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
37,589,262
Population
1.43%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

$139,949,000,000
Construction GDP
-1.6%
2019-08
1,608,600
Labour Force
2.64%
2019-10
1,533,200
Employment
2.05%
2019-10
4.7%
Unemployment Rate
0.60%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,533,200
Employment total
2.05%
2019-10
1,335,400
Employment male
1.10%
2019-10
197,800
Employment female
8.98%
2019-10

Labour Force

1,608,600
Labour Force Total
2.64%
2019-10
1,403,800
Labour Force Male
2.03%
2019-10
204,800
Labour Force Female
7.06%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

59,182
Housing starts total
11.3%
2019-07
17,521
Housing starts single-detached
-4.2%
2019-07
2,877
Housing starts semi-detached
1.0%
2019-07
6,934
Housing starts row
14.6%
2019-07
31,850
Housing starts apartments and other
22.5%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

6,930
Number of building permits, non-residential
4.0%
2019-09
1,780
Number of building permits, industrial
5.6%
2019-09
4,415
Number of building permits, commercial
5.7%
2019-09
735
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-7.9%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$111,250
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
142,211 Employers
226,217 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
86,719 Micro (1-4)
54,062 Small (5-99)
1,311 Medium (100-499)
119 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
34,515 Employers
66,135 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
23,655 Micro (1-4)
10,747 Small (5-99)
107 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
7,695 Employers
10,330 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
3,705 Micro (1-4)
3,803 Small (5-99)
161 Medium (100-499)
26 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
9,214 Employers
27,005 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
4,538 Micro (1-4)
4,254 Small (5-99)
369 Medium (100-499)
53 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
90,787 Employers
122,747 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
54,821 Micro (1-4)
35,258 Small (5-99)
674 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
4,371,316
Population
1.64%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

260,900
Labour Force
-3.97%
2019-10
244,000
Employment
-4.69%
2019-10
6.5%
Unemployment Rate
0.70%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

244,000
Employment total
-4.69%
2019-10
208,300
Employment male
-7.17%
2019-10
35,700
Employment female
12.97%
2019-10

Labour Force

260,900
Labour Force Total
-3.97%
2019-10
224,600
Labour Force Male
-5.59%
2019-10
36,300
Labour Force Female
7.08%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

8,212
Housing starts total
7.4%
2019-07
3,049
Housing starts single-detached
-7.2%
2019-07
780
Housing starts semi-detached
-6.3%
2019-07
776
Housing starts row
-21.1%
2019-07
3,607
Housing starts apartments and other
41.8%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

891
Number of building permits, non-residential
9.7%
2019-09
165
Number of building permits, industrial
-3.5%
2019-09
639
Number of building permits, commercial
17.7%
2019-09
87
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-11.2%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$36,825
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
23,387 Employers
39,544 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
15,249 Micro (1-4)
7,760 Small (5-99)
333 Medium (100-499)
45 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
4,358 Employers
9,316 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
3,151 Micro (1-4)
1,180 Small (5-99)
26 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,408 Employers
2,117 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
772 Micro (1-4)
588 Small (5-99)
36 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,394 Employers
5,183 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,344 Micro (1-4)
928 Small (5-99)
102 Medium (100-499)
20 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
15,227 Employers
22,928 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
9,982 Micro (1-4)
5,064 Small (5-99)
169 Medium (100-499)
12 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
5,071,336
Population
1.40%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

248,200
Labour Force
4.20%
2019-10
236,200
Employment
1.42%
2019-10
4.8%
Unemployment Rate
2.50%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

236,200
Employment total
1.42%
2019-10
201,700
Employment male
-1.99%
2019-10
34,500
Employment female
27.78%
2019-10

Labour Force

248,200
Labour Force Total
4.20%
2019-10
212,800
Labour Force Male
0.76%
2019-10
35,400
Labour Force Female
31.11%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

11,021
Housing starts total
7.6%
2019-07
2,429
Housing starts single-detached
-19.2%
2019-07
355
Housing starts semi-detached
34.5%
2019-07
1,214
Housing starts row
10.0%
2019-07
7,023
Housing starts apartments and other
19.7%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

