The Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario plays an important role in establishing the ethical and professional standards for mortgage professionals in the province. It's an organization of independent mortgage professionals that's licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO). This inter-jurisdictional association connects and supports mortgage brokers across Canada and has established the code of professional conduct which includes everything from advertising standards to confidentiality. Provincial organizations like this are vital because they ensure that Ontario mortgage professionals have the relevant education and experience needed to provide borrowers with professional, unbiased guidance.
The most popular places to get a mortgage in Ontario these days are in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton or Hamilton. In 2016, the Canadian census counted over 5.5 million Canadian residents in these five municipalities alone! And that's not accounting for nearby regions like Burlington or Grimsby. Put differently, almost 40% of Ontario's 14.2 million citizens live in one of the top 5 municipalities. It's no surprise that it's one of the most densely populated provinces in Canada, and that house prices have continued to rise as Canadians have flocked to urban centers.