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

Building Permits March 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)
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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
In March, the value of building permits issued across
Canada declined 4.4% to $3.6 billion, after falling 11.7% in
February.
In spite of this, the storm of permits issued in January has
left the sector buoyant and off to a record start with first
quarter construction intensions amounting to $11.8 billion.
However, January’s record level of $4.3 billion in building
permits was more than enough to push construction
intentions to the first-quarter record. The level for the first
three months was up 6.6% from the first quarter last year
and 18.1% from the same period 2001.
Municipalities issued $2.4 billion in residential permits in
March, a 3.1% increase from February. The value of nonresidential permits declined 15.9% to $1.3 billion, their
lowest level in 11 months, mainly due to a drop in
institutional construction intensions.
Nationally, construction hotspots included the census
metropolitan areas of Calgary and Toronto, where a buoyant
demand for commercial space has been the driving factor
behind the growth in permit values during the first three
months of the year. In contrast, the biggest first-quarter
decline occurred in Thunder Bay, where building permits
fell by $54 million as a result of declining investment in
institutional structures.
Continued favourable investment intensions in the
construction sector are a positive sign for the Canadian
economy in the coming months. Investments in construction
tend to propel purchases in many areas of the domestic
economy.
Residential: Single-family permits slide for second
straight month
Builders took out $680 million worth of permits for multifamily dwellings in March, a 26.6% increase from their 14month low in February. More than $400 million of that value,
or 60.3%, was attributable to permits for apartments.
On the other hand, demand for single-family dwellings
slipped 4.0% to $1.7 billion, the second straight monthly
decline and the lowest monthly level since July 2002.
Even so, permits for single-family dwellings set a firstquarter record of nearly $5.4 billion, a 1.9% increase from
the same period last year, in the wake of extremely strong
levels in January. For multi-family permits, the first-quarter
level reached $2.1 billion, up 21.4%.
Overall, between January and March this year municipalities
issued $7.5 billion in residential permits, also a record.
January’s high levels were likely precipitated by a rush
among potential homeowners to lock in mortgages before
interest rates rose. While the torrid demand for residential
dwellings has cooled somewhat from the first of the year,
the sector remains healthy. Canadians have enjoyed
sustained employment growth, particularly in full-time jobs.
Demographic trends coupled with strength in earnings, low
rental vacancy levels and reasonable mortgage rates have
led to a wave of Canadians opting for home ownership.
On a provincial basis, the biggest monthly gain in terms of
dollar value for residential permits occurred in British
Columbia (+48.7% to $437 million), primarily the result of
proposed apartment construction. It was followed by
Ontario (+3.0% to $994 million), where a gain in single
family units more than offset a decline in the multi-family
domain.
The biggest decline was in Quebec (-9.0% to $462 million)
where a small gain in multi-family permits could not offset
a slump in single-family permits.
Non-residential: Only gains in commercial
component
In March, the value of non-residential intensions fell 15.9%
from February to $1.3 billion.
The commercial component was the only one to show an
increase in the level of permits in March. Permits for
commercial projects reached $685 million, up 7.8%, driven
mainly by the hotel and restaurant and laboratory
categories.
Institutional intentions plunged 43.7% to $296 million in
March, the lowest level since April 2002. The medical
category was the largest contributor to this decline, after a
high level in February. Ontario recorded the largest
decrease in dollars terms for this component (-45.2% to
$185 million).
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Intentions for industrial construction declined 17.4%
to $289 million, with manufacturing buildings showing the
biggest drop. Ontario recorded the largest decrease
(-38.1% to $148 million), due to decline in manufacturing
projects.
Regionally, 15 census metropolitan areas recorded monthly
declines in the value of non-residential permits, the two
largest occurring in Toronto and Hamilton.
Among the provinces, decreases in the industrial and
institutional components led Ontario to the largest drop in
March in the non-residential sector (-30.0% to $564 million).
In contrast, a large gain in the industrial component led
Nova Scotia to March’s strongest increase (+130.9%
to $42 million).
The non-residential sector has seen mixed signals from
both businesses and consumers. Retail trade was up for a
third consecutive month in February. Conversely, in the
fourth quarter of 2002, industries lowered their use of
production capacity. Also, increasing vacancy rates in the
office building across the main census metropolitan areas
could have hurt the non-residential sector.
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In addition, although opinions on production prospects
improved slightly, the mood among manufacturers, as
measured by Statistics Canada’s Business Conditions
Survey, continued to be guarded. Producers indicated some
lower satisfaction with the levels of new and unfilled orders
for the first quarter.
For the first quarter, municipalities issued $4.3 billion in
permits for the non-residential sector, up 6.6% from the
same period of 2002. Most of the gain was related to
increases in the commercial (+7.9%) and industrial
(+24.1%) components. The institutional component
recorded a 5.8% decline.
Among the provinces, the largest first-quarter decline in
the non-residential sector was in Quebec (-10.2%
to $804 million), mainly due to the result of the lower
commercial and institutional construction intentions.
On the other hand, fuelled by a surge in the industrial
component in the Oshawa area by the industrial and
commercial components in the Toronto area, the strongest
gain occurred in Ontario (+11.9% to $2.1 billion).
