Construction Industry Key Indicators


BuildForce Canada’s Key Indicators data portal is a reference tool where stakeholders can find timely information about key metrics pertinent to the construction industry. This data portal is designed to equip construction stakeholders with all of the latest data on the industry. Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis. The key indicator metrics are continually updated and reflects Statistics Canada’s latest data releases.

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Canada

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
38,005,238
Population
1.10%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

$144,038,000,000
Construction GDP
0.8%
2020-08
1,541,800
Labour Force
-4.15%
2020-10
1,437,800
Employment
-6.22%
2020-10
6.8%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,437,800
Employment total
-6.22%
2020-10
1,253,500
Employment male
-6.13%
2020-10
184,300
Employment female
-6.83%
2020-10

Labour Force

1,541,800
Labour Force Total
-4.15%
2020-10
1,344,300
Labour Force Male
-4.24%
2020-10
197,600
Labour Force Female
-3.52%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

62,931
Housing starts total
6.3%
2020-07
17,144
Housing starts single-detached
-2.2%
2020-07
2,861
Housing starts semi-detached
-0.6%
2020-07
6,739
Housing starts row
-2.8%
2020-07
36,187
Housing starts apartments and other
13.6%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

5,899
Number of building permits, non-residential
-15.1%
2020-09
1,777
Number of building permits, industrial
-0.6%
2020-09
3,347
Number of building permits, commercial
-24.4%
2020-09
775
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
6.0%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$108,054
Engineering construction investment (millions)
0.2%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
148,014 Employers
232,046 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
91,039 Micro (1-4)
55,408 Small (5-99)
1,479 Medium (100-499)
88 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
35,882 Employers
68,341 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
24,789 Micro (1-4)
11,010 Small (5-99)
81 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
7,991 Employers
11,044 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
3,788 Micro (1-4)
3,987 Small (5-99)
204 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
9,226 Employers
28,191 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
4,522 Micro (1-4)
4,225 Small (5-99)
439 Medium (100-499)
40 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
94,915 Employers
124,470 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
57,940 Micro (1-4)
36,186 Small (5-99)
755 Medium (100-499)
34 Large (500+)
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Alberta

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
4,421,876
Population
1.38%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

258,200
Labour Force
-1.03%
2020-10
232,000
Employment
-4.92%
2020-10
10.1%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

232,000
Employment total
-4.92%
2020-10
198,000
Employment male
-4.94%
2020-10
34,100
Employment female
-4.48%
2020-10

Labour Force

258,200
Labour Force Total
-1.03%
2020-10
219,400
Labour Force Male
-2.32%
2020-10
38,800
Labour Force Female
6.89%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

6,180
Housing starts total
-24.7%
2020-07
2,497
Housing starts single-detached
-18.1%
2020-07
608
Housing starts semi-detached
-22.1%
2020-07
820
Housing starts row
5.7%
2020-07
2,255
Housing starts apartments and other
-37.5%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

721
Number of building permits, non-residential
-19.4%
2020-09
141
Number of building permits, industrial
-15.1%
2020-09
483
Number of building permits, commercial
-24.6%
2020-09
97
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
11.5%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$30,475
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-9.9%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
21,607 Employers
38,518 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
14,310 Micro (1-4)
6,916 Small (5-99)
358 Medium (100-499)
23 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
3,890 Employers
9,125 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,869 Micro (1-4)
1,002 Small (5-99)
19 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,359 Employers
2,169 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
774 Micro (1-4)
539 Small (5-99)
43 Medium (100-499)
3 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,253 Employers
5,168 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,236 Micro (1-4)
870 Small (5-99)
136 Medium (100-499)
11 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
14,105 Employers
22,056 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
9,431 Micro (1-4)
4,505 Small (5-99)
160 Medium (100-499)
9 Large (500+)
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British Columbia

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
5,147,712
Population
1.11%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

213,900
Labour Force
-13.82%
2020-10
198,100
Employment
-16.13%
2020-10
7.4%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

198,100
Employment total
-16.13%
2020-10
169,700
Employment male
-15.87%
2020-10
28,400
Employment female
-17.68%
2020-10

Labour Force

213,900
Labour Force Total
-13.82%
2020-10
185,200
Labour Force Male
-12.97%
2020-10
28,700
Labour Force Female
-18.93%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

