Building Permits May 2003 Catalogue no. 64-001-XIE

Building Permits May 2003 Catalogue no. 64-001-XIE
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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)
8
10
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12
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15
16
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
The value of building permits declined in May, as institutional
intentions plummeted and construction intentions for singlefamily homes hit a 17-month low. Builders took out
$3.9 billion worth of building permits, down 2.0% from April.
Municipalities issued $2.4 billion in permits for housing, as
demand for multi-family dwellings pushed the total value of
residential permits up 0.8%. In contrast, the value of permits
for the single-family component fell for the fourth straight
month.
In the non-residential sector, the value of permits fell 6.2%
to $1.5 billion, as declines in permits for government and
commercial projects offset an increase in industrial
intentions.
Despite month-to-month fluctuations this year, Canada’s
building sector is still performing strongly. On a year-todate basis, the value of permits in all major components
was higher than during the same five-month period in 2002.
In total, municipalities issued $19.7 billion in permits from
January to May, up more than $1 billion from the same
period of 2002.
Provincially, the value of permits recorded the biggest
decline in Manitoba, where intentions fell 63.3% to
$79 million after surging in April as a result of two new
hospital projects. Quebec experienced the next greatest
decline, dropping 10.1% from April to $760 million.
The largest increase occurred in Ontario, where
municipalities issued $1.7 billion in new permits, up $125
million from April.
Note to readers
Unless otherwise stated, this release presents seasonally
adjusted data, which ease comparisons by removing the
effects of seasonal variations.
The Building Permits Survey covers 2,350 municipalities
representing 95% of the population. It provides an early
indication of building activity. The communities representing
the other 5% of the population are very small, and their levels
of building activity have little impact on the total.
The value of planned construction activities shown in this
release excludes engineering projects (for example,
waterworks, sewers or culverts) and land.
Among census metropolitan areas, Québec, Toronto and
Hamilton recorded the largest gains in May, while declines
were strongest in Montréal and Winnipeg.
Residential sector: Fourth straight decline in
single-family permits
Spurred by growth in multi-family permits, the value of
residential permits issued in May recovered some of the
ground lost in April, when the single- and multi-family
sectors both experienced declines.
Builders took out $740 million in permits for multi-family
housing, up 5.9% from April. This gain was propelled by a
10.7% increase in the value of permits for apartments and
a 16.0% boost in permits for row house construction.
The single-family component experienced its fourth straight
month of decline. Permits fell 1.3% to $1.6 billion, the lowest
level since December 2001.
Nationally, permits to construct 17,262 dwelling units were
taken out in May, up 0.3% from April. This gain was entirely
the result of a 13.1% increase in apartments to 5,769, while
numbers for all other categories of dwellings declined.
On a year-to-date basis, about 87,832 dwelling units have
been authorized, down 0.2% from the same period of 2002.
A decline of 7.7% in the single component offset a jump of
11.6% in the multi-family component.
Despite favourable mortgage rates and the continuing
overall health of the Canadian economy, demand for singlefamily permits continues to cool from record highs at the
start of the year. On a 12-month basis, prices for new
housing increased 4.5% nationally, according to the New
Housing Price Index, offsetting the impact of mortgage rate
reductions as the housing affordability index continues to
show that home ownership costs remain low. Given the
continued affordability and declining construction intentions
of single-family homes, this could signify that much of the
pent-up demand for new single-family homes is loosing
momentum and that the sector is reaching a new
equilibrium.
Among the provinces, British Columbia experienced the
biggest increase in the value of permits (+8.7% to
$353 million) in May, driven by growth in the row housing
and single-house segments. It was followed by Nova Scotia
(+54.0% to $69 million), where apartment and single
permits fuelled the gains.
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The biggest declines occurred in Quebec (-4.1% to
$446 million) and Saskatchewan (-34.8% to $31 million),
where multi-family permits slumped in both cases.
On a year-to-date basis, about $12.3 billion worth of
residential permits were issued in the first five months of
2003, up 2.7% from the same period of 2002. The sector
continues to forge some year-to-date records, with all
classes of permits except for row housing testing new
heights. Builders have taken out $8.8 billion in single-family
permits (+0.5%) and $3.5 billion in multi-family permits
(+8.6%).
Non-residential sector pulled down by decline in
the institutional component
A decline in the institutional component, coupled with a
small decrease in the commercial component, more than
offset gains in industrial intentions in May.
After doubling in April, institutional intentions fell 21.0% in
May to $444 million. Most of the decline came from social
service building and hospital projects, while educational
projects recorded a substantial increase for a second month
in a row. Manitoba recorded the largest decrease after a
huge gain in April.
Commercial projects recorded a slight decline of 0.3% to
$733 million in May. This was still 8.1% above the average
monthly value in 2002. The office building and hotel and
restaurant categories showed the most significant losses,
while the laboratory and trade and service categories
recorded substantial increases. Significant declines in
Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta slightly offset increases in
Ontario, Prince Edward Island and British Colombia.
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Intentions in the industrial component rose 8.4% to
$297 million, most of this activity coming from the
manufacturing plant category. Ontario recorded the most
significant increase after two monthly decreases.
Provincially, Manitoba recorded the largest decrease in the
non-residential sector (-73.9% to $46 million) after huge
gains in April as a result of two major hospital projects. In
contrast, gains in all three components led Ontario to the
strongest increase (+21.6% to $677 million)
The non-residential sector continued to level off at a high
level of activity. On a year-to-date basis, non-residential
building intentions reached $7.4 billion, up 11.8% from the
same period of 2002, with increases in all three
components.
The year-to-date value for industrial building permits
reached $1.5 billion from January to May, up 15.7% from
the same period of 2002, followed by the institutional
component at $2.2 billion (+12.0%). Construction intentions
for commercial projects also contributed to the advance,
increasing 10.3% to $3.7 billion.
Among the provinces, Ontario had the largest gain (+11.0%
to $3.3 billion) in the wake of strong increases in nonresidential permits issued in census metropolitan areas of
Oshawa, Hamilton and Toronto. Ontario was followed by
Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec. New Brunswick recorded
the largest decrease (-30.1 % to $72 million).