Building Permits, March 2003
Building permits - Canada
Total value of building permits
$ billion
4.5
Seasonally Adjusted
4.0
Trend
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
11,000
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
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
1.8
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
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
2000
J
2001
J
2002
M
2003
Institutional and Governmental value
$ million
700
600
Seasonally Adjusted
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
Marchp
Februaryr
Mar. - Feb.
Feb. - Jan.
Jan. - Dec.
thousands of dollars
Canada
Dec. - Nov.
Nov. - Oct.
Oct. - Sept.
percentage change
3,644,250
3,812,760
-4.4
-11.7
11.7
-2.7
-1.3
9.3
Newfoundland and Labrador
23,377
26,154
-10.6
-19.7
14.6
-0.7
-20.3
10.7
Prince Edward Island
12,238
7,126
71.7
-6.1
-17.6
-18.9
-11.3
-2.7
Nova Scotia
82,756
70,403
17.5
15.3
-21.0
-21.3
41.8
-2.5
New Brunswick
52,035
41,184
26.3
2.4
-19.9
1.2
-29.4
36.7
Québec
743,595
770,117
-3.4
-10.5
13.6
-3.6
11.9
-7.6
Ontario
1,558,469
1,771,281
-12.0
-10.0
25.1
-14.7
-1.6
22.0
85,823
77,788
10.3
15.1
-4.0
24.1
-32.3
15.6
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
37,908
68,730
-44.8
-19.4
-12.3
110.1
-19.0
21.3
Alberta
482,274
575,659
-16.2
-9.3
1.3
9.1
2.6
-10.8
British Columbia
555,689
401,662
38.3
-27.9
-1.8
19.9
-14.0
20.3
Yukon
6,534
1,202
443.6
-0.1
-65.6
55.2
-42.0
55.1
Northwest Territories
2,491
1,454
71.3
-40.3
-8.5
5.7
-53.2
-36.1
Nunavut
1,061
0
...
...
-100.0
275.0
-30.6
-66.4
Jan. - Dec.
Dec. - Nov.
Nov. - Oct.
Oct. - Sept.
Table 2
Non-Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Marchp
Februaryr
Mar. - Feb.
Feb. - Jan.
thousands of dollars
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
percentage change
1,270,176
1,511,048
-15.9
-1.8
10.2
-13.4
11.1
12.1
8,200
8,224
-0.3
-25.9
-18.0
35.5
-22.2
14.2
4,503
439
925.7
-75.5
-31.3
-14.0
-54.2
-6.7
42,375
18,354
130.9
2.1
-33.2
92.5
-34.4
-15.9
14,949
16,233
-7.9
101.0
-42.9
-31.3
-48.1
71.2
Québec
280,625
261,582
7.3
-0.2
-25.2
6.1
33.7
-6.6
Ontario
56.4
New Brunswick
563,500
805,393
-30.0
10.1
30.7
-34.4
13.6
Manitoba
49,038
35,601
37.7
71.1
-40.4
59.3
-45.2
11.5
Saskatchewan
20,089
36,040
-44.3
-30.3
-28.3
156.7
0.1
21.1
Alberta
163,133
220,150
-25.9
-7.3
35.5
-1.9
25.7
-47.0
British Columbia
118,563
107,722
10.1
-44.8
37.1
-6.2
-4.1
2.3
4,580
574
697.9
24.0
-29.4
16.1
-71.9
136.4
Northwest Territories
439
736
-40.4
-6.8
84.6
-0.7
-83.3
228.2
Nunavut
182
0
...
...
-100.0
362.5
-22.0
183.7
Yukon
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Table 3
Residential Value of Building Permits, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Marchp
Februaryr
Mar. - Feb.
Feb. - Jan.
thousands of dollars
Canada
Jan. - Dec.
Dec. - Nov.
Nov. - Oct.
Oct. - Sept.
percentage change
2,374,074
2,301,712
3.1
-17.2
12.5
4.7
-8.2
7.7
15,177
17,930
-15.4
-16.5
44.1
-20.1
-19.3
8.8
7,735
6,687
15.7
15.4
-12.2
-20.7
34.8
2.0
Nova Scotia
40,381
52,049
-22.4
20.8
-14.4
-40.2
75.6
5.0
New Brunswick
37,086
24,951
48.6
-22.4
-10.8
24.3
-5.2
8.3
Québec
462,970
508,535
-9.0
-15.1
46.9
-10.7
0.1
-8.1
Ontario
994,969
965,888
3.0
-21.9
22.1
2.3
-11.7
6.4
Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island
Manitoba
36,785
42,187
-12.8
-9.8
31.7
2.0
-20.5
19.7
Saskatchewan
17,819
32,690
-45.5
-2.7
33.4
38.1
-37.4
21.5
Alberta
319,141
355,509
-10.2
-10.4
-11.9
14.1
-5.2
16.2
British Columbia
437,126
293,940
48.7
-18.7
-14.9
32.2
-18.0
29.5
Yukon
1,954
628
211.1
-15.1
-73.9
68.3
-9.7
13.2
Northwest Territories
2,052
718
185.8
-56.3
-26.3
7.1
-25.4
-63.3
879
0
...
...
-100.0
-96.6
-52.8
-89.7
Dec. - Nov.
Nov. - Oct.
Oct. - Sept.
Nunavut
Table 4
Number of Dwelling Units Authorized, Provinces and Territories, Seasonally Adjusted at Annual Rate
Province/Territory
2003
2003
Marchp
Februaryr
Mar. - Feb.
