Construction Stats: Building Permit Values, August 2023

The following statistics were released on October 11, 2023. Monthly highlights are included below, for the full dataset, please click here.

Monthly (August 2023 vs July 2023) —

Nova Scotia’s total building permits (residential and non-residential) decreased 7.4% to $249.3 million.

  • Halifax permits decreased 11.5% to $149.2 million. Outside the city, permit values decreased 0.6% to $100.1 million.
  • National permits increased 3.4% to $11.86 billion. Building permit values were up in 7 of 10 provinces, led by Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador. Quebec reported the largest decline.

Nova Scotia’s non-residential building permits increased 20.7% to $76.1 million.

  • Halifax permits increased 33.2% to $52.0 million. Outside the city, non-residential permit values increased 0.4% to $24.1 million.
  • National non-residential building permit values increased 14.8% to $5.03 billion. Non-residential permit values were up in 8 of 10 provinces, led by Prince Edward Island. Quebec and Alberta reported the declines.