New study reveals Canadians born outside the country view home ownership as a major milestone.
A new study by the Ontario Real Estate Association and Ipsos found a large majority of Ontarians born outside Canada (80%) say home ownership is important to them. That’s even higher than those born in Canada (75%).
“The unity between Ontarians, born here or not, reinforces the notion that home ownership truly is the Canadian Dream,” said Ettore Cardarelli, President of the Ontario Real Estate Association. “When my family and many of their friends immigrated to Canada in the 1960s, home ownership was one of their primary motives. Buying a home to raise a family in was what everyone coming to this country did. The real estate market may have changed since then, but the dream is still alive.”