Rent through the roof in Canada’s North

In Canada’s north, the country's Inuit suffer under an acute housing crisis, according to a recent report.


In Canada’s north, the country's Inuit suffer under an acute housing crisis, according to a recent report.

CBC refers to a recent report in which the state of housing among Canada's Inuit is referred to as acute, threatening health and safety.

The vast majority of the population in the areas surveyed live in social housing units. Private apartments can cost $3,000 per month in e.g. Kuujjuaq, while in downtown Toronto you would only have to pay round $1,800.

The housing situation leads to many Inuit feeling forced to leave the area and re-locate to other parts of the country.

 



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