Feb. - Jan.
units
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Jan. - Dec.
percentage change
197,292
193,752
1.8
-20.3
12.7
3.6
-6.5
8.0
1,368
1,536
-10.9
-16.9
38.7
-33.1
-11.7
-1.6
948
756
25.4
-42.7
103.7
-27.0
19.4
26.5
3,636
5,172
-29.7
20.1
-16.1
-40.1
85.0
5.2
8,520
3,396
150.9
2.9
-22.5
5.3
0.6
18.8
Québec
41,520
45,408
-8.6
-32.4
99.4
-27.6
7.5
-9.0
Ontario
68,676
71,772
-4.3
-24.2
16.8
5.2
-11.5
9.4
3,648
3,060
19.2
-19.0
24.5
2.8
-22.6
17.3
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
1,872
4,092
-54.3
2.7
8.9
104.7
-45.4
25.2
Alberta
33,936
36,852
-7.9
-6.6
-24.3
37.7
-12.7
20.4
British Columbia
32,544
21,456
51.7
-6.3
-24.2
15.9
-12.8
16.7
Yukon
108
48
125.0
...
-100.0
-25.0
0.0
66.7
Northwest Territories
336
204
64.7
-37.0
-15.6
23.1
136.4
-79.2
Nunavut
180
0
...
...
...
-100.0
-50.0
-90.5
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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
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
Canada
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
10,123
9,511
30,869
32,896
6,023
6,930
21,972
18,532
16,146
16,441
52,841
51,428
2,301,712
2,374,074
7,454,894
6,987,793
349,774
288,978
905,255
729,504
635,256
685,061
2,236,620
2,073,331
526,018
296,137
1,178,596
1,251,575
1,511,048
1,270,176
4,320,471
4,054,410
3,812,760
3,644,250
11,775,365
11,042,203
Newfoundland and Labrador
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
114
108
364
395
14
6
32
100
128
114
396
495
17,930
15,177
54,574
55,490
117
0
379
2,438
7,000
7,887
22,906
14,531
1,107
313
4,231
1,704
8,224
8,200
27,516
18,673
26,154
23,377
82,090
74,163
Prince Edward Island
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
55
52
155
187
8
27
97
45
63
79
252
232
6,687
7,735
20,217
21,671
0
31
31
964
439
3,732
5,087
3,781
0
740
1,615
525
439
4,503
6,733
5,270
7,126
12,238
26,950
26,941
Nova Scotia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
262
244
750
950
169
59
343
272
431
303
1,093
1,222
52,049
40,381
135,517
147,294
3,167
21,736
27,592
5,116
13,295
19,158
47,543
35,536
1,892
1,481
3,574
4,290
18,354
42,375
78,709
44,942
70,403
82,756
214,226
192,236
New Brunswick
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
179
217
645
810
104
493
623
364
283
710
1,268
1,174
24,951
37,086
94,172
111,545
1,989
2,819
5,836
3,425
13,714
9,672
28,827
27,016
530
2,458
4,595
2,306
16,233
14,949
39,258
32,747
41,184
52,035
133,430
144,292
Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
2,082
1,669
6,117
5,759
1,702
1,791
6,723
4,169
3,784
3,460
12,840
9,928
508,535
462,970
1,570,214
1,270,815
62,889
89,335
205,666
209,049
131,197
135,455
446,072
480,700
67,496
55,835
152,693
206,487
261,582
280,625
804,431
896,236
770,117
743,595
2,374,645
2,167,051
Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
3,878
4,106
12,339
13,906
2,103
1,617
7,253
7,152
5,981
5,723
19,592
21,058
965,888
994,969
3,197,606
3,190,879
239,688
148,260
513,647
336,379
228,397
230,428
840,947
780,304
337,308
184,812
745,933
760,582
805,393
563,500
2,100,527
1,877,265
1,771,281
1,558,469
5,298,133
5,068,144
Manitoba
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
247
218
778
666
8
86
96
53
255
304
874
719
42,187
36,785
125,721
100,087
3,555
947
6,735
24,116
27,664
46,028
89,957
61,724
4,382
2,063
8,756
47,925
35,601
49,038
105,448
133,765
77,788
85,823
231,169
233,852
Saskatchewan
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
177
108
433
357
164
48
396
243
341
156
829
600
32,690
17,819
84,093
62,788
4,445
502
6,293
3,685
30,350
15,847
87,089
62,642
1,245
3,740
14,432
45,117
36,040
20,089
107,814
111,444
68,730
37,908
191,907
174,232
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 3
Building Permits, March 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
Total
Institutional
and governmental
Total
thousands of dollars
Alberta
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
2,026
1,748
5,960
7,023
1,045
1,080
3,228
3,361
3,071
2,828
9,188
10,384
355,509
319,141
1,071,509
1,139,953
22,777
13,520
96,921
118,081
117,956
135,327
380,398
331,374
79,417
14,286
143,442
70,756
220,150
163,133
620,761
520,211
575,659
482,274
1,692,270
1,660,164
British Columbia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
1,086
1,003
3,246
2,786
702
1,709
3,163
2,755
1,788
2,712
6,409
5,541
293,940
437,126
1,092,656
879,553
11,044
11,816
41,706
25,849
64,194
79,218
283,644
272,906
32,484
27,529
96,160
89,050
107,722
118,563
421,510
387,805
401,662
555,689
1,514,166
1,267,358
Yukon
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
0
9
9
30
4
0
4
2
4
9
13
32
628
1,954
3,322
4,405
3
0
3
75
414
1,729
2,478
422
157
2,851
3,136
164
574
4,580
5,617
661
1,202
6,534
8,939
5,066
Northwest Territories
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
17
28
72
25
0
0
0
0
17
28
72
25
718
2,052
4,414
868
100
8
442
323
636
407
1,499
1,507
0
24
24
22,669
736
439
1,965
24,499
1,454
2,491
6,379
25,367
Nunavut
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
0
1
1
2
0
14
14
16
0
15
15
