Building Permits September 2004 Catalogue no. 64-001-XIE

Building Permits September 2004 Catalogue no. 64-001-XIE
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Geographical Abbreviations
A.R.
BOR
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C.A.
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CDR
CM
C.M.A.
COM
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City
Census Agglomeration
Chartered Community
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County (Municipality)
Census Metropolitan Area
Community
County Remainder
Canton
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District (Municipality)
Hamlet
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Northern Town
Northern Village
NorthWest Territories
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Parish
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Indian Settleman/Établissement indien
Subdivision of County Municipality
Sans désignation
Settlement
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Subdivision of Unorganized District
Summer Village
Town
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Table of Contents
Page
Part I – Analysis
Highlights
v
Monthly Review
v
Charts
vii
Part II – Tables (Seasonally Adjusted)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Total Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted (Current Periods)
Non-residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories (Current Periods)
Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories (Current Periods)
Number of Dwelling Units Authorized, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted at Annual Rate
(Current Periods)
5. Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories
(Current Periods)
6. Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas
(Current Periods)
1
1
2
2
3
5
Part III – Tables (Unadjusted)
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Dwelling Units, Provinces and Territories (Current Periods)
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas (Current Periods)
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas (Cumulative)
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories (Current Periods)
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas (Current Periods)
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas (Cumulative)
Value of the Non-residential Permits by Type of Building, Provinces and Territories (Current Periods)
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Part IV – Monthly Survey of Building Permits – Data Quality, Concepts and Methodology
Data Quality, Concepts and Methodology
Data Sources and Methodology
Concepts and Variables Measured
Data Accuracy
Comparability of Data and Related Sources
Related Products and Services
Survey Form
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Part I – Analysis
Highlights
Construction intentions for both housing and non-residential
sectors fell in September, pushing down the total value of
building permits for the third consecutive month.
Contractors took out $4.4 billion in building permits, down
3.3% from August. It was the first time since late 1997 that
permits have fallen for three months in a row.
However, September’s total is still 4.3% higher than the
average monthly level in 2003.
In the residential sector, intentions continued to cool in
September, as housing permits were down 4.3% to $3.0
billion, also the third straight decline. A decrease in singlefamily dwellings from a record high in August was only partly
offset by a rebound in multi-family permits.
In the non-residential sector, municipalities issued permits
worth $1.5 billion, down 1.3% from August, led by a
significant drop in institutional projects. This was the third
consecutive monthly decline in non-residential permits, and
the sixth so far this year.
On a year-to-date basis, permits totalled $40.8 billion
between January and September, up 7.8% from the same
nine-month period last year. This was entirely the result of
the overwhelming demand for new dwellings since January.
Builders took out $27.2 billion in housing permits from
January to September, up 16.3% from the same period in
2003. Permits in the non-residential sector fell 5.9% to
$13.6 billion.
Among the metropolitan areas, the largest advances in
dollars on a year-to-date basis occurred in Vancouver and
Montreal, as a result of the feverish demand for new
dwellings. Oshawa recorded the largest decline, with
significant decreases in both residential and non-residential
components.
Residential sector: Halt to growth in singlefamily dwellings
A decline in construction intentions for single-family permits
halted three straight months of growth.
Despite recent increases in mortgage rates and the
sustained growth in housing prices, the demand for new
homes remains strong. Mortgage rates are low from a
historical standpoint, while consumer confidence is still high
across the country. At the same time, full-time employment
has risen significantly since the beginning of the year, and
the number of immigrants to Canada has risen by nearly
40,000 persons over last year.
Housing permits fell 16.3% in Ontario, the biggest factor in
the overall decline in the nation’s residential sector.
Ontario’s decline occurred in permits for single-family
dwellings. In contrast, the largest gain was recorded in
British Columbia on the strength of intentions for multi-family
dwellings.
On a year-to-date basis, municipalities issued $18.2 billion
in single-family permits between January and September,
up 12.8% from the same nine months in 2003. Intentions
for multi-family dwellings surged 24.0% to $9.0 billion.
Since January, municipalities have approved 182,500 new
dwelling units, the highest nine-month total since 1987 when
192,600 new units were authorized.
Gains on the cumulative value of residential permits were
recorded in every province and territory, as well as in 23
out of the 28 census metropolitan areas.
Non-residential: Third consecutive monthly
decline
A substantial gain in the value of permits for industrial
buildings failed to offset a decline in the institutional
component. Commercial intentions held relatively steady.
Institutional permits fell 22.3% to $260 million, their lowest
level since February 2000. This was largely the result of
declines in the demand for education and medical buildings.
Institutional intentions in Ontario plunged 32.2% to $108
million, the largest drop among the provinces.
Permits in the commercial sector showed continuing
strength, holding steady at $892 million. Demand for
commercial permits was particularly strong in Manitoba,
where they rose 76.7% to $39 million, as intentions for
laboratories and office buildings increased.
Contractors took out $1.95 billion in permits for single-family
dwellings in September, down 9.8% from August’s record
high of $2.16 billion. In contrast, the value of multi-family
permits rose 8.5% to $1.0 billion.
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In the industrial component, intentions rose 24.1% to $308
million after two straight monthly decreases. In Quebec,
permits for industrial projects surged 58.9% to $68 million,
the biggest gain in dollar terms in the provinces, thanks to
proposed projects in the plant category.
Continued strength in the commercial component could
reflect retail sales, which advanced for a third consecutive
month in July. It was the sixth monthly sales gain this year,
following a period of successive declines in the last four
months of 2003.
In the industrial area, manufacturers remain optimistic about
the outlook for higher production and employment during
the final three months of 2004, according to Statistics
Canada’s latest Business Condition Survey. They were also
satisfied with the current level of orders received.
Among the 28 metropolitan areas, non-residential permits
fell in 17. Ottawa recorded the strongest decrease, mainly
the result of a drop in the office building category. In
contrast, the largest increase occurred in Kitchener, the
result of a strong gain in the commercial component.
Provincially, the largest drop in September occurred in
Ontario, where non-residential permits fell 6.2% to $633
million, led by declines in the commercial and institutional
areas. The biggest gain occurred in Manitoba, where nonresidential permits rose 71.3% to $62 million because of
higher construction intentions in commercial and industrial
projects.
Between January and September this year, the value of
non-residential permits totalled $13.6 billion, down 5.9%
from the same period of 2003. The institutional sector
experienced the greatest loss, falling 22.1% from the same
period last year to $3.7 billion.
Permits for industrial projects fell 14.6% to $2.4 billion, while
intentions in the commercial sector were up 8.7% to $7.5
billion.
Among the provinces, on a year-to-date basis, the biggest
loss in non-residential permits (in dollars) was in Ontario,
where they fell 9.3% to $6.1 billion. This was mainly the
result of lower industrial and institutional intentions.
Strong growth in industrial and commercial projects
propelled British Columbia to the highest gain, a 6.4%
increase to $1.6 billion.
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Building permits - Canada
Total value of building permits
$ billion
5.5
Seasonally Adjusted
5.0
Trend
4.5
4.0
3.5
3.0
2.5
2.0
S
J
J
2002
2001
J
2003
S
2004
Residential value - Total
$ billion
3.8
Seasonally Adjusted
3.4
Trend
3.0
2.6
2.2
1.8
1.4
1.0
S
J
J
2001
2002
J
2003
S
2004
Residential value - single and multiple
$ million
2,700
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
2,200
Single
1,700
1,200
Multiple
700
200
S
J
2001
J
2002
J
2003
S
2004
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Building permits - Canada
Number of dwelling units - single and multiple
Units
13,000
12,000
Single
11,000
10,000
9,000
8,000
Multiple
7,000
6,000
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
5,000
4,000
3,000
S
J
2001
J
2002
J
2003
S
2004
Non residential value - Total
$ billion
2,0
Seasonally Adjusted
1,8
Trend
1,6
1,4
1,2
1,0
S
J
2001
J
2002
J
2003
S
2004
Industrial value
$ million
600
Seasonally Adjusted
500
Trend
400
300
200
100
S
J
2001
J
2002
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J
2003
S
2004
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Building permits - Canada
Commercial value
$ million
1,200
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
1,000
800
600
400
S
J
2001
J
2002
J
2003
S
2004
Institutional and Governmental value
$ million
700
Seasonally Adjusted
600
Trend
500
400
300
200
100
S
J
2001
J
2002
J
2003
S
2004
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Part II – Tables (Seasonally Adjusted)
Table 1
Total Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2004
2004
Septemberp
Augustr
Sept. - Aug.
