Construction Industry Key Indicators


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

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Canada

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
38,246,108
Population
0.55%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

$144,004,000,000
Construction GDP
1.0%
2021-09
1,531,800
Labour Force
-0.97%
2021-11
1,462,000
Employment
1.61%
2021-11
4.6%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,462,000
Employment total
1.61%
2021-11
1,261,200
Employment male
0.10%
2021-11
200,700
Employment female
12.19%
2021-11

Labour Force

1,531,800
Labour Force Total
-0.97%
2021-11
1,326,000
Labour Force Male
-2.04%
2021-11
205,700
Labour Force Female
6.47%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

31,788
Total Permits
-13.4%
2021-10
25,064
Singles
-12.9%
2021-10
6,724
Multi-unit
-15.2%
2021-10

Housing Starts

69,115
Housing starts total
9.8%
2021-07
22,854
Housing starts single-detached
33.2%
2021-07
3,026
Housing starts semi-detached
5.8%
2021-07
7,566
Housing starts row
12.3%
2021-07
35,669
Housing starts apartments and other
-1.4%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

5,730
Number of building permits, non-residential
-4.2%
2021-10
1,432
Number of building permits, industrial
-16.6%
2021-10
3,684
Number of building permits, commercial
5.2%
2021-10
614
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-19.2%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$97,385
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-8.1%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
4,442,879
Population
0.52%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

238,500
Labour Force
-3.91%
2021-11
223,600
Employment
-1.19%
2021-11
6.2%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

223,600
Employment total
-1.19%
2021-11
189,400
Employment male
-2.37%
2021-11
34,200
Employment female
5.88%
2021-11

Labour Force

238,500
Labour Force Total
-3.91%
2021-11
203,200
Labour Force Male
-3.28%
2021-11
35,300
Labour Force Female
-7.35%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

3,485
Total Permits
-12.1%
2021-10
2,819
Singles
-17.2%
2021-10
666
Multi-unit
19.1%
2021-10

Housing Starts

7,839
Housing starts total
26.8%
2021-07
3,980
Housing starts single-detached
59.4%
2021-07
680
Housing starts semi-detached
11.8%
2021-07
960
Housing starts row
17.1%
2021-07
2,219
Housing starts apartments and other
-1.6%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

736
Number of building permits, non-residential
0.8%
2021-10
130
Number of building permits, industrial
-16.1%
2021-10
538
Number of building permits, commercial
14.0%
2021-10
68
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-34.0%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$24,432
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-20.8%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
5,214,805
Population
1.09%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

222,100
Labour Force
-3.85%
2021-11
209,400
Employment
-2.20%
2021-11
5.7%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

209,400
Employment total
-2.20%
2021-11
176,000
Employment male
-6.13%
2021-11
33,500
Employment female
25.94%
2021-11

Labour Force

222,100
Labour Force Total
-3.85%
2021-11
187,200
Labour Force Male
-7.33%
2021-11
34,800
Labour Force Female
20.42%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

2,483
Total Permits
-5.3%
2021-10
1,696
Singles
-8.6%
2021-10
787
Multi-unit
2.6%
2021-10

Housing Starts

11,439
Housing starts total
15.1%
2021-07
3,000
Housing starts single-detached
27.4%
2021-07
337
Housing starts semi-detached
15.8%
2021-07
1,291
Housing starts row
15.4%
2021-07
6,811
Housing starts apartments and other
10.3%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

748
Number of building permits, non-residential
-13.6%
2021-10
130
Number of building permits, industrial
-47.4%
2021-10
545
Number of building permits, commercial
6.0%
2021-10
73
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-30.5%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$20,831
Engineering construction investment (millions)
12.8%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,383,765
Population
0.23%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

48,500
Labour Force
-3.96%
2021-11
46,600
Employment
0.00%
2021-11
3.9%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

46,600
Employment total
0.00%
2021-11
41,900
Employment male
0.00%
2021-11
4,600
Employment female
-2.13%
2021-11

Labour Force

48,500
Labour Force Total
-3.96%
2021-11
43,800
Labour Force Male
-4.16%
2021-11
4,700
Labour Force Female
0.00%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

1,116
Total Permits
2.6%
2021-10
962
Singles
-0.3%
2021-10
154
Multi-unit
25.2%
2021-10