18
0
879
879
2,445
0
4
4
4
0
173
173
888
0
5
5
0
0
182
182
892
0
1,061
1,061
3,337
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, March 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
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
Commercial
Institutional
and governmental
Total
Total
thousands of dollars
70
74
209
179
87
10
98
84
157
84
307
263
12,639
11,517
33,926
28,899
725
617
2,658
3,266
870
12,640
14,178
3,719
4
0
2,623
3,422
1,599
13,257
19,459
10,407
14,238
24,774
53,385
39,306
Calgary, Alberta
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
838
732
2,515
2,719
408
313
925
879
1,246
1,045
3,440
3,598
166,727
131,839
469,002
459,080
2,044
2,802
51,906
13,201
62,686
70,757
205,713
122,340
66,925
2,992
71,578
21,198
131,655
76,551
329,197
156,739
298,382
208,390
798,199
615,819
Edmonton, Alberta
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
501
519
1,564
1,726
504
480
1,378
1,183
1,005
999
2,942
2,909
86,361
94,735
288,663
281,766
1,872
3,774
14,421
60,061
27,535
35,783
91,226
67,314
8,355
7,281
51,052
14,836
37,762
46,838
156,699
142,211
124,123
141,573
445,362
423,977
Gatineau, Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
74
82
283
249
42
62
245
234
116
144
528
483
17,827
20,476
64,438
55,343
854
322
1,557
1,161
2,828
8,469
35,295
42,850
1,785
867
3,074
30,345
5,467
9,658
39,926
74,356
23,294
30,134
104,364
129,699
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
124
116
361
472
143
22
258
226
267
138
619
698
33,478
19,833
79,511
84,861
97
19,283
19,380
314
6,669
9,956
20,411
13,048
1,618
203
1,893
1,240
8,384
29,442
41,684
14,602
41,862
49,275
121,195
99,463
Hamilton, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
150
108
453
553
172
68
345
565
322
176
798
1,118
38,394
28,567
119,165
143,416
1,245
15,823
19,607
47,310
12,889
6,195
38,182
77,993
120,498
2,247
172,304
50,627
134,632
24,265
230,093
175,930
173,026
52,832
349,258
319,346
Kingston, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
28
54
118
151
3
8
13
6
31
62
131
157
3,408
8,178
17,344
20,349
1,268
8
1,321
736
649
2,216
14,807
4,818
4,057
120
10,629
7,534
5,974
2,344
26,757
13,088
9,382
10,522
44,101
33,437
Kitchener, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
245
233
706
828
98
66
358
238
343
299
1,064
1,066
49,318
44,597
155,727
147,647
2,748
4,654
26,483
27,242
6,815
27,905
50,392
53,851
23,168
2,736
26,044
23,886
32,731
35,295
102,919
104,979
82,049
79,892
258,646
252,626
London, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
156
133
430
514
47
139
374
94
203
272
804
608
26,920
32,380
96,327
83,251
1,304
19,077
21,642
2,882
2,942
1,504
9,642
23,872
23,934
18,861
46,901
49,925
28,180
39,442
78,185
76,679
55,100
71,822
174,512
159,930
Montréal, Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
1,033
662
2,744
2,762
998
1,035
3,691
2,547
2,031
1,697
6,435
5,309
279,757
223,925
806,333
679,602
27,523
14,875
68,243
98,210
83,086
68,948
232,031
304,915
33,486
24,733
66,705
44,100
144,095
108,556
366,979
447,225
423,852
332,481
1,173,312
1,126,827
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 5
Building Permits, March 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
Total
Institutional
and governmental
Total
thousands of dollars
Oshawa, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
227
202
564
753
150
84
343
176
377
286
907
929
62,325
49,601
153,794
133,547
101,253
2,085
105,577
3,283
1,199
10,785
12,917
11,541
410
10,375
10,864
10,869
102,862
23,245
129,358
25,693
165,187
72,846
283,152
159,240
Ottawa, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
248
322
765
906
348
149
781
916
596
471
1,546
1,822
76,119
78,021
223,754
226,085
5,115
10,969
16,782
2,249
40,195
37,829
119,394
51,756
10,754
26,800
37,708
43,396
56,064
75,598
173,884
97,401
132,183
153,619
397,638
323,486
Québec, Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
239
196
754
626
173
290
1,103
358
412
486
1,857
984
48,083
58,586
178,503
111,938
553
3,832
6,317
3,790
6,341
23,399
54,822
25,461
1,893
13,891
25,069
14,867
8,787
41,122
86,208
44,118
56,870
99,708
264,711
156,056
Regina, Saskatchewan
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
44
24
122
106
0
41
41
66
44
65
163
172
6,070
5,519
18,462
18,498
0
30
46
846
21,173
5,904
36,043
14,860
909
1,064
2,109
419
22,082
6,998
38,198
16,125
28,152
12,517
56,660
34,623
Saguenay, Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
7
27
38
45
33
15
60
33
40
42
98
78
3,188
6,333
11,342
10,228
0
1,778
1,836
287
3,495
840
7,833
5,859
77
0
77
13,161
3,572
2,618
9,746
19,307
6,760
8,951
21,088
29,535
Saint John, New Brunswick
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
21
27
121
111
50
4
54
6
71
31
175
117
4,174
4,537
17,016
14,741
1,394
5
1,399
1,266
1,304
1,137
3,105
3,538
25
73
128
6
2,723
1,215
4,632
4,810
6,897
5,752
21,648
19,551
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
62
45
184
161
164
7
355
166
226
52
539
327
16,290
6,244
45,851
31,278
265
311
702
1,226
5,638
878
17,020
26,659
58
2,158
10,843
30,045
5,961
