RBC Mortgage Rates & Specials Ontario

Page Updated February 13, 2024


*The rates below indicate a discounted estimate for RBC best mortgage rates. Several factors affect RBCs decision to provide discounts off their posted rates, including creditworthiness and property location. These RBC Rates are referenced from Ontario and may apply to other provinces.  Any rate discount is at the sole discretion of RBC Royal Bank and can change at any time. The rate estimates below are for example purposes only and do not in any way constitute a formal rate quote from RBC.*

Term Estimate of the Average RBC Discounted Rate as of February 13, 2024
5 Year Fixed 5.29%
3 Year Fixed 5.54%
2 Year Fixed 6.54%

RBC Fixed and Variable Mortgage Rates


These current RBC fixed mortgage rates and variable mortgage rates are the lowest rates seen advertised. In some cases, they may be posted interest rates, but where an RBC mortgage rate special is seen, these rates are included here.

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As of February 14, 2024

As of February 14, 2024

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  • 1 Year Fixed

    6.79%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment
  • 2 Year Fixed

    6.39%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment
  • 3 Year Fixed

    5.85%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment
  • 4 Year Fixed

    5.59%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment
  • 5 Year Fixed

    5.14%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment
  • 10 Year Fixed

    5.90%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment
  • 5 Year Variable

    6.59%

    Payment: $18,94/mo

    20/20 pre payment

Select RBC Main Branch Locations in Ontario

Location Address Phone Number
Ottawa 99 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6B9 613-564-4563
Toronto 200 Bay St. Main Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2J5 (416) 974-3940
Kitchener 180 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1A9 519-575-2300
London 383 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3C4 519-661-1180
Hamilton 65 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON 905-572-4900

Unique RBC Mortgage Options and Differences


RBC Value Program

The RBC Value program offers discounts off regular banking and Avion Reward points. A mortgage with RBC counts towards this program. Click here for more information.

Homeline Plan

The RBC Homeline Plan allows the flexibility to add a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to your mortgage. The HELOC can be available for investments, renovations or just for a emergency safety net. Whats better is the HELOC can be locked in to a separate mortgage component to help reduce the rate, on approval. The Homeline Plan can be separated into various mortgage components if desired, potentially for different uses/ purposes.

Longer Rate Holds

RBC is renowned for providing longer term rate holds to clients. Whereas the standard rate hold is 120 days, RBC can potentially reserve a rate for longer. For a new construction owner occupied property, RBC has been known to fully approve mortgages for more extended periods until the home closes.

US Mortgages for Canadians

For those looking to buy a home in the USA, RBC is one of the few banks with direct mortgage lending to the US. The program is unique and so are its qualifications. but it can lead to excellent opportunities. Check out the site here for more information.

Types of Mortgagees at RBC


Pre Approval Mortgages

Getting a mortgage pre approval at RBC is one of the most convenient and efficient processes in Ontario, made easier through technology and its branch network. Moreover, they are one of the few banks that can allow an extended rate hold on their pre approval, potentially beyond the standard 120 days. This can make a major difference for those looking to buy a new construction property. A pre-approval can be initiated through one of their branches or directly through an RBC mobile mortgage specialist.

Fixed Rate Mortgages

Fixed rate mortgages at RBC promote a good balance of competitive rates and peace of mind. This is because the monthly or bi weekly mortgage payment does not fluctuate for the mortgage term. Even though the mortgage term may be fixed, plenty of flexibility is still built into the mortgage’s fine print. For example, RBC allows for 15% annual pre payment to pay down the balance faster. In addition, fixed mortgages come with portability features so that the mortgage may not need to be broken if the mortgage is moved.

Variable Rate Mortgages

RBCs variable rate mortgages are among the lowest in Ontario and the country. These mortgages fluctuate with the Bank Prime Rate, which is priced in turn by the Bank of Canada Overnight rate. In other words, when the Bank of Canada adjusts its overnight rate, it affects the Bank Prime Rate, which then affects the RBC variable mortgage rates.

This is especially so for conventional mortgages. Conventional mortgages can be used for purchases with an amortization extended for up 30 years, or refinance mortgage transactions. RBC does not allow for mortgages to extend beyond 30 years. This contrasts some of the competition that has qualified for their variable rate mortgages to extend to negative amortization. RBC does not allow this increasingly controversial measure.

HELOC (HomeLine Plan Mortgages)

The HELOC that can be integrated into RBCs Homeline mortgage plan is one of the most flexible in Canada. This plan allows for an open line of credit combined with the fixed or variable mortgage term. In addition, a borrower may potentially select a fixed and variable mortgage term within the Homeline. The HELOC and Homline plan is available for conventional RBC mortgages only.

CMHC Default Insured Mortgage

The CMHC default insured mortgage is offered at RBC, to those with less than 20% down payment. There is a standard CMHC or default insurance premium involved alongside some of RBCs best mortgage rate specials.

Conventional Mortgage Rates

Conventional mortgage rates apply to the majority of RBC mortgages. Almost all mortgages not CMHC insured (or insured through one of the other mortgage default insurers) are known as conventional. The Bank can potentially be more flexible with conventional mortgages because they do not need to abide by the more restrictive approval policies of the CMHC. For example, a 30 year amortization is allowed on conventional mortgages but not on CMHC default-insured mortgages. In addition, this type of mortgage can be used with a refinance and debt consolidation transaction.