Housing Starts

2,260
Housing starts total
36.6%
2021-07
1,030
Housing starts single-detached
31.4%
2021-07
152
Housing starts semi-detached
0.7%
2021-07
186
Housing starts row
-21.5%
2021-07
892
Housing starts apartments and other
85.1%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

195
Number of building permits, non-residential
-24.4%
2021-10
39
Number of building permits, industrial
-36.1%
2021-10
137
Number of building permits, commercial
8.7%
2021-10
19
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-73.2%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,024
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-19.9%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
789,225
Population
0.77%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

29,600
Labour Force
3.14%
2021-11
27,200
Employment
14.77%
2021-11
8.1%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

27,200
Employment total
14.77%
2021-11
24,700
Employment male
19.32%
2021-11
2,400
Employment female
-20.00%
2021-11

Labour Force

29,600
Labour Force Total
3.14%
2021-11
27,100
Labour Force Male
8.84%
2021-11
2,500
Labour Force Female
-32.43%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

706
Total Permits
-17.9%
2021-10
607
Singles
-21.3%
2021-10
99
Multi-unit
11.2%
2021-10

Housing Starts

1,224
Housing starts total
-8.5%
2021-07
491
Housing starts single-detached
29.9%
2021-07
70
Housing starts semi-detached
-14.6%
2021-07
104
Housing starts row
112.2%
2021-07
559
Housing starts apartments and other
-32.6%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

122
Number of building permits, non-residential
-19.2%
2021-10
21
Number of building permits, industrial
-22.2%
2021-10
86
Number of building permits, commercial
-13.1%
2021-10
15
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-40.0%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,051
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-2.4%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
520,553
Population
-0.16%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

22,200
Labour Force
-3.90%
2021-11
18,400
Employment
-3.66%
2021-11
17.1%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

18,400
Employment total
-3.66%
2021-11
16,000
Employment male
-9.60%
2021-11
2,400
Employment female
71.43%
2021-11

Labour Force

22,200
Labour Force Total
-3.90%
2021-11
19,900
Labour Force Male
-6.57%
2021-11
2,400
Labour Force Female
26.32%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

474
Total Permits
-38.4%
2021-10
418
Singles
-40.2%
2021-10
56
Multi-unit
-20.0%
2021-10

Housing Starts

263
Housing starts total
-7.7%
2021-07
211
Housing starts single-detached
-3.7%
2021-07
24
Housing starts semi-detached
20.0%
2021-07
16
Housing starts row
433.3%
2021-07
12
Housing starts apartments and other
-72.1%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

60
Number of building permits, non-residential
-25.0%
2021-10
4
Number of building permits, industrial
-55.6%
2021-10
56
Number of building permits, commercial
-20.0%
2021-10
0
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-100.0%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$2,519
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-35.7%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
992,055
Population
1.04%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

40,700
Labour Force
3.04%
2021-11
37,700
Employment
1.07%
2021-11
7.4%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

37,700
Employment total
1.07%
2021-11
34,400
Employment male
5.52%
2021-11
3,300
Employment female
-29.79%
2021-11

Labour Force

40,700
Labour Force Total
3.04%
2021-11
37,100
Labour Force Male
7.54%
2021-11
3,600
Labour Force Female
-28.00%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

860
Total Permits
-20.6%
2021-10
763
Singles
-22.5%
2021-10
97
Multi-unit
-2.0%
2021-10

Housing Starts

1,185
Housing starts total
-29.6%
2021-07
685
Housing starts single-detached
16.1%
2021-07
109
Housing starts semi-detached
5.8%
2021-07
55
Housing starts row
-14.1%
2021-07
336
Housing starts apartments and other
-63.8%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

156
Number of building permits, non-residential
4.7%
2021-10
34
Number of building permits, industrial
-2.9%
2021-10
112
Number of building permits, commercial
21.7%
2021-10
10
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-54.5%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,249
Engineering construction investment (millions)
17.4%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
14,826,276
Population
0.55%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

575,000
Labour Force
-0.69%
2021-11
557,300
Employment
1.73%
2021-11
3.1%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

557,300
Employment total
1.73%
2021-11
481,400
Employment male
0.21%
2021-11
75,900
Employment female
12.61%
2021-11

Labour Force

575,000
Labour Force Total
-0.69%
2021-11
497,500
Labour Force Male
-2.16%
2021-11
77,500
Labour Force Female
9.93%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

