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Building permits, May 2021

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The title of the infographic is "Building permits, May 2021"

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The title of the infographic is May 2021 - Building permits.

It includes multiple components such as a map, tables, pictographs and images.

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

This is a map of Canada by Province 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 down 14.8% compared to April. Newfoundland and Labrador up 217.5%, Prince Edward Island down 22.5%, Nova Scotia down 2.2%, New Brunswick down 30.9%, Quebec down 1.8%, Ontario down 26.6%, Manitoba up 6.5%, Saskatchewan down 17.5%, Alberta down 7.2%, British Columbia down 10.4%, Yukon down 12.2%, Northwest Territories up 1,253.2%, not applicable for Nunavut.

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

Residential: a month-over-month decrease of 16.0%

Non residential: a month-over-month decrease of 12.2%

Single family dwellings: total value was $3,184 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 10.6% or $379.2 million.

Multi-family dwellings: total value was $3,295 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 20.6% or $853.7 million.

Industrial: total value was $511 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 14.6% or $87.1 million.

Commercial: total value was $1,577 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 15.8% or $296.8 million.

Institutional: total value was $900 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 3.4% or $31.3 million.

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

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