Aug. - July
July - June
thousands of dollars
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
June - May
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
percentage change
4,414,180
4,566,191
-3.3
-4.1
-11.5
28.6
-8.2
6.5
43,790
48,162
-9.1
20.5
0.7
-11.6
18.6
-8.5
Prince Edward Island
14,602
15,517
-5.9
-34.1
33.1
34.9
-31.6
51.7
Nova Scotia
80,458
105,014
-23.4
-1.0
-0.2
-2.5
-8.3
48.9
83,839
65,540
27.9
-5.8
-13.5
33.6
-2.5
-5.0
Québec
930,405
905,779
2.7
-4.7
-14.3
17.4
4.3
-7.0
Ontario
1,819,350
2,092,424
-13.1
-1.6
-3.2
35.3
-20.7
20.2
121,525
89,189
36.3
-15.0
-29.0
73.6
5.4
-11.1
37.2
New Brunswick
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
84,513
68,336
23.7
10.1
13.3
-28.5
-2.2
Alberta
550,585
552,942
-0.4
-12.4
16.1
-10.7
-3.7
-4.1
British Columbia
651,829
607,967
7.2
-4.1
-40.7
84.0
3.5
-4.3
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
3,213
4,588
-30.0
-3.7
-6.9
-81.5
373.0
69.6
27,252
7,656
256.0
-11.0
14.3
-3.4
22.2
114.5
2,819
3,077
-8.4
53.4
77.5
-41.6
21.9
-12.3
July - June
June - May
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
Table 2
Non-Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2004
2004
Septemberp
Augustr
Sept. - Aug.
Aug. - July
thousands of dollars
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
percentage change
1,459,216
1,478,113
-1.3
-10.5
-13.6
34.7
-0.8
9.5
14,640
18,903
-22.6
40.6
50.7
-24.0
101.3
-56.5
1,091
7,396
-85.2
-43.4
200.8
-12.7
-52.7
426.1
27,548
35,763
-23.0
42.5
-44.6
24.4
-8.0
125.9
45,505
21,382
112.8
-34.2
-21.7
90.3
5.8
31.5
Québec
282,675
278,159
1.6
-7.4
-28.5
38.6
11.0
-31.5
Ontario
632,713
674,813
-6.2
-15.9
-4.9
44.0
-7.0
26.7
61,902
36,132
71.3
6.7
-57.5
140.3
19.8
-18.1
New Brunswick
Manitoba
43,284
28,351
52.7
-15.2
18.9
-31.3
12.2
65.9
Alberta
149,365
165,483
-9.7
-26.9
28.6
-17.1
-19.8
55.8
British Columbia
180,732
204,769
-11.7
23.6
-36.3
88.0
17.0
-12.4
508
1,308
-61.2
-31.7
103.2
-96.3
3,691.6
166.0
18,324
4,729
287.5
73.2
11.7
-45.8
86.2
1,357.8
929
925
0.4
94.7
47.5
-65.2
0.0
-21.3
Saskatchewan
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
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Table 3
Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2004
2004
Septemberp
Augustr
Sept. - Aug.
Aug. - July
thousands of dollars
Canada
July - June
June - May
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
percentage change
2,954,964
3,088,078
-4.3
-0.8
-10.3
25.4
-11.6
5.2
Newfoundland
29,150
29,259
-0.4
10.3
-13.8
-7.2
3.5
14.4
Prince Edward Island
13,511
8,121
66.4
-22.4
-21.6
64.1
-5.9
-18.8
Nova Scotia
52,910
69,251
-23.6
-14.5
32.7
-16.0
-8.4
27.3
New Brunswick
38,334
44,158
-13.2
19.2
-4.9
1.4
-6.7
-16.5
Québec
647,730
627,620
3.2
-3.4
-5.6
7.4
1.4
9.9
Ontario
1,186,637
1,417,611
-16.3
7.1
-2.2
30.4
-26.8
17.5
Manitoba
59,623
53,057
12.4
-25.3
4.2
31.0
-2.0
-7.0
Saskatchewan
41,229
39,985
3.1
39.6
7.4
-25.2
-14.8
19.3
Alberta
401,220
387,459
3.6
-4.2
10.2
-7.3
8.0
-25.0
British Columbia
471,097
403,198
16.8
-13.9
-42.2
82.7
0.0
-1.9
Yukon
2,705
3,280
-17.5
15.0
-31.8
70.2
-52.7
62.0
Northwest Territories
8,928
2,927
205.0
-50.1
15.5
54.8
-17.0
40.9
Nunavut
1,890
2,152
-12.2
40.6
89.5
-19.9
52.4
4.4
June - May
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
12.0
Table 4
Number of Dwelling Units Authorized, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted at Annual Rate
Province/Territory
2004
2004
Septemberp
Augustr
Sept. - Aug.
Aug. - July
units
Canada
July - June
percentage change
246,264
243,492
1.1
-0.9
-11.7
26.0
-14.9
Newfoundland and Labrador
2,496
2,496
0.0
-10.0
0.4
2.7
-5.9
19.0
Prince Edward Island
1,008
684
47.4
-27.8
-37.3
23.5
54.5
-18.5
Nova Scotia
4,152
6,204
-33.1
-18.5
44.1
-28.6
10.0
16.9
New Brunswick
4,200
4,416
-4.9
33.3
-22.3
-8.3
-2.0
-1.5
Québec
59,004
55,956
5.4
-2.5
-0.9
2.6
6.4
14.3
Ontario
86,436
101,496
-14.8
10.8
-6.1
36.7
-36.7
40.3
5,016
4,248
18.1
-35.0
-7.9
51.8
11.7
-4.4
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
4,308
3,852
11.8
47.9
5.3
-26.4
-28.4
30.8
Alberta
37,704
34,656
8.8
-17.4
12.4
-7.7
16.7
-31.2
British Columbia
40,824
28,992
40.8
-4.6
-50.4
117.9
-17.9
8.0
Yukon
192
324
-40.7
58.8
-51.4
105.9
-39.3
16.7
Northwest Territories
816
60
1,260.0
-66.7
-21.1
137.5
-65.2
-46.5
Nunavut
108
108
0.0
-30.8
225.0
-55.6
-35.7
0.0
2 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 5
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted, 2004
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
Canada
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
11,188
10,301
96,382
89,926
9,103
10,221
86,089
74,589
20,291
20,522
182,471
164,515
3,088,078
2,954,964
27,200,194
23,384,351
247,915
307,611
2,447,709
2,865,863
895,669
891,784
7,521,844
6,917,139
334,529
259,821
3,672,263
4,713,150
1,478,113
1,459,216
13,641,816
14,496,152
4,566,191
4,414,180
40,842,010
37,880,503
Newfoundland and Labrador
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
153
157
1,603
1,305
55
51
378
291
208
208
1,981
1,596
29,259
29,150
272,497
203,864
1,245
2,569
6,559
7,477
6,657
9,055
68,959
66,517
11,001
3,016
26,894
13,953
18,903
14,640
102,412
87,947
48,162
43,790
374,909
291,811
Prince Edward Island
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
50
76
618
508
7
8
133
180
57
84
751
688
8,121
13,511
92,191
70,382
367
126
5,097
7,674
6,323
965
37,099
52,367
706
0
7,328
13,079
7,396
1,091
49,524
73,120
15,517
14,602
141,715
143,502
Nova Scotia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
320
302
2,575
2,402
197
44
1,675
1,598
517
346
4,250
4,000
69,251
52,910
566,457
494,747
2,568
5,585
27,982
53,732
24,765
20,499
204,689
171,775
8,430
1,464
52,623
50,108
35,763
27,548
285,294
275,615
105,014
80,458
851,751
770,362
New Brunswick
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
239
228
2,327
1,955
129
122
767
968
368
350
3,094
2,923
44,158
38,334
376,202
301,662
1,920
1,580
26,490
33,777
14,803
25,179
114,901
145,577
4,659
18,746
71,297
40,889
21,382
45,505
212,688
220,243
65,540
83,839
588,890
521,905
Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
2,099
2,283
19,650
17,327
2,564
2,634
23,362
19,229
4,663
4,917
43,012
36,556
627,620
647,730
5,794,953
4,601,996
42,544
67,604
627,972
659,892
164,342
161,255
1,543,290
1,483,779
71,273
53,816
783,557
733,056
278,159
282,675
2,954,819
2,876,727
905,779
930,405
8,749,772
7,478,723
Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
4,678
3,803
37,786
37,065
3,780
3,400
29,526
28,759
8,458
7,203
67,312
65,824
1,417,611
1,186,637
11,211,509
10,607,550
128,973
145,770
1,222,969
1,548,911
386,620
378,974
3,040,352
2,719,909
159,220
107,969
1,828,525
2,450,979
674,813
632,713
6,091,846
6,719,799
2,092,424
1,819,350
17,303,355
17,327,349
Manitoba
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
325
322
2,859
2,203
29
96
844
1,111
354
418
3,703
3,314
53,057
59,623
510,962
388,637
7,071
20,025
53,274
76,067
21,929
38,743
212,199
209,914
7,132
3,134
101,187
167,300
36,132
61,902
366,660
453,281
89,189
121,525
877,622
841,918
Saskatchewan
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
203
129
1,452
1,299
118
230
1,005
1,210
321
359
2,457
2,509
39,985
41,229
307,203
266,785
2,698
5,447
35,754
26,029
18,293
23,623
148,650
173,911
7,360
14,214
86,310
130,200
28,351
43,284
270,714
330,140
68,336
84,513
577,917
596,925
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 3
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 5
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted, 2004 – Concluded
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
Alberta
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
1,931
1,835
16,463
16,388
957
1,307
12,174
10,375
2,888
3,142
28,637
26,763
387,459
401,220
3,485,839
3,112,431
22,528
32,452
219,853
267,053
118,744
95,367
1,090,071
982,217
24,211
21,546
350,396
623,875
165,483
149,365
1,660,320
1,873,145
552,942
550,585
5,146,159
4,985,576
British Columbia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
1,156
1,136
10,737
9,216
1,260
2,266
16,084
10,743
2,416
3,402
26,821
19,959
403,198
471,097
4,509,298
3,277,895
37,724
26,159
217,682
182,105
127,658
118,803
1,015,772
862,798
39,387
35,770
323,838
419,036
204,769
180,732
1,557,292
1,463,939
607,967
651,829
6,066,590
4,741,834
Yukon Territory
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
27
14
148
146
0
2
26
15
27
16
174
161
3,280
2,705
26,531
22,170
68
47
998
549
985
437
3,887
14,757
255
24
26,910
6,768
1,308
508
31,795
22,074
4,588
3,213
58,326
44,244
Northwest Territories
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
5
13
145
91
0
55
61
101
5
68
206
192
2,927
8,928
36,966
29,925
209
247
3,079
2,593
4,520
17,955
39,849
15,722
0
122
1,298
8,718
4,729
18,324
44,226
27,033
7,656
27,252
81,192
56,958
Nunavut
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
2
3
19
21
7
6
54
9
9
9
73
30
2,152
1,890
9,586
6,307
0
0
0
4
30
929
2,126
17,896
895
0
12,100
55,189
925
929
14,226
73,089
3,077
2,819
23,812
79,396
1
Included in this category are the following types of dwellings: single-detached, mobile home and cottage.