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Building permits - Canada
Total value of building permits
$ billion
4,5
Seasonally Adjusted
T rend
4,0
3,5
3,0
2,5
2,0
M
J
J
2000
J
2001
2002
M
2003
Residential value - Total
$ billion
3,0
Seasonally Adjusted
2,6
Trend
2,2
1,8
1,4
1,0
M
J
J
2000
J
2001
2002
M
2003
Residential value - single and multiple
$ million
2 200
2 000
Seas onally Adjus ted
T rend
1 800
Single
1 600
1 400
1 200
1 000
800
Multiple
600
400
200
M
J
2000
J
2001
J
2002
M
2003
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Building permits - Canada
Number of dwelling units - single and multiple
Units
12 000
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
11 000
10 000
Single
9 000
8 000
7 000
Multiple
6 000
5 000
4 000
3 000
M
J
2000
J
2001
J
2002
M
2003
Non residential value - Total
$ billion
2,0
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
1,8
1,6
1,4
1,2
1,0
M
J
2000
J
2001
J
2002
M
2003
Industrial value
$ million
600
Seasonally Adjusted
500
Trend
400
300
200
100
M
J
2000
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J
2001
J
2002
M
2003
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Building permits - Canada
Commercial value
$ million
1 200
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
1 000
800
600
400
M
J
J
2001
2000
J
2002
M
2003
Institutional and Governmental value
$ million
700
Seas onally Adjusted
600
Trend
500
400
300
200
100
M
J
2000
J
2001
J
2002
M
2003
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Part II – Tables (Seasonally Adjusted)
Table 1
Total Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Mayp
Aprilr
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
Mar. - Feb.
thousands of dollars
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
Feb. - Jan.
Jan. - Dec.
Dec. - Nov.
percentage change
3,864,318
3,942,124
-2.0
6.2
-2.6
-11.7
11.7
-2.7
29,510
29,947
-1.5
46.2
-21.7
-19.7
14.6
-0.7
26,397
17,132
54.1
39.4
72.5
-6.1
-17.6
-18.9
105,951
88,867
19.2
6.4
18.7
15.3
-21.0
-21.3
46,349
56,275
-17.6
12.4
21.6
2.4
-19.9
1.2
Québec
759,617
844,824
-10.1
11.4
-1.6
-10.5
13.6
-3.6
Ontario
-14.7
New Brunswick
1,724,482
1,599,354
7.8
-1.1
-8.7
-10.0
25.1
Manitoba
79,435
216,374
-63.3
160.1
6.9
15.1
-4.0
24.1
Saskatchewan
76,481
89,124
-14.2
132.7
-44.3
-19.4
-12.3
110.1
Alberta
503,367
504,799
-0.3
4.1
-15.8
-9.3
1.3
9.1
British Columbia
478,027
490,494
-2.5
-11.7
38.4
-27.9
-1.8
19.9
55.2
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
8,543
2,791
206.1
-56.7
436.3
-0.1
-65.6
18,027
1,522
1,084.4
-27.1
43.5
-40.3
-8.5
5.7
8,132
621
1,209.5
-14.5
...
...
-100.0
275.0
Mar. - Feb.
Feb. - Jan.
Jan. - Dec.
Dec. - Nov.
Table 2
Non-Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Mayp
Aprilr
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
thousands of dollars
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
percentage change
1,474,596
1,572,100
-6.2
25.1
-16.8
-1.8
10.2
-13.4
6,979
7,259
-3.9
-0.7
-11.1
-25.9
-18.0
35.5
-14.0
Prince Edward Island
20,174
9,085
122.1
101.8
925.7
-75.5
-31.3
Nova Scotia
36,717
43,903
-16.4
2.1
134.3
2.1
-33.2
92.5
New Brunswick
15,876
17,568
-9.6
22.3
-11.5
101.0
-42.9
-31.3
Québec
313,412
379,386
-17.4
33.2
8.9
-0.2
-25.2
6.1
Ontario
-34.4
677,336
556,845
21.6
0.1
-30.9
10.1
30.7
Manitoba
45,584
174,757
-73.9
272.1
31.9
71.1
-40.4
59.3
Saskatchewan
45,858
42,159
8.8
106.3
-43.3
-30.3
-28.3
156.7
Alberta
161,517
173,777
-7.1
9.2
-27.7
-7.3
35.5
-1.9
British Columbia
125,127
165,884
-24.6
44.2
6.8
-44.8
37.1
-6.2
6,184
1,028
501.6
-77.6
697.9
24.0
-29.4
16.1
12,567
326
3,754.9
-10.4
-50.5
-6.8
84.6
-0.7
7,265
123
5,806.5
-32.4
...
...
-100.0
362.5
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
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Table 3
Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Mayp
Aprilr
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
thousands of dollars
Canada
Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island
Mar. - Feb.
Feb. - Jan.
Jan. - Dec.
Dec. - Nov.
percentage change
2,389,722
2,370,024
0.8
-3.5
6.7
-17.2
12.5
4.7
22,531
22,688
-0.7
72.2
-26.5
-16.5
44.1
-20.1
6,223
8,047
-22.7
3.3
16.5
15.4
-12.2
-20.7
-40.2
Nova Scotia
69,234
44,964
54.0
10.9
-22.1
20.8
-14.4
New Brunswick
30,473
38,707
-21.3
8.4
43.1
-22.4
-10.8
24.3
Québec
446,205
465,438
-4.1
-1.6
-6.9
-15.1
46.9
-10.7
Ontario
1,047,146
1,042,509
0.4
-1.7
9.9
-21.9
22.1
2.3
Manitoba
33,851
41,617
-18.7
14.9
-14.2
-9.8
31.7
2.0
Saskatchewan
30,623
46,965
-34.8
163.0
-45.4
-2.7
33.4
38.1
Alberta
341,850
331,022
3.3
1.7
-8.4
-10.4
-11.9
14.1
British Columbia
352,900
324,610
8.7
-26.3
49.9
-18.7
-14.9
32.2
68.3
Yukon
2,359
1,763
33.8
-5.5
197.1
-15.1
-73.9
Northwest Territories
5,460
1,196
356.5
-30.6
140.0
-56.3
-26.3
7.1
867
498
74.1
-8.5
...
