No, the terms "house" and "home" are not interchangeable, they often have significant overlap, but they're actually different terms with slightly different meanings.Significant residential ties with Canada include:
Secondary residential ties that may be relevant include:
- a home in Canada
- a spouse or common-law partner in Canada
- dependants in Canada
Here in Canada the meaning of home and house is used interchangeably. Go figure.
- personal property in Canada, such as a car or furniture
- social ties in Canada, such as memberships in Canadian recreational or religious organizations
- economic ties in Canada, such as Canadian bank accounts or credit cards
- a Canadian driver's licence
- a Canadian passport
- health insurance with a Canadian province or territory
I actually pointed out this distinction when I posted the link you quoted.
A house typically means a detached or semi detached building for residential purposes.
A home, means your personal residence.
If you own a house and rent it out, it isn't your home.
If you live in condo, it is your home, even though it isn't a house.