The average rent in Canada climbed 1% from February to March, according to data from and Urbanation’s latest report on the subject, registering its first monthly increase since November.

Rents began to accelerate again in the spring, after a brief period of moderation over the winter, reaching $2004 in March.

This represents an increase of 10.8% compared to March of last year.

Asking rents for specialty apartments and condominiums recorded a similar increase of 1.5% from February and 10.9% from March 2022, averaging $1,937. and Urbanation also reported that asking rents have increased by an average of $196 over the past year.

According to them, this indicates that the demand for rental accommodation is far greater than the supply.