Total building permit acitvity in May was 2.2% higher than April and was the third consecutive month of over $1.1 billion in permits.
On a year over year basis permits were 20.3% higher than the previous year, led by a 22.6% increase in non-residential permits.
In fact, non-residential permits dropped slightly in May but remained 19.5% higher than the previous year.
In Vancouver's Central Metrolpolian Area (CMA) building permits rose 9% on a monthly basis and were up 23% year over year.
Abbotsford-Mission jumped a whopping 40% on a monthly basis but were 4.9% lower year over year
In Victoria CMA permit activity dropped 23% on a monthly basis but increased 26% compared to May 2015.
July 7, 2016