Housing starts in Canada rose 23.1 percent over a month earlier to 282,428 units in January 2021, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The SAAR of urban starts jumped by 27.7 percent to 266,877 units, as multiple urban starts increased by 24.1 percent to 193,328 units while single-detached urban starts climbed by 38.1 percent to 73,549 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15,551 units. source: Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation

Housing Starts in Canada averaged 187.09 Thousand units from 1977 until 2021, 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. 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 February of 2021.

Housing Starts in Canada is expected to be 213.00 Thousand units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Housing Starts in Canada to stand at 213.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Housing Starts is projected to trend around 216.00 Thousand units in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Housing Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
282.43 229.35 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2021 Thousand units Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-17 01:15 PM Oct 214.9K 208.7K 222K 219K
2020-12-15 01:15 PM Nov 246K 215.1K 215K 220K
2021-01-18 01:15 PM Dec 228.3K 259.9K 227K 245K
2021-02-15 01:15 PM Jan 282.4K 229.4K 190K
2021-03-15 12:15 PM Feb 282.4K
2021-04-15 12:15 PM Mar
2021-05-17 12:15 PM Apr
2021-06-15 12:15 PM May


News Stream
Canada Housing Starts Surge 23.1% in January
Housing starts in Canada rose 23.1 percent over a month earlier to 282,428 units in January 2021, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The SAAR of urban starts jumped by 27.7 percent to 266,877 units, as multiple urban starts increased by 24.1 percent to 193,328 units while single-detached urban starts climbed by 38.1 percent to 73,549 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15,551 units.
2021-02-15
Canada Housing Starts Fall Less than Expected
Housing starts in Canada decreased 12.2 percent over a month earlier to 228,300 units in December of 2020, compared to market forecasts of 227,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The SAAR of urban starts declined by 12.8 percent, as multiple urban starts slumped by 15.1 percent while single-detached urban starts fell by 5.5 percent. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 22,373 units.
2021-01-18
Canada Housing Starts Surge in November
Housing starts in Canada rose 14.4 percent over a month earlier to 246,033 units in November of 2020, beating market forecasts of 215,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Urban starts increased 15 percent to 233,106 units, as multiple urban starts jumped 22.5 percent to 177,661 units while single-detached urban starts decreased by 3.8% to 55,445 units.
2020-12-15
Canada Housing Starts Rise Less than Expected
Housing starts in Canada rose 3 percent over a month earlier to 214,875 units in October of 2020, missing market expectations of 222,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Urban starts increased by 3.5 percent to 202,584 units, as single-detached urban starts surged 14.3 percent to 57,788 units while multiple urban starts decreased 0.2 percent to 144,796 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,291 units.
2020-11-17

Canada Housing Starts
Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month.