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Housing Data Forecast

The Conference Board of Canada’s Economic Trends Division is recognized worldwide for its expertise in economic forecasting, modelling and analysis. We have produced accurate economic forecasts for more than 25 years.

Definitions

Housing Starts: The number of residential units for which construction has begun.

Housing Completion: The stage at which all proposed construction work on a residential unit has been completed.

Housing Absorption: A dwelling is “absorbed” when a binding, non-conditional agreement is made to buy or rent the dwelling.

Single-Detached Dwelling: A residential building containing only one dwelling unit. 

Semi-Detached Dwelling: One of two dwellings located side-by-side in a residential building. The two units are separated by a common wall extending from basement to roof. 

Apartment or Other Dwelling: All dwellings other than single-detached, semi-detached, and row dwellings. Common examples are apartments, duplexes, and triplexes.

Row Dwelling: One of a series of three or more dwelling units located side-by-side in a residential building, resulting in a row structure.

Historical Data

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s database is available on e-Data and it contains more than 4,000 time series on the Canadian housing market, such as starts, absorptions, average rents, completions by dwelling type, mortgage loan approvals (view directory).

What Data Do We Forecast?

Available data:

  • Housing Starts, Total
  • Housing Starts, Singles
  • Housing Starts, Multiples
  • Housing Completions, Total
  • Housing Completions, Singles
  • Housing Completions, Multiples

This housing data is available for:

  • U.S. (view directory)
  • Canada (view directory)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Iqaluit, Nunavut (view directory)
  • Abbotsford, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Windsor, London, Kitchener, St. Catharines–Niagara, Hamilton, Oshawa, Toronto, Sudbury, Kingston, Ottawa–Gatineau, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Halifax, Saint John and St. John’s. (view directory)

Forecasts and research often involve numerous assumptions and data sources, and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. This information is not intended as specific investment, accounting, legal, or tax advice.

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Forecast Models

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