Evictions in Canada, 2021

Release date: July 21, 2022
Infographic: Evictions in Canada, 2021
Description: Evictions in Canada, 2021

In 2021,Note 1 7% of Canadian Housing Survey respondentsNote 2 reported being evicted in the past.

  • 4% of respondents who are homeowners
  • 12% of respondents who are renters
  • 15% of respondents living in social and affordable housingNote 3
  • 6% of respondents not living in social and affordable housing
  • 30% of respondents who have experienced homelessness
  • 6% of respondents who have not experienced homelessness

Percentage of each group that experienced an eviction
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This table displays the results of Percentage of each group that experienced an eviction percentage (appearing as column headers).
percentage
Indigenous (First Nations members living off reserve, Métis and InuitNote 4) 13%
First Nations 12%
Métis 14%
Non-Indigenous 7%
Visible minorityNote 5 5%
South Asian 2%
Chinese 3%
Black 12%
Filipino 2%
Arab 7%
Not a visible minority 7%

The top 5 reasons reported for evictions
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Sale of property by landlord 37%
Landlord wanted the unit for own use 26%
Conflict with the landlord 13%
Demolition, conversion, or major repairs by the landlord 10%
Being behind on rent payments 8%

Note: Respondents were asked: “Have you ever been forced to move from a dwelling you rented?”

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Housing Survey, 2021.

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