Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP)

Residency status of residential property, category

Residency status is assigned based on whether the owner is an individual or an entity included in the classification of 'business and government' (such as corporations, governments, sole proprietorships and partnerships, and other legal types). 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. An entity classified as 'business and government' is considered a resident if it engages in economic activity from a location in the economic territory of Canada. Conversely, it is considered a non-resident if it does not engage in an economic activity from a location in the economic territory of Canada.

Residential property refers to all land and structures intended for private dwelling purposes, 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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