Housing Starts

Construction of housing units in urban centres with a population of 10,000 and over. A housing unit is considered "started" when basement foundation construction begins.

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Mar 8, 2017

Urban housing starts increased to 1,957 in February 2017, a year-over-year increase of 23.5%. Canadian starts decreased 5.7% over the same period. All housing types saw an year-over-year increase in February, with single detached starts increasing by 29.3% in Alberta, accounting for 46% of all housing starts.