9,942
Housing starts total
-9.8%
2020-07
2,355
Housing starts single-detached
-3.0%
2020-07
291
Housing starts semi-detached
-18.0%
2020-07
1,119
Housing starts row
-7.8%
2020-07
6,177
Housing starts apartments and other
-12.0%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

738
Number of building permits, non-residential
-14.2%
2020-09
171
Number of building permits, industrial
-2.8%
2020-09
481
Number of building permits, commercial
-20.8%
2020-09
86
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
11.7%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$18,671
Engineering construction investment (millions)
34.5%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
25,635 Employers
47,892 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
15,847 Micro (1-4)
9,571 Small (5-99)
209 Medium (100-499)
8 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
6,422 Employers
15,705 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
4,330 Micro (1-4)
2,077 Small (5-99)
14 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,284 Employers
2,295 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
651 Micro (1-4)
599 Small (5-99)
33 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,885 Employers
6,787 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,056 Micro (1-4)
776 Small (5-99)
48 Medium (100-499)
5 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
16,044 Employers
23,105 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
9,810 Micro (1-4)
6,119 Small (5-99)
114 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)
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Manitoba

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,379,263
Population
0.71%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

52,900
Labour Force
-1.31%
2020-10
51,000
Employment
-0.78%
2020-10
3.6%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

51,000
Employment total
-0.78%
2020-10
44,800
Employment male
-5.29%
2020-10
6,200
Employment female
51.22%
2020-10

Labour Force

52,900
Labour Force Total
-1.31%
2020-10
46,600
Labour Force Male
-5.48%
2020-10
6,300
Labour Force Female
46.51%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,654
Housing starts total
-3.6%
2020-07
784
Housing starts single-detached
-1.1%
2020-07
151
Housing starts semi-detached
37.3%
2020-07
237
Housing starts row
9.7%
2020-07
482
Housing starts apartments and other
-19.3%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

202
Number of building permits, non-residential
-15.1%
2020-09
62
Number of building permits, industrial
-25.3%
2020-09
103
Number of building permits, commercial
-20.2%
2020-09
37
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
42.3%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,329
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-2.7%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
4,601 Employers
7,069 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,474 Micro (1-4)
2,082 Small (5-99)
43 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,076 Employers
1,952 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
706 Micro (1-4)
367 Small (5-99)
3 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
328 Employers
332 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
115 Micro (1-4)
201 Small (5-99)
12 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
295 Employers
717 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
114 Micro (1-4)
165 Small (5-99)
14 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,902 Employers
4,068 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,539 Micro (1-4)
1,349 Small (5-99)
14 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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New Brunswick

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
781,476
Population
0.59%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

29,900
Labour Force
3.46%
2020-10
26,900
Employment
2.67%
2020-10
10.0%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

26,900
Employment total
2.67%
2020-10
24,100
Employment male
0.00%
2020-10
2,800
Employment female
33.33%
2020-10

Labour Force

29,900
Labour Force Total
3.46%
2020-10
26,800
Labour Force Male
0.00%
2020-10
3,100
Labour Force Female
47.62%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,338
Housing starts total
14.0%
2020-07
378
Housing starts single-detached
-18.4%
2020-07
82
Housing starts semi-detached
0.0%
2020-07
49
Housing starts row
-37.2%
2020-07
829
Housing starts apartments and other
50.5%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

133
Number of building permits, non-residential
-20.4%
2020-09
32
Number of building permits, industrial
6.7%
2020-09
64
Number of building permits, commercial
-40.2%
2020-09
37
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
23.3%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,172
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-14.9%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,922 Employers
2,369 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,648 Micro (1-4)
1,245 Small (5-99)
28 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
741 Employers
605 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
471 Micro (1-4)
269 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
155 Employers
112 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
60 Micro (1-4)
91 Small (5-99)
4 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
202 Employers
415 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
86 Micro (1-4)
104 Small (5-99)
12 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,824 Employers
1,237 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,031 Micro (1-4)
781 Small (5-99)
11 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
522,103
Population
-0.26%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

23,400
Labour Force
-4.10%
2020-10
19,100
Employment
-11.57%
2020-10
18.4%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

19,100
Employment total
-11.57%
2020-10
17,100
Employment male
-14.50%
2020-10
2,000
Employment female
25.00%
2020-10

