New Housing Construction Activity — Canada

Seasonally Adjusted Total Housing Starts (All Areas)

Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22
SAAR (All Areas) 235,418 251,318 248,389 267,330
Trend (All Areas) 255,275 253,667 253,226 257,846

Housing Starts by Dwelling Type (Centres 10K+)

Apr-22 Apr-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 5,527 6,184 16,109 18,769
Semi-detached 1,245 1,523 3,406 3,964
Row 2,889 2,295 7,770 7,883
Apartment 11,114 10,786 38,430 44,651
Total 20,775 20,788 65,715 75,267

Housing Starts by Dwelling Type (All Areas)

Q1-22 Q1-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 12,937 15,725 12,937 15,725
Semi-detached 2,411 2,912 2,411 2,912
Row 5,018 5,661 5,018 5,661
Apartment 27,991 34,879 27,991 34,879
Total 48,357 59,177 48,357 59,177

Housing Completions by Dwelling Type (Centres 10K+)

Apr-22 Apr-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 4,374 4,400 16,703 16,482
Semi-detached 867 817 3,201 3,144
Row 2,083 2,347 6,799 7,547
Apartment 7,397 9,287 32,271 31,690
Total 14,721 16,851 58,974 58,863

Housing Completions by Dwelling Type (All Areas)

Q1-22 Q1-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 16,867 14,639 16,867 14,639
Semi-detached 2,731 2,682 2,731 2,682
Row 5,019 5,383 5,019 5,383
Apartment 26,311 23,315 26,311 23,315
Total 50,928 46,019 50,928 46,019

Notes

Source: CMHC Starts and Completions Survey / Market Absorption Survey

Notes:

Seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) are monthly figures adjusted to remove normal seasonal variation and multiplied by 12 to reflect annual levels. The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR).

Year-to-Date (YTD) numbers are calculated using the sum of the individual months. There may be slight differences due to rounding when these are compared to quarterly or annual data in other CMHC tables or publications.

For more detailed definitions, please see refer to: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/housing-markets-data-and-research/housing-research/surveys/methods/methodologies-starts-completions-market-absorption-survey

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