New Housing Construction Activity — Canada

Seasonally Adjusted Total Housing Starts (All Areas)

Jun-21 Jul-21 Aug-21 Sep-21
SAAR (All Areas) 279,061 273,918 262,754 251,151
Trend (All Areas) 292,617 286,442 284,757 271,068

Housing Starts by Dwelling Type (Centres 10K+)

Sep-21 Sep-20 YTD-21 YTD-20
Single 5,452 4,989 48,357 34,809
Semi-detached 830 943 8,765 7,040
Row 2,323 2,168 20,126 16,132
Apartment 11,597 10,069 105,050 86,592
Total 20,202 18,169 182,298 144,573

Housing Starts by Dwelling Type (All Areas)

Q3-21 Q3-20 YTD-21 YTD-20
Single 22,854 17,164 62,679 41,068
Semi-detached 3,026 2,861 10,147 7,578
Row 7,566 6,739 20,872 16,873
Apartment 35,669 36,187 109,226 88,620
Total 69,115 62,951 202,924 154,139

Housing Completions by Dwelling Type (Centres 10K+)

Sep-21 Sep-20 YTD-21 YTD-20
Single 5,010 4,303 40,647 34,866
Semi-detached 969 1,053 7,964 7,289
Row 1,579 2,152 17,004 17,549
Apartment 11,244 10,544 86,665 79,282
Total 18,802 18,052 152,280 138,986

Housing Completions by Dwelling Type (All Areas)

Q3-21 Q3-20 YTD-21 YTD-20
Single 18,344 14,634 49,601 41,362
Semi-detached 3,238 2,996 9,018 7,788
Row 5,787 6,352 17,576 18,018
Apartment 32,778 33,384 90,621 80,637
Total 60,147 57,366 166,816 147,805

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://www03.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/hmiportal/en/TableMapChart/ScsMasMethodology

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