The housing landscape in Canada has changed over the past decade, with record low interest rates since the 2008-2009 recession, and rising home prices. Having a home affects almost every aspect of life. As such, housing data are important to informing a number of policies at all levels of government which are aimed at helping Canadians access safe, adequate and affordable housing. The 2016 census describes key housing indicators, such as household type and the rate of homeownership.
(source: Statistics Canada - https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/171025/dq171025c-eng.htm)