Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Aug. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 615 645 532 450
Halifax 2,087 2,516 1,357 481
Saint John 415 591 650 293 +
Moncton 1,654 1,933 1,993 2,442
Québec CMA 9,537 10,275 11,939 2,209 +
Montréal 27,038 32,404 32,224 27,033 +
Trois-Rivières 372 1,015 1,020 455 +
Saguenay 164 594 560 653 +
Sherbrooke 2,057 2,555 2,045 1,994 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 20,632 13,860 9,315 10,571
Kingston 969 1,023 592 635 +
Greater Sudbury 286 1,138 304 73 +
Thunder Bay 28 534 330 65 +
Oshawa 8,643 5,024 3,828 3,335 +
Toronto 62,169 42,891 43,105 46,824 + +
Hamilton 3,533 4,738 5,376 8,202 +
St. Catharines–Niagara 2,318 2,618 1,995 2,152 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 2,548 6,060 4,920 5,603 +
London 2,393 6,722 7,255 4,511
Windsor 1,921 1,659 1,434 1,519
Winnipeg 3,844 5,389 6,233 5,740 +
Regina 957 846 740 616 + +
Saskatoon 1,302 2,947 1,582 1,222 +
Calgary 8,683 15,159 14,502 12,933 +
Edmonton 9,307 12,462 12,736 14,575 +
Vancouver 29,675 31,048 30,558 22,323 +
Victoria 2,731 5,338 6,110 6,969 +
Abbotsford–Mission 1,436 800 917 565 +



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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