Edition: October 15, 2018
Infoline Highlights: Coverage for the week of October 8-12
Price of New Housing - The cost of new housing in B.C.'s two largest metropolitan areas continued to climb in August. In Victoria, new housing prices were 1.4% higher than the same month of 2017, while homebuilders in the Vancouver area received 1.0% more for their projects. Land costs inched up 0.5% in the Capital city, while the price of new housing increased 1.8%.
Read more >>
Building Permits - The value of building permits jumped 31.5% (seasonally adjusted) in August from the previous month. There were increases in permits for commercial (+97.5%), institutional (+62.2%), industrial (+29.2%), and residential (+16.5%) projects. The value of permits climbed in Vancouver (+66.4%), where most of the province’s building activity occurs, as well as in Abbotsford-Mission (+10.7%). Kelowna (‑14.5%) and Victoria (‑9.2%) saw a decrease in building permits.
Read more >>
- Baccalaureate Graduates Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Public Service New Job Survey
- Canada-BC Job Grant Outcomes Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- OCIO Client Satisfaction Survey
- Online Games Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
Did You Know
At $6.98/gram, B.C. has some of the lowest prices for marijuana (both recreational and medicinal use) in Canada, just behind Manitoba ($6.69/gram). The average price per gram nationally is approximately $7.48. based on crowdsourced data.
Source: Statistics Canada
- The cost of new housing in Vancouver and Victoria rose in August over the same month the year before.
- The value of building permits in B.C. rose in August from the previous month.