MCAN Mortgage Corporation (the “Company” or “MCAN”) is a Loan Company under the Trust and Loan Companies Act (Canada) (the “Trust Act”) and a Mortgage Investment Corporation (“MIC”) under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Tax Act”). As a Loan Company under the Trust Act, the Company is subject to the guidelines and regulations set by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (“OSFI”). MCAN is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MKP.
Our objective is to generate a reliable stream of income by investing in a diversified portfolio of Canadian mortgages, including single family residential, residential construction, non-residential construction and commercial loans, as well as other types of securities, loans and real estate investments. We employ leverage by issuing term deposits that are eligible for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation deposit insurance and are sourced through a network of independent financial agents. We manage our capital and asset balances based on the regulations and limits of both the Tax Act and OSFI.
As a MIC, we are entitled to deduct the dividends that we pay to shareholders from our taxable income. Regular dividends are taxed as interest income to shareholders. We are able to pay capital gains dividends, which would be taxed as capital gains to shareholders. Dividends paid to foreign investors may be subject to withholding taxes.
MCAN’s wholly-owned subsidiary, XMC Mortgage Corporation, is an originator of single family residential mortgage products across Canada.