...
-100.0
-96.6
Feb. - Jan.
Jan. - Dec.
Dec. - Nov.
Nunavut
Table 4
Number of Dwelling Units Authorized, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted at Annual Rate
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Mayp
Aprilr
May - Apr.
Apr. - Mar.
units
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Mar. - Feb.
percentage change
207,108
206,448
0.3
1.4
5.0
-20.3
12.7
3.6
2,208
2,040
8.2
77.1
-25.0
-16.9
38.7
-33.1
600
996
-39.8
3.8
27.0
-42.7
103.7
-27.0
7,224
4,416
63.6
21.5
-29.7
20.1
-16.1
-40.1
3,324
4,284
-22.4
-50.6
155.5
2.9
-22.5
5.3
Québec
43,668
44,304
-1.4
2.7
-5.0
-32.4
99.4
-27.6
Ontario
78,264
77,316
1.2
8.0
-0.2
-24.2
16.8
5.2
2,760
3,612
-23.6
0.7
17.3
-19.0
24.5
2.8
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
3,792
6,912
-45.1
274.0
-54.8
2.7
8.9
104.7
Alberta
39,420
38,016
3.7
9.7
-6.0
-6.6
-24.3
37.7
British Columbia
25,128
24,144
4.1
-28.3
56.9
-6.3
-24.2
15.9
Yukon
204
168
21.4
27.3
175.0
...
-100.0
-25.0
Northwest Territories
480
84
471.4
-72.0
47.1
-37.0
-15.6
23.1
36
156
-76.9
0.0
...
...
...
-100.0
Nunavut
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Building Permits, May 2003
Table 5
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted, 2003
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
Canada
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
9,364
9,127
49,520
53,687
7,840
8,132
38,303
34,316
17,204
17,259
87,823
88,003
2,370,024
2,389,722
12,296,626
11,975,793
274,306
297,236
1,486,815
1,284,721
735,823
733,340
3,700,234
3,355,649
561,971
444,020
2,166,737
1,934,379
1,572,100
1,474,596
7,353,786
6,574,749
3,942,124
3,864,318
19,650,412
18,550,542
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
145
153
645
750
25
31
87
182
170
184
732
932
22,688
22,531
97,792
106,301
36
1,295
1,710
3,674
4,462
5,208
31,684
34,707
2,761
476
7,468
2,833
7,259
6,979
40,862
41,214
29,947
29,510
138,654
147,515
Prince Edward Island
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
59
44
259
363
24
6
127
91
83
50
386
454
8,047
6,223
34,541
40,533
210
604
845
2,146
8,141
19,227
32,455
8,766
734
343
2,692
1,021
9,085
20,174
35,992
11,933
17,132
26,397
70,533
52,466
Nova Scotia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
226
297
1,273
1,572
142
305
790
470
368
602
2,063
2,042
44,964
69,234
249,882
251,242
5,063
847
33,796
12,395
21,827
25,795
95,499
57,775
17,013
10,075
30,662
7,816
43,903
36,717
159,957
77,986
88,867
105,951
409,839
329,228
New Brunswick
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
220
195
1,051
1,198
137
82
864
440
357
277
1,915
1,638
38,707
30,473
161,960
164,274
3,941
3,534
13,284
18,942
11,738
9,841
49,884
65,316
1,889
2,501
8,951
18,958
17,568
15,876
72,119
103,216
56,275
46,349
234,079
267,490
Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,687
1,716
9,617
9,048
2,005
1,923
10,689
6,634
3,692
3,639
20,306
15,682
465,438
446,205
2,492,125
2,051,563
41,325
52,720
300,954
336,905
204,333
167,355
821,300
763,252
133,728
93,337
379,158
297,044
379,386
313,412
1,501,412
1,397,201
844,824
759,617
3,993,537
3,448,764
Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
3,891
3,683
20,016
23,237
2,552
2,839
12,786
14,779
6,443
6,522
32,802
38,016
1,042,509
1,047,146
5,353,363
5,667,017
142,344
188,236
853,942
593,597
239,857
276,805
1,355,454
1,283,120
174,644
212,295
1,117,949
1,120,381
556,845
677,336
3,327,345
2,997,098
1,599,354
1,724,482
8,680,708
8,664,115
Manitoba
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
215
196
1,184
1,099
86
34
216
229
301
230
1,400
1,328
41,617
33,851
200,616
184,343
13,625
21,467
41,922
56,451
42,029
15,926
145,240
86,012
119,103
8,191
136,550
54,140
174,757
45,584
323,712
196,603
216,374
79,435
524,328
380,946
Saskatchewan
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
131
137
699
619
445
179
1,020
340
576
316
1,719
959
46,965
30,623
161,722
105,165
1,323
2,788
10,404
11,253
17,139
24,171
128,747
96,169
23,697
18,899
57,024
69,825
42,159
45,858
196,175
177,247
89,124
76,481
357,897
282,412
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 3
Building Permits, May 2003
Table 5
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted, 2003 – 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
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,785
1,628
9,373
11,003
1,383
1,657
6,327
5,867
3,168
3,285
15,700
16,870
331,022
341,850
1,750,888
1,852,862
29,296
15,416
141,366
168,108
111,105
91,170
580,941
515,103
33,376
54,931
229,732
159,246
173,777
161,517
952,039
842,457
504,799
503,367
2,702,927
2,695,319
British Columbia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
984
1,052
5,275
4,677
1,028
1,042
5,334
5,108
2,012
2,094
10,609
9,785
324,610
352,900
1,773,731
1,514,877
36,824
9,598
87,101
80,469
74,258
87,853
444,000
439,519
54,802
27,676
177,890
164,228
165,884
125,127
708,991
684,216
490,494
478,027
2,482,722
2,199,093
Yukon
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
13
13
37
60
1
4
9
9
14
17
46
69
1,763
2,359
7,356
8,157
10
20
33
114
799
6,055
9,332
680
219
109
3,464
862
1,028
6,184
12,829
1,656
2,791
8,543
20,185
9,813
Northwest Territories
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
7
10
86
44
0
30
30
126
7
40
116
170
1,196
5,460
10,741
20,857
305
709
1,448
423
21
3,759
5,236
4,162
0
8,099
8,099
23,025
326
12,567
14,783
27,610
1,522
18,027
25,524
48,467
Nunavut
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1
3
5
17
12
0
24
41
13
3
29
58
498
867
1,909
8,602
4
2
10
244
114
175
462
1,068
5
7,088
7,098
15,000
123
7,265
7,570
16,312
621
8,132
9,479
24,914
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, May 2003
Table 6
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Seasonally Adjusted, 2003
Month
Number of dwelling units
Singles1
Multiples
Estimated value of construction
Total
dwellings
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
units
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
71
60
339
302
6
0
104
84
77
60
443
386
9,685
8,035
51,477
45,284
876
2,459
5,993
5,677
82
2,160
16,346
5,447
0
195
2,818
4,624
958
4,814
25,157
15,748
10,643
12,849
76,634
61,032
Calgary, Alberta
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
689
556
3,758
4,251
761
690
2,394
2,307
1,450
1,246
6,152
6,558
145,124
139,613
756,904
793,701
12,513
5,131
69,550
20,696
46,927
44,903
295,231
226,552
3,223
12,462
86,678
54,659
62,663
62,496
451,459
301,907
207,787
202,109
1,208,363
1,095,608
Edmonton, Alberta
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
496
481
2,539
2,793
408
803
2,617
1,862
904
1,284
5,156
4,655
83,911
105,034
479,494
449,773
941
2,466
17,828
65,629
25,628
23,528
139,212
101,034
8,806
13,521
71,955
23,387
35,375
39,515
228,995
190,050
119,286
144,549
708,489
639,823
Gatineau, Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
120
132
536
521
114
208
567
347
234
340
1,103
868
28,072
34,368
126,557
105,005
272
598
2,430
1,512
5,180
3,207
43,796
48,383
14,826
204
18,096
31,507
20,278
4,009
64,322
81,402
48,350
38,377
190,879
186,407
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
91
164
614
792
105
221
584
401
196
385
1,198
1,193
24,415
45,870
149,746
148,333
0
0
19,380
806
7,535
12,739
40,685
19,271
35
6,793
8,721
2,894
7,570
19,532
68,786
22,971
31,985
65,402
218,532
171,304
Hamilton, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
112
189
750
931
57
109
512
805
169
298
1,262
1,736
28,471
49,593
197,326
238,287
750
36,358
55,795
53,019
11,111
9,076
58,324
95,842
30,799
15,391
218,488
86,930
42,660
60,825
332,607
235,791
71,131
110,418
529,933
474,078
Kingston, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
70
86
273
325
2
14
29
14
72
100
302
339
9,550
13,561
40,506
46,530
67
657
2,044
2,811
921
20,577
36,289
42,115
3,318
1,073
15,020
44,249
4,306
22,307
53,353
89,175
13,856
35,868
93,859
135,705
Kitchener, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
197
222
1,118
1,431
103
72
533
586
300
294
1,651
2,017
40,862
46,505
243,385
268,379
7,898
10,364
44,474
47,270
12,903
6,360
69,453
73,860
6,960
26,359
59,355
33,034
27,761
43,083
173,282
154,164
68,623
89,588
416,667
422,543
London, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
149
160
735
892
22
33
430
197
171
193
1,165
1,089
25,463
27,044
148,868
145,983
1,928
3,488
25,949
28,608
12,794
20,281
42,706
42,282
47,663
2,570
97,079
74,455
62,385
26,339
165,734
145,345
87,848
53,383
314,602
291,328
Montréal, Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
737
702
4,244
4,141
1,246
1,011
5,978
3,907
1,983
1,713
10,222
8,048
250,259
205,833
1,270,211
1,070,118
19,309
24,212
110,939
163,829
153,962
98,897
488,939
476,727
80,396
64,813
212,051
71,099
253,667
187,922
811,929
711,655
503,926
393,755
2,082,140
1,781,773
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 5
Building Permits, May 2003
Table 6
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Seasonally Adjusted, 2003 – 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
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
245
196
999
1,197
131
46
521
340
376
242
1,520
1,537
65,477
45,626
265,117
222,362
621
1,317
107,394
4,592
5,631
14,817
33,287
21,925
2,108
22,974
35,916
17,365
8,360
39,108
176,597
43,882
73,837
84,734
441,714
266,244
Ottawa, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
230
275
1,268
1,623
502
177
1,464
1,621
732
452
2,732
3,244
112,266
77,705
415,409
423,222
2,954
2,449
20,604
14,513
61,891
61,122
242,191
156,438
8,294
1,470
47,394
105,397
73,139
65,041
310,189
276,348
185,405
142,746
725,598
699,570
Québec, Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
171
225
1,170
1,041
241
329
1,674
519
412
554
2,844
1,560
40,682
59,616
280,485
187,552
934
9,729
17,017
14,827
14,231
29,912
99,281
57,019
2,492
6,269
33,697
23,718
17,657
45,910
149,995
95,564
58,339
105,526
430,480
283,116
Regina, Saskatchewan
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
40
46
207
187
350
0
391
67
390
46
598
254
27,898
6,180
52,519
28,306
300
90
436
1,154
11,758
7,969
55,658
28,411
9,950
3,783
15,842
1,388
22,008
11,842
71,936
30,953
49,906
18,022
124,455
59,259
Saguenay, Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
34
32
105
114
21
21
102
64
55
53
207
178
7,185
7,730
26,154
26,633
1,035
398
3,284
1,125
2,889
8,657
19,391
11,431
9,810
3,801
13,688
13,895
13,734
12,856
36,363
26,451
20,919
20,586
62,517
53,084
Saint John, New Brunswick
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
34
28
184
180
0
10
64
30
34
38
248
210
5,017
4,752
26,913
24,977
1,188
1,776
4,363
1,636
1,325
922
5,352
5,426
300
172
600
3,124
2,813
2,870
10,315
10,186
7,830
7,622
37,228
35,163
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
52
55
291
265
92
173
620
242
144
228
911
507
12,213
16,692
74,716
50,093
886
1,772
3,360
2,603
3,242
8,222
28,467
39,219
1,991
2,273
15,107
37,364
6,119
12,267
46,934
79,186
18,332
28,959
121,650
129,279
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
41
29
242
231
38
14
151
303
79
43
393
534
9,998
6,805
53,288
57,255
650
612
4,150
4,433
2,364
2,640
11,276
8,461
6,982
4,399
12,696
24,116
