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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Building Permits ($ million)

Trend % CHANGE
Building Permits ($ million)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG
Building Permits ($ million)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jul 2, 2021
In May 2021, Alberta municipalities issued $1.2 billion in building permits, an increase of 60.7% from May 2020. Nationally, building permits increased by 22.0% over the same time period. In Alberta, institutional and governmental showed a decline (-20.5%), while residential (+84.0%), commercial (+62.6%), and industrial (+43.3%) all increased.