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Home Buyers' Plan (HBP)

Individuals may withdraw up to $35,000 (per budget proposal for withdrawals made after March 19, 2019) from their RRSP's to assist in the purchase of a home without attracting immediate taxation providing:

  • the home is occupied by the owner

  • the home is acquired by October 1 of the year following the withdrawal

  • an ordinary RRSP contribution must be made 90 days or more before the withdrawal

To participate, prospective homebuyers cannot have occupied a home as a principal residence at any time from the beginning of the fourth calendar year before withdrawal year to 30 days before withdrawal.  For example: if you wish to withdraw in 2020 you must not have owned a home after 2015.




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