4 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 6
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Seasonally Adjusted, 2004
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
57
69
504
574
2
0
212
115
59
69
716
689
8,914
11,259
93,749
86,858
1,214
6,122
29,538
13,313
416
1,235
7,250
19,519
7,090
0
11,881
9,060
8,720
7,357
48,669
41,892
17,634
18,616
142,418
128,750
Calgary, Alberta
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
690
702
6,151
6,319
365
603
4,923
3,925
1,055
1,305
11,074
10,244
161,816
182,992
1,443,041
1,308,956
4,412
7,098
47,694
79,236
51,433
32,770
498,529
415,763
9,679
3,316
159,093
341,794
65,524
43,184
705,316
836,793
227,340
226,176
2,148,357
2,145,749
Edmonton, Alberta
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
656
592
4,986
4,747
336
361
5,231
4,207
992
953
10,217
8,954
116,200
110,322
1,066,508
892,266
3,511
10,406
48,567
45,444
27,222
26,010
279,703
244,457
6,912
2,034
57,963
116,845
37,645
38,450
386,233
406,746
153,845
148,772
1,452,741
1,299,012
Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
31
51
259
253
0
0
9
9
31
51
268
262
6,518
8,456
45,846
46,151
1,419
480
4,656
3,623
8,557
5,236
22,386
15,092
422
1,452
18,670
14,246
10,398
7,168
45,712
32,961
16,916
15,624
91,558
79,112
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
148
147
1,183
1,156
179
19
1,304
1,295
327
166
2,487
2,451
40,864
25,791
335,807
298,664
276
3,489
6,214
26,987
4,473
10,041
78,497
88,389
211
1,181
35,926
24,221
4,960
14,711
120,637
139,597
45,824
40,502
456,444
438,261
Hamilton, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
366
218
1,725
1,314
157
164
1,703
1,106
523
382
3,428
2,420
93,584
61,360
525,773
369,732
1,782
559
36,817
80,898
12,795
7,537
134,856
93,468
18,588
10,479
77,193
270,864
33,165
18,575
248,866
445,230
126,749
79,935
774,639
814,962
Kingston, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
63
87
542
593
2
14
268
131
65
101
810
724
11,535
13,813
99,765
94,894
171
2,810
4,258
5,137
4,902
594
24,468
39,033
77
533
42,062
28,689
5,150
3,937
70,788
72,859
16,685
17,750
170,553
167,753
Kitchener, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
157
184
1,651
2,005
216
223
1,199
1,307
373
407
2,850
3,312
50,315
52,726
404,602
450,002
5,164
9,227
55,178
51,203
5,348
35,129
136,130
128,290
725
4,215
107,832
69,775
11,237
48,571
299,140
249,268
61,552
101,297
703,742
699,270
London, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
182
196
1,688
1,421
80
35
767
826
262
231
2,455
2,247
39,174
34,011
350,908
287,005
1,476
4,924
29,163
37,162
6,545
12,125
87,609
96,907
19,762
2,169
150,652
149,103
27,783
19,218
267,424
283,172
66,957
53,229
618,332
570,177
Montréal, Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
852
990
8,672
7,482
1,506
1,971
14,762
11,201
2,358
2,961
23,434
18,683
319,303
371,533
3,113,467
2,356,865
15,901
23,108
263,291
185,891
87,102
74,296
784,851
846,423
40,346
25,456
423,687
396,599
143,349
122,860
1,471,829
1,428,913
462,652
494,393
4,585,296
3,785,778
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 5
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 6
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Seasonally Adjusted, 2004 – Continued
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
Oshawa, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
80
137
1,266
2,019
31
81
1,086
1,102
111
218
2,352
3,121
22,211
38,578
411,463
540,117
661
522
21,346
101,495
4,263
7,289
91,839
69,366
3,108
306
49,021
179,231
8,032
8,117
162,206
350,092
30,243
46,695
573,669
890,209
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part,
Ontario/Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
262
306
2,439
2,436
264
505
3,503
2,811
526
811
5,942
5,247
86,746
108,255
887,122
788,055
1,896
1,173
10,200
22,272
57,439
29,733
313,579
384,118
2,975
4,944
90,965
125,083
62,310
35,850
414,744
531,473
149,056
144,105
1,301,866
1,319,528
Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec part,
Ontario/Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
164
136
1,278
1,130
170
107
1,023
1,203
334
243
2,301
2,333
42,524
32,365
309,132
279,728
1,718
102
10,915
3,688
4,579
6,398
91,380
58,003
565
1,048
15,128
34,872
6,862
7,548
117,423
96,563
49,386
39,913
426,555
376,291
Québec, Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
206
232
1,962
2,107
344
110
2,734
2,706
550
342
4,696
4,813
60,572
49,431
570,516
532,912
353
1,203
20,470
33,339
11,855
33,942
221,606
199,736
6,403
2,007
113,438
51,101
18,611
37,152
355,514
284,176
79,183
86,583
926,030
817,088
Regina, Saskatchewan
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
80
35
448
402
1
77
330
360
81
112
778
762
11,095
13,080
96,818
80,643
864
876
18,340
2,279
4,320
9,940
45,174
82,335
3,816
4,195
22,851
51,001
9,000
15,011
86,365
135,615
20,095
28,091
183,183
216,258
Saguenay, Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
32
26
203
229
8
12
134
169
40
38
337
398
6,849
7,710
50,539
54,552
138
1,369
9,910
6,383
6,570
1,806
25,014
29,315
313
527
9,079
20,181
7,021
3,702
44,003
55,879
13,870
11,412
94,542
110,431
Saint John, New Brunswick
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
44
39
374
345
15
8
84
139
59
47
458
484
6,959
6,827
59,278
53,995
460
122
4,497
4,359
3,463
1,020
15,852
23,730
0
1
9,359
6,064
3,923
1,143
29,708
34,153
10,882
7,970
88,986
88,148
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
78
50
568
522
115
133
563
828
193
183
1,131
1,350
21,321
18,832
126,375
122,411
1,031
2,402
8,620
8,542
8,844
4,944
49,520
36,796
136
993
10,779
23,996
10,011
8,339
68,919
69,334
31,332
27,171
195,294
191,745
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
60
36
462
488
48
62
525
441
108
98
987
929
15,486
12,842
120,398
111,246
165
131
7,727
9,995
11,683
9,668
42,559
26,600
1,070
973
11,257
26,203
12,918
10,772
61,543
62,798
28,404
23,614
181,941
174,044
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
142
119
982
856
18
29
400
226
160
148
1,382
1,082
29,098
24,259
236,937
179,338
2,786
1,257
18,676
15,620
3,832
5,389
111,426
101,618
3,511
128
32,342
51,173
10,129
6,774
162,444
168,411
39,227
31,033
399,381
347,749
6 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 6
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Seasonally Adjusted, 2004 –
Concluded
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Augustr
103
Septemberp
111
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
1,142
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
875
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
51
44
332
250
154
155
1,474
1,125
21,150
21,592
201,492
145,659
1,000
1,988
4,481
3,062
4,903
7,903
52,542
44,051
10,673
3,016
20,577
9,153
16,576
12,907
77,600
56,266
37,726
34,499
279,092
201,925
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
27
24
188
195
0
0
8
84
27
24
196
279
5,061
4,165
36,187
38,549
105
6,468
11,893
14,534
5,993
1,935
26,563
17,164
1,796
655
12,172
17,582
7,894
9,058
50,628
49,280
12,955
13,223
86,815
87,829
Toronto, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
1,887
1,152
14,623
14,521
2,701
2,124
17,500
18,636
4,588
3,276
32,123
33,157
762,181
563,151
5,574,077
5,477,247
64,290
77,183
587,268
764,010
191,565
196,383
1,511,956
1,259,273
66,743
36,334
820,599
1,033,954
322,598
309,900
2,919,823
3,057,237
1,084,779
873,051
8,493,900
8,534,484
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
35
44
294
224
26
14
358
298
61
58
652
522
8,599
9,542
81,885
70,499
1,799
223
12,912
33,337
3,497
2,057
29,810
26,793
2,155
12,893
22,099
30,136
7,451
15,173
64,821
90,266
16,050
24,715
146,706
160,765
Vancouver, British Columbia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
419
412
4,197
3,850
950
1,813
12,172
7,238
1,369
2,225
16,369
11,088
236,890
294,472
2,847,742
