The Canadian Housing Survey gathers information on the housing conditions of Canadian households every 2 years until 2028.
This most recent cycle sheds light on the housing conditions of households in Canada’s 10 provinces.1 Combining data from the 2018 and 2021 surveys provides insights into potential changes over this period.
We’re collaborating with Statistics Canada on this survey. This partnership leverages Statistics Canada’s knowledge, resources and expertise in administering large household surveys across Canada, including in Northern and remote communities.
This information is used to help understand and address issues such as access to affordable housing and improving housing conditions.
Specifically, information from this survey helps us to understand:
- if people are satisfied with their homes, their neighbourhoods and their communities
- the needs and housing conditions of households living in social and affordable housing
- if those most in need can access affordable housing
- the role of housing in the well-being of Canadians
- the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing needs
- whether Canadians have housing that meets their needs and that they can afford
- Canadians’ past eviction experiences
Understanding housing conditions and the needs of our most vulnerable populations will help us to better examine the impacts of the policies of the NHS over its 10 years. CMHC works with a wide range of partners to identify, communicate, and fill data gaps increasing the ability to develop housing policy in anticipation of changing housing needs, conditions and market forces.