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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
41,012,563
Population
3.20%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

1,676,300
Labour Force
-1.63%
2024-05
1,582,100
Employment
-2.58%
2024-05
5.6%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,582,100
Employment total
-2.58%
2024-05
1,366,100
Employment male
-2.57%
2024-05
216,100
Employment female
-2.57%
2024-05

Labour Force

1,676,300
Labour Force Total
-1.63%
2024-05
1,447,200
Labour Force Male
-1.86%
2024-05
229,100
Labour Force Female
-0.17%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

28,428
Total Permits
2023-10
21,703
Singles
2023-10
6,725
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

52,859
Housing starts total
12.8%
2024-01
9,241
Housing starts single-detached
-7.8%
2024-01
2,095
Housing starts semi-detached
15.6%
2024-01
4,475
Housing starts row
-12.1%
2024-01
37,048
Housing starts apartments and other
23.8%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

5,584
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
1,373
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
3,566
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
645
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
147,490 Employers
222,489 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
90,411 Micro (1-4)
55,572 Small (5-99)
1,420 Medium (100-499)
87 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
36,254 Employers
66,932 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
24,957 Micro (1-4)
11,209 Small (5-99)
87 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
7,980 Employers
11,260 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
3,796 Micro (1-4)
3,994 Small (5-99)
174 Medium (100-499)
16 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
8,898 Employers
27,578 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
4,319 Micro (1-4)
4,118 Small (5-99)
420 Medium (100-499)
41 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
94,358 Employers
116,719 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
57,339 Micro (1-4)
36,251 Small (5-99)
739 Medium (100-499)
29 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
4,849,906
Population
4.41%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

258,100
Labour Force
-1.41%
2024-05
237,800
Employment
-5.37%
2024-05
7.9%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

237,800
Employment total
-5.37%
2024-05
196,900
Employment male
-4.88%
2024-05
40,900
Employment female
-7.67%
2024-05

Labour Force

258,100
Labour Force Total
-1.41%
2024-05
216,000
Labour Force Male
-0.46%
2024-05
42,200
Labour Force Female
-5.80%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

4,726
Total Permits
2023-10
3,860
Singles
2023-10
866
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

9,940
Housing starts total
58.7%
2024-01
2,891
Housing starts single-detached
38.1%
2024-01
801
Housing starts semi-detached
50.6%
2024-01
1,323
Housing starts row
27.7%
2024-01
4,925
Housing starts apartments and other
89.2%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

865
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
116
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
643
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
106
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
20,183 Employers
35,288 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
13,272 Micro (1-4)
6,587 Small (5-99)
298 Medium (100-499)
26 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
3,642 Employers
8,355 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,687 Micro (1-4)
941 Small (5-99)
14 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,267 Employers
2,321 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
709 Micro (1-4)
522 Small (5-99)
31 Medium (100-499)
5 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,064 Employers
4,844 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,121 Micro (1-4)
816 Small (5-99)
115 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
13,210 Employers
19,939 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
8,755 Micro (1-4)
4,308 Small (5-99)
138 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
5,646,467
Population
3.29%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

248,800
Labour Force
-2.05%
2024-05
235,300
Employment
-2.49%
2024-05
5.4%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

235,300
Employment total
-2.49%
2024-05
208,000
Employment male
1.91%
2024-05
27,300
Employment female
-26.42%
2024-05

Labour Force

248,800
Labour Force Total
-2.05%
2024-05
219,900
Labour Force Male
1.38%
2024-05
28,900
Labour Force Female
-22.10%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

1,696
Total Permits
2023-10
1,123
Singles
2023-10
573
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

11,051
Housing starts total
-0.8%
2024-01
1,026
Housing starts single-detached
-23.6%
2024-01
297
Housing starts semi-detached
-25.0%
2024-01
666
Housing starts row
-36.9%
2024-01
9,062
Housing starts apartments and other
8.6%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

611
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
110
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
435
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
66
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
26,015 Employers
46,118 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
16,186 Micro (1-4)
9,616 Small (5-99)
204 Medium (100-499)
9 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
6,514 Employers
15,456 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
4,441 Micro (1-4)
2,057 Small (5-99)
16 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,314 Employers
2,150 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
687 Micro (1-4)
597 Small (5-99)
30 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,822 Employers
6,599 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,012 Micro (1-4)
749 Small (5-99)
53 Medium (100-499)
8 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
16,365 Employers
21,742 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
10,046 Micro (1-4)
6,213 Small (5-99)
105 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
1,484,135
Population
2.79%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

57,700
Labour Force
-4.31%
2024-05
54,300
Employment
-5.40%
2024-05
5.9%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

54,300
Employment total
-5.40%
2024-05
49,200
Employment male
-4.09%
2024-05
5,100
Employment female
-17.74%
2024-05

Labour Force

57,700
Labour Force Total
-4.31%
2024-05
52,400
Labour Force Male
-3.14%
2024-05
5,400
Labour Force Female
-12.90%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