3,347
28,565
57,930
22,251
9,591
74,416
89,208
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
57
53
168
135
25
64
99
155
82
117
267
290
11,910
12,748
35,781
29,625
104
1,873
2,872
1,589
1,264
1,703
6,249
4,074
0
412
1,319
22,466
1,368
3,988
10,440
28,129
13,278
16,736
46,221
57,754
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
83
79
264
209
14
14
88
47
97
93
352
256
15,990
15,193
53,298
41,244
6,012
248
7,852
5,131
20,731
8,638
68,800
113,687
788
6,757
8,411
14,416
27,531
15,643
85,063
133,234
43,521
30,836
138,361
174,478
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Februaryr
87
Marchp
58
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
248
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
265
14
6
32
97
101
64
280
362
14,385
8,831
40,300
40,618
77
0
333
2,178
3,468
4,793
11,470
8,308
1,100
313
2,949
1,645
4,645
5,106
14,752
12,131
19,030
13,937
55,052
52,749
6 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, March 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
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
18
9
30
29
0
0
0
0
18
9
30
29
3,001
1,757
5,262
5,200
0
26
71
45
1,878
3,224
5,922
4,564
504
6,808
7,451
2,140
2,382
10,058
13,444
6,749
5,383
11,815
18,706
11,949
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
7
7
15
18
0
0
0
41
7
7
15
59
1,506
1,306
3,407
8,235
117
225
781
1,440
7,719
4,759
13,821
1,100
164
1,861
2,107
63,431
8,000
6,845
16,709
65,971
9,506
8,151
20,116
74,206
Toronto, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
1,381
1,790
5,115
5,814
1,070
903
4,041
4,016
2,451
2,693
9,156
9,830
431,502
503,221
1,601,882
1,610,891
61,700
45,607
145,576
73,938
78,511
66,429
326,708
209,586
120,172
26,556
213,905
218,827
260,383
138,592
686,189
502,351
691,885
641,813
2,288,071
2,113,242
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
23
21
57
43
38
16
102
39
61
37
159
82
7,577
5,315
18,856
13,005
502
1,310
1,837
10,674
1,934
3,760
8,512
3,633
818
471
2,399
4,111
3,254
5,541
12,748
18,418
10,831
10,856
31,604
31,423
442
441
1,398
1,237
354
1,124
1,825
1,638
796
1,565
3,223
2,875
154,280
280,749
638,145
525,847
4,608
6,217
23,812
12,710
30,570
34,164
152,780
168,696
18,830
12,776
43,049
29,360
54,008
53,157
219,641
210,766
208,288
333,906
857,786
736,613
Victoria, British Columbia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
83
81
268
250
80
85
178
230
163
166
446
480
24,558
21,004
69,483
64,392
576
211
1,003
2,091
10,932
6,475
38,790
23,106
10,521
681
20,518
28,127
22,029
7,367
60,311
53,324
46,587
28,371
129,794
117,716
Windsor, Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
152
133
440
441
32
31
176
73
184
164
616
514
28,604
26,906
93,049
85,516
8,464
10,143
29,770
18,517
8,543
5,323
21,257
58,016
18,917
2,252
22,783
31,805
35,924
17,718
73,810
108,338
64,528
44,624
166,859
193,854
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
122
122
431
366
8
48
58
0
130
170
489
366
22,971
22,020
70,477
56,481
2,015
471
4,281
5,488
22,086
41,164
77,797
47,220
3,938
1,792
7,707
6,834
28,039
43,427
89,785
59,542
51,010
65,447
160,262
116,023
Vancouver, British Columbia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 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, March 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
7,063
10,213
23,798
25,366
19
25
63
58
785
1,419
3,246
2,531
1,129
1,275
3,451
3,532
2,170
5,105
11,170
9,073
234
374
995
1,332
11,400
18,411
42,723
41,892
Newfoundland and Labrador
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
27
54
114
139
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
3
4
15
68
2
0
2
3
33
58
133
213
Prince Edward Island
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
11
30
50
68
3
3
8
4
2
0
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
8
16
6
1
2
12
0
17
43
90
83
Nova Scotia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
128
202
437
569
3
1
6
12
16
16
46
0
13
5
18
9
121
25
227
227
2
4
11
11
283
253
745
828
New Brunswick
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
38
120
211
303
0
1
5
3
2
20
22
2
0
0
0
6
52
157
211
78
7
9
17
40
99
307
466
432
Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
1,791
2,444
5,296
5,239
3
7
12
12
117
227
453
411
29
71
123
151
1,097
2,166
4,387
2,798
150
193
537
583
3,187
5,108
10,808
9,194
Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
2,498
4,373
9,563
10,504
2
5
11
8
478
888
2,049
1,490
496
802
1,850
2,500
286
318
2,465
2,267
29
67
177
449
3,789
6,453
16,115
17,218
Manitoba
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
146
199
488
418
0
3
3
2
2
0
4
0
6
0
6
0
0
84
84
40
0
2
2
15
154
288
587
475
Canada
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
8 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, March 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
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
82
98
245
208
0
1
1
1
2
0
6
19
160
0
210
0
2
45
125
224
2
3
57
0
248
147
644
452
Alberta
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
1,501
1,683
4,718
5,606
5
3
10
9
