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  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100053
    Description:

    This article examines key housing markets in Canada prior to COVID-19 and offers an outlook of the impacts of the pandemic on the real estate market over the next few months. Price trends for four property types, such as new houses, new condominiums, resale houses and resale condominiums are explored. Prior to COVID-19, the price of condominium apartments increased at a faster pace than singles, semi-detached and row homes. The global pandemic may cause a shift of preferences for larger homes instead of condominiums as future home buyers may prefer larger homes in the suburbs as working from home becomes more prevalent.

    Release date: 2020-07-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020050
    Description:

    This infographic examines key housing markets in Canada prior to COVID-19 and offers an outlook of the impacts of the pandemic on the real estate market over the next few months. Price trends for four property types, such as new houses, new condominiums, resale houses and resale condominiums are explored. Prior to COVID-19, the price of condominium apartments increased at a faster pace than single, semi-detached and row homes. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many changes have been impacting the real estate industry, from virtual tours to a change in preference towards larger homes in the suburb. We offer an outlook of the impact of those new realities on the real estate market going forward.

    Release date: 2020-07-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202020325344
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-07-21

  • Table: 34-10-0133-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 027-0040)
    Geography: Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census agglomeration, Census metropolitan area part, Census agglomeration part
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (247 items: Carbonear; Newfoundland and Labrador; Corner Brook; Newfoundland and Labrador; Grand Falls-Windsor; Newfoundland and Labrador; Gander; Newfoundland and Labrador ...), Type of structure (4 items: Apartment structures of three units and over; Apartment structures of six units and over; Row and apartment structures of three units and over; Row structures of three units and over ...), Type of unit (4 items: Two bedroom units; Three bedroom units; One bedroom units; Bachelor units ...).

    Release date: 2020-01-17

  • Table: 46-10-0042-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description:

    Households on waiting list for social and affordable housing including length of wait, Canada, provinces and territories.

    Release date: 2019-11-22

  • Table: 46-10-0043-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description:

    Households in suitable versus not suitable housing and by condition of dwelling (e.g., dwelling requiring major repairs), by tenure including social and affordable housing, Canada, provinces, territories, population centres, and select census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs).

    Release date: 2019-11-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019056
    Description:

    Several trends were observed in the New Housing Price Indexes and average prices over the last five years. Using data from the New Housing Price Survey, this infographic shows which of the selected census metropolitan areas (CMA) surveyed are leading the way in annual price movements over the last 5 years, and provides the average price in 2013 compared to the average price of 2018 for selected CMAs.

    Release date: 2019-09-12

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019054
    Description:

    A dream of many Canadians is to someday own their own home. Canadians work hard to achieve this goal and most take on debt for that reason. Using data from the Survey on Financial Security, this infographic describes trends in homeownership and mortgage debt from 1999 to 2016.

    Release date: 2019-08-08

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019002
    Description:

    This paper describes a new methodology that Statistics Canada has adopted to measure the rent index.

    Release date: 2019-02-27

  • Table: 46-10-0002-01
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Number of municipally owned social and affordable housing assets for all provinces and territories, by urban and rural and population size. Values are presented for 2016.

    Release date: 2018-10-12
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  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100053
    Description:

    This article examines key housing markets in Canada prior to COVID-19 and offers an outlook of the impacts of the pandemic on the real estate market over the next few months. Price trends for four property types, such as new houses, new condominiums, resale houses and resale condominiums are explored. Prior to COVID-19, the price of condominium apartments increased at a faster pace than singles, semi-detached and row homes. The global pandemic may cause a shift of preferences for larger homes instead of condominiums as future home buyers may prefer larger homes in the suburbs as working from home becomes more prevalent.

    Release date: 2020-07-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020050
    Description:

    This infographic examines key housing markets in Canada prior to COVID-19 and offers an outlook of the impacts of the pandemic on the real estate market over the next few months. Price trends for four property types, such as new houses, new condominiums, resale houses and resale condominiums are explored. Prior to COVID-19, the price of condominium apartments increased at a faster pace than single, semi-detached and row homes. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many changes have been impacting the real estate industry, from virtual tours to a change in preference towards larger homes in the suburb. We offer an outlook of the impact of those new realities on the real estate market going forward.

    Release date: 2020-07-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202020325344
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-07-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019056
    Description:

    Several trends were observed in the New Housing Price Indexes and average prices over the last five years. Using data from the New Housing Price Survey, this infographic shows which of the selected census metropolitan areas (CMA) surveyed are leading the way in annual price movements over the last 5 years, and provides the average price in 2013 compared to the average price of 2018 for selected CMAs.

