In 2022, the province added 3.5 new residents per home built.
The province saw more population growth in 2021 and 2022 then in the previous 29 years combined.
The federal government continues to roll out new programs aimed at making it easier to buy homes.
In 2022, the province’s population grew by 7.7 people for every home completed—the second-lowest ratio in Canada.
In 2022, Alberta’s population grew by 164,793 people, dwarfing the 29,837 new housing completions.
In 2022, the country's population increased by 4.7 people for every new home built.
Canada’s Growing Housing Gap: Comparing Population Growth and Housing Completions in Canada, 1972–2022
Municipalities employ zoning codes, bylaws and land-use plans.
Canada could see more than 80,000 construction-related job losses.
According to the province's housing task force, 1.5 million homes must be built over a decade to close the housing gap.