Canadian seasonally adjusted housing starts rose to 192,527 units in March of 2019 from a downwardly revised 166,290 units in February but below market expectations of 196,500 units. The SAAR of urban starts increased by 17.6 percent in March to 178,033 units. Single-detached urban starts advanced by 12.1 percent to 42,139 units and multiple urban starts went up by 18.6 percent to 135,894 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14,494 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 185.67 Thousand units from 1977 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 291.60 Thousand units in March of 1978 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand units in August of 1982.