2,016,990
6,525
7,170
80,435
67,480
84,632
74,902
684,234
426,936
6,979
16,093
138,239
197,869
98,136
98,165
902,908
692,285
335,026
392,637
3,750,650
2,709,275
Victoria, British Columbia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
95
103
878
810
15
51
676
806
110
154
1,554
1,616
22,204
29,861
274,924
239,811
500
846
6,965
15,489
4,675
5,314
48,552
108,369
8,996
6,181
58,137
59,619
14,171
12,341
113,654
183,477
36,375
42,202
388,578
423,288
Windsor, Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
155
109
1,214
1,308
30
135
655
489
185
244
1,869
1,797
31,798
34,165
288,525
286,449
2,288
918
16,410
43,455
30,202
12,699
100,076
71,657
1,270
2,372
12,718
62,222
33,760
15,989
129,204
177,334
65,558
50,154
417,729
463,783
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
186
198
1,730
1,230
21
58
593
862
207
256
2,323
2,092
31,150
35,575
310,601
234,230
2,517
8,494
26,729
26,079
12,389
34,780
141,510
165,093
2,762
2,544
85,429
116,433
17,668
45,818
253,668
307,605
48,818
81,393
564,269
541,835
1
Included in this category are the following types of dwellings: single-detached, mobile home and cottage.
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 7
Building Permits, September 2004
Part III – Tables (Unadjusted)
Table 7
Dwelling Units, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2004
Month
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
Canada
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
12,103
10,616
101,743
94,821
80
86
689
661
819
923
8,778
9,882
2,154
1,867
16,812
15,369
5,877
6,238
53,934
43,902
283
234
3,565
3,664
21,316
19,964
185,521
168,299
Newfoundland and Labrador
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
182
205
1,640
1,436
5
0
14
17
26
6
68
6
6
12
40
68
22
38
214
206
2
4
57
9
243
265
2,033
1,742
Prince Edward Island
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
78
88
608
498
1
1
44
40
2
4
41
21
1
0
40
35
4
4
45
105
0
0
7
19
86
97
785
718
Nova Scotia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
362
309
2,723
2,502
7
13
79
79
23
12
140
237
16
8
59
85
164
17
1,375
1,135
1
11
44
82
573
370
4,420
4,120
New Brunswick
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
321
273
2,386
2,126
8
14
76
50
16
14
89
73
18
17
102
67
91
91
523
762
4
0
54
68
458
409
3,230
3,146
Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
1,895
2,201
20,706
18,610
25
38
240
240
195
284
1,918
1,440
56
189
1,055
694
1,817
2,013
16,317
14,151
152
109
1,811
1,675
4,140
4,834
42,047
36,810
Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
5,351
3,988
40,349
38,855
19
12
137
138
321
381
4,007
6,011
1,375
904
9,695
9,367
2,155
1,678
13,839
11,462
93
51
889
1,305
9,314
7,014
68,916
67,138
Manitoba
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
370
316
3,076
2,406
8
1
35
18
12
1
54
49
0
8
14
31
17
86
774
1,024
0
1
4
7
407
413
3,957
3,535
8 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 7
Dwelling Units, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2004 – Concluded
Month
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
Saskatchewan
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
226
153
1,512
1,370
0
1
4
10
6
0
74
39
0
3
146
368
110
223
752
739
3
4
34
67
345
384
2,522
2,593
Alberta
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
2,059
1,819
17,216
16,931
3
2
22
47
153
165
1,788
1,493
196
93
1,355
1,782
831
877
8,566
7,030
7
14
392
98
3,249
2,970
29,339
27,381
British Columbia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
1,209
1,228
11,213
9,825
3
1
31
19
65
49
587
511
486
633
4,296
2,872
662
1,155
11,418
7,171
18
40
265
328
2,443
3,106
27,810
20,726
Yukon Territory
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
38
17
167
141
1
3
7
2
0
2
7
2
0
0
10
0
0
0
7
10
0
0
2
3
39
22
200
158
Northwest Territories
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
10
16
128
101
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
50
56
101
0
0
0
0
10
71
189
202
Nunavut
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
2
3
19
20
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
6
48
6
3
0
6
3
9
9
73
30
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 9
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 8
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, September 2004
Census Metropolitan Areas
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
76
0
0
0
0
0
76
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Calgary, Alberta
661
0
55
46
403
0
1,165
Edmonton, Alberta
558
0
68
8
212
14
860
Greater Sudbury, Ontario
50
0
0
0
0
0
50
Halifax, Nova Scotia
119
0
2
0
7
11
139
Hamilton, Ontario
214
0
0
77
62
2
355
Kingston, Ontario
84
1
12
0
0
0
97
Kitchener, Ontario
180
0
16
46
128
2
372
London, Ontario
192
0
0
29
0
1
222
Montréal, Quebec
907
0
87
175
1,621
46
2,836
Oshawa, Ontario
134
0
66
4
0
0
204
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario/Quebec
422
1
100
263
166
13
965
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part, Ontario/Quebec
298
0
32
263
136
6
735
Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec part, Ontario/Quebec
124
1
68
0
30
7
230
Québec, Quebec
211
1
35
4
60
10
321
Regina, Saskatchewan
40
0
0
0
77
0
117
Saguenay, Quebec
23
1
0
0
11
1
36
Saint John, New Brunswick
46
3
2
0
6
0
57
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
57
0
0
0
131
2
190
Sherbrooke, Quebec
33
0
6
0
53
2
94
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
117
0
5
14
6
0
142
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
143
0
2
12
36
2
195
23
1
0
0
0
0
24
1,125
1
196
377
1,246
15
2,960
39
1
8
0
3
3
54
Vancouver, British Columbia
453
0
18
480
905
30
1,886
Victoria, British Columbia
112
1
2
28
4
6
153
Windsor, Ontario
107
0
12
48
56
0
223
Winnipeg, Manitoba
173
0
0
4
54
0
231
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
10 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 9
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, January - September 2004
Census Metropolitan Areas
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
525
0
0
20
208
1
754
Calgary, Alberta
6,339
0
654
736
3,497
22
11,248
Edmonton, Alberta
5,167
0
788
327
3,697
360
10,339
Greater Sudbury, Ontario
284
1
4
0
6
0
295
Halifax, Nova Scotia
1,257
2
72
51
1,157
25
2,564
Hamilton, Ontario
1,863
0
99
843
566
123
3,494
Kingston, Ontario
598
4
22
30
214
3
871
Kitchener, Ontario
1,721
0
139
468
503
51
2,882
London, Ontario
1,785
0
14
350
427
19
2,595
Montréal, Quebec
9,065
0
657
751
10,468
1,140
22,081
Oshawa, Ontario
1,386
0
516
456
16
7
2,381
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario/Quebec
3,902
10
560
2,054
1,596
78
8,200
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part, Ontario/Quebec
2,609
1
265
2,033
988
37
5,933
Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec part, Ontario/Quebec
1,293
9
295
21
608
41
2,267
Québec, Quebec
2,085
10
289
171
1,936
142
4,633
Regina, Saskatchewan
471
1
2
0
327
1
802
Saguenay, Quebec
215
5
20
1
61
43
345
Saint John, New Brunswick
393
18
2
2
73
7
495
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
605
0
64
138
345
17
1,169
Sherbrooke, Quebec
494
0
20
0
485
38
1,037
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
1,056
0
55
171
152
20
1,454
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
1,160
0
62
40
184
46
1,492
213
1
8
0
0
2
224
15,340
1
2,390
4,229
10,132
278
32,370
313
1
48
0
224
17
603
4,360
0
168
3,438
8,839
154
16,959
898
11
30
153
481
43
1,616
Windsor, Ontario
1,288
0
138
233
207
1
1,867
Winnipeg, Manitoba
1,840
0
45
5
543
0
2,433
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 11
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 10
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2004
Month
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Total
Industrial
