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
37,894,799
Population
1.56%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

$143,717,000,000
Construction GDP
2.7%
2020-01
1,507,100
Labour Force
0.63%
2020-02
1,385,500
Employment
3.50%
2020-02
8.1%
Unemployment Rate
-2.50%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,385,500
Employment total
3.50%
2020-02
1,198,200
Employment male
2.77%
2020-02
187,300
Employment female
8.52%
2020-02

Labour Force

1,507,100
Labour Force Total
0.63%
2020-02
1,310,800
Labour Force Male
-0.50%
2020-02
196,300
Labour Force Female
8.87%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

53,231
Housing starts total
2019-10
14,889
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
2,780
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
6,787
Housing starts row
2019-10
28,775
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

4,986
Number of building permits, non-residential
-3.7%
2020-01
936
Number of building permits, industrial
3.0%
2020-01
3,514
Number of building permits, commercial
-5.5%
2020-01
536
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-3.1%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$111,911
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
4,413,146
Population
1.78%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

235,100
Labour Force
-8.66%
2020-02
212,200
Employment
-5.98%
2020-02
9.7%
Unemployment Rate
-2.60%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

212,200
Employment total
-5.98%
2020-02
176,600
Employment male
-5.61%
2020-02
35,600
Employment female
-7.77%
2020-02

Labour Force

235,100
Labour Force Total
-8.66%
2020-02
198,100
Labour Force Male
-8.84%
2020-02
37,100
Labour Force Female
-7.48%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

7,612
Housing starts total
2019-10
2,881
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
781
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
966
Housing starts row
2019-10
2,984
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

700
Number of building permits, non-residential
-9.7%
2020-01
106
Number of building permits, industrial
-19.1%
2020-01
514
Number of building permits, commercial
-8.9%
2020-01
80
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
0.0%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$37,774
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
5,110,917
Population
1.57%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

245,800
Labour Force
4.15%
2020-02
236,600
Employment
4.28%
2020-02
3.8%
Unemployment Rate
-0.10%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

236,600
Employment total
4.28%
2020-02
203,600
Employment male
5.06%
2020-02
32,900
Employment female
-0.60%
2020-02

Labour Force

245,800
Labour Force Total
4.15%
2020-02
212,100
Labour Force Male
4.84%
2020-02
33,700
Labour Force Female
0.00%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

10,446
Housing starts total
2019-10
2,006
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
256
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
1,174
Housing starts row
2019-10
7,010
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

820
Number of building permits, non-residential
-3.2%
2020-01
150
Number of building permits, industrial
3.4%
2020-01
590
Number of building permits, commercial
-6.2%
2020-01
80
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
9.6%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,017
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
1,377,517
Population
1.14%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

49,500
Labour Force
-3.70%
2020-02
43,600
Employment
-3.54%
2020-02
11.7%
Unemployment Rate
-0.40%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

43,600
Employment total
-3.54%
2020-02
39,400
Employment male
-2.23%
2020-02
4,300
Employment female
-14.00%
2020-02

Labour Force

49,500
Labour Force Total
-3.70%
2020-02
44,700
Labour Force Male
-3.87%
2020-02
4,700
Labour Force Female
-6.00%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,647
Housing starts total
2019-10
699
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
127
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
227
Housing starts row
2019-10
594
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

170
Number of building permits, non-residential
6.3%
2020-01
27
Number of building permits, industrial
-10.0%
2020-01
118
Number of building permits, commercial
3.5%
2020-01
25
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
56.3%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,869
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
779,993
Population
0.93%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

27,300
Labour Force
-1.44%
2020-02
22,300
Employment
12.06%
2020-02
18.3%
Unemployment Rate
-10.20%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

22,300
Employment total
12.06%
2020-02
20,100
Employment male
9.84%
2020-02
2,200
Employment female
46.67%
2020-02

Labour Force

27,300
Labour Force Total
-1.44%
2020-02
24,500
Labour Force Male
-3.54%
2020-02
2,800
Labour Force Female
21.74%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

774
Housing starts total
2019-10
380
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
44
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
65
Housing starts row
2019-10
285
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

82
Number of building permits, non-residential
-18.8%
2020-01
12
Number of building permits, industrial
-20.0%
2020-01
57
Number of building permits, commercial
-14.9%
2020-01
13
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-31.6%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,310
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
521,365
Population
-0.51%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

22,300
Labour Force
-11.16%
2020-02
14,500
Employment
-12.65%
2020-02
35.0%
Unemployment Rate
1.10%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

14,500
Employment total
-12.65%
2020-02
13,100
Employment male
-13.82%
2020-02
1,300
Employment female
0.00%
2020-02

