‘In a perfect storm right now’: labour supply, record immigration complicate daunting housing supply problem, say experts
Canada welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 341,000 permanent residents in 2019, and was able to admit more than 184,500 over the course of 2020 despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen is pictured in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Oct. 27, 2020. In a Jan. 13 announcement, the minister said the pandemic has 'absolutely, undoubtedly created a lot of challenges, and exacerbated existing housing challenges and access to affordable housing.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade