Canada: Building permits

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Building permits

 Latest value 13939
 Reference June 2022
 Measure building permits
 Source Statistics Canada

The data series span the period from January 2018 to June 2022. During that time, the average value for Canada was 9183 building permits with a minumum of 4736 building permits in December 2018 and a maximum of 13939 building permits in June 2022. The latest number is 13939, a change of 8.58% from the previous data point of 12837 building permits and a change of 0.61% from a year ago when the level was 13855 building permits.

The number of building permits is considered a leading macroeconomic indicator as it typically grows a few months ahead of an economic expansion and declines a few months before an economic slowdown. See more information about that indicator on our Building permits page.
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Measure: building permits
Source: Statistics Canada

Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.
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