CMHC Primary Rental Market (BC)

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Published by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Planning and Land Use Management
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Primary rental market information, including number of rental housing units, rental prices, and rental vacancy rates for the primary rental market in select areas* is available from CMHC's Housing Market Information Portal (HMIP)(

Note: When collecting data from the HMIP for housing needs reports, ensure the location is selected at the Census Subdivision (CSD) level. In BC, individual CSDs equate to individual municipalities and regional district electoral areas.

Guidance on using the HMIP is now available (see full guide and cheat sheet below).

*Rental market data is not available for many municipalities and regional district electoral areas with smaller populations. In such cases, local governments are not required to collect or include that information in their housing needs reports.

Data and Resources

Additional Information


This dataset is intended to support BC local governments in meeting provincial requirements to develop housing needs reports.

Data Quality

CMHC's methodology is detailed here:

Lineage Statement

Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Contact Information

NamePlanning and Land Use Management Branch (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Municipal Affairs
Sub-OrganizationPlanning and Land Use Management

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-04-16
Record Last Modified 2019-12-13
Resource Status completed