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Inventory > Primary Canadian Data Sources > Building Permits Survey    

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Database/Data product: Building Permits Survey

Data provider: Investment and Capital Stock Division, Statistics Canada

Description: “The monthly Building Permits Survey of Canadian municipalities collects data on the value of construction intentions for buildings in the non-residential sector and the number of dwellings authorized and value of construction projects in the residential sector. The survey also measures the number of dwelling units demolished.”

Geographic units available: Provinces, territories, and CMAs

Updates: monthly

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