or variable, fluctuating with the prime rate. Fixed rates are most popular in Canada and represent 66% of all mortgages, according to the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP).          

Total Mortgage Payment

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Mortgage payment The monthly mortgage payment is calculated based on the inputs you provided: the mortgage amount, rate type (fixed or variable), term, amortization period, and payment frequency. A general affordability rule, as outlined by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, is that your monthly housing costs should not exceed 32% of your gross household monthly income.  
Land Transfer Tax: $-
 
STEP 4
If necessary, update your profile to calculate land transfer tax.
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Provincial: Provincial Land transfer tax (LTT), typically calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of a home, is required when purchasing a home in Canada. All provinces have a LTT, and the amount varies in each province. plus
 
Municipal: Municipal Some municipalities, like Toronto, levy an additional LTT, which is similarly calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of a home. plus
 
Rebate: Rebate If you are a first-time home buyer in British Columbia or Ontario, you will be eligible for LTT rebates, equal to the value of the LTT up to a maximum amount set by the province. minus
 
Explore the drop-downs to better understand your mortgage choice.

Cash Needed
How much extra cash will I need when my house closes?

When you purchase a house, there are a number of costs you'll need to put cash aside for in addition to your down payment. These costs depend on a number of factors including things like what kind of home you are buying (i.e. house vs. condo) and where the home is located.

Our tool will help you calculate these costs, so you know how much you'll need to save.

Required Cash Expenditures

  • Down payment $-
  • PST on mortgage insurance $-
  • Land Transfer Tax $-
  • Lawyer fees $-
  • Title insurance $-
  • Estoppel certificate fee $-
  • Total Cash Required $-

Other Cash Considerations

  • Home inspection fees $300 - $500
  • Appraisal fees $300

Monthly Expenses
Can I afford my monthly expenses & mortgage payments?

Expenses

  • Mortgage payment $-
  • Property Tax $-
  • Monthly debt payments
  • Utilities
  • Condo Fees
  • Property insurance
  • Phone
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Total $-

Interest Rate Risk
What would my payment be at higher interest rates?

When determining the size of home you can afford, it's important to look at the long term horizon. The mortgage rate you pay today could be substantially different from the mortgage rates available when the time comes to renew your mortgage.

The calculation below shows how much of your mortgage principal will be left at the end of the term.

Mortgage Amount

  • Mortgage amount today $-
  • Less: Principal paid off over term $-
  • Mortgage remaining at end of term: $-

Using this amount, below we calculate the corresponding mortgage payments at a variety of interest rates:

Interest Rate Payment
Selected Scenario
Selected Rate $-
Average 5-year Fixed Rates (2000 - 2010) 3.89% $-
Average 5-year Fixed Rates (1990 - 2000) 7.23% $-
Average 5-year Fixed Rates (1980 - 1990) 11.92% $-

Below is a graph that displays the approximate values of competitive 5-year fixed mortgage rates since 2006.

5-year Fixed Mortgage Rates

Amortization Schedule
What do my payments look like over time?

Year Total Paid Principal Paid Interest Paid Balance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is your mortgage payment calculator free?

Absolutely! Our calculators, website and rate comparisons are completely free for users. RateHub.ca earns revenue through advertising. We promote the lowest rates in each province offered by brokers, and allow them to reach customers online.


Why does your monthly calculator have four columns?

We think it's important for you to compare your options side by side. We start the calculator by outlining the four most common options for down payment scenarios, but you are not limited to those options. We also allow you to vary amortization period as well as interest rates, so you'll know how a variable vs. fixed mortgage rate changes your payment.


How do payments differ by province in Canada?

While majority of the mortgage regulation in Canada is consistent across the provinces (minimum down payment 5%; maximum amortization period 35 years), there are some things that do vary. This table summarizes the differences:

PST on CMHC insurance Land transfer taxes Land transfer rebate
British Columbia YES YES
Alberta YES
Saskatchewan YES
Manitoba YES
Ontario YES YES YES
Quebec YES YES
New Brunswick YES
Nova Scotia YES
Prince Edward Island YES
Newfoundland and Labrador YES

What is CMHC Insurance?

CMHC insurance or mortgage default insurance, is mandatory in Canada for down payments between 5% and 19.99%, which are known as high-ratio mortgages. It is calculated as a percentage applied to your total mortgage amount. For more information on mortgage default insurance rates, please visit our mortgage default insurance page.


What is an amortization schedule?

An amortization schedule shows your monthly payments over time and also indicates the portion of each payment paying down your principal vs. interest. The maximum amortization in Canada is 25 years on down payments less than 20%. Though your amortization may be 25 years, your term will be much shorter. With the most common term in Canada being 5 years, your amortization will be up for renewal before your mortgage is paid off, which is why our amortization schedule shows you the balance of your mortgage at the end of your term.