859
Number of building permits, non-residential
1.5%
2019-09
176
Number of building permits, industrial
12.8%
2019-09
605
Number of building permits, commercial
0.0%
2019-09
78
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-8.2%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$16,817
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
23,260 Employers
43,814 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
14,402 Micro (1-4)
8,662 Small (5-99)
187 Medium (100-499)
9 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
5,718 Employers
14,016 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
3,887 Micro (1-4)
1,813 Small (5-99)
18 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,263 Employers
2,042 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
632 Micro (1-4)
600 Small (5-99)
30 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,860 Employers
6,229 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,058 Micro (1-4)
748 Small (5-99)
47 Medium (100-499)
7 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
14,419 Employers
21,527 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
8,825 Micro (1-4)
5,501 Small (5-99)
92 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
1,369,465
Population
1.19%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

53,600
Labour Force
-0.74%
2019-10
51,400
Employment
0.39%
2019-10
4.1%
Unemployment Rate
-1.10%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

51,400
Employment total
0.39%
2019-10
47,300
Employment male
3.96%
2019-10
4,100
Employment female
-28.07%
2019-10

Labour Force

53,600
Labour Force Total
-0.74%
2019-10
49,300
Labour Force Male
2.92%
2019-10
4,300
Labour Force Female
-28.33%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,716
Housing starts total
-33.2%
2019-07
793
Housing starts single-detached
-14.4%
2019-07
110
Housing starts semi-detached
10.0%
2019-07
216
Housing starts row
-30.3%
2019-07
597
Housing starts apartments and other
-51.5%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

234
Number of building permits, non-residential
-11.7%
2019-09
83
Number of building permits, industrial
-16.2%
2019-09
125
Number of building permits, commercial
-13.2%
2019-09
26
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
18.2%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$4,407
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
4,668 Employers
7,216 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
2,538 Micro (1-4)
2,086 Small (5-99)
41 Medium (100-499)
3 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,079 Employers
2,013 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
699 Micro (1-4)
378 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
299 Employers
328 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
96 Micro (1-4)
196 Small (5-99)
7 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
309 Employers
716 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
127 Micro (1-4)
167 Small (5-99)
13 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,981 Employers
4,159 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,616 Micro (1-4)
1,345 Small (5-99)
20 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
776,827
Population
0.77%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

28,900
Labour Force
2.85%
2019-10
26,200
Employment
6.07%
2019-10
9.3%
Unemployment Rate
-2.80%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

26,200
Employment total
6.07%
2019-10
24,100
Employment male
4.78%
2019-10
2,100
Employment female
16.67%
2019-10

Labour Force

28,900
Labour Force Total
2.85%
2019-10
26,800
Labour Force Male
3.88%
2019-10
2,100
Labour Force Female
-8.70%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,174
Housing starts total
53.1%
2019-07
463
Housing starts single-detached
4.8%
2019-07
82
Housing starts semi-detached
10.8%
2019-07
78
Housing starts row
90.2%
2019-07
551
Housing starts apartments and other
162.4%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

162
Number of building permits, non-residential
3.8%
2019-09
27
Number of building permits, industrial
-20.6%
2019-09
106
Number of building permits, commercial
5.0%
2019-09
29
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
38.1%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,248
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,892 Employers
2,691 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,646 Micro (1-4)
1,224 Small (5-99)
21 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
747 Employers
796 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
475 Micro (1-4)
270 Small (5-99)
2 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
163 Employers
97 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
65 Micro (1-4)
95 Small (5-99)
3 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
208 Employers
450 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
94 Micro (1-4)
106 Small (5-99)
8 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,774 Employers
1,348 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,012 Micro (1-4)
753 Small (5-99)
8 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
521,542
Population
-0.77%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

24,400
Labour Force
-11.59%
2019-10
21,600
Employment
-8.09%
2019-10
11.5%
Unemployment Rate
-3.40%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

21,600
Employment total
-8.09%
2019-10
20,000
Employment male
-8.68%
2019-10
1,600
Employment female
0.00%
2019-10

Labour Force

24,400
Labour Force Total
-11.59%
2019-10
22,400
Labour Force Male
-12.50%
2019-10
2,000
Labour Force Female
-4.76%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

