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Building permits, May 2020

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The title of the infographic is "Building permits, May 2020"

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Figure 1 - Month-to-month change in total value of building permits (seasonally adjusted)

This is a map of Canada showing the month-to-month percentage changes for total building permit value. Green arrows represent an increase, while red arrows represent a decrease.

Building permit values in Canada up 20.2% compared to April. Newfoundland and Labrador down 22.8%, Prince Edward Island up 1,019.5%, Nova Scotia up 2.2%, New Brunswick down 14.0%, Quebec up 72.0%, Ontario up 24.0%, Manitoba down 16.9%, Saskatchewan down 9.2%, Alberta down 8.5%, British Columbia up 4.4%, Yukon down 22.4%, Northwest Territories up 241.4%, Nunavut too unreliable to be published.

Figure 2 - Building permits for residential and non-residential construction in Canada (seasonally adjusted)

Residential: a month-over month increase of 18.7%

Non residential: a month-over-month increase of 22.9%

Single-family dwellings: total value was $1,900 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 37.5%, or $518.1 million.

Multi-family dwellings: total value was $2,905 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 9.0%, or $239.4 million.

Industrial: total value was $600 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 57.6%, or $219.2 million.

Commercial: total value was $1,458 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 20.8%, or $250.9 million.

Institutional: total value was $544 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 2.8%, or $14.7 million.

Source: Table 34-10-0066-01: Building permits, by type of structure and type of work.

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