Established in 1990, Northwood Mortgage Ltd. is one of the largest brokerages in the GTA. With a staff of over 150 professionals, we offer only the highest quality services and products to our clients, lenders and investors alike. At Northwood Mortgage all of our managers and agents are members of The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals(CAAMP), and subscribe to its by-Laws, code of ethics and standards of professional practice (CAAMP boasts most of Canada’s institutional lenders, including major chartered banks, as its members). We are also proud to be a part of the Independent Mortgage Brokers Association. We are experts in residential, commercial, industrial and investment mortgage placement. At Northwood Mortgage, we can help you to arrange loans from as little as $10,000, all the way up to $19,000,000. Our well-established relationships with over 36 mortgage lenders, including four of Canada’s largest banks, allows us to access the lowest possible mortgage rates for our clients. We are a one-stop mortgage broker, with a full range of services, providing a wide range of financing solutions to fulfill all of your lending requirements.
To match my clients with the best mortgage product and mortgage rate, to suite their individual, unique situations, while giving them the best possible service to establish a long-lasting relationship.
Unemployment rate unchanged in October
Following two consecutive months of growth, employment held steady in October. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5%.
On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 443,000 or 2.4%, driven by gains in full-time work. Over the same period, total hours worked were up 1.3%.
In October, employment increased in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and was little changed in the other provinces.
Employment was down for men in the core working ages of 25 to 54, and grew for the population aged 55 and over.
Employment declined in manufacturing and construction. At the same time, employment was up in public administration and in finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing.
The number of self-employed workers decreased, while the number of employees in the public sector increased for the second consecutive month.
Canada: Household Credit Growth Continues To Climb in September
CANADIANS BORROWING HAND OVER FIST
Total Canadian household credit growth continued to accelerate in September, reaching a pace last seen in mid-2018. Despite a slight deceleration from the previous month to 4.3% at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (m/m saar), trend growth remains at elevated levels. Both mortgage and consumer credit growth contributed to the 68 bps slowdown from the prior month (46 bps and 22 bps, respectively), but borrowing conditions remain favourable overall with trend growth still in strongly positive territory.
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE CREDIT EXPANSION CONTINUES ITS ASCENT
Residential mortgage credit growth continued on its upward trajectory in September supported by favourable borrowing conditions and strong labour markets. Mortgage loan growth accelerated by 4.9% m/m saar in September, pushing the year-on-year trend growth rate to 4.2% y/ythe fastest pace since mid-2018, marking a well-pronounced recovery in the mortgage-borrowing market.
Canadas real estate market looks to be rebounding following a turbulent couple of years due to various policy announcements from 2017 to 2018 designed to cool the market. Mortgage borrowing has picked up through the second half of 2019 with the uptick in demand following a reduction in the mortgage qualifying rate in July and a decline in 5-year mortgage rates. With the Bank of Canada under pressure to continue to provide a stimulative environment following sustained levels of uncertainty, residential mortgage credit growth is expected to remain supported in the foreseeable-future.
Strength in Canadian labour markets has also been conducive to a favourable borrowing environment. Septembers surge in job gains contributed to a fall in the unemployment rate to 5.5%.