Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Oct. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 467 583 536 601
Halifax 1,355 3,567 3,655 7,699
Saint John 235 592 519 404
Moncton 952 2,016 1,657 1,893
Québec CMA 9,350 10,719 6,409 7,920
Montréal 24,733 31,148 29,776 28,180 +
Trois-Rivières 964 1,117 1,079 1,094 +
Saguenay 656 518 454 484
Sherbrooke 5,675 2,417 2,683 3,105
Ottawa–Gatineau 10,341 13,571 14,687 17,660 +
Kingston 970 561 541 678 +
Greater Sudbury 536 641 795 288
Thunder Bay 189 251 76 59 +
Oshawa 3,834 4,744 3,588 4,293
Toronto 36,330 41,177 44,424 31,591 + +
Hamilton 6,146 3,650 3,395 1,007
St. Catharines–Niagara 3,729 2,783 3,127 3,232 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 2,869 5,176 5,161 7,239 +
London 3,619 5,995 4,139 2,892
Windsor 2,099 1,423 1,038 891
Winnipeg 7,071 5,994 5,780 3,708 +
Regina 490 805 823 876 +
Saskatoon 1,506 2,612 2,617 1,300 +
Calgary 11,850 14,771 13,231 15,171 +
Edmonton 17,471 13,104 14,238 17,422 +
Vancouver 15,340 26,304 19,282 21,227
Victoria 3,414 4,921 5,303 3,973 +
Abbotsford–Mission 1,421 943 954 821 +



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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