The rental market in Canada

In Canada, we have two member organisations and an associate member, whose contact information you can find in here. Also as a service to anyone interested, we have also collected facts and information about the housing market in general, and rental market in particular. Most of the publications and links are based on other sources, and the authors themselves are responsible for that information.

The Private rental sector in Canada

Until the end of 1993, the federal government funded social housing in Canada. However, on December 31, 1993, the federal government ended all new social housing programs, no more funding for co-ops or public housing, and no federal support for any affordable housing. Also, thousands of rental flats were converted to condominiums. This meant that more low and medium income households, who could not afford to buy, were referred to the private rental sector.

For more information, download our PDF-file about the private rental sector in Canada

Reports and publications

Canada at a Glance

Statistics Canada, 2011.

Canadian Housing Statistics

By Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2015.

Changing Patterns in Canadian Homeownership and Shelter Costs (Consensus)

Statistics Canada, 2008.

Young People’s Access to Home Ownership

Statistics Canada, By Martin Turcotte.

Visions for Social Housing: International Perspectives

The Smith Institute, 2008. Chapter 5.

Tenant links about Canada

Canadian Homeownership (tables, figures and maps)

Statistics Canada, 2006.

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

IUT associated members in Canada


Provincial Tenant’s Rights Action Coalition (TRAC)
British Columbia
Suite #306
535, Thurlow Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2
Tel: +1 604 255 3099


Ontario Tenants Rights
A web guide to Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Act, the Residental Tenancies Act, tenant’s rights, social justice, and rental housing issues such as: finding apartments for rent, high-rise safety and security, mice, cockroaches, pigeons and “toxic mould”.

Landlord and Tenant Board

Toronto and Ontario

Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association
27 Carlton Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5B, 1L2


Regroupment Des Comités Logement Et Associations De Locataires Du Québec (RCLALQ)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Information about renting in Quebec


Arnold Bennett’s Housing Hotline
“Carries the torch for tenant rights in Montreal.”
Offers legal help to tenants.
1440 Stanley Street
Montreal, QC, H3A 1P7
Tel: 514 488 0412 or 514 990 0190

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