Commercial
Institutional
and
governmental
Canada
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
3,295,412
3,082,477
28,221,674
24,288,547
249,376
311,211
2,434,798
2,874,262
971,979
929,378
7,422,091
6,937,445
369,812
265,134
3,572,254
4,600,488
4,886,579
4,588,200
41,650,817
38,700,742
Newfoundland and Labrador
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
34,617
36,104
278,959
227,045
1,245
2,569
6,559
7,477
6,081
13,903
63,765
63,759
11,001
3,016
26,894
13,953
52,944
55,592
376,177
312,234
Prince Edward Island
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
11,993
14,080
96,950
76,339
367
126
5,097
7,674
6,323
965
37,099
52,367
706
0
7,328
13,079
19,389
15,171
146,474
149,459
Nova Scotia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
79,197
55,457
610,972
520,783
2,568
5,585
27,982
53,732
22,945
21,592
186,766
172,055
8,430
1,464
52,623
50,108
113,140
84,098
878,343
796,678
New Brunswick
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
56,285
49,267
389,790
333,339
1,920
1,580
26,490
33,777
14,803
25,179
114,901
145,577
4,659
18,746
71,297
40,889
77,667
94,772
602,478
553,582
Quebec
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
599,853
680,763
5,947,988
4,774,496
44,558
68,419
586,523
646,065
165,125
161,949
1,396,216
1,388,786
95,034
59,237
749,693
732,011
904,570
970,368
8,680,420
7,541,358
Ontario
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
1,552,351
1,226,384
11,701,103
10,908,185
128,420
148,555
1,251,507
1,571,137
435,722
400,117
3,100,873
2,777,617
170,742
107,861
1,762,380
2,339,362
2,287,235
1,882,917
17,815,863
17,596,301
Manitoba
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
62,117
61,788
551,912
422,428
7,071
20,025
53,274
76,067
26,493
43,408
213,144
210,964
7,132
3,134
101,187
167,300
102,813
128,355
919,517
876,759
Saskatchewan
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
46,830
45,997
323,368
283,545
2,698
5,447
35,754
26,029
21,050
26,963
165,333
180,243
7,360
14,214
86,310
130,200
77,938
92,621
610,765
620,017
12 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 10
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2004 – Concluded
Month
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Total
Industrial
Commercial
Institutional
and
governmental
Alberta
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
413,435
397,744
3,597,319
3,234,604
22,528
32,452
219,853
267,053
135,453
100,617
1,137,105
1,028,785
24,211
21,546
350,396
623,875
595,627
552,359
5,304,673
5,154,317
British Columbia
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
428,618
500,657
4,648,138
3,448,748
37,724
26,159
217,682
182,105
132,449
115,364
961,027
868,917
39,387
35,770
323,838
419,036
638,178
677,950
6,150,685
4,918,806
Yukon Territory
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
5,037
3,418
28,623
22,803
68
47
998
549
985
437
3,887
14,757
255
24
26,910
6,768
6,345
3,926
60,418
44,877
Northwest Territories
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
2,927
8,928
36,966
29,925
209
247
3,079
2,593
4,520
17,955
39,849
15,722
0
122
1,298
8,718
7,656
27,252
81,192
56,958
Nunavut
Augustr
Septemberp
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2004
Cumulative Jan. - Sept. 2003
2,152
1,890
9,586
6,307
0
0
0
4
30
929
2,126
17,896
895
0
12,100
55,189
3,077
2,819
23,812
79,396
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 13
Building Permits, September 2004
Table 11
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, September 2004
Census Metropolitan Areas
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Commercial
Total
Institutional
and
governmental
12,182
6,122
1,154
0
19,458
Calgary, Alberta
169,754
7,098
32,133
3,316
212,301
Edmonton, Alberta
102,898
10,406
25,505
2,034
140,843
8,821
470
5,072
1,305
15,668
Halifax, Nova Scotia
21,780
3,489
10,041
1,181
36,491
Hamilton, Ontario
61,005
547
7,301
9,419
78,272
Kingston, Ontario
14,101
2,750
575
479
17,905
Kitchener, Ontario
52,280
9,029
34,029
3,789
99,127
Greater Sudbury, Ontario
London, Ontario
35,173
4,818
11,745
1,950
53,686
Montréal, Quebec
375,193
23,829
67,912
24,158
491,092
Oshawa, Ontario
38,648
511
7,061
275
46,495
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario/Quebec
137,589
1,253
34,650
5,439
178,931
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part, Ontario/Quebec
105,232
1,148
28,802
4,444
139,626
Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec part, Ontario/Quebec
32,357
105
5,848
995
39,305
Québec, Quebec
49,084
1,240
31,025
1,905
83,254
Regina, Saskatchewan
14,212
876
10,731
4,195
30,014
Saguenay, Quebec
7,708
1,412
1,651
500
11,271
Saint John, New Brunswick
8,922
122
1,020
1
10,065
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
20,189
2,402
5,337
993
28,921
Sherbrooke, Quebec
12,917
135
8,837
923
22,812
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
24,972
1,230
5,220
115
31,537
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
25,757
1,988
11,640
3,016
42,401
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
4,386
6,329
1,874
589
13,178
544,824
75,528
190,235
32,660
843,247
9,453
230
1,880
12,236
23,799
304,577
7,170
69,967
16,093
397,807
Victoria, British Columbia
31,687
846
4,964
6,181
43,678
Windsor, Ontario
33,846
898
12,301
2,132
49,177
Winnipeg, Manitoba
33,974
8,494
36,905
2,544
81,917
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Building Permits, September 2004
Table 12
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, January – September 2004
Census Metropolitan Areas
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Commercial
Total
Institutional
and
governmental
98,178
29,538
6,590
11,881
146,187
Calgary, Alberta
1,459,680
47,694
515,971
159,093
2,182,438
Edmonton, Alberta
1,086,875
48,567
294,937
57,963
1,488,342
50,584
4,790
24,574
18,241
98,189
Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Halifax, Nova Scotia
348,162
6,214
78,497
35,926
468,799
Hamilton, Ontario
544,827
37,662
143,341
75,911
801,741
Kingston, Ontario
109,446
4,176
25,906
41,416
180,944
Kitchener, Ontario
415,564
56,652
141,602
85,680
699,498
London, Ontario
Montréal, Quebec
Oshawa, Ontario
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario/Quebec
368,816
30,072
80,243
144,207
623,338
3,117,722
229,425
703,662
408,227
4,459,036
428,547
21,589
101,640
45,262
597,038
1,225,053
19,276
416,241
91,346
1,751,916
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part, Ontario/Quebec
911,536
10,362
328,462
78,250
1,328,610
Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec part, Ontario/Quebec
313,517
8,914
87,779
13,096
423,306
Québec, Quebec
577,686
18,142
195,072
104,324
895,224
Regina, Saskatchewan
102,763
18,340
48,539
22,851
192,493
Saguenay, Quebec
54,749
9,485
24,141
9,612
97,987
Saint John, New Brunswick
62,698
4,497
15,852
9,359
92,406
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
133,611
8,620
55,709
10,779
208,719
Sherbrooke, Quebec
128,017
6,721
37,335
10,979
183,052
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
250,892
19,219
106,263
27,881
404,255
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
201,569
4,481
49,626
20,577
276,253
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
41,129
12,949
28,331
10,641
93,050
5,718,800
607,761
1,522,451
823,321
8,672,333
84,167
11,089
28,402
22,117
145,775
2,910,344
80,435
639,066
138,239
3,768,084
Victoria, British Columbia
285,364
6,965
44,797
58,137
395,263
Windsor, Ontario
298,981
15,902
101,906
11,593
428,382
Winnipeg, Manitoba
330,846
26,729
141,946
85,429
584,950
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Building Permits, September 2004
Table 13
Value of the Non-residential Permits by Type of Building, Provinces and Territories, September 2004
Type of building
Canada
N.L.
