Edition: April 16, 2018
Infoline Highlights: Coverage for the week of April 9 - 13
Price of New Housing- The cost of new housing in B.C. was unchanged between January and February. Prices in Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria also remained unchanged compared to the previous month. Relative to the same month of 2017, the cost of new housing in B.C. continued to climb in February, rising by 7.8%.
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Housing Starts- Housing starts in urban areas (areas with population of at least 10,000) in British Columbia went up by 48.5% (seasonally adjusted at annual rates) in March compared to February, the third largest increase among provinces. The increase was widespread with every housing type start registering gains in the month.
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- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Apprenticeship and Trades Training Students
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Students
- Canada-BC Job Grant Outcomes Survey
- Community Gaming Grants Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- HealthLink BC 2018 Work Environment Survey
- New Job Survey
- Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR) LMAPD Monthly Survey
- Survey on Skills, Competencies and Characteristics for Future Workforce
- The College of New Caledonia Work Environment Survey
- U-Pass BC Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
Did You Know
39% of Canadians said that they have changed their social media behaviour due to privacy concerns. While 11% of these respondents have stopped using some social media platforms completely for this reason, British Columbians are among the least likely to take this step (7%).
Source: Ipsos Canada
- The cost of new housing in February didn't change from January, although it has risen from the previous year.
- March saw a jump in housing starts over the month before.