9,996
7,651
28,122
37,010
19,994
14,456
81,410
94,265
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
83
105
450
426
15
26
130
79
98
131
580
505
16,377
22,051
91,852
79,905
1,167
1,651
10,655
6,944
5,797
11,831
86,366
151,133
2,759
16,116
27,266
16,322
9,723
29,598
124,287
174,399
26,100
51,649
216,139
254,304
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Aprilr
114
Mayp
104
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
463
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
508
22
23
76
166
136
127
539
674
17,940
15,595
73,954
75,872
0
1,268
1,601
3,191
2,613
3,826
17,472
20,673
2,756
476
6,181
2,491
5,369
5,570
25,254
26,355
23,309
21,165
99,208
102,227
6 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, May 2003
Table 6
Dwelling Units, Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Seasonally Adjusted, 2003 –
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
Sudbury, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
38
18
85
110
0
0
0
2
38
18
85
112
5,584
3,566
14,429
20,835
704
914
1,687
2,511
1,519
1,641
9,059
7,058
408
43
7,882
26,628
2,631
2,598
18,628
36,197
8,215
6,164
33,057
57,032
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
21
19
59
64
2
2
4
46
23
21
63
110
3,048
3,131
10,242
16,233
82
638
15,846
1,506
1,128
3,804
14,614
3,660
179
1,403
3,287
63,545
1,389
5,845
33,747
68,711
4,437
8,976
43,989
84,944
Toronto, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,576
1,246
8,060
9,473
1,450
1,958
7,598
9,390
3,026
3,204
15,658
18,863
493,703
509,649
2,670,264
2,919,179
66,441
79,247
289,071
157,038
70,931
59,770
461,880
356,508
54,152
79,929
332,524
305,337
191,524
218,946
1,083,475
818,883
685,227
728,595
3,753,739
3,738,062
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
36
29
122
96
6
10
118
63
42
39
240
159
7,662
6,849
33,286
22,259
540
475
2,863
11,668
1,336
1,240
11,138
18,863
5,622
744
8,761
5,387
7,498
2,459
22,762
35,918
15,160
9,308
56,048
58,177
412
452
2,256
2,094
764
632
3,253
3,607
1,176
1,084
5,509
5,701
203,703
206,244
1,050,432
954,439
5,057
3,313
31,155
50,628
39,895
42,833
233,052
286,416
38,261
12,708
93,295
72,371
83,213
58,854
357,502
409,415
286,916
265,098
1,407,934
1,363,854
Victoria, British Columbia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
77
108
452
417
67
189
435
318
144
297
887
735
23,931
36,444
129,589
109,336
865
128
1,996
2,351
2,971
5,621
47,344
41,427
4,369
1,950
26,837
33,011
8,205
7,699
76,177
76,789
32,136
44,143
205,766
186,125
Windsor, Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
121
96
653
714
28
45
249
276
149
141
902
990
25,256
24,728
143,222
155,772
2,026
2,175
33,381
26,000
17,396
1,457
40,071
84,742
792
4
23,573
40,803
20,214
3,636
97,025
151,545
45,470
28,364
240,247
307,317
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
109
109
645
622
43
7
108
55
152
116
753
677
23,007
19,433
112,768
104,150
1,760
6,954
12,995
8,446
36,590
9,373
121,239
62,498
84,493
2,653
94,853
10,726
122,843
18,980
229,087
81,670
145,850
38,413
341,855
185,820
Vancouver, British Columbia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
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, May 2003
Part III – Tables (Unadjusted)
Table 7
Dwelling Units, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2003
Month
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
12,026
12,336
48,521
53,745
42
92
198
292
1,174
1,028
5,469
4,752
1,547
1,781
6,965
7,837
5,023
6,116
22,381
18,668
396
316
1,707
1,972
20,208
21,669
85,241
87,266
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
176
278
565
629
1
2
5
5
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
3
32
37
84
146
1
1
4
17
210
318
658
804
Prince Edward Island
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
72
57
179
273
1
0
9
26
0
1
5
7
0
0
0
0
28
15
59
78
0
1
13
9
101
74
265
393
Nova Scotia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
294
473
1,204
1,482
7
7
20
39
45
66
157
38
29
0
47
27
62
234
523
357
25
3
39
32
462
783
1,990
1,975
New Brunswick
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
289
320
811
909
2
5
12
19
16
20
58
8
6
9
15
14
95
106
412
168
5
7
29
65
413
467
1,337
1,183
Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
2,617
2,545
10,585
10,634
17
49
79
97
225
194
860
679
101
54
284
342
1,916
1,604
7,968
4,934
296
187
1,021
905
5,173
4,633
20,798
17,591
Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
4,743
4,653
19,201
22,451
6
12
29
63
629
541
3,246
2,910
895
1,025
3,927
5,366
959
2,076
5,496
5,859
45
67
289
620
7,277
8,374
32,188
37,269
Manitoba
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
296
321
1,103
1,091
0
3
6
5
0
6
10
10
0
0
6
0
85
28
197
182
1
0
3
40
382
358
1,325
1,328
Canada
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
8 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, May 2003
Table 7
Dwelling Units, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2003 – Concluded
Month
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
Saskatchewan
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
192
204
640
613
0
1
2
4
4
12
22
25
85
0
295
13
356
165
646
300
0
2
59
2
637
384
1,664
957
Alberta
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
2,234
2,087
9,043
10,884
6
9
25
23
199
141
862
827
220
149
964
893
820
1,319
3,607
3,425
6
23
58
42
3,485
3,728
14,559
16,094
British Columbia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,095
1,366
5,117
4,699
2
2
9
10
56
47
247
236
211
544
1,427
1,158
658
498
3,331
3,075
16
25
189
237
2,038
2,482
10,320
