Because there’s no place like home 

Whether you’re buying your first home and are looking for flexible payment options or are refinancing to help free up money for renovations, there’s a mortgage designed to meet your needs. We’ll work together with a mortgage professional to find the mortgage that fits best with your financial plan.

Here you’ll find more information on mortgage types, payment calculators and Canada Life mortgage rates. Need more in-depth details on mortgages, including definitions of terms related to mortgages? Visit Canada Life’s Mortgages.

What kinds of mortgages are available?

There are four basic types of mortgages available with Canada Life. Each has unique features designed to help meet different needs.

  Fixed-rate mortgage Variable-rate mortgage Lock and roll mortgage Adjustable mortgage
Main features
  • Set interest rate
  • Fixed payments
  • Fixed term and changing interest rate
  • Same payment for the length of the term
  • Can be converted to another term with Canada Life at any time
  • Interest rates and payments automatically adjust every 6 months
  • Interest rates and payments automatically adjust every month
  • Minimize your monthly payment
  • Protected from rising interest rates
  • Fixed payments
  • Benefit from decreasing rates
  • The portion of the payment amount that goes towards principal versus interest will change as our prime rate changes
  • Rate is locked in every 6 months
  • Best of both worlds
  • Combines the benefits of a long-term mortgage (5 years) with the benefits of a short-term mortgage rate
  • Rate is adjusted every month
  • Take advantage of changing interest rates
Payment options
  • Accelerated weekly
  • Accelerated bi-weekly
  • Semi-monthly
  • Monthly
  • Accelerated weekly
  • Accelerated bi-weekly
  • Semi-monthly
  • Monthly
  • Accelerated weekly
  • Accelerated bi-weekly
  • Semi-monthly
  • Monthly
  • Accelerated weekly
  • Accelerated bi-weekly
  • Semi-monthly
  • Monthly
Mortgage term
  • Flexible options up to 10 years
  • 5 years
  • 5 years
  • 5 years
Ideal if
  • You think interest rates will increase over time
  • You like the idea of having predictable payments
You want to take advantage of changing interest rates, but want a fixed payment amount for the entire term of the mortgage
  • You want a long-term mortgage with the ability to take advantage of short-term rates
  • You’re comfortable with the possibility of semi-annual payment adjustments over the term
  • You want the lowest available mortgage payment
  • You’re comfortable with your monthly payments changing over the term

Ask an advisor: Can you help me get a mortgage? – Canada Life

Find out what you need in your financial plan when thinking about buying a home.



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Text: Ask an advisor: Can you help me get a mortgage?

Description: An illustration of a home with a price tag draws into the frame.

Sam: We’re thinking of buying a home!

Description: Sam and her fiancé talk on a video call while on a picnic at a park with their dog.

Advisor: That’s fantastic. I’m glad you let me know.

Description: Cut to the advisor in his office on the video call.

Advisor: Buying a home is probably the most important investment you'll make in your lifetime.

Description: An illustration of a two-storey home appears.

Advisor: I can put you in touch with a Canada Life credit planning consultant who,

Description: Cut to Sam and the advisor displayed in circles. A credit planning consultant enters the frame. He waves to Sam.

Advisor: with our competitive interest rates, can help you determine the price of the home you can afford and how much of a down payment you’ll need.

Description: The camera pans upward to the two-storey home. An illustration of a price tag appears with the text “with a down payment of 5-20%.”

Advisor: They’ll also ensure the type of mortgage you choose is in line with your financial goals and meets your borrowing needs.

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Sam: Really? I didn't know I could get a mortgage through Canada Life.

Description: Cut to Sam on a video call.

Advisor: You can. And by building your mortgage into your financial plan,

Description: Cut to the advisor as he gestures towards his laptop.

Advisor: I can get a more complete picture of your financial situation.

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Advisor: I can also recommend the savings and insurance solutions you’ll need to help protect and preserve your home and your family.

Description: Illustrations of a piggy bank for savings and shield for insurance are added to the line.

Advisor: Let me connect you with a credit planning consultant and get you into that home!

Description: Cut to the advisor in his office. The frame splits in half and Sam appears. They both smile as her dog barks.

Text “Let’s talk. Contact me today.” appears onscreen with the Canada Life logo and legal line: “Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. 1-204-946-1190.”

How much can you qualify for?

Your mortgage is determined by a formula that includes these factors:

  • Household annual income
  • Monthly expenses
  • Debts
  • Down payment
  • Qualifying interest rates

You must pass a stress test, along with meeting other criteria.

How much can you afford?

The mortgage affordability calculator can help you determine your maximum home purchase price.

Find your price range.

Mortgage rate specials

We have fixed-rate and variable-rate mortgage specials available.

Variable-rate mortgage offer

Term Rate (%)
60-month closed 5.25  (P – 0.25)vii

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Fixed-rate mortgage offer

Term Conventional mortgage promo rate (%) Insured mortgage promo rate (%)
36-month closed 5.55i 5.45iv
48-month closed 5.45ii 5.35v
60-month closed 5.39iii 5.29vi

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Canada Life standard mortgage rates are applicable as of September 23, 2022, and are subject to change or withdrawal at any time without prior notice.

APR: COV-i5.598%, ii5.487%, iii5.420%, INS- iv5.498%, v5.387%, vi5.320%, VRM – vii5.230%

What’s the best payment for you?

Choose monthly, semi-monthly, accelerated bi-weekly or accelerated weekly payments with Canada Life mortgages. Accelerated payments will save you interest over the length of your mortgage, and could mean you’ll be mortgage-free sooner. Also, our prepayment privileges allow you to make lump sum payments towards your principal to build equity in your home faster and substantially reduce interest.

The mortgage payment calculator can help you discover which options work best for you.

Calculate your mortgage payments

Is it worth making a larger prepayment?

If you have an open mortgage, you can prepay a large amount of your mortgage or renegotiate to take advantage of lower interest rates at any time. An open mortgage can be repaid in part or full at any time without having to pay a penalty. It gets a little more complicated if you have a closed mortgage. 

Prepayment privileges

Your closed mortgage allows you to pay down 15% of your outstanding principal balance each year, without a prepayment charge.

Making a larger prepayment

You can pay down more than 15% but there’s a charge because you’re paying off your mortgage faster than your original contract specified.

In some cases, you may benefit from paying the prepayment charge because you could save money in the long run. The prepayment calculator can help you find out if it’s worth it for you.

Prepayment charge calculator

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