Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Sept. 2020 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 675 349 479 322 - +
Halifax 2,646 3,260 4,678 5,285 - -
Saint John 793 515 739 732 + -
Moncton 2,592 1,941 2,332 738 + -
Québec CMA 11,733 n.a.*** 8,395 8,908 + -
Montréal 18,817 n.a.*** 31,835 32,582 - -
Trois–Rivières 873 n.a.*** 588 489 + -
Saguenay 391 n.a.*** 461 388 - -
Sherbrooke 2,802 n.a.*** 1,890 2,275 + -
Ottawa–Gatineau 17,384 13,606 16,182 17,259 - -
Kingston 4,731 1,426 1,578 2,557 + +
Greater Sudbury 153 192 241 194 + +
Thunder Bay 149 167 96 102 + +
Oshawa 1,600 3,128 4,660 3,720 + +
Toronto 32,819 45,559 47,617 32,148 + +
Hamilton 2,257 2,992 4,368 2,708 - +
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,857 2,382 2,400 1,877 + +
Kitchener–Waterloo 8,028 3,777 4,199 7,797 - +
London 3,350 2,950 3,325 4,379 + -
Windsor 1,727 1,433 1,733 2,338 + -
Winnipeg 3,228 4,441 3,931 2,480 + +
Regina 862 704 794 529 - +
Saskatoon 2,502 2,217 2,979 895 - +
Calgary 17,919 8,220 9,750 11,850 - +
Edmonton 10,700 9,893 10,118 10,285 - +
Vancouver 24,956 23,203 25,192 21,478 - -
Victoria 6,025 3,367 3,076 2,324 - -
Abbotsford–Mission 2,071 759 1,002 1,074 - -



Starts seasonally adjusted, annual rate.
*Short-term expectations are based on residential permits data
**Long-term expectations are based on demographic requirements
***CMHC did not collect data for Quebec in April, as the province's residential construction industry was shut from March 25 to April 19 due to COVID-19
Sources: The Conference Board of Canada; CMHC Housing Market Information Portal.


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