Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: October 25, 2017

Reference period of change - 2019

On October 28, 2020, Statistics Canada published data on residential properties and their characteristics in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British-Colombia for reference years 2018 and 2019. Along with ownership and residency statuses tables, data tables for residency participation have been added to this release for Ontario and British Columbia.

In May 2020, Statistics Canada published data on residential properties and their characteristics in New Brunswick for reference year 2019. This release marked the publication of census agglomeration-level data and mobile homes as a separate category outside of single-detached homes for the first time in the program.

Reference period of change - 2018

On March 12, 2019, Statistics Canada introduced a new classification, Residency participation, to the variable Residency status of residential property. This variable now has two classifications: Residency ownership and Residency participation. With the addition of this new classification, the rate of non-resident ownership can be compared to the rate of non-resident participation. Prior to March 12, 2019, the residency ownership classification was named residency status. The categories of that classification have also been renamed to resident owned and non-resident owned, from resident and non-resident respectively.

On December 11, 2018, Statistics Canada published data for Nova Scotia for the first time, as well as new annual data for Ontario and British Columbia. The 2018 property assessment roll is used as the source for each province, and it serves as the basis of a new annual series. Previous releases for Ontario and British Columbia reflected property stocks from mid-2017 and are not fully representative of the annual property assessment roll.

Reference period of change - 2017

On December 19, 2017, Statistics Canada disseminated preliminary results for the Toronto and Vancouver metropolitan areas. Analytical results were made available in the Daily and the Economic Insights publication. Five database tables were produced (CANSIM) and two infographics illustrated the results.

On June 25, 2018, Statistics Canada published its second series of data, covering all census subdivisions in Ontario and British Columbia. The preliminary data for the Toronto and Vancouver metropolitan areas were revised. New variables were also introduced, including: ownership type and owner-level demographic indicators (age and sex). An additional seven tables (New Dissemination Model) were created, presenting more information about the property and the owner.

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