9,415
Yukon
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
10
17
29
32
0
2
2
1
0
0
2
6
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
0
1
0
3
3
11
23
40
42
Northwest Territories
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
7
12
39
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
30
126
0
0
0
0
7
42
69
157
Nunavut
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1
3
5
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
21
12
0
24
18
0
0
0
0
13
3
29
58
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Building Permits, May 2003
Table 8
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, May 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
77
0
0
0
0
0
77
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Calgary, Alberta
692
0
27
25
592
0
1,336
Edmonton, Alberta
598
0
60
64
605
20
1,347
Gatineau, Quebec
184
0
40
0
171
7
402
Halifax, Nova Scotia
273
0
40
0
180
1
494
Hamilton, Ontario
219
0
8
128
6
1
362
Kingston, Ontario
99
1
16
3
0
0
119
Kitchener, Ontario
258
0
10
42
24
18
352
London, Ontario
186
0
2
41
0
0
229
Montréal, Quebec
977
0
62
34
870
95
2,038
Oshawa, Ontario
228
0
44
12
4
0
288
Ottawa, Ontario
319
0
32
194
4
3
552
Québec, Quebec
313
0
49
16
257
23
658
Regina, Saskatchewan
60
0
0
0
0
0
60
Saguenay, Quebec
44
1
0
0
8
14
67
Saint John, New Brunswick
39
0
3
5
2
0
49
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
73
0
12
0
159
2
246
Sherbrooke, Quebec
40
0
0
0
14
1
55
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
122
0
8
21
5
0
156
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
164
0
0
0
29
1
194
21
0
0
0
0
0
21
Sudbury, Ontario
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
22
0
2
0
0
0
24
1,447
0
366
426
1,773
5
4,017
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
40
0
2
0
6
2
50
584
0
28
459
180
14
1,265
Victoria, British Columbia
139
0
6
23
167
8
343
Windsor, Ontario
111
0
8
4
47
0
170
Winnipeg, Manitoba
176
0
4
0
3
0
183
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Building Permits, May 2003
Table 9
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, January - May 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
338
0
2
16
60
1
417
Calgary, Alberta
3,709
0
300
466
1,358
1
5,834
Edmonton, Alberta
2,568
0
406
256
1,636
47
4,913
Gatineau, Quebec
631
2
140
0
402
16
1,191
Halifax, Nova Scotia
660
0
122
38
413
11
1,244
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Hamilton, Ontario
725
0
45
381
68
4
1,223
Kingston, Ontario
288
3
31
3
2
0
327
Kitchener, Ontario
1,102
0
75
185
236
35
1,633
728
0
10
128
309
11
1,186
London, Ontario
Montréal, Quebec
4,786
0
288
196
4,871
491
10,633
Oshawa, Ontario
1,012
0
344
148
4
3
1,511
Ottawa, Ontario
1,292
0
140
776
480
26
2,714
Québec, Quebec
1,310
1
165
71
1,201
100
2,848
Regina, Saskatchewan
195
0
0
0
391
0
586
Saguenay, Quebec
146
2
0
0
58
46
252
Saint John, New Brunswick
136
0
3
5
56
0
200
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
270
0
22
295
246
59
892
Sherbrooke, Quebec
274
0
12
0
164
10
460
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
445
0
18
83
10
23
579
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
400
0
0
0
74
3
477
89
1
0
0
0
0
90
64
1
2
0
2
0
69
7,991
0
2,320
1,864
3,824
31
16,030
Sudbury, Ontario
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
157
0
46
0
43
6
252
2,255
0
142
1,077
2,167
91
5,732
Victoria, British Columbia
450
3
16
105
253
72
899
Windsor, Ontario
629
0
71
52
132
1
885
Winnipeg, Manitoba
629
0
8
6
93
1
737
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Building Permits, May 2003
Table 10
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2003
Month
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Total
Industrial
Commercial
Institutional
and
governmental
2,878,823
3,142,204
11,949,860
11,836,662
280,665
331,302
1,343,728
1,144,568
776,649
821,795
3,231,066
2,925,358
526,188
456,060
1,911,820
1,743,240
4,462,325
4,751,361
18,436,474
17,649,828
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
27,463
40,958
85,269
91,152
36
1,295
1,710
3,674
3,717
6,186
18,957
28,929
2,761
476
7,468
2,833
33,977
48,915
113,404
126,588
Prince Edward Island
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
10,905
8,432
28,398
36,131
210
604
845
2,146
8,141
19,227
32,455
8,766
734
343
2,692
1,021
19,990
28,606
64,390
48,064
Nova Scotia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
57,205
98,411
248,732
243,084
5,247
2,257
30,567
10,260
23,156
30,935
89,157
54,408
17,013
10,075
30,662
7,816
102,621
141,678
399,118
315,568
New Brunswick
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
48,525
55,178
137,067
127,420
3,941
3,534
13,284
18,942
11,738
9,841
49,884
65,316
1,889
2,501
8,951
18,958
66,093
71,054
209,186
230,636
Quebec
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
636,802
642,777
2,566,179
2,246,984
37,578
62,891
245,901
264,576
231,469
167,683
709,945
623,423
130,976
100,728
331,286
235,345
1,036,825
974,079
3,853,311
3,370,328
Ontario
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,236,624
1,329,593
5,140,368
5,465,082
152,266
210,721
769,137
527,908
218,063
318,765
1,142,095
1,104,727
135,968
203,732
942,226
974,386
1,742,921
2,062,811
7,993,826
8,072,103
Manitoba
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
53,281
53,308
184,026
183,108
13,625
21,467
41,922
56,451
41,191
23,128
130,901
72,778
119,103
8,191
136,550
54,140
227,200
106,094
493,399
366,477
Saskatchewan
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
55,308
41,393
154,387
103,616
1,323
