New Housing Construction Activity — Canada

Seasonally Adjusted Total Housing Starts (All Areas)

May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22
SAAR (All Areas) 281,399 272,794 275,158 267,443
Trend (All Areas) 252,255 257,932 264,467 267,309

Housing Starts by Dwelling Type (Centres 10K+)

Aug-22 Aug-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 5,554 5,640 39,132 42,905
Semi-detached 798 819 7,056 7,935
Row 3,105 2,338 18,840 17,803
Apartment 11,286 10,739 90,399 93,453
Total 20,743 19,536 155,427 162,096

Housing Starts by Dwelling Type (All Areas)

Q2-22 Q2-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 20,629 24,100 33,566 39,825
Semi-detached 3,557 4,209 5,968 7,121
Row 8,751 7,645 13,769 13,306
Apartment 39,377 38,678 67,368 73,557
Total 72,314 74,632 120,671 133,809

Housing Completions by Dwelling Type (Centres 10K+)

Aug-22 Aug-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 4,343 4,739 34,723 35,637
Semi-detached 852 847 6,649 6,995
Row 2,009 1,666 14,577 15,425
Apartment 9,880 10,188 74,112 75,421
Total 17,084 17,440 130,061 133,478

Housing Completions by Dwelling Type (All Areas)

Q2-22 Q2-21 YTD-22 YTD-21
Single 17,434 16,618 34,301 31,257
Semi-detached 2,853 3,098 5,584 5,780
Row 6,420 6,406 11,439 11,789
Apartment 27,503 34,528 53,814 57,843
Total 54,210 60,650 105,138 106,669

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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