Building Permits

The value of construction intentions for buildings in the non-residential and residential sectors. The data are obtained from a monthly survey of Canadian municipalities.

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Nov 8, 2017

In September 2017, Alberta municipalities issued $1.32 billion in building permits, an increase of 11.9% from September 2016. Nationally, building permits increased 12.3% over the same time period. In Alberta, all permits were up with the exception of Commercial, which was down 21.1%. Institutional and governmental permits posted the largest increase, 97.4% over last year. This large increase is due to the construction of a new cancer hospital in Calgary.