2,788
10,404
11,253
13,504
24,937
96,241
78,352
23,697
18,899
57,024
69,825
93,832
88,017
318,056
263,046
Canada
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
12 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, May 2003
Table 10
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Unadjusted, 2003 – Concluded
Month
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Total
Industrial
Commercial
Institutional
and
governmental
Alberta
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
400,148
433,172
1,681,035
1,817,342
29,296
15,416
141,366
168,108
121,680
106,447
538,599
485,999
39,021
68,143
198,410
175,801
590,145
623,178
2,559,410
2,647,250
British Columbia
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
349,682
429,577
1,706,487
1,488,516
36,824
9,598
87,101
80,469
103,056
104,657
407,802
396,750
54,802
27,676
177,890
164,228
544,364
571,508
2,379,280
2,129,963
Yukon
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,186
3,078
5,262
4,768
10
20
33
114
799
6,055
9,332
680
219
109
3,464
862
2,214
9,262
18,091
6,424
Northwest Territories
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
1,196
5,460
10,741
20,857
305
709
1,448
423
21
3,759
5,236
4,162
0
8,099
8,099
23,025
1,522
18,027
25,524
48,467
Nunavut
Aprilr
Mayp
Cumulative Jan. - May 2003
Cumulative Jan. - May 2002
498
867
1,909
8,602
4
2
10
244
114
175
462
1,068
5
7,088
7,098
15,000
621
8,132
9,479
24,914
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 13
Building Permits, May 2003
Table 11
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, May 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Commercial
Total
Institutional
and
governmental
10,368
2,459
2,694
195
15,716
Calgary, Alberta
170,189
5,131
49,059
18,799
243,178
Edmonton, Alberta
127,315
2,466
25,705
20,396
175,882
Gatineau, Quebec
46,793
706
3,167
214
50,880
Halifax, Nova Scotia
61,883
0
12,739
6,793
81,415
Hamilton, Ontario
59,148
39,766
10,275
15,806
124,995
Kingston, Ontario
16,074
719
23,295
1,102
41,190
Kitchener, Ontario
55,347
11,335
7,200
27,070
100,952
London, Ontario
32,117
3,815
22,960
2,639
61,531
Montréal, Quebec
279,203
28,567
97,663
67,829
473,262
Oshawa, Ontario
54,157
1,440
16,774
23,594
95,965
Ottawa, Ontario
92,759
2,679
69,197
1,510
166,145
Québec, Quebec
79,371
11,479
29,539
6,561
126,950
8,451
90
8,232
3,783
20,556
Regina, Saskatchewan
Saguenay, Quebec
11,124
470
8,549
3,978
24,121
Saint John, New Brunswick
6,243
1,776
922
172
9,113
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
19,646
1,772
8,493
2,273
32,184
9,802
722
2,607
4,604
17,735
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
26,165
1,806
13,394
16,551
57,916
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
25,501
1,268
4,624
476
31,869
Sudbury, Ontario
4,218
1,000
1,858
44
7,120
Thunder Bay, Ontario
3,705
698
4,306
1,441
10,150
611,985
86,676
67,666
82,085
848,412
9,644
560
1,225
779
12,208
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
243,273
3,313
53,410
12,708
312,704
Victoria, British Columbia
42,324
128
7,009
1,950
51,411
Windsor, Ontario
29,428
2,379
1,649
4
33,460
Winnipeg, Manitoba
29,117
6,954
12,515
2,653
51,239
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Building Permits, May 2003
Table 12
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, January – May 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Commercial
Total
Institutional
and
governmental
50,932
5,993
16,031
2,818
75,774
Calgary, Alberta
736,628
69,550
272,732
67,086
1,145,996
Edmonton, Alberta
471,184
17,828
130,536
60,225
679,773
Gatineau, Quebec
140,629
2,014
31,545
16,589
190,777
Halifax, Nova Scotia
156,315
19,380
40,685
8,721
225,101
Hamilton, Ontario
190,523
55,821
46,637
187,725
480,706
Kingston, Ontario
43,340
1,886
34,149
13,955
93,330
Kitchener, Ontario
234,238
39,318
61,729
52,448
387,733
146,413
22,757
41,049
77,430
287,649
1,322,584
92,878
447,535
191,721
2,054,718
London, Ontario
Montréal, Quebec
Oshawa, Ontario
261,534
89,893
34,367
33,819
419,613
Ottawa, Ontario
416,005
18,322
215,151
37,469
686,947
Québec, Quebec
296,791
16,737
84,633
26,409
424,570
Regina, Saskatchewan
50,992
436
39,799
15,842
107,069
Saguenay, Quebec
32,860
2,704
17,327
13,486
66,377
Saint John, New Brunswick
20,875
4,363
5,352
600
31,190
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
72,478
3,360
22,985
15,107
113,930
Sherbrooke, Quebec
57,268
3,330
9,580
12,168
82,346
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
89,996
9,385
65,023
25,582
189,986
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
61,860
1,601
12,602
6,181
82,244
Sudbury, Ontario
15,273
1,782
8,278
6,266
31,599
Thunder Bay, Ontario
10,971
13,316
11,749
2,950
38,986
2,629,846
270,896
367,126
298,316
3,566,184
36,966
2,310
9,087
7,722
56,085
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
1,047,416
31,155
214,861
93,295
1,386,727
Victoria, British Columbia
128,825
1,996
38,790
26,837
196,448
Windsor, Ontario
137,382
27,601
32,773
18,569
216,325
Winnipeg, Manitoba
107,469
12,995
108,261
94,853
323,578
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Building Permits, May 2003
Table 13
Value of the Non-residential Permits by Type of Building, Provinces and Territories, May 2003
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
1,609,157
7,957
20,174
43,267
15,876
331,302
733,218
52,786
46,624
190,006
141,931
6,184
12,567
7,265
Industrial
Factories, plants
Transportation, utilities
Mining and agriculture
Minor industrial projects,
new and improvements1
331,302
187,399