10,348
Total Permits
-14.2%
2021-10
7,955
Singles
-9.0%
2021-10
2,393
Multi-unit
-27.9%
2021-10

Housing Starts

27,765
Housing starts total
10.4%
2021-07
9,350
Housing starts single-detached
40.2%
2021-07
730
Housing starts semi-detached
3.4%
2021-07
4,333
Housing starts row
15.6%
2021-07
13,352
Housing starts apartments and other
-4.9%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,229
Number of building permits, non-residential
3.6%
2021-10
631
Number of building permits, industrial
-7.1%
2021-10
1,331
Number of building permits, commercial
8.8%
2021-10
267
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
6.8%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,709
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2.8%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
164,318
Population
1.85%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

6,500
Labour Force
-9.72%
2021-11
6,200
Employment
-7.46%
2021-11
4.6%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

6,200
Employment total
-7.46%
2021-11
5,700
Employment male
-6.56%
2021-11
500
Employment female
-16.67%
2021-11

Labour Force

6,500
Labour Force Total
-9.72%
2021-11
5,900
Labour Force Male
-9.23%
2021-11
500
Labour Force Female
-28.57%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

145
Total Permits
-37.0%
2021-10
135
Singles
-32.5%
2021-10
10
Multi-unit
-66.7%
2021-10

Housing Starts

357
Housing starts total
-7.0%
2021-07
213
Housing starts single-detached
27.5%
2021-07
65
Housing starts semi-detached
80.6%
2021-07
45
Housing starts row
95.7%
2021-07
34
Housing starts apartments and other
-78.5%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

40
Number of building permits, non-residential
11.1%
2021-10
17
Number of building permits, industrial
54.5%
2021-10
22
Number of building permits, commercial
0.0%
2021-10
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-66.7%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$187
Engineering construction investment (millions)
32.6%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
8,604,495
Population
0.31%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

301,700
Labour Force
2.41%
2021-11
292,200
Employment
5.75%
2021-11
3.1%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

292,200
Employment total
5.75%
2021-11
252,600
Employment male
4.38%
2021-11
39,600
Employment female
15.45%
2021-11

Labour Force

301,700
Labour Force Total
2.41%
2021-11
262,100
Labour Force Male
1.20%
2021-11
39,600
Labour Force Female
11.24%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

11,421
Total Permits
-12.9%
2021-10
9,055
Singles
-13.2%
2021-10
2,366
Multi-unit
-11.6%
2021-10

Housing Starts

15,755
Housing starts total
4.0%
2021-07
3,431
Housing starts single-detached
13.2%
2021-07
812
Housing starts semi-detached
-2.2%
2021-07
432
Housing starts row
-16.0%
2021-07
11,080
Housing starts apartments and other
2.9%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,292
Number of building permits, non-residential
-6.2%
2021-10
399
Number of building permits, industrial
-10.5%
2021-10
756
Number of building permits, commercial
-2.6%
2021-10
137
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-12.2%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$13,350
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-7.7%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,179,844
Population
0.05%
2021-07

Construction Industry Indicators

47,100
Labour Force
4.67%
2021-11
43,500
Employment
6.10%
2021-11
7.6%
Unemployment Rate
2021-11

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

43,500
Employment total
6.10%
2021-11
39,100
Employment male
5.68%
2021-11
4,400
Employment female
10.00%
2021-11

Labour Force

47,100
Labour Force Total
4.67%
2021-11
42,200
Labour Force Male
2.68%
2021-11
4,900
Labour Force Female
22.50%
2021-11

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

672
Total Permits
-15.6%
2021-10
593
Singles
-6.6%
2021-10
79
Multi-unit
-50.9%
2021-10

Housing Starts

1,028
Housing starts total
-12.8%
2021-07
463
Housing starts single-detached
-2.3%
2021-07
47
Housing starts semi-detached
38.2%
2021-07
144
Housing starts row
-11.7%
2021-07
374
Housing starts apartments and other
-26.4%
2021-07

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

132
Number of building permits, non-residential
-10.8%
2021-10
27
Number of building permits, industrial
-37.2%
2021-10
87
Number of building permits, commercial
1.2%
2021-10
18
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-5.3%
2021-10

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$5,840
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-23.4%
2020

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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