837
Total Permits
2023-10
726
Singles
2023-10
111
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

1,130
Housing starts total
-35.2%
2024-01
408
Housing starts single-detached
-4.4%
2024-01
101
Housing starts semi-detached
5.2%
2024-01
121
Housing starts row
57.1%
2024-01
500
Housing starts apartments and other
-56.3%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

203
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
47
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
133
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
23
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
4,559 Employers
6,452 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,434 Micro (1-4)
2,081 Small (5-99)
42 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,070 Employers
1,759 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
697 Micro (1-4)
371 Small (5-99)
2 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
276 Employers
684 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
108 Micro (1-4)
151 Small (5-99)
15 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,885 Employers
3,677 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,512 Micro (1-4)
1,357 Small (5-99)
16 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
850,894
Population
2.94%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

36,400
Labour Force
3.41%
2024-05
33,400
Employment
4.05%
2024-05
8.5%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

33,400
Employment total
4.05%
2024-05
29,900
Employment male
3.46%
2024-05
3,500
Employment female
9.38%
2024-05

Labour Force

36,400
Labour Force Total
3.41%
2024-05
32,500
Labour Force Male
2.20%
2024-05
3,900
Labour Force Female
11.43%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

628
Total Permits
2023-10
541
Singles
2023-10
87
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

750
Housing starts total
108.3%
2024-01
196
Housing starts single-detached
-24.6%
2024-01
22
Housing starts semi-detached
450.0%
2024-01
65
Housing starts row
75.7%
2024-01
467
Housing starts apartments and other
691.5%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

101
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
18
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
68
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
15
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,829 Employers
2,302 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,551 Micro (1-4)
1,255 Small (5-99)
22 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
154 Employers
105 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
60 Micro (1-4)
92 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
191 Employers
408 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
72 Micro (1-4)
108 Small (5-99)
11 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,786 Employers
1,206 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
984 Micro (1-4)
794 Small (5-99)
8 Medium (100-499)
0 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
541,391
Population
0.95%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

23,800
Labour Force
2.59%
2024-05
20,200
Employment
-0.98%
2024-05
15.1%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

20,200
Employment total
-0.98%
2024-05
18,200
Employment male
4.60%
2024-05
2,000
Employment female
-33.33%
2024-05

Labour Force

23,800
Labour Force Total
2.59%
2024-05
21,800
Labour Force Male
9.00%
2024-05
2,000
Labour Force Female
-35.48%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

494
Total Permits
2023-10
433
Singles
2023-10
61
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

263
Housing starts total
163.0%
2024-01
158
Housing starts single-detached
92.7%
2024-01
12
Housing starts semi-detached
2024-01
12
Housing starts row
71.4%
2024-01
81
Housing starts apartments and other
636.4%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

83
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
9
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
69
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
5
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,917 Employers
1,297 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,127 Micro (1-4)
773 Small (5-99)
16 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
571 Employers
355 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
370 Micro (1-4)
200 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
114 Employers
70 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
37 Micro (1-4)
76 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
149 Employers
257 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
58 Micro (1-4)
84 Small (5-99)
6 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,083 Employers
615 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
662 Micro (1-4)
413 Small (5-99)
8 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
1,072,545
Population
2.36%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

42,600
Labour Force
2.65%
2024-05
40,400
Employment
5.21%
2024-05
5.4%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

40,400
Employment total
5.21%
2024-05
36,700
Employment male
7.94%
2024-05
3,700
Employment female
-15.91%
2024-05

Labour Force

42,600
Labour Force Total
2.65%
2024-05
38,800
Labour Force Male
4.86%
2024-05
3,900
Labour Force Female
-13.33%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

746
Total Permits
2023-10
677
Singles
2023-10
69
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

2,158
Housing starts total
160.9%
2024-01
366
Housing starts single-detached
9.3%
2024-01
30
Housing starts semi-detached
-44.4%
2024-01
27
Housing starts row
-58.5%
2024-01
1,735
Housing starts apartments and other
365.1%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

145
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
36
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
99
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
10
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
3,576 Employers
3,618 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,096 Micro (1-4)
1,457 Small (5-99)
22 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
843 Employers
933 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
532 Micro (1-4)
311 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
190 Employers
167 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
65 Micro (1-4)
118 Small (5-99)
7 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
195 Employers
603 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
88 Micro (1-4)
100 Small (5-99)
6 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,348 Employers
1,915 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,411 Micro (1-4)
928 Small (5-99)
9 Medium (100-499)
0 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
15,996,989
Population
3.49%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

609,600
Labour Force
-5.03%
2024-05
578,900
Employment
-5.50%
2024-05
5.0%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

578,900
Employment total
-5.50%
2024-05
502,300
Employment male
-5.76%
2024-05
76,600
Employment female
-3.77%
2024-05

Labour Force

609,600
Labour Force Total
-5.03%
2024-05
528,500
Labour Force Male
-5.20%
2024-05
81,000
Labour Force Female
-4.03%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

8,576
Total Permits
2023-10
5,940
Singles
2023-10
2,636
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

