Housing starts in Canada jumped by 8 percent over a month earlier to 287,257 units in May of 2022, well above market expectations of 252,600 units, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC). Urban starts jumped by 8 percent to 264,162 units, as multi-unit urban starts climbed 13 percent to 201,193 units, offsetting a 4 percent decline for single-detached urban starts to 62,969 units. source: Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation

Housing Starts in Canada averaged 189.53 Thousand units from 1977 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 330.12 Thousand units in March of 2021 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand units in August of 1982. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Housing Starts - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Housing Starts in Canada is expected to be 250.00 Thousand units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Housing Starts is projected to trend around 200.00 Thousand units in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Housing Starts



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-16 12:15 PM Apr 267.3K 248.4K 246.4K
2022-06-15 12:15 PM May 287.3K 267.3K 252.6K 253K
2022-07-15 12:15 PM Jun 287.3K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Housing Starts 287.26 267.33 Thousand units May 2022

Canada Housing Starts
In Canada, a housing start is defined as the beginning of construction work on the building where the dwelling unit will be located. This can be described in 2 ways: usually, the stage when the concrete has been poured for the whole of the footing around the structure; or an equivalent stage where a basement will not be part of the structure.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
287.26 267.33 330.12 90.70 1977 - 2022 Thousand units Monthly
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News Stream
Canadian Housing Starts Surpass Expectations
Housing starts in Canada jumped by 8 percent over a month earlier to 287,257 units in May of 2022, well above market expectations of 252,600 units, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC). Urban starts jumped by 8 percent to 264,162 units, as multi-unit urban starts climbed 13 percent to 201,193 units, offsetting a 4 percent decline for single-detached urban starts to 62,969 units.
2022-06-15
Canada Housing Starts Rise More than Expected
Housing starts in Canada jumped by 8 percent over a month earlier to 267,330 units in April of 2022, above market expectations of 246,400 units, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC). Urban starts surged by 10 percent to 245,324 units in April, as multi-unit urban starts climbed by 14% to 178,092 units and single-detached urban starts increased by 1% to 67,232 units.
2022-05-16
Canada Housing Starts Below Estimates
Housing starts in Canada fell by 2 percent over a month earlier to 246,243 units in March of 2022, below market expectations of 250,000 units, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC). Urban starts decreased by 2 percent to 220,708 units in March, as multi-unit urban starts slipped by 5% to 154,876 units, while single-detached urban starts increased by 8% to 65,832 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 25,535 units.
2022-04-19