130
224
514
491
240
117
595
379
397
653
1,453
1,830
2
4
30
31
2,275
2,684
7,320
8,346
British Columbia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
836
999
2,652
2,301
2
1
5
6
34
42
144
108
185
280
649
473
212
1,633
2,175
1,535
37
90
148
199
1,306
3,045
5,773
4,622
Yukon
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
0
2
2
3
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
4
2
6
5
Northwest Territories
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
5
8
21
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
8
21
6
Nunavut
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
0
0
0
14
0
12
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
15
18
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 9
Building Permits, March 2003
Table 8
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, March 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
73
0
2
10
0
0
85
Calgary, Alberta
719
0
71
82
138
0
1,010
Edmonton, Alberta
509
0
130
11
302
3
955
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Gatineau, Quebec
126
2
40
0
50
4
222
Halifax, Nova Scotia
113
0
16
5
1
0
135
Hamilton, Ontario
125
0
22
68
0
0
215
Kingston, Ontario
62
1
11
0
0
0
74
Kitchener, Ontario
270
0
10
58
15
4
357
London, Ontario
154
0
3
22
156
2
337
Montréal, Quebec
1,038
0
69
62
1,320
126
2,615
Oshawa, Ontario
234
0
84
24
0
3
345
Ottawa, Ontario
373
0
18
171
0
7
569
Québec, Quebec
306
1
52
2
376
12
749
Regina, Saskatchewan
26
0
0
0
41
0
67
Saguenay, Quebec
43
0
0
0
14
9
66
Saint John, New Brunswick
27
0
0
0
4
0
31
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
50
0
0
0
4
3
57
Sherbrooke, Quebec
83
0
0
0
94
3
180
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
92
0
0
15
0
4
111
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
40
0
0
0
4
0
44
Sudbury, Ontario
10
0
0
0
0
0
10
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
8
0
0
0
0
0
8
2,073
0
678
386
119
5
3,261
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
33
0
14
0
8
2
57
435
0
18
227
1,071
29
1,780
78
0
0
2
48
54
182
Windsor, Ontario
154
0
24
16
0
1
195
Winnipeg, Manitoba
125
0
0
0
48
0
173
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Building Permits, March 2003
Table 9
Dwelling Units, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, January - March 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Number of dwelling unit
Singles,
includes
mobile
homes
Cottages
Doubles
Rows
Apartments
Conversions
Total
dwellings
183
0
2
10
60
1
256
Calgary, Alberta
2,171
0
204
342
270
0
2,987
Edmonton, Alberta
1,361
0
246
165
804
25
2,601
Gatineau, Quebec
269
2
68
0
122
7
468
Halifax, Nova Scotia
261
0
41
14
203
0
519
Hamilton, Ontario
375
0
33
203
62
0
673
Kingston, Ontario
108
1
15
0
0
0
124
Kitchener, Ontario
613
0
24
103
196
11
947
London, Ontario
369
0
6
67
309
10
761
2,645
0
163
99
2,682
242
5,831
497
0
221
84
0
3
805
Montréal, Quebec
Oshawa, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario
694
0
68
378
222
16
1,378
Québec, Quebec
720
1
84
17
732
57
1,611
Regina, Saskatchewan
81
0
0
0
41
0
122
Saguenay, Quebec
52
0
0
0
42
14
108
Saint John, New Brunswick
51
0
0
0
54
0
105
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
126
0
6
210
84
57
483
Sherbrooke, Quebec
172
0
2
0
116
4
294
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
226
0
2
55
5
23
311
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
98
0
0
0
15
2
115
Sudbury, Ontario
24
1
0
0
0
0
25
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
14
0
0
0
0
0
14
4,483
0
1,540
794
1,480
19
8,316
63
0
38
0
36
4
141
1,218
0
80
496
1,402
63
3,259
Victoria, British Columbia
226
3
4
25
85
64
407
Windsor, Ontario
376
0
44
40
84
1
545
Winnipeg, Manitoba
321
0
4
6
48
0
379
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Building Permits, March 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
1,569,609
2,529,388
5,827,199
5,447,937
258,695
267,864
722,695
539,527
428,008
630,255
1,634,518
1,490,541
381,528
258,408
942,785
1,064,800
2,637,840
3,685,915
9,127,197
8,542,805
Newfoundland and Labrador
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
4,344
7,936
17,432
22,400
117
0
379
2,438
2,554
3,230
9,184
6,771
1,107
313
4,231
1,704
8,122
11,479
31,226
33,313
Prince Edward Island
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
1,917
5,010
9,061
9,156
0
31
31
964
439
3,732
5,087
3,781
0
740
1,615
525
2,356
9,513
15,794
14,426
Nova Scotia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
33,404
34,661
93,116
94,610
1,651
20,327
23,063
2,623
9,853
16,986
35,066
26,537
1,892
1,481
3,574
4,290
46,800
73,455
154,819
128,060
New Brunswick
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
6,623
22,338
34,702
41,172
1,989
2,819
5,836
3,425
13,714
9,672
28,827
27,016
530
2,458
4,595
2,306
22,856
37,287
73,960
73,919
Quebec
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
385,697
594,441
1,264,956
1,072,178
31,591
86,260
146,512
129,124
101,186
118,178
310,152
321,432
37,725
48,303
99,976
131,958
556,199
847,182
1,821,596
1,654,692
Ontario
