Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA July 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 523 645 638 619
Halifax 6,695 2,951 3,488 3,489
Saint John 1,082 599 667 1,302 + +
Moncton 4,602 1,599 2,392 1,586
Québec CMA 6,700 10,543 15,047 16,671 +
Montréal 35,853 34,545 32,546 30,630 +
Trois–Rivières 904 1,043 1,149 1,298 +
Saguenay 840 533 576 392 +
Sherbrooke 1,311 2,795 2,177 1,511 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 10,689 14,057 12,458 8,402 +
Kingston 1,230 1,016 585 578 +
Greater Sudbury 243 1,157 493 434 +
Thunder Bay 159 544 432 858 +
Oshawa 1,633 5,190 5,894 3,351 +
Toronto 48,433 39,179 37,761 46,356 +
Hamilton 6,935 4,729 4,027 3,086 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 3,017 2,621 2,416 2,155 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 2,232 5,331 5,192 6,027
London 3,252 7,530 7,838 6,716
Windsor 963 1,568 1,829 1,064
Winnipeg 5,559 5,392 6,238 4,928 +
Regina 931 956 797 687 + +
Saskatoon 6,806 3,057 2,625 1,374 +
Calgary 8,844 14,452 16,341 16,943 + +
Edmonton 10,869 12,155 11,991 11,286 + +
Vancouver 24,332 31,940 33,296 24,383 +
Victoria 4,212 4,519 4,554 7,255 +
Abbotsford–Mission 488 1,043 932 499
Thunder Bay 352 419 377 83
Oshawa 1,624 5,025 5,926 4,769 +
Toronto 39,733 37,552 33,414 35,829 +
Hamilton 2,725 4,641 5,212 5,005 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,399 2,668 2,559 1,727 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 7,383 6,066 6,801 3,096 +
London 2,642 7,058 8,522 10,513 +
Windsor 1,835 1,716 2,200 1,725
Winnipeg 6,385 5,846 6,053 8,048 +
Regina 272 954 865 958 + +
Saskatoon 1,919 3,430 3,553 2,121 + +
Calgary 4,914 14,026 15,718 13,607 + +
Edmonton 6,990 12,109 12,953 12,337 + +
Vancouver 23,487 30,844 31,544 44,961
Victoria 2,338 3,778 3,539 4,156 +
Abbotsford–Mission 589 1,129 986 1,696



Starts seasonally adjusted, annual rate.
*short-term expectations are based on residential permits data
**long-term expectations are based on demographic requirements
Sources: The Conference Board of Canada; CMHC Housing Market Information Portal.


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