P.E.I.
N.S.
N.B.
Que.
Ont.
Man.
Sask.
Alta
B.C.
Yukon
N.W.T.
Nunavut
thousands of dollars
Total non-residential
1,505,723
19,488
1,091
28,641
45,505
289,605
656,533
66,567
46,624
154,615
177,293
508
18,324
929
Industrial
Factories, plants
Transportation, utilities
Mining and agriculture
Minor industrial projects,
new and improvements1
311,211
177,420
54,161
18,676
2,569
1,900
500
0
126
0
0
0
5,585
3,660
0
600
1,580
0
0
566
68,419
43,699
3,062
6,760
148,555
91,843
24,673
5,560
20,025
7,600
10,000
300
5,447
1,940
924
480
32,452
11,551
13,219
2,195
26,159
15,227
1,783
2,215
47
0
0
0
247
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
60,954
169
126
1,325
1,014
14,898
26,479
2,125
2,103
5,487
6,934
47
247
0
Commercial
Trade and services
Warehouses
Service stations
Office buildings
Recreation
Hotels, restaurants
Laboratories
Minor commercial projects,
new and improvements1
929,378
251,218
114,879
19,531
161,457
132,279
76,069
7,658
13,903
9,950
250
290
500
0
300
0
965
250
0
0
0
0
0
0
21,592
11,512
0
1,274
2,067
1,850
400
0
25,179
1,970
5,620
300
2,257
0
10,749
0
161,949
57,278
7,565
5,120
32,454
5,634
18,322
0
400,117
98,940
61,607
6,689
60,974
88,307
21,373
420
43,408
11,546
3,300
0
13,574
1,000
800
7,238
26,963
5,753
6,810
348
2,688
4,838
3,223
0
100,617
22,438
15,869
2,920
21,926
2,150
10,327
0
115,364
29,207
13,858
2,590
11,627
28,500
8,175
0
437
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17,955
2,374
0
0
13,390
0
1,500
0
929
0
0
0
0
0
900
0
166,287
2,613
715
4,489
4,283
35,576
61,807
5,950
3,303
24,987
21,407
437
691
29
265,134
98,336
26,985
67,286
11,487
30,263
3,016
2,700
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1,464
0
0
0
0
600
18,746
13,915
496
0
0
2,540
59,237
9,108
18,781
16,775
800
6,928
107,861
47,287
1,555
28,991
7,439
11,042
3,134
1,743
448
0
0
0
14,214
7,600
0
4,007
0
1,712
21,546
8,870
581
4,012
716
4,054
35,770
7,113
5,124
13,501
2,532
3,387
24
0
0
0
0
0
122
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30,777
316
0
864
1,795
6,845
11,547
943
895
3,313
4,113
24
122
0
Institutional and
governmental
Schools, education
Hospitals, medical
Welfare, home
Churches, religion
Government buildings
Minor institutional and
governmental projects,
new and improvements1
1
Refer to projects valued at less than $250,000 for which the breakdown by type of building is not available.
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Building Permits, September 2004
Part IV – Monthly Survey of Building Permits - Data Quality, Concepts
and Methodology
The following information should be used to ensure a clear
understanding of the basic concepts that define the data
provided in this product, of the underlying methodology of
the survey, and of key aspects of the data quality. This
information will provide you with a better understanding of
the strengths and limitations of the data, and of how they
can be effectively used and analysed. The information
may be of particular importance to you when making
comparisons with data from other surveys or sources of
information, and in drawing conclusions regarding change
over time.
Data Sources and Methodology
The purpose of the Monthly Survey of Building Permits
issued by Canadian municipalities is to collect data on
construction intentions. The results of this survey are used
by C.M.H.C. (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
as a reference base for conducting a monthly survey of
housing starts and completions in accordance with its
mandate. The statistics on building permits are also
essential for the computation of capital expenditures.
Furthermore, since the issuance of a building permit is one
of the first steps in the construction process, these statistics
are widely used as a leading indicator of building activity.
General methodology : The Building Permits Survey
covers all Canadian municipalities that issue permits. The
number of Canadian municipalities currently surveyed
exceeds 2,350, representing all the provinces and territories.
They account for 95% of the Canadian population.
Participation in the survey is mandatory; the survey does
not use a predetermined sample of municipalities. The
communities representing the other 5% of the population
are very small, and their level of building activity have little
impact on the total. In practice, all urban agglomerations
are represented in the survey, as well as a fair percentage
of rural municipalities. With certain exceptions, the minimum
coverage corresponds to the municipalities already included
in the Housing Starts and Completions C.M.H.C.’s Survey.
Non-responding municipalities that issue permits are urged
on a regular basis to respond to the Building Permit Survey.
Therefore, the number of municipalities covered is increasing continually.
The survey is usually conducted by mail, although certain
municipalities choose to respond by telephone. The
municipal officer responsible for issuing permits is asked
to fill out a form each month describing all major construction projects.
The municipalities forward a copy of their completed report
to Statistics Canada Head Office and another copy to the
local office of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (C.M.H.C.). To reduce their overhead, an increasing
number of respondents are producing a computerized
report. Only those municipalities that are late in reporting
and that are included in the above-mentioned C.M.H.C.
survey are subject to follow-up by telephone.
The reports received at Statistics Canada Head Office are
verified, coded and processed.
Strict quality control procedures are applied to ensure that
collection, coding and data processing are as accurate as
possible. Checks are also performed on totals and the
magnitude of data. Reports that fail to meet the quality
standards are subject to verification and are corrected as
required.
Imputations are required for each characteristic for which
no report has been received. These are calculated
automatically, subject to certain constraints, by applying to
previously used values, the month-to-month and year-toyear changes in similar values of responding municipalities
and the historical pattern of the missing municipalities. No
estimation is done for lack of coverage, concealment or
the underevaluation of permits issued. For this reason, the
sampling error cannot be computed.
The monthly statistics are not corrected for cancelled or
expired permits. According to the municipal officers, the
proportion of cancelled and unused permits is below 5%.
Reference period : The reference period for data collection
purposes is the calendar month. Reports from municipalities
which are part of a census metropolitan area or a census
agglomeration must be received within 20 days following
the month of reference. The other municipalities have 30
days to produce their reports. Results are released between
35 and 40 days after the end of the reference month. Annual
data for the preceding calendar year are released with the
data for the January survey month.
Revisions : Two types of revisions can affect the results of
the Building Permits Survey:
Revisions Due to the Correction of Coding Errors
These types of revisions are done on a monthly basis only
to the data pertaining to the month preceding the reference
period.
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Building Permits, September 2004
Revisions Due to the addition of Late Reports
Late reports for the month preceding the reference period
are incorporated into the survey results on a continuing
basis. However, reports received after the two-month
deadline following the reference month are introduced only
at the end of the year. As a result, the data for the last
twelve months are subject to revision.
Seasonal Adjustment : Seasonal changes cause
predictable fluctuations in the data. The data series
disseminated includes both seasonally adjusted (i.e.,
excludes predictable annual influences) and the unadjusted
data. Seasonally adjusted data for the total number of
housing units as well as for the aggregate value of building
permits are obtained indirectly, i.e., by adding their
seasonally adjusted components. The total number of
dwelling units is obtained by summing the seasonally
adjusted data for single-family and multiple-use units; the
total value of building permits is obtained by summing the
following elements: single-family and multiple-family
dwellings, industrial, commercial and institutional. Some
series contain no apparent seasonality. In these cases,
unadjusted values have been tabulated and agregated to
the adjusted values of the other series. At the end of the
year, the chronological series adjusted for seasonality are
revised to take into account the most recent seasonal
fluctuations. Generally, these revisions apply only to the
last three years in the series. The revised data are
introduced into the CANSIM databank.
Concepts and Variables Measured
The statistical data presented in this product refers to the
number of dwelling units authorized and the value of
building permits. The value of the permits reported
includes the following expenditures: materials, labour, profit
and overhead. The cost of land is never included in the
estimated value of the permit while acquisition costs (legal
fees, surveying fees and accrued interest) may be included
at times.
