NELSON: Helping Newcomers to Canada

REM - Each year we welcome more than 650, 000 immigrants to Canada.  These individuals experience a number of firsts: bank account, credit card, car loan and eventually, mortgage.  This spring will mark the first time many of them will participate in the home purchasing process, a true Canadian rite of passage.  Newcomers often look to industry professionals who live and breathe the housing and mortgage financing market for guidance on this important decision.