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Building permits, May 2023

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The title of the infographic is "Building permits, May 2023"

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

This is a map of Canada by province and territory that shows the month-to-month percentage changes of total building permit value. Green arrows represent an increase, while red arrows represent a decrease.

Building permit values in Canada up 10.5% compared to April. Newfoundland and Labrador down 15.4%, Prince Edward Island down 16.9%, Nova Scotia up 9.3%, New Brunswick up 22.8%, Quebec up 15.3%, Ontario up 16.6%, Manitoba down 30.6%, Saskatchewan down 18.5%, Alberta up 19.3%, British Columbia down 3.5%, Yukon up 13.9%, Northwest Territories up 52.1%, Nunavut down 64.3%.

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

Residential: The total value was up 8.5% month over month.

Non-residential: The total value was up 14.2% month over month.

Single family dwellings: total value was $2,438 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 1.3% or $32.3 million.

Multi-family dwellings: total value was $4,351 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 15.0% or $566.7 million.

Industrial: total value was $660 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 1.8% or $11.8 million.

Commercial: total value was $2,239 million, representing a month-over-month increase of 45.8% or $703.4 million.

Institutional: total value was $829 million, representing a month-over-month decrease of 23.3% or $251.3 million.

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

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