Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Sept. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 334 609 534 545 - -
Halifax 5,306 2,506 2,173 2,627 - -
Saint John 734 694 816 854 + -
Moncton 718 1,985 1,551 640 - -
Québec CMA 8,871 10,609 9,315 9,100 + -
Montréal 32,516 32,954 30,502 34,059 + -
Trois-Rivières 488 1,078 1,150 1,696 + -
Saguenay 388 553 427 247 - -
Sherbrooke 2,274 2,367 2,134 3,064 + -
Ottawa–Gatineau 17,320 13,871 11,579 15,678 - -
Kingston 2,597 559 503 322 - +
Greater Sudbury 194 737 840 2,026 + -
Thunder Bay 114 354 340 102 + -
Oshawa 3,742 4,599 3,287 3,165 + -
Toronto 32,347 41,457 49,373 55,291 + +
Hamilton 2,702 4,580 4,033 951 + -
St. Catharines–Niagara 1,940 2,673 2,788 3,910 + -
Kitchener–Waterloo 7,751 5,765 4,760 2,705 - +
London 4,480 6,965 5,414 4,952 - -
Windsor 2,359 1,637 1,088 721 + -
Winnipeg 2,534 6,111 6,183 7,974 + -
Regina 527 794 747 983 - +
Saskatoon 918 3,093 2,653 5,385 - +
Calgary 11,859 14,738 13,769 11,637 + -
Edmonton 10,378 12,563 12,176 10,687 + -
Vancouver 21,455 25,928 20,313 14,109 + -
Victoria 2,319 4,957 6,384 4,975 + -
Abbotsford–Mission 1,067 914 847 1,471 + -



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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