    Release date: 2019-09-12

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019054
    Description:

    A dream of many Canadians is to someday own their own home. Canadians work hard to achieve this goal and most take on debt for that reason. Using data from the Survey on Financial Security, this infographic describes trends in homeownership and mortgage debt from 1999 to 2016.

    Release date: 2019-08-08

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019002
    Description:

    This paper describes a new methodology that Statistics Canada has adopted to measure the rent index.

    Release date: 2019-02-27

  • Stats in brief: 97-554-X2006001
    Description:

    This report provides information on homeownership and shelter costs in Canada from the 2006 Census. Topics include homeownership, the presence of a mortgage, condominium status, housing life cycle (or housing career), shelter costs and housing affordability. The report looks at the impact on several key groups: households in lower income groups, persons living alone, lone-parent households, seniors, immigrants and recent immigrants. Geographical differences are considered for provinces, territories and selected census metropolitan areas. The 2006 Census data showed that homeownership rose between 2001 and 2006, continuing an upward trend that began in 1991.

    Release date: 2008-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200810113202
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Since shelter is the biggest expenditure most households make, its affordability can have a big impact on their wellbeing. Measuring affordability involves comparing housing costs with a household's ability to meet them. Up to now, affordability has been measured at a particular time. New information enables a first-ever longitudinal review of housing affordability. This article examines the likelihood of spending 30% or more of household income on shelter, how often this occurs and whether it is occasional or persistent.

    Release date: 2008-03-18

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2008001
    Description:

    Shelter is the biggest expenditure most households make and its affordability can have an impact on the wellbeing of household members. For this reason, housing affordability is closely watched by a wide range of stakeholders - from housing advocates to policy analysts - interested in the welfare of Canadians. Measuring affordability involves comparing housing costs to a household's ability to meet them. One common measure is the shelter-cost-to-income-ratio (STIR). The 30% level is commonly accepted as the upper limit for affordable housing. Housing affordability is also a critical input to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's core housing need indicator which is used by governments to help design, deliver, fund and evaluate social housing programs. This report, jointly authored by Statistics Canada and CMHC, focuses purely on the dynamics of housing affordability, not on core housing need. It examines the likelihood of spending 30% or more of household income on shelter, how often this occurs, whether it is occasional or persistent, and contrasts those spending 30% or more to those spending less. Cross-sectional estimates indicate that around 19% of Canadians lived in households spending more than the affordability benchmark in 2002. Longitudinally however, less than 9% lived in households that spent above the benchmark in each year between 2002 and 2004, while another 19% lived in households spending above the benchmark for either one or two years. The attributes associated with the highest probabilities of living in a household spending above the affordability benchmark were: living alone, being a female lone parent, renting, being an immigrant, or living in Vancouver or Toronto. In addition, those living in households experiencing some kind of transition between 2002 and 2004 period had a higher probability of exceeding the benchmark at least once during the period. Such transitions included renters with a change in rent-subsidy status, those who changed from owner to renter or vice versa, those who changed family type (for example, marrying or divorcing), and those who moved between cities. Notably, those experiencing these transitions did not exceed the benchmark persistently.

    Release date: 2008-01-25

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200611113174
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A household's ability to afford housing has traditionally been measured using income information derived from the census. A household spending 30% or more of its income on shelter was considered to have a shelter-cost burden. The Survey of Household Spending provides an alternative denominator based on total household spending.

    Release date: 2006-12-20
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 97-554-G
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following demographic variable: Housing and dwelling characteristics.

    Release date: 2008-05-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 92-382-X
    Description:

    This report discusses data quality pertaining to household variables (tenure, household maintainer, owner's major payments and gross rent) and dwelling characteristics (structural type of dwelling, number of rooms, number of bedrooms, period of construction, condition of dwelling and value of dwelling). The report also describes the various aspects of data processing that could impact data quality.

    Release date: 2003-12-18

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3123
    Description: The purpose of the survey is to collect tuition fees and living accommodation costs for all publicly funded universities and degree-granting colleges in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3507
    Description: This statistical activity is a cost recovery survey, funded in part by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The data is used to measure the adequacy and affordability of housing in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5236
    Description: The Experimental New Condominium Apartment Price Index (NCAPI) is a quarterly series that measures changes over time in the contractors' selling prices of units in new condominium apartment buildings, where detailed specifications pertaining to each unit remain comparable between two consecutive periods.
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