Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP)

Residency status of residential property, category

Residency status is assigned based on whether the owner is an individual or a non-individual. An individual is considered a resident if his or her primary dwelling is in the economic territory of Canada. Conversely, an individual is considered a non-resident if his or her primary dwelling is outside the economic territory of Canada. Non-individuals are considered residents if they engage in economic activities from a location in the economic territory of Canada. Conversely, non-individuals are considered non-residents if they do not engage in economic activities from a location in the economic territory of Canada.

Residential property refers to all land and structures intended for private occupancy, whether on a permanent or a temporary basis. A residential property may have more than one owner.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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