The ripple effects of the coronavirus are being felt on Canada’s bond market, which is translating into lower mortgage rates. Variable-rate mortgages are generally tied to the Bank of Canada’s overnight benchmark rate. Their fixed-rate counterparts depend on the five-year Government of Canada bond yield, which fluctuates with market forces. It’s fallen sharply since the coronavirus first surfaced.

Source: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-fears-help-push-down-mortgage-rates-204114945.html