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 - Jun 9, 2020

In Alberta, urban housing starts totaled 1,601 in May 2020, a year-over-year decrease of 11.0%. Canadian housing starts fell by 1.9% over the same period. In Alberta, apartments and other unit types was the only category to increase (37.9%). All other categories declined, with semi-detached units decreasing the most, at -50.0%.