The value of building permits fell across Canada March-to-April except in most of the Maritimes and in Saskatchewan. Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia all saw increases; and increases larger than in Saskatchewan. But ours was also a relatively high increase at 15.3 per cent. An increase in the value of commercial permits was the largest contributor to the rise. Across the country there was an average decline of 4.6 per cent. Year-to-year, Saskatchewan’s increase was a more modest 2.4 per cent. Five provinces outperformed that. The national average was an increase 6.5 per cent. Statistics Canada says the value of building permits in Saskatchewan In April was $181 million dollars.
In the Saskatoon census metropolitan area, the value of permits rose 12.8 per cent, March-to-April. 12 CMAs outperformed that. Year-to-year, the value here rose 11.9 per cent. 11 CMAs across Canada had higher values. In April, the value of building permits in Saskatoon was $93 million.