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Cleanlist Reports December 2023 Pre-Movers in Canada

pre-mover Listings Plummet as 2023 Concludes
Listings Plummet as 2023 Concludes

In December, Cleanlist identified 26,236 pre-movers in Canada. We traced a minor decrease of 10% in pre-movers from December 2022 to December 2023, but a whopping 43% decrease month-to-month. 

Judging by 2022’s statistics, it is apparent that there is an annual trend in the number of pre-movers decreasing from November to December. Seasonal pre-mover trends are a notable factor to consider in Canada as many Canadians prefer to list in the warmer months of the year. The slight decrease in pre-movers reported from December 2022 to December 2023 is likely due to inflation, the cost of housing and the little to no drop in high-interest rates. 

Standout Stats from December 2023

  • Each province reported a decrease in listings from November 2023 to December 2023 ranking anywhere from a significant 38-62%.


  • The provinces that saw the biggest decrease in pre-movers from November 2023 to December 2023 were Quebec (62%) and BC (54%).


  • The provinces that saw the biggest decrease in pre-movers from December 2022 to December 2023 were all 4 Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick (20%), Newfoundland (19%), Nova Scotia (19%) and Prince Edward Island (19%).
pre-movers drop concluding 2023
Why Canadian Home Listings Matter to You

Cleanlist tracks Canadian properties listed for sale or rent on a daily basis. This audience is called “pre-movers” and they represent households that will be big spenders in the coming months.

Marketers of consumer-oriented products and services stand to benefit most. Families that are planning a move are at the beginning of a large spending cycle that includes everything related to physically moving, financial services, and home improvements like roofing, landscaping, furniture, internet and telecom services, and other related categories. Engaging with these consumers early and promoting solutions is a smart strategy that’s used successfully by many savvy marketers.

How to Get Started

Cleanlist compiles and organizes pre-mover data daily for every province in Canada. Our team can tell you how many movers there are in any given geographic area (even small areas, i.e. within a driving radius of a store location) and set you up with a data subscription to receive a mover list every month. Cleanlist can also connect you with a reputable marketing agency and mail house to help you develop your mail and get it delivered. The entire process can be automated and repeats itself with a very predictable and profitable outcome.

About the Data

The data presented in this report was summarized from ResponseCanada™ Consumer, Canada’s largest and most up-to-date privacy-friendly consumer database. To learn more about the database for licensing information, contact

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