Immigration trends in the Canadian construction sector (2020)

As Canada’s population continues to age, immigration will become essential to ensure the labour force can meet the needs of the Canadian economy. Sectors that are aligned with the skills and qualifications of those entering the country will be clear winners. Unfortunately, the number of newcomers entering the construction sector has been in decline for several decades, particularly in the skilled trades.

This report looks at changing trends in immigration and government policy, the challenges facing the construction sector, and opportunities for change.