315
Housing starts total
-21.1%
2019-07
237
Housing starts single-detached
-17.4%
2019-07
22
Housing starts semi-detached
-37.1%
2019-07
22
Housing starts row
-53.2%
2019-07
34
Housing starts apartments and other
13.3%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

116
Number of building permits, non-residential
-7.2%
2019-09
5
Number of building permits, industrial
-54.5%
2019-09
87
Number of building permits, commercial
-20.9%
2019-09
24
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
500.0%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$5,843
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,328 Employers
1,609 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,398 Micro (1-4)
906 Small (5-99)
18 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
776 Employers
490 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
501 Micro (1-4)
273 Small (5-99)
2 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
120 Employers
78 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
50 Micro (1-4)
67 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
3 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
167 Employers
289 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
66 Micro (1-4)
91 Small (5-99)
8 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,265 Employers
752 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
781 Micro (1-4)
475 Small (5-99)
8 Medium (100-499)
1 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
971,395
Population
1.24%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

40,600
Labour Force
4.91%
2019-10
38,200
Employment
7.30%
2019-10
5.7%
Unemployment Rate
-2.30%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

38,200
Employment total
7.30%
2019-10
34,600
Employment male
8.46%
2019-10
3,700
Employment female
0.00%
2019-10

Labour Force

40,600
Labour Force Total
4.91%
2019-10
36,900
Labour Force Male
6.03%
2019-10
3,700
Labour Force Female
-5.13%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,307
Housing starts total
-22.4%
2019-07
671
Housing starts single-detached
25.0%
2019-07
124
Housing starts semi-detached
24.0%
2019-07
71
Housing starts row
47.9%
2019-07
441
Housing starts apartments and other
-55.9%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

154
Number of building permits, non-residential
8.5%
2019-09
30
Number of building permits, industrial
25.0%
2019-09
113
Number of building permits, commercial
8.7%
2019-09
11
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-21.4%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$986
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
3,523 Employers
3,765 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
2,084 Micro (1-4)
1,406 Small (5-99)
32 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
879 Employers
991 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
557 Micro (1-4)
322 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
169 Employers
154 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
71 Micro (1-4)
92 Small (5-99)
6 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
219 Employers
635 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
109 Micro (1-4)
98 Small (5-99)
11 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,256 Employers
1,985 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,347 Micro (1-4)
894 Small (5-99)
15 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
14,566,547
Population
1.73%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

594,200
Labour Force
5.02%
2019-10
573,900
Employment
4.44%
2019-10
3.4%
Unemployment Rate
0.50%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

573,900
Employment total
4.44%
2019-10
502,400
Employment male
5.68%
2019-10
71,400
Employment female
-3.64%
2019-10

Labour Force

594,200
Labour Force Total
5.02%
2019-10
518,900
Labour Force Male
5.90%
2019-10
75,300
Labour Force Female
-0.66%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

21,265
Housing starts total
13.0%
2019-07
6,129
Housing starts single-detached
-6.0%
2019-07
557
Housing starts semi-detached
-24.8%
2019-07
4,058
Housing starts row
35.3%
2019-07
10,521
Housing starts apartments and other
22.9%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,665
Number of building permits, non-residential
8.5%
2019-09
760
Number of building permits, industrial
14.6%
2019-09
1,639
Number of building permits, commercial
13.1%
2019-09
266
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-22.9%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$22,731
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
46,129 Employers
86,425 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
27,341 Micro (1-4)
18,325 Small (5-99)
422 Medium (100-499)
41 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
10,955 Employers
25,378 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
7,462 Micro (1-4)
3,443 Small (5-99)
47 Medium (100-499)
3 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,545 Employers
3,960 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,253 Micro (1-4)
1,243 Small (5-99)
43 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,305 Employers
9,058 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
977 Micro (1-4)
1,209 Small (5-99)
102 Medium (100-499)
17 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
30,324 Employers
48,029 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
17,649 Micro (1-4)
12,430 Small (5-99)
230 Medium (100-499)
15 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
156,947
Population
2.19%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

7,700
Labour Force
18.46%
2019-10
7,400
Employment
17.46%
2019-10
5.2%
Unemployment Rate
0.60%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

7,400
Employment total
17.46%
2019-10
6,600
Employment male
17.86%
2019-10
800
Employment female
33.33%
2019-10