The classification used in this publication deals strictly with
structures for which a building permit was issued. Permits
are generally issued for the following: construction of new
buildings, alterations, additions, renovations, etc. Minor
repair jobs such as painting, tiling, roofing, etc., for which
no permit is required, and engineering work (such as dams,
roads, pipelines, etc.), which, by definition, is not a building,
are not included in the building permit series. Estimates of
such work may be obtained from the publications Capital
expenditures by type of asset (cat. no. 61-223) and Private
and Public Investment in Canada Intentions (cat. no. 61-205).
The description given by the municipalities as to the type
of building (box #6 of Section A on the form) and the type
of work involved (box #7 of Section A on the form) forms
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the basis for classification. The classification of buildings
into major groups and subgroups is based on the following:
intended use in the case of new buildings; present or
intended use of buildings to which improvements are to be
made; present use of the existing structure where the
proposed construction is intended to provide additional
facilities; principal use of the structure where the proposed
construction has more than one intended use; however,
where the building contains dwellings, the value of the
construction is divided between residential and nonresidential use.
Building Categories
This publication, uses the following classification for the
value of permits issued for construction of new buildings
or for improvements: residential, industrial, commercial,
institutional and government.
Residential. Includes all buildings intended for private
occupancy whether on a permanent basis or not. Dwellings
are divided into the following types: single-family, mobile,
cottage, semi-detached, row house and apartment building.
Industrial. Includes all buildings used for manufacturing
and processing; transportation, communication and other
utilities, and agriculture, forestry and mining.
Commercial. Includes all buildings used to house activities
related to the tertiary sector, such as stores, warehouses,
garages, office buildings, theatres, hotels, funeral parlours
and beauty salons.
Institutional and Government. Includes expenditures
made by the community, public and government for
buildings and structures like schools, universities, hospitals,
clinics, churches, homes for the aged.
The number of dwelling units indicates the number of
self contained dwelling units created. This should not be
confused with the number of structures. For example, an
apartment building containing six dwellings will be shown
as six dwelling units. When an existing structure is converted
into additional housing units, the number of units added is
included. This publication uses the following classification
for dwelling units:
Single-family. Refers to dwellings commonly called “single
house”. It includes single dwellings that are completely
isolated on all sides, including single dwellings linked to
other dwellings below ground. Included are bungalows, split
levels, two-storey single-family homes built by conventional
methods or prefabricated.
Mobile homes. Refers to houses designed and constructed
to be transported on their own chassis and for easy moving.
Building Permits, September 2004
Cottage. Refers to dwellings that cannot be occupied yearround or on a permanent basis because the facilities
required for comfort are inadequate.
Double or Semi-detached. Refers to dwellings in which
each of the two dwellings are side by side and joined by a
common wall or garage, but not attached to any other
building and surrounded by open space.
Row Dwellings. Refers to a row of three or more dwellings
attached to each other without dwellings above or below.
Apartment Building. Includes dwellings in a variety of
buildings such as duplexes, semi-detached duplexes,
triplexes, row duplexes, apartments as such and dwellings
adjacent to non-residential structures.
Conversion. Refers to the number of dwellings added by
conversion of existing structures.
Geographic Classification
Geographic entities are classified according to Standard
Geographical Classification (SGC) used by Statistics
Canada. Each reporting entity is assigned a twelve-digit
SGC code for identification according to the following
geographic levels:
Province and Territory (PR) : There are ten provinces
and three territories.
Economic Region (ER) : Refers to intraprovincial regions
established by the Standards Division of Statistics Canada.
There are seventy-six ERs.
Census Division (CD) : Refers to a group of census
subdivisions established by provincial law. There are two
hundred and ninety-one CDs (data on this geographic group
is available on request).
Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) : Its delineation
corresponds to the 2001 Census definition. The term CMA
refers to the main labour market area of an urban area (the
urbanized core) of at least 100,000 population, based on
the Census population figures. The twenty-seven CMAs
are shown in this publication. Although the 2001 Census
defines the Ottawa-Gatineau area as a single CMA, the
area is also shown in this publication as two separate
entities since it is located in two different provinces.
Census Agglomeration (CA) : Refers to the smaller labour
market area of an urbanized core of at least 10,000
population, as defined by the 2001 Census. There are one
hundred and eighteen CAs in Canada. When a CA overlaps
the boundaries of two provinces, it is shown partly in each
province. The Lloydminster agglomeration is an exception
to this rule. It is treated as if it was totally located in Alberta.
Other Municipalities of at Least 10,000 Population :
Refers to municipalities not included in census agglomerations but with populations of at least 10,000 inhabitants.
The distinction is made between these municipalities and
CAs in order to permit comparison between the Building
Permits Survey and the Housing Starts and Completions
Survey which refers to this geographical concept.
Rural Area : Refers to all geographic entities not included
in a CMA or CA and not identified as an urban centre by
the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Census Subdivision (CSD) : Refers to the general term
applying to municipalities, Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories. However, since Indian
reserves and settlements do not issue building permits,
they are not included in this publication.
Non-standard Geographic Unit : The geographic units
shown in this publication do not all satisfy the above definition of census subdivision. Some provincial or municipal
administrations producing monthly reports do not correspond to the official geographic entities; they are nevertheless shown in this publication under the geographic entity
used by these administrations. These so-called nonstandard geographic units are few in number and are mostly
concentrated in the Maritime provinces.
Territorial revisions
Territorial boundaries were established according to the
2001 Census definitions. Changes in boundaries, status or
name of census subdivisions between censuses are
introduced in this publication on a yearly basis. Changes
affecting the other geographic units (CMAs, CAs, CDs and
ERs) are introduced every five years, eighteen months
following the census.
Data Accuracy
Since the building permit data are extracted from municipal
administrative documents, two types of response errors are
possible: errors attributable to the permit applicant and
errors in transcription by the responding municipality.
However, experience has shown that transcription errors
are not very common and the increasing number of municipalities producing computerized reports tends to reduce
the frequency of this type of error. Errors attributable to an
understatement of the cost of construction are more
probable. Since permit fees are in most cases based on
the value of the construction, this leads unquestionably to
under-estimation of project values.
The other source of error are the processing error and the
non-response error. In 2003, 99% of the municipalities
covered by the survey sent their monthly Building Permits
reports.
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Building Permits, September 2004
Comparability of Data and Related Sources
Related Products and Services
Comparison of data must be done with reservation
considering that the methods of issuing permits and the
methods of estimating building values can differ from one
municipality to another. Also, comparisons involving different
periods must take into account the constant increase in
the number of municipalities participating in the survey.
Selected Related Publications
Catalogue
62-202 Spending patterns in Canada
75-202 Income in Canada.
This publication contains only part of the data produced on
building permits. However, you may order unpublished
tables or address special requests, to the Current
Investment Indicators Section ((613) 951-4646 or 1-800579-8533). The series presented here is also available on
CANSIM: Tables 026-0001 to 026-0008, 026-0010 and
026-0015.
20 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
61-205 Private and public investment in Canada, intentions
61-206 Private and public investment in Canada, intentions
Building and
demolition permits
Permis de construction
et de démolition
Monthly Report
Rapport mensuel
1
If necessary, please update corresponding information – Si
nécessaire, veuillez mettre à jour les renseignements correspondants
2 Reporting Entity Name – Nom de l'entité rapportante
3 Municipal Status (if applicable) – Statut municipal (s'il y a lieu)
4 Address – Adresse
6 Postal Code – Code postal
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5 City – Ville
7 Contact Name – Nom du contact
8 Contact Title – Titre du contact
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9 Language of Preference – Langue de préférence
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10 Telephone Number – Numéro de téléphone
General Information
Renseignements généraux
Confidentiel une fois rempli.
The collection of this information is authorized by the Statistics Act,
Revised Statutes of Canada. 1985. Chapter S19.
La collecte de cette information est autorisée par la Loi sur la
statistique, Lois révisées du Canada, 1985, chapitre S19.
To avoid duplication of enquiry and to provide consistent statistics, this
survey is being conducted under cooperative agreements, made in
accordance with the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985,
Chapter S19 under Section 11 for the exchange of information with:
the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, the Saskatchewan Bureau of
Statistics and the British Columbia Central Statistics Bureau for
respondents in each of the respective provinces; and under Section 12
for joint collection and sharing information with: the Northwest
Territories Bureau of Statistics and the Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation.
