Apr 30 2018

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The Canadian Rental Housing Index contains over one million cells of data.

Please be patient while it loads on your device. It may take up to one minute.

L’Indice sur le logement locatif canadien contient plus d’un million de cellules de données.

Veuillez patienter pendant le chargement. L’attente pourrait prendre une minute.

Rental housing


Some total columns may not add up due to Statistics Canada data rounding or suppression. If you have questions about the results you’re seeing in the data tables, please check our Data FAQ for explanations.

Welcome to the Rental Housing Index / Ouverture du site web

How much do renters earn in your community? How much do they spend on rent? Are they living in overcrowded conditions? Does your community need more rental housing to meet demand?

The Rental Housing Index answers these questions for nearly 100 communities in BC. BC Non-Profit Housing Association and Vancity Credit Union have partnered to provide this baseline data so that each year we can track our progress in ensuring that all British Columbians have access to safe, secure and affordable housing.

This is the first step in painting a comprehensive picture of the rental market in BC. The website will continue to be updated with new data and tools as they become available.

Combien vos gens à loyer gagnent-ils dans votre communauté? Combien dépensent-ils pour leur loyer? Vivent-ils dans des conditions surpeuplées? Est-ce que votre communauté a besoin de plus de logement à loyer remplir la demande?

L’Indice canadienne du logement à loyer répond à ces questions pour près de 1200 communautés à travers le pays. Un consortium d’organisation d’habitation et Vancity Credit Union ont formé un partenariat pour fournir des données de de base afin que nous puissions tracer notre progrès pour assurer que tous les canadiens ont accès à un logement sécure et abordable.

Ceci est le premier pas pour présenter un tableau compréhensif du marché du loyer au Canada. Le site web sera mis à jour continuellement avec de nouvelles données et des outils au fur et à mesure qu’ils seront disponibles.


1. Hover over a particular community to get started. The left side of the screen will display a profile of important rental housing information for that community. To select between municipalities, regions, federal ridings, or provinces click the corresponding button on the top left corner of the map.

2. Click a selectable area on the map and data will appear. Click on the indicator tabs on the left of the screen to move between each of the indicators. A description of each indicator is found above the table.

3. At the top right of each table, you will find # and % icons. These features allow you to get both the absolute and relative values for the data in the table.

  • For example, if you want to see the number of households spending more than 50% of income on rent + utilities, click on the # icon. If you want to see the percentage of households spending more than 50% of income on rent + utilities, click on the % icon.

4. The bottom right of the screen displays how a community’s rental housing situation compares to other communities in its province as well as others in Canada. Simply use the ‘Provincial’ and ‘National’ buttons to select between the two options. A ranking of 1 indicates the community with the best rental housing situation, while higher numbers indicate a worse ranking. These rankings are based on the indicator scores, which are each scored out of 10. In order to find out how we calculated the indicator scores see our methodology document.

Community Rank

To see how communities in the RHI rank provincially and nationally on each of the indicators and Overall Index Score, click here.

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