18,169
Housing starts total
-1.7%
2024-01
2,591
Housing starts single-detached
-35.6%
2024-01
321
Housing starts semi-detached
-14.9%
2024-01
2,012
Housing starts row
-24.6%
2024-01
13,245
Housing starts apartments and other
16.0%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,111
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
606
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
1,246
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
259
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
50,267 Employers
87,706 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
30,654 Micro (1-4)
19,097 Small (5-99)
482 Medium (100-499)
34 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
12,067 Employers
26,352 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
8,328 Micro (1-4)
3,697 Small (5-99)
41 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,824 Employers
4,499 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,384 Micro (1-4)
1,388 Small (5-99)
44 Medium (100-499)
8 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,416 Employers
9,244 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,072 Micro (1-4)
1,214 Small (5-99)
117 Medium (100-499)
13 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
32,960 Employers
47,611 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
19,870 Micro (1-4)
12,798 Small (5-99)
280 Medium (100-499)
12 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
177,081
Population
3.08%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

9,100
Labour Force
15.19%
2024-05
8,400
Employment
15.07%
2024-05
7.7%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

8,400
Employment total
15.07%
2024-05
7,700
Employment male
10.00%
2024-05
700
Employment female
75.00%
2024-05

Labour Force

9,100
Labour Force Total
15.19%
2024-05
8,400
Labour Force Male
12.00%
2024-05
700
Labour Force Female
75.00%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

172
Total Permits
2023-10
147
Singles
2023-10
25
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

394
Housing starts total
220.3%
2024-01
59
Housing starts single-detached
-16.9%
2024-01
29
Housing starts semi-detached
20.8%
2024-01
19
Housing starts row
-13.6%
2024-01
287
Housing starts apartments and other
4,683.3%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

32
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
10
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
20
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
2
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
749 Employers
774 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
461 Micro (1-4)
282 Small (5-99)
6 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
30 Employers
17 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
11 Micro (1-4)
18 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
40 Employers
143 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
19 Micro (1-4)
18 Small (5-99)
3 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
439 Employers
369 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
268 Micro (1-4)
169 Small (5-99)
2 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
9,030,684
Population
2.46%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

342,000
Labour Force
2.92%
2024-05
329,300
Employment
2.91%
2024-05
3.7%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

329,300
Employment total
2.91%
2024-05
276,100
Employment male
-2.09%
2024-05
53,200
Employment female
40.00%
2024-05

Labour Force

342,000
Labour Force Total
2.92%
2024-05
284,500
Labour Force Male
-2.74%
2024-05
57,500
Labour Force Female
44.47%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

9,908
Total Permits
2023-10
7,730
Singles
2023-10
2,178
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

8,300
Housing starts total
19.3%
2024-01
1,349
Housing starts single-detached
8.8%
2024-01
431
Housing starts semi-detached
35.5%
2024-01
136
Housing starts row
83.8%
2024-01
6,384
Housing starts apartments and other
19.9%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,274
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
390
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
746
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
138
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
32,508 Employers
31,423 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
19,762 Micro (1-4)
12,445 Small (5-99)
288 Medium (100-499)
13 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
9,578 Employers
10,980 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
6,604 Micro (1-4)
2,963 Small (5-99)
11 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,458 Employers
1,208 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
612 Micro (1-4)
806 Small (5-99)
38 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
1,273 Employers
3,892 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
534 Micro (1-4)
657 Small (5-99)
78 Medium (100-499)
4 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
20,199 Employers
15,343 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
12,012 Micro (1-4)
8,019 Small (5-99)
161 Medium (100-499)
7 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
1,231,043
Population
2.54%
2024-04

Construction Industry Indicators

48,100
Labour Force
4.57%
2024-05
44,200
Employment
2.55%
2024-05
8.1%
Unemployment Rate
2024-05

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

44,200
Employment total
2.55%
2024-05
41,200
Employment male
10.16%
2024-05
3,100
Employment female
-45.61%
2024-05

Labour Force

48,100
Labour Force Total
4.57%
2024-05
44,500
Labour Force Male
10.42%
2024-05
3,700
Labour Force Female
-35.09%
2024-05

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

553
Total Permits
2023-10
452
Singles
2023-10
101
Multi-unit
2023-10

Housing Starts

704
Housing starts total
-16.7%
2024-01
197
Housing starts single-detached
30.5%
2024-01
51
Housing starts semi-detached
325.0%
2024-01
94
Housing starts row
104.3%
2024-01
362
Housing starts apartments and other
-43.1%
2024-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

127
Number of building permits, non-residential
2023-10
20
Number of building permits, industrial
2023-10
89
Number of building permits, commercial
2023-10
18
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2023-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
4,378 Employers
6,994 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,606 Micro (1-4)
1,737 Small (5-99)
298 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
905 Employers
1,787 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
635 Micro (1-4)
270 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
418 Employers
841 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
215 Micro (1-4)
190 Small (5-99)
13 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile
(Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2021.)

Number of Firms
2,799 Employers
4,028 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,657 Micro (1-4)
1,130 Small (5-99)
12 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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