Afin d'éviter tout chevauchement des enquêtes et de fournir des
statistiques uniformes, Statistique Canada mène cette enquête aux
termes d'accords conjoints conclus en vertu de l'article 11 de la Loi sur
la statistique, Lois révisées du Canada, 1985, chapitre S19 pour
l'échange de renseignements avec: le «Manitoba Bureau of
Statistics», le «Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics» et le «British
Columbia Central Statistics Bureau» pour les répondants de ces
différentes provinces; et en vertu de l'article 12 pour le rassemblement
conjoint et l'échange de renseignements avec: le «Northwest
Territories Bureau of Statistics» et la Société canadienne
d'hypothèques et de logement.
Agreements coming under Section 12 of the Canada Statistics Act
shall not apply to any respondent who give notice in writing to the
Chief Statistician that he/she objects to the sharing of the information.
Les accords aux termes de l'article 12 de la Loi sur la statistique ne
s'appliquent pas aux répondants qui s'opposent à l'échange de
renseignements dans une lettre jointe au questionnaire dûment rempli
et adressé au statisticien en chef du Canada.
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Results of this survey will enable Statistics Canada to estimate
residential and non-residential construction activity at various
geographical level. The latter are published monthly in Catalogue
64-001, Building Permits.
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Coverage Profile Update
Mise à jour du profil de couverture
1
Please use a separate form for
each month being reported.
Est-ce que la couverture géographique de ce rapport mensuel est
différente de celle de votre rapport précédent dû à un changement de
frontières, du niveau d'administration, etc.
Yes
Oui
Reporting Period – Période visée
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Is the geographical coverage of this monthly report different from that
of your last report due to a change in boundaries, level of
administration, etc.
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Les résultats de cette enquête permettront à Statistique Canada
d'estimer l'activité de la construction résidentielle et non résidentielle à
différents niveaux géographiques. Ces derniers sont publiés
mensuellement dans Permis de bâtir, n° 64-001 au catalogue.
Veuillez utiliser un formulaire
différent pour chaque mois
rapporté.
13
Stock Requirements – Besoins de fournitures
If forms or return envelopes
are required, please check:
1
Year
Année
No
Non
2
3
Si vous avez besoin de formulaires ou
d'enveloppes de retour, prière de
l'indiquer:
Forms
Statistics Canada Return Envelopes
2
Formulaires
Enveloppes de retour Statistique Canada
CMHC Return Envelopes
Enveloppes de retour SCHL
14
Month
Mois
Report Prepared by – Rapport préparé par
Nil Report – Rapport nul
If no permits were issued
during the month, simply
check the box below:
1
Signature:
Si aucun permis n'a été émis durant le
mois, cochez simplement la case
ci-dessous:
No Permits
Aucun permis
Statitics Canada Use – Usage Statistique Canada
Year
Année
7-6100-151: 2000-10-25
Month
Mois
STC/SCT-480-60049
Day
Jour
SQC/SCT-480-60049
MP
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Status–État
Int I.D. – Id. de l'int.
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Numéro du
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Name and Address of Owner
Permit No.
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Valeur des travaux
Value of Construction
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Site des travaux
Construction Location
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Nom et adresse du constructeur
Name and Address of Builder
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Section A: Major Construction Projects – Projets de construction majeurs
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bâtiment
Unités de
logement
Created
Créées
Total
Building Area
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Dwelling Units
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Section B: Minor Residential Additions and Renovations – Additions et rénovations résidentielles mineures
Permits valued at less than $50,000
Permis évalués à moins de $50,000
New garages and carports
Garages et abris d'auto neufs
New inground swimming pools
Piscines creusées neuves
Other improvements
Autres améliorations
Single dwellings
Logements simples
Multiple dwellings
Logements multiples
Single dwellings
Logements
simples
Single dwellings
Multiple
dwellings
Logements
simples
Logements multiples
Single dwellings
Logements simples
Multiple dwellings
Logements multiples
Totals for this section
Totaux de cette section
Line No.
Value of Permits
No. de
ligne
Valeur des permis
$
01
Number of Permits
Nombre de permis
,000
02
,000
03
,000
04
,000
05
,000
06
,000
s
07
,000
Permits valued at less than $250,000
Permis évalués à moins de $250,000
Commercial
Institutional and Governmental
Institutionnel et gouvernemental
Valeur des permis
$
08
13
14
,000
,000
,000
rm
None
Single-detached
Maison individuelle
Cottage
Semi-detached
Row
Apartment
Semi-détaché
Rangée
Appartement
Chalet
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1
Po
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Nombre d'unités de logement démolies
,000
12
Aucune
(3)
No. of dwelling units demolished
,000
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Type de logement
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Type of dwelling
Nombre de permis
,000
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Section D: Residential Demolitions – Démolitions résidentielles
Number of Permits
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Industriel
Value of Permits
No. de
ligne
at
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Industrial
New construction
Construction neuve
Additions and renovations
Additions et rénovations
New construction
Construction neuve
Additions and renovations
Additions et rénovations
New construction
Construction neuves
Additions and renovations
Additions et rénovations
Totals for this section
Totaux de cette section
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Section C: Minor Non-Residential Projects – Projets non résidentiels mineurs
Confidentiality
Confidentialité
La loi interdit à Statistique Canada de publier des statistiques
recueillies au cours de cette enquête qui permettraient d'identifier
une entreprise sans que celle-ci en ait donné l'autorisation par écrit
au préalable. Les données déclarées sur ce questionnaire resteront
confidentielles. Elles serviront exclusivement à des fins statistiques et
elles seront publiées seulement de façons agrégée. Les dispositions
de la Loi sur la statistique qui traitent de la confidentialité ne sont
modifiées d'aucune façon par la Loi sur l'accès à l'information ou
toute autre loi.
General Instructions
Directives générales
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Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from publishing any statistics
which would divulge information obtained from this survey that relates
to any identifiable business without the previous written consent of
that business. The data reported on this questionnaire will be treated
in strict confidence, used for statistical purposes and published in
aggregate form only. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics
Act are not affected by either the Access to Information Act or any
other legislation.
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Please complete your monthly report in triplicate and send:
one copy to Statistics Canada in pre-addressed envelope
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one copy to the local office of the Canada Mortgage and
Housing Corporation in pre-addressed envelope
or
keep one copy for your files
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Please forward your completed report no later than 10 days after the
end of the reporting period.
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Note: Shaded cells are for Statistics Canada use only.
Correspondence
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If you need more forms or return envelopes do ONE ONLY of
the following:
• Check off the appropriate box(es) in the "Stock
Requirements" section, page 1, cell 13 of the questionnaire.
• Telephone us.
• Send us a FAX.
• Contact us via "internet e-mail".
Do you have questions regarding the survey?
Do you need help in completing the form?
Do you require additional copies of the "Survey Reporting
Guide" and /or the "Self Coding Guide"?
Telephone: 1-888-404-3339 (toll free)
FAX: 1-888-505-8091 (toll free)
Internet: bdps@stcinet.statcan.ca
If you chose to transmit the questionnaire or information to Statistics
Canada by facsimile or internet e-mail communication, please be
advised that there coud be a risk of disclosure during the
communication process. However, upon receipt of your
communication, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of
protection afforded to all information collected under the authority of
the Statistics Act.
7-6100-151
Veuillez remplir votre rapport mensuel en trois exemplaires et:
faire parvenir une copie à Statistique Canada dans l'enveloppe
pré-adressée
faire parvenir une copie au bureau régional de la Société
canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement dans l'enveloppe
pré-adressée
garder une copie pour vos dossiers
Veuillez remplir et nous faire parvenir votre rapport au plus tard 10
jours après la fin du mois.
N.B. Les cases ombrées du formulaire sont strictement réservées à
l'usage de Statistique Canada.
Correspondance
Si vous avez besoin d'autres formulaires ou d'enveloppes de
retour faites seulement un des suivants.
• Cochez le ou les case(s) appropriée(s) à la section "Besoins
de fournitures", page 1, case 13 du questionnaire.
• Veuillez nous téléphoner.
• Veuillez nous faire parvenir un FAX.
• Veuillez nous faire parvenir un message par "courrier
électronique".
Avez-vous des questions ayant trait à l'enquête?
Avez-vous besoin d'aide à completer le formulaire?
Avez-vous besoin des copies supplémentaires du "Guide de
déclaration de l'enquête" et/ou le "Guide pour autocodage"?
Téléphone: 1-888-404-3339 (sans frais)
FAX: 1-888-505-8091 (sans frais)
Internet: bdps@stcinet.statcan.ca
Si vous nous transmettez le questionnaire ou de l'information par
télécopieur ou par courrier électronique Statistique Canada tient à
vous avertir que la transmission des renseignements peut poser un
risque de divulgation. Toutefois, dès la réception du document,
Statistique Canada offrira le niveau de protection garanti pour tous
les renseignements recueillis aux termes de la Loi sur la statistique.
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