Labour Force

22,300
Labour Force Total
-11.16%
2020-02
20,100
Labour Force Male
-12.99%
2020-02
2,200
Labour Force Female
15.79%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

355
Housing starts total
2019-10
245
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
42
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
25
Housing starts row
2019-10
43
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

37
Number of building permits, non-residential
-39.3%
2020-01
3
Number of building permits, industrial
-25.0%
2020-01
32
Number of building permits, commercial
-40.7%
2020-01
2
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-33.3%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$4,221
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
977,457
Population
1.26%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

37,600
Labour Force
8.99%
2020-02
31,400
Employment
5.37%
2020-02
16.5%
Unemployment Rate
2.90%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

31,400
Employment total
5.37%
2020-02
28,100
Employment male
2.55%
2020-02
3,200
Employment female
33.33%
2020-02

Labour Force

37,600
Labour Force Total
8.99%
2020-02
33,900
Labour Force Male
5.94%
2020-02
3,600
Labour Force Female
44.00%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,245
Housing starts total
2019-10
572
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
86
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
78
Housing starts row
2019-10
509
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

86
Number of building permits, non-residential
-31.7%
2020-01
14
Number of building permits, industrial
-17.6%
2020-01
59
Number of building permits, commercial
-39.8%
2020-01
13
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
18.2%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,105
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
14,711,827
Population
1.87%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

562,500
Labour Force
1.46%
2020-02
532,000
Employment
4.79%
2020-02
5.4%
Unemployment Rate
-3.00%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

532,000
Employment total
4.79%
2020-02
464,200
Employment male
5.86%
2020-02
67,800
Employment female
-2.02%
2020-02

Labour Force

562,500
Labour Force Total
1.46%
2020-02
491,900
Labour Force Male
1.80%
2020-02
70,600
Labour Force Female
-0.84%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

17,221
Housing starts total
2019-10
5,264
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
538
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
3,527
Housing starts row
2019-10
7,892
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,070
Number of building permits, non-residential
4.0%
2020-01
418
Number of building permits, industrial
11.2%
2020-01
1,440
Number of building permits, commercial
5.7%
2020-01
212
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-15.9%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,223
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
158,158
Population
1.96%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

7,200
Labour Force
12.50%
2020-02
6,200
Employment
24.00%
2020-02
13.9%
Unemployment Rate
-8.00%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

6,200
Employment total
24.00%
2020-02
5,300
Employment male
12.77%
2020-02
900
Employment female
200.00%
2020-02

Labour Force

7,200
Labour Force Total
12.50%
2020-02
6,100
Labour Force Male
5.17%
2020-02
1,000
Labour Force Female
66.67%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

457
Housing starts total
2019-10
216
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
24
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
57
Housing starts row
2019-10
160
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

16
Number of building permits, non-residential
-5.9%
2020-01
5
Number of building permits, industrial
25.0%
2020-01
10
Number of building permits, commercial
-23.1%
2020-01
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$143
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
8,537,674
Population
1.29%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

274,800
Labour Force
7.60%
2020-02
248,700
Employment
13.61%
2020-02
9.5%
Unemployment Rate
-4.80%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

248,700
Employment total
13.61%
2020-02
214,600
Employment male
6.40%
2020-02
34,100
Employment female
98.26%
2020-02

Labour Force

274,800
Labour Force Total
7.60%
2020-02
239,500
Labour Force Male
1.10%
2020-02
35,300
Labour Force Female
91.85%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

12,803
Housing starts total
2019-10
2,252
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
863
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
580
Housing starts row
2019-10
9,108
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

876
Number of building permits, non-residential
-10.2%
2020-01
179
Number of building permits, industrial
9.1%
2020-01
603
Number of building permits, commercial
-17.5%
2020-01
94
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
17.5%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,418
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
1,181,666
Population
0.99%
2020-01

Construction Industry Indicators

45,100
Labour Force
-8.70%
2020-02
38,000
Employment
-11.21%
2020-02
15.7%
Unemployment Rate
2.30%
2020-02

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

38,000
Employment total
-11.21%
2020-02
33,200
Employment male
-14.43%
2020-02
4,800
Employment female
23.08%
2020-02

Labour Force

45,100
Labour Force Total
-8.70%
2020-02
39,800
Labour Force Male
-11.16%
2020-02
5,300
Labour Force Female
15.22%
2020-02

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

671
Housing starts total
2019-10
374
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
19
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
88
Housing starts row
2019-10
190
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

116
Number of building permits, non-residential
9.4%
2020-01
18
Number of building permits, industrial
12.5%
2020-01
83
Number of building permits, commercial
10.7%
2020-01
15
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
0.0%
2020-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$8,337
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
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
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,820 Micro (1-4)
1,161 Small (5-99)
18 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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