21,912
62,788
1,295
945
0
0
604
400
0
0
2,257
350
0
1,080
3,534
1,394
495
270
62,891
33,803
7,923
5,074
210,721
138,455
7,406
37,271
21,467
6,300
0
12,821
2,788
757
0
590
15,416
2,893
6,088
2,790
9,598
2,102
0
2,892
20
0
0
0
709
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
59,203
350
204
827
1,375
16,091
27,589
2,346
1,441
3,645
4,604
20
709
2
Commercial
Trade and services
Warehouses
Service stations
Office buildings
Recreation
Hotels, restaurants
Laboratories
Minor commercial projects,
new and improvements1
821,795
310,722
71,450
30,373
94,674
78,644
59,243
33,289
6,186
895
0
0
2,100
0
0
0
19,227
1,600
0
0
0
16,089
0
0
30,935
24,854
950
0
630
0
300
0
9,841
675
650
0
600
2,000
815
0
167,683
41,822
8,952
6,800
20,772
10,516
15,492
30,996
318,765
157,336
28,039
9,610
28,385
25,877
24,826
1,273
23,128
5,639
3,631
1,799
4,250
0
1,625
0
24,937
11,750
0
4,778
2,920
1,500
430
0
106,447
22,913
20,264
5,205
23,561
5,220
9,905
745
104,657
35,067
8,964
810
11,456
17,442
5,850
275
6,055
5,750
0
250
0
0
0
0
3,759
2,421
0
1,121
0
0
0
0
175
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
143,400
3,191
1,538
4,201
5,101
32,333
43,419
6,184
3,559
18,634
24,793
55
217
175
456,060
258,747
39,368
40,466
28,238
57,050
476
0
0
0
0
0
343
0
0
0
0
0
10,075
917
4,100
0
1,286
940
2,501
0
0
0
400
391
100,728
45,260
5,200
7,431
4,875
30,602
203,732
145,767
3,635
23,430
7,362
13,199
8,191
5,574
0
455
500
263
18,899
6,117
8,700
0
0
2,920
68,143
40,414
2,215
8,850
9,287
3,791
27,676
6,602
8,430
300
4,528
4,944
109
0
0
0
0
0
8,099
8,096
0
0
0
0
7,088
0
7,088
0
0
0
32,191
476
343
2,832
1,710
7,360
10,339
1,399
1,162
3,586
2,872
109
3
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, May 2003
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, May 2003
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, May 2003
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 1996 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 1996 Census
defines the Ottawa-Hull area as a single CMA, the area is
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 1996 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
1996 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 2001, 99.5% of the municipalities
covered by the survey sent their monthly Building Permits
reports.
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Building Permits, May 2003
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, now available on
diskette, to the Current Investment Indicators Section ((613)
951-6556 or 1-800-579-8533). 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
5 City – Ville
6 Postal Code – Code postal
7 Contact Name – Nom du contact
8 Contact Title – Titre du contact
9 Language of Preference – Langue de préférence
1
English
2
Français
10 Telephone Number – Numéro de téléphone
General Information
Renseignements généraux
Confidential when completed.
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE REFER TO THE SURVEY REPORTING GUIDE AND SELF
CODING GUIDE WHEN COMPLETING YOUR REPORT. If you
require additional copies of these guides please contact us at
1-888-404-3339.
VEUILLEZ CONSULTER LE GUIDE DE DÉCLARATION DE
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veuillez communiquer au 1-888-404-3339.
11
Coverage Profile Update
Mise à jour du profil de couverture
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.
1
12
Yes
Oui
Reporting Period – Période visée
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.
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
T
Status–État
Int I.D. – Id. de l'int.
Section A: Major Construction Projects – Projets de construction majeurs
2
3
4
5
6
Permit No.
Name and Address of Owner
Name and Address of Builder
Construction Location
Numéro du
permis
Nom et adresse du propriétaire
Nom et adresse du constructeur
Site des travaux
7
8
9
Type of Building Code
Type of Work Code
Value of Construction
Code pour type
de bâtiment
Code pour type
de travaux
Valeur des travaux
of – de
10
Dwelling Units
Total
Building Area
Unités de
logement
Aire totale du
bâtiment
Check one:
Cochez:
Created
Créées
Lost
Supprimées
1
FT2 /Pl 2
2
M2
11
Line No.
N° de ligne
Line No.
N° de ligne
1
Page
$
01
01
,000
02
02
,000
03
03
,000
04
04
,000
05
05
,000
06
06
,000
07
07
,000
08
08
,000
09
09
,000
10
10
,000
11
11
,000
12
12
,000
13
13
,000
14
14
13
13
,000
14
14
,000
15
15
,000
16
16
,000
17
17
,000
18
18
,000
19
19
,000
20
20
,000
Totals for this page
Totaux de cette page
s
98
98
,000
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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
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
s
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.
,000
07
,000
Section C: Minor Non-Residential Projects – Projets non résidentiels mineurs
Permits valued at less than $250,000
Permis évalués à moins de $250,000
Industrial
Industriel
Commercial
Institutional and Governmental
Institutionnel et gouvernemental
Value of Permits
No. de
ligne
Valeur des permis
$
08
Number of Permits
Nombre de permis
,000
09
,000
10
,000
11
,000
12
,000
13
s
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
Line No.
,000
14
,000
Section D: Residential Demolitions – Démolitions résidentielles
s
Type of dwelling
Type de logement
None
Single-detached
Cottage
Semi-detached
Row
Apartment
Aucune
Maison individuelle
Chalet
Semi-détaché
Rangée
Appartement
(3)
Nombre d'unités de logement démolies
s
No. of dwelling units demolished
1
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