Mortgage for the self‑employed

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Are you a self-employed worker or business owner who is unable to provide standard proof of income?

Our mortgage for self-employed workers is designed with you in mind, so you can finance or refinance your dream home.

Perfect if you are looking to:

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2 key eligibility criteria

What type of property can you buy?

Properties are eligible if they have no more than two dwellings, one of which must be owner-occupied. The property value can be no more than $1,000,000. Keep in mind that the maximum loan amount under this program is $600,000.

Are you eligible?

You must have been a self-employed worker or small business owner for at least two years, and show two years' worth of sound financial and credit management.

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Little details that matter


  1. Certain conditions apply.
  2. Subject to credit approval by National Bank of Canada. Certain conditions apply.

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Mortgage loan

Whether you want the peace of mind that comes with a fixed rate, the potential interest savings of a variable rate, or a combination of the two,1 we've got the right mortgage for you.

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Insuring your home equity line of credit

Make sure your monthly payments are made in case of disability, critical illness or death, and protect the financial future of your loved ones.1

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Ready to become a homeowner?

Meet with a mortgage advisor to find the best solution for your situation as a self-employed worker or small business owner.

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