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
606,089
1,070,974
2,499,712
2,466,932
181,423
131,630
394,770
228,820
142,984
225,978
604,844
555,355
254,078
150,984
615,027
650,667
1,184,574
1,579,566
4,114,353
3,901,774
Manitoba
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
23,206
34,259
77,897
65,211
3,555
947
6,735
24,116
17,882
33,423
66,685
44,043
4,382
2,063
8,756
47,925
49,025
70,692
160,073
181,295
Saskatchewan
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
19,353
15,866
57,769
41,730
4,445
502
6,293
3,685
13,985
14,810
57,800
42,706
1,245
3,740
14,432
45,117
39,028
34,918
136,294
133,238
Canada
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
12 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, March 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
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
260,307
300,868
843,897
898,493
22,777
13,520
96,921
118,081
77,064
129,079
310,528
261,676
47,928
17,917
91,254
68,425
408,076
461,384
1,342,600
1,346,675
British Columbia
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
227,692
439,555
922,366
731,738
11,044
11,816
41,706
25,849
47,297
72,858
202,195
198,407
32,484
27,529
96,160
89,050
318,517
551,758
1,262,427
1,045,044
Yukon
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
259
549
998
1,004
3
0
3
75
414
1,729
2,478
422
157
2,851
3,136
164
833
5,129
6,615
1,665
Northwest Territories
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
718
2,052
4,414
868
100
8
442
323
636
407
1,499
1,507
0
24
24
22,669
1,454
2,491
6,379
25,367
Nunavut
Februaryr
Marchp
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2003
Cumulative Jan. - Mar. 2002
0
879
879
2,445
0
4
4
4
0
173
173
888
0
5
5
0
0
1,061
1,061
3,337
Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001 13
Building Permits, March 2003
Table 11
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, March 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Non-residential
Industrial
Commercial
Total
Institutional
and
governmental
11,365
617
12,125
0
24,107
130,502
2,802
65,699
4,050
203,053
Edmonton, Alberta
90,895
3,774
33,225
9,854
137,748
Gatineau, Quebec
27,317
220
7,287
690
35,514
Halifax, Nova Scotia
19,198
19,283
9,956
203
48,640
Hamilton, Ontario
33,255
12,393
6,439
1,772
53,859
Calgary, Alberta
Kingston, Ontario
9,392
6
2,303
95
11,796
Kitchener, Ontario
51,153
3,645
29,003
2,157
85,958
London, Ontario
38,112
14,941
1,563
14,872
69,488
Montréal, Quebec
302,666
10,163
59,328
19,673
391,830
Oshawa, Ontario
57,467
1,633
11,209
8,181
78,490
Ottawa, Ontario
90,197
8,591
39,318
21,132
159,238
Québec, Quebec
79,495
2,618
20,134
11,049
113,296
Regina, Saskatchewan
5,629
30
6,624
1,064
13,347
Saguenay, Quebec
8,386
1,215
723
0
10,324
Saint John, New Brunswick
4,196
5
1,137
73
5,411
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6,458
311
985
2,158
9,912
Sherbrooke, Quebec
17,099
1,280
1,465
328
20,172
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
17,280
194
8,978
5,328
31,780
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
5,864
0
2,277
313
8,454
Sudbury, Ontario
1,988
20
3,351
5,368
10,727
Thunder Bay, Ontario
1,483
176
4,946
1,467
8,072
582,492
35,720
69,044
20,939
708,195
7,123
895
3,235
375
11,628
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
278,956
6,217
32,772
12,776
330,721
Victoria, British Columbia
20,762
211
6,211
681
27,865
Windsor, Ontario
30,784
7,944
5,532
1,776
46,036
Winnipeg, Manitoba
21,512
471
29,459
1,792
53,234
14 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
Building Permits, March 2003
Table 12
Value of Residential and Non-residential Building Permits, Census Metropolitan Areas, Unadjusted, January – March 2003
Census Metropolitan Areas
Value of construction (thousands of dollars)
Residential
Non-residential
Industrial
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Commercial
Total
Institutional
and
governmental
29,742
2,658
13,227
2,623
48,250
Calgary, Alberta
399,357
51,906
170,193
43,552
665,008
Edmonton, Alberta
247,388
14,421
75,624
26,890
364,323
Gatineau, Quebec
56,668
1,051
22,420
2,081
82,220
Halifax, Nova Scotia
64,295
19,380
20,411
1,893
105,979
Hamilton, Ontario
98,113
15,278
26,414
147,885
287,690
Kingston, Ontario
15,971
1,098
10,029
10,264
37,362
Kitchener, Ontario
131,258
19,806
42,976
19,947
213,987
London, Ontario
84,382
16,946
6,634
37,597
145,559
Montréal, Quebec
705,906
46,720
170,132
46,082
968,840
Oshawa, Ontario
131,076
87,810
12,551
8,580
240,017
Ottawa, Ontario
194,267
13,369
90,479
29,487
327,602
Québec, Quebec
160,998
4,372
38,725
17,445
221,540
Regina, Saskatchewan
13,007
46
23,321
2,109
38,483
Saguenay, Quebec
11,934
1,257
5,455
50
18,696
Saint John, New Brunswick
8,346
1,399
3,105
128
12,978
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
38,321
702
12,218
10,843
62,084
Sherbrooke, Quebec
33,036
1,994
4,254
833
40,117
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario
44,527
6,371
46,439
6,878
104,215
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