Labour Force

7,700
Labour Force Total
18.46%
2019-10
6,800
Labour Force Male
15.25%
2019-10
900
Labour Force Female
50.00%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

571
Housing starts total
122.2%
2019-07
124
Housing starts single-detached
-30.7%
2019-07
58
Housing starts semi-detached
222.2%
2019-07
54
Housing starts row
237.5%
2019-07
335
Housing starts apartments and other
661.4%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

26
Number of building permits, non-residential
0.0%
2019-09
10
Number of building permits, industrial
25.0%
2019-09
14
Number of building permits, commercial
-12.5%
2019-09
2
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
0.0%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$123
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
652 Employers
652 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
375 Micro (1-4)
281 Small (5-99)
2 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
184 Employers
184 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
124 Micro (1-4)
80 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
16 Employers
16 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
9 Micro (1-4)
16 Small (5-99)
0 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
120 Employers
120 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
11 Micro (1-4)
24 Small (5-99)
2 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
332 Employers
332 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
231 Micro (1-4)
161 Small (5-99)
0 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
8,484,965
Population
1.16%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

299,300
Labour Force
6.47%
2019-10
285,400
Employment
5.90%
2019-10
4.6%
Unemployment Rate
0.50%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

285,400
Employment total
5.90%
2019-10
246,100
Employment male
2.93%
2019-10
39,200
Employment female
28.95%
2019-10

Labour Force

299,300
Labour Force Total
6.47%
2019-10
259,200
Labour Force Male
4.98%
2019-10
40,000
Labour Force Female
16.96%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

12,804
Housing starts total
31.2%
2019-07
3,244
Housing starts single-detached
30.5%
2019-07
749
Housing starts semi-detached
23.0%
2019-07
388
Housing starts row
-7.6%
2019-07
8,423
Housing starts apartments and other
34.9%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,621
Number of building permits, non-residential
1.4%
2019-09
454
Number of building permits, industrial
-3.6%
2019-09
989
Number of building permits, commercial
3.3%
2019-09
178
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
4.1%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$12,749
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
29,949 Employers
31,403 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
18,542 Micro (1-4)
11,189 Small (5-99)
206 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
8,567 Employers
10,403 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
5,975 Micro (1-4)
2,582 Small (5-99)
10 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,391 Employers
1,173 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
632 Micro (1-4)
730 Small (5-99)
25 Medium (100-499)
4 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,226 Employers
3,393 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
521 Micro (1-4)
640 Small (5-99)
61 Medium (100-499)
4 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
18,765 Employers
16,434 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
11,414 Micro (1-4)
7,237 Small (5-99)
110 Medium (100-499)
4 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
1,174,462
Population
0.99%
2019-07

Construction Industry Indicators

50,800
Labour Force
-8.30%
2019-10
49,000
Employment
-7.89%
2019-10
3.5%
Unemployment Rate
-0.50%
2019-10

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

49,000
Employment total
-7.89%
2019-10
44,300
Employment male
-8.28%
2019-10
4,700
Employment female
-6.00%
2019-10

Labour Force

50,800
Labour Force Total
-8.30%
2019-10
46,100
Labour Force Male
-7.62%
2019-10
4,700
Labour Force Female
-14.55%
2019-10

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

797
Housing starts total
-23.7%
2019-07
382
Housing starts single-detached
-38.7%
2019-07
40
Housing starts semi-detached
-46.7%
2019-07
57
Housing starts row
-31.3%
2019-07
318
Housing starts apartments and other
20.5%
2019-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

155
Number of building permits, non-residential
-17.1%
2019-09
43
Number of building permits, industrial
19.4%
2019-09
79
Number of building permits, commercial
-34.7%
2019-09
33
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
10.0%
2019-09

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$8,159
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2017

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

Number of Firms
4,930 Employers
8,517 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
2,903 Micro (1-4)
1,982 Small (5-99)
44 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Residential Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,108 Employers
2,390 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
756 Micro (1-4)
350 Small (5-99)
1 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
264 Employers
321 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
107 Micro (1-4)
147 Small (5-99)
10 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
431 Employers
863 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
216 Micro (1-4)
203 Small (5-99)
12 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
3,127 Employers
4,943 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,824 Micro (1-4)
1,282 Small (5-99)
21 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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