Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC)

As a full-time Canadian real estate investor, we are required to have a good working knowledge of mortgages, joint ventures, and methods of purchasing properties with creative financing.

The Mortgage Investment Corporation, aka MIC, is a corporation who has been given a special designation by Canada Revenue Agency, as highlighted in the section of 130.1 of the Income Tax Act.

Mortgage Investment Corporation

It is a Canadian Corporation which allows investors to invest their RRSP, RESP, RRIF, and money in a pool of mortgages (mostly residential mortgages) where the properties are located within Canada.

The infrastructure of Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) is almost similar to a mutual fund.

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Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) Part II


Further to our previous article, we like to explain more details as follows:

Can a shareholder borrow money from Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC)?

Now, this is a tricky question. We would like to explain it to you as follows:
1)Yes you can borrow money from the Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC), provided that you have purchased your shares in the form of hard cash, subject to all the qualifications, rules, and regulations set up by the corporation.

2)No, you cannot borrow money if you have purchased your shares of the Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) inside of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF), or Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), because of the Income Tax Act.


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