Government Relations

Housing Stakeholders Position Paper

The below listed construction and housing industry associations, primarily in market housing, have collaborated to identify several recommendations to improve housing supply. Some of the recommendations can be achieved by municipal governments, but the provincial government can also encourage or assist these processes.

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
BC Real Estate Association
Real Estate Institute of BC
Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Fraser Valley
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – BC
Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region

Read the paper here

Down Payment Assistance from BC Government for First Time Home Buyers
(BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership Program)

Press release regarding the BC Government’s announcement made December 15, 2016 – CMBA-BC Press Release Dec 15 2016

New Mortgage Rules – Exemption Request and Recommendations

Letter to Hon Bill Morneau and Hon Jean-Yves Duclos – Click here

Federal Government Mortgage Rules Changes Announced October 3, 2016

The new rules affect CMHC insured and Low Ratio Bulk Insured Mortgages. Read the Press Release – Click here

Application of GST to Mortgage Broker Fees/Commissions

The Issue

Do mortgage broker fees/commissions attract GST? Read a summary of the case – Click here

CRA’s new NOAs Create Fraud Risk

New simplified NOAs remove several security features preventing mortgage fraud. Read the CMBA’s recommendations to the Minister of National Revenue on this issue – Click here


2015 CMBA letter re: Offering Memorandum Exemptions – OM letter


2015 CMBA letter to Matt Galloway, CBC Radio One – Click here



logo - 3 CMHC2014 CMHC Consumer Survey – Click here

  • Modifications to CMHC multi-unit condominium construction and low ratio mortgage loan insurance – Q&A – External
  • Discontinuation of CMHC second home and CMHC self-employed without traditional third party validation of income products.  Effective May 30th, 2014, CMHC will limit the availability of homeowner mortgage loan insurance to a maximum of one residential property (1-4 units) per borrower/co-borrower at any given time – Q&A – Self-employedQ&A – Second Home


  • Letter to the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General regarding ‘The Application of Debt Repayment Agent Licensing to Mortgage Brokers in BC’ – Click here
  • Letter to Real Estate Magazine regarding Letter to the Editor: Help your clients with mortgage shopping – Click here
  • Letter to Registrar regarding Compensation Disclosure and the Registrar’s Open Letter to Mortgage Brokers – Click here
  • Letter to Law Society regarding Changes to Definition of ‘Institutional Lender’ – Click here
  • Letter to the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers regarding Disclosure of Fees to Borrowers  – Click here
  • MBABC’s comments on the Registrars proposal to amend Form 10 requiring Disclosure of Fees – Click here
  • Letter to the Minister for Core Review regarding the proposed self-regulation of mortgage brokers in BC – Click here
  • MBABC position paper on the Mortgage Brokers Act – Click here
  • Mortgage Brokers Act – Personal Mortgage Broker Corporations – Click here
  • Mortgage Brokers Act – Advance Fees Charged by Mortgage Brokers – Click here
  • MBABC Recommends solutions for unregistered BC mortgage brokers who collect fees – Click here


  • MBABC recommendations to proposed New Brunswick Mortgage Brokers Act Rules. –  Click here


  • Letter re: Comments on Draft initial Regulations for the Cooperative Capital Markets – Click here
  • Our letter to the Premier and Minister of Finance – Click here
  • CSA Proposed Amendments Relating to the Offering Memorandum (“OM”) Exemption – Click here 
  • Mortgage investment entities survey letter November 4th, 2013 – Click here
  • Second syndication letter April 10 2013 regarding  supplemental submissions for BC Notice 2013/01- An Analyses of BC Syndicated Mortgage Lending Under American Jurisprudence –  Click here
  • Survey results to determine the impact of EMD registration on MICs and Syndicators – Click here for MIC Results, Click here for Syndicator Results, Click here to view All Comments
  • Letter to BC Securities Commission regarding proposed registration of mortgage syndicators as exempt dealers:  BC Notice 2012/01 Click here
  • Letter regarding proposed registration of MIC’s as exempt dealers:  BC Notice 2013/01 Click here


  • Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act – Click here


  • Draft Mortgage Regulation Act Regulations – Click here


  • MBABC submission regarding FICOM’s proposed mortgage underwriting guideline – Click here


  • The MBABC, in conjunction with other associations has made a joint submission to the Mortgage Broker Regulator’s Council of Canada, which includes regulators from BC, Alberta and Ontario on some key issues relating to mortgage broker regulation.  These issues include the regulation of roving bank representatives and suitability standards.  The MBABC met with the MBRCC at their industry meeting on November 23, 2013 and addressed some of these issues.  Canadian Mortgage Broker Industry Submission to MBRCC Nov 19, 2013 – Click here
  • Letter regarding regular in‐person meetings between the MBRCC and industry representatives – Click here