British Columbia saw a 29 percent jump in housing starts this August compared to last, despite Canada as a whole dropping by 13 percent.
The Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation released the numbers in a report today.
With the number of single-detached home housing starts actually dropping by 11 percent province-wide, the jump can be largely attributed to multi-unit housing.
In the report, the Corporation noted a 45 percent increase in multi-unit housing starts compared to August of last year.
Multi-unit housing includes apartments, condos, semi-detached homes, and rows.
In total, BC saw 3,880 housing starts in August, with Canada slotting in at 15,571.