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.
In Alberta, urban housing starts totaled 2,158 in November 2018, a year-over-year decrease of 23.0%. Canadian starts decreased by 12.0% over the same period. In Alberta, all unit types decreased except for row units, which increased 46.6%.