14,710
333
5,945
2,949
23,937
Sudbury, Ontario
4,443
53
5,060
5,904
15,460
Thunder Bay, Ontario
2,963
593
10,730
1,682
15,968
1,373,059
115,051
230,768
186,139
1,905,017
16,891
1,240
6,325
1,523
25,979
Toronto, Ontario
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
582,419
23,812
109,869
43,049
759,149
Victoria, British Columbia
60,742
1,003
27,778
20,518
110,041
Windsor, Ontario
78,237
23,124
15,548
17,947
134,856
Winnipeg, Manitoba
52,388
4,281
59,320
7,707
123,696
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Building Permits, March 2003
Table 13
Value of the Non-residential Permits by Type of Building, Provinces and Territories, March 2003
Type of building
Canada Nfld.-Lab.
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
1,156,527
3,543
4,503
38,794
14,949
252,741
508,592
36,433
19,052
160,516
112,203
4,580
439
182
Industrial
Factories, plants
Transportation, utilities
Mining and agriculture
Minor industrial projects,
new and improvements1
267,864
162,646
40,082
21,543
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
20,327
0
19,283
250
2,819
1,872
549
0
86,260
66,338
8,093
2,664
131,630
85,127
11,857
15,090
947
0
0
0
502
0
0
0
13,520
6,156
300
1,955
11,816
3,153
0
1,584
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
43,593
0
31
794
398
9,165
19,556
947
502
5,109
7,079
0
8
4
Commercial
Trade and services
Warehouses
Service stations
Office buildings
Recreation
Hotels, restaurants
Laboratories
Minor commercial projects,
new and improvements1
630,255
173,826
42,911
14,430
88,803
77,306
76,263
37,763
3,230
416
600
0
0
0
500
0
3,732
0
0
0
350
3,000
0
0
16,986
9,567
2,431
500
350
0
0
0
9,672
2,500
380
0
1,143
0
2,550
0
118,178
21,998
15,635
1,150
17,812
10,430
19,476
4,300
225,978
62,059
11,498
7,297
19,623
40,394
28,260
20,000
33,423
1,850
950
0
1,146
9,000
9,785
6,051
14,810
5,109
0
0
2,299
0
4,100
0
129,079
35,050
8,772
3,298
34,337
11,000
10,182
6,929
72,858
35,277
2,645
2,185
9,759
3,482
1,410
483
1,729
0
0
0
1,642
0
0
0
407
0
0
0
342
0
0
0
173
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
118,953
1,714
382
4,138
3,099
27,377
36,847
4,641
3,302
19,511
17,617
87
65
173
258,408
78,110
78,679
48,978
10,938
20,896
313
0
0
275
0
0
740
600
0
0
0
0
1,481
0
0
0
260
500
2,458
0
0
0
1,100
945
48,303
26,764
1,806
5,961
1,102
7,249
150,984
32,458
70,127
26,804
4,377
10,490
2,063
0
500
560
0
0
3,740
2,000
0
327
0
782
17,917
4,525
3,046
4,782
2,350
930
27,529
9,174
3,200
10,269
1,749
0
2,851
2,589
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
20,807
38
140
721
413
5,421
6,728
1,003
631
2,284
3,137
262
24
5
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, March 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, March 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
18 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. 64-001
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, March 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, March 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.
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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
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N° de ligne
1
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01
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02
02
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03
03
,000
04
04
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05
05
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06
06
,000
07
07
,000
08
08
,000
09
09
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10
10
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11
,000
12
12
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13
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15
15
,000
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18
,000
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Totals for this page
Totaux de cette page
s
98
98
,000
7-6100-151
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
Confidentiality
Confidentialité
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.
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
Please complete your monthly report in triplicate and send:
one copy to Statistics Canada in pre-addressed envelope
one copy to the local office of the Canada Mortgage and
Housing Corporation in pre-addressed envelope
keep one copy for your files
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
Please forward your completed report no later than 10 days after the
end of the reporting period.
Veuillez remplir et nous faire parvenir votre rapport au plus tard 10
jours après la fin du mois.
Note: Shaded cells are for Statistics Canada use only.
N.B. Les cases ombrées du formulaire sont strictement réservées à
l'usage de Statistique Canada.
Correspondence
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.
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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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