COVID-19: Population Growth and Housing Demand

Oct 29, 2020

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Kellie Fong
Economist

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Summary Findings:

  • Immigration is the most important driver of population growth in BC, with a growing share within the prime working-age and household-forming demographic.
  • The global pandemic has resulted in a sharp drop in immigration and consequently BC reporting one of the lowest quarterly increases in population growth since 2011.
  • In the short term, the impact of lower population growth will weigh most significantly on the rental market due to a significant reduction in international students and new permanent residents.


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Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
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Mobile: 604.505.6793
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Kellie Fong
Economist
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Mobile: 604-366-6511
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