The housing landscape in Canada has changed over the past decade, against a backdrop of record low-interest rates since the 2008-2009 recession, increased construction of condominiums, and rising home prices. Having a home affects almost every aspect of life. As such, housing data are important to informing a number of policies at all levels of government which are aimed at helping Canadians access safe, adequate and affordable housing. This census release describes key housing indicators, such as the rate of homeownership, the share of households living in condominiums and the share of households living in shelter not considered affordable.
Published By: Statistics Canada
Publication Date: October 2017