Labour Force

23,400
Labour Force Total
-4.10%
2020-10
20,900
Labour Force Male
-6.70%
2020-10
2,400
Labour Force Female
20.00%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

285
Housing starts total
-9.5%
2020-07
219
Housing starts single-detached
-7.6%
2020-07
20
Housing starts semi-detached
-9.1%
2020-07
3
Housing starts row
-86.4%
2020-07
43
Housing starts apartments and other
26.5%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

86
Number of building permits, non-residential
-27.7%
2020-09
7
Number of building permits, industrial
40.0%
2020-09
73
Number of building permits, commercial
-18.9%
2020-09
6
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-75.0%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$4,310
Engineering construction investment (millions)
11.6%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,107 Employers
1,371 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,277 Micro (1-4)
806 Small (5-99)
23 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
639 Employers
390 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
414 Micro (1-4)
225 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
113 Employers
75 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
48 Micro (1-4)
63 Small (5-99)
2 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
164 Employers
270 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
73 Micro (1-4)
83 Small (5-99)
7 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,191 Employers
636 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
742 Micro (1-4)
435 Small (5-99)
14 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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Nova Scotia

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
979,351
Population
0.99%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

37,700
Labour Force
-7.14%
2020-10
36,300
Employment
-4.97%
2020-10
3.7%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

36,300
Employment total
-4.97%
2020-10
32,100
Employment male
-7.23%
2020-10
4,200
Employment female
13.51%
2020-10

Labour Force

37,700
Labour Force Total
-7.14%
2020-10
33,500
Labour Force Male
-9.21%
2020-10
4,200
Labour Force Female
13.51%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,684
Housing starts total
28.8%
2020-07
590
Housing starts single-detached
-12.1%
2020-07
103
Housing starts semi-detached
-16.9%
2020-07
64
Housing starts row
-9.9%
2020-07
927
Housing starts apartments and other
110.2%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

118
Number of building permits, non-residential
-23.4%
2020-09
35
Number of building permits, industrial
16.7%
2020-09
71
Number of building permits, commercial
-37.2%
2020-09
12
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
9.1%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,105
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-2.1%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
3,652 Employers
3,665 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,170 Micro (1-4)
1,455 Small (5-99)
25 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
887 Employers
896 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
565 Micro (1-4)
322 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
181 Employers
156 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
66 Micro (1-4)
109 Small (5-99)
6 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
221 Employers
608 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
113 Micro (1-4)
98 Small (5-99)
9 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,363 Employers
2,005 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,426 Micro (1-4)
926 Small (5-99)
10 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)
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Ontario

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
14,734,014
Population
1.30%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

565,100
Labour Force
-4.90%
2020-10
538,900
Employment
-6.10%
2020-10
4.6%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

538,900
Employment total
-6.10%
2020-10
473,500
Employment male
-5.75%
2020-10
65,400
Employment female
-8.40%
2020-10

Labour Force

565,100
Labour Force Total
-4.90%
2020-10
495,100
Labour Force Male
-4.59%
2020-10
70,000
Labour Force Female
-7.04%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

25,160
Housing starts total
18.3%
2020-07
6,670
Housing starts single-detached
8.8%
2020-07
706
Housing starts semi-detached
26.8%
2020-07
3,747
Housing starts row
-7.7%
2020-07
14,037
Housing starts apartments and other
33.4%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,200
Number of building permits, non-residential
-17.4%
2020-09
745
Number of building permits, industrial
-1.2%
2020-09
1,141
Number of building permits, commercial
-30.7%
2020-09
314
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
19.8%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,625
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-5.7%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
50,125 Employers
90,508 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
30,347 Micro (1-4)
19,254 Small (5-99)
487 Medium (100-499)
37 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
11,879 Employers
26,481 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
8,167 Micro (1-4)
3,673 Small (5-99)
38 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,748 Employers
4,338 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,312 Micro (1-4)
1,377 Small (5-99)
53 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,413 Employers
9,431 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,036 Micro (1-4)
1,241 Small (5-99)
122 Medium (100-499)
14 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
33,085 Employers
50,258 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
19,832 Micro (1-4)
12,963 Small (5-99)
274 Medium (100-499)
16 Large (500+)
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Prince Edward Island

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
159,625
Population
1.50%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

7,000
Labour Force
-9.09%
2020-10
6,600
Employment
-10.81%
2020-10
4.3%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

6,600
Employment total
-10.81%
2020-10
6,100
Employment male
-7.58%
2020-10
600
Employment female
-25.00%
2020-10

Labour Force

7,000
Labour Force Total
-9.09%
2020-10
6,400
Labour Force Male
-5.88%
2020-10
600
Labour Force Female
-33.33%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

364
Housing starts total
-36.3%
2020-07
147
Housing starts single-detached
18.5%
2020-07
36
Housing starts semi-detached
-37.9%
2020-07
23
Housing starts row
-57.4%
2020-07
158
Housing starts apartments and other
-52.8%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

31
Number of building permits, non-residential
19.2%
2020-09
13
Number of building permits, industrial
18.2%
2020-09
16
Number of building permits, commercial
14.3%
2020-09
2
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
100.0%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$190
Engineering construction investment (millions)
24.2%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
677 Employers
722 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
396 Micro (1-4)
275 Small (5-99)
6 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
214 Employers
202 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
137 Micro (1-4)
77 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
28 Employers
23 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
8 Micro (1-4)
19 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
39 Employers
128 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
16 Micro (1-4)
22 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
396 Employers
369 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
235 Micro (1-4)
157 Small (5-99)
4 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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Quebec

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
8,574,571
Population
0.86%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

306,900
Labour Force
2.54%
2020-10
284,400
Employment
-0.35%
2020-10
7.3%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

284,400
Employment total
-0.35%
2020-10
248,800
Employment male
1.10%
2020-10
35,600
Employment female
-9.18%
2020-10

Labour Force

306,900
Labour Force Total
2.54%
2020-10
268,400
Labour Force Male
3.55%
2020-10
38,500
Labour Force Female
-3.75%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

15,145
Housing starts total
18.3%
2020-07
3,030
Housing starts single-detached
-6.6%
2020-07
830
Housing starts semi-detached
10.8%
2020-07
514
Housing starts row
32.5%
2020-07
10,771
Housing starts apartments and other
27.9%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,480
Number of building permits, non-residential
-8.8%
2020-09
517
Number of building permits, industrial
12.4%
2020-09
800
Number of building permits, commercial
-18.8%
2020-09
163
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-8.4%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,441
Engineering construction investment (millions)
4.3%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
31,531 Employers
31,680 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
19,474 Micro (1-4)
11,793 Small (5-99)
250 Medium (100-499)
14 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
9,054 Employers
10,756 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
6,371 Micro (1-4)
2,678 Small (5-99)
5 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,458 Employers
1,182 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
611 Micro (1-4)
806 Small (5-99)
39 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
1,270 Employers
3,693 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
554 Micro (1-4)
639 Small (5-99)
71 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
19,749 Employers
16,049 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
11,938 Micro (1-4)
7,670 Small (5-99)
135 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)
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Saskatchewan

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,178,681
Population
0.54%
2020-07

Construction Industry Indicators

47,000
Labour Force
-7.48%
2020-10
44,400
Employment
-9.39%
2020-10
5.5%
Unemployment Rate
2020-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

44,400
Employment total
-9.39%
2020-10
39,400
Employment male
-11.06%
2020-10
5,000
Employment female
6.38%
2020-10

Labour Force

47,000
Labour Force Total
-7.48%
2020-10
42,000
Labour Force Male
-8.89%
2020-10
5,000
Labour Force Female
6.38%
2020-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,179
Housing starts total
47.9%
2020-07
474
Housing starts single-detached
24.1%
2020-07
34
Housing starts semi-detached
-15.0%
2020-07
163
Housing starts row
186.0%
2020-07
508
Housing starts apartments and other
59.7%
2020-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

156
Number of building permits, non-residential
2.6%
2020-09
40
Number of building permits, industrial
-4.8%
2020-09
98
Number of building permits, commercial
27.3%
2020-09
18
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-45.5%
2020-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$8,189
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-4.9%
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
4,665 Employers
7,666 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,859 Micro (1-4)
1,763 Small (5-99)
43 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
956 Employers
2,085 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
694 Micro (1-4)
261 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
281 Employers
318 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
123 Micro (1-4)
151 Small (5-99)
7 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
429 Employers
900 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
222 Micro (1-4)
190 Small (5-99)
17 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
2,999 Employers
4,363 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,820 Micro (1-4)
1,161 Small (5-99)
18 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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