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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
39,292,355
Population
2.25%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

$152,999,000,000
Construction GDP
1.9%
2022-10
1,589,200
Labour Force
4.81%
2022-12
1,516,700
Employment
5.39%
2022-12
4.6%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,516,700
Employment total
5.39%
2022-12
1,334,900
Employment male
7.13%
2022-12
181,800
Employment female
-5.80%
2022-12

Labour Force

1,589,200
Labour Force Total
4.81%
2022-12
1,401,300
Labour Force Male
6.51%
2022-12
187,900
Labour Force Female
-6.33%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

22,792
Total Permits
-17.9%
2022-11
16,835
Singles
-20.1%
2022-11
5,957
Multi-unit
-11.0%
2022-11

Housing Starts

67,630
Housing starts total
-1.9%
2022-10
17,309
Housing starts single-detached
-13.0%
2022-10
2,468
Housing starts semi-detached
-22.2%
2022-10
7,269
Housing starts row
-5.8%
2022-10
40,584
Housing starts apartments and other
6.3%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

5,279
Number of building permits, non-residential
-5.5%
2022-11
1,101
Number of building permits, industrial
-18.5%
2022-11
3,485
Number of building permits, commercial
-4.6%
2022-11
693
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
19.1%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$102,756
Engineering construction investment (millions)
1.4%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
146,499 Employers
230,488 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
90,709 Micro (1-4)
54,298 Small (5-99)
1,405 Medium (100-499)
87 Large (500+)

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
35,535 Employers
68,169 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
24,736 Micro (1-4)
10,721 Small (5-99)
77 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

Number of Firms
7,964 Employers
11,259 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
3,831 Micro (1-4)
3,932 Small (5-99)
187 Medium (100-499)
14 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
9,037 Employers
28,156 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
4,399 Micro (1-4)
4,175 Small (5-99)
423 Medium (100-499)
40 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
93,963 Employers
122,904 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
57,743 Micro (1-4)
35,470 Small (5-99)
718 Medium (100-499)
32 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
4,601,314
Population
3.03%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

238,800
Labour Force
1.92%
2022-12
223,700
Employment
0.90%
2022-12
6.3%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

223,700
Employment total
0.90%
2022-12
193,700
Employment male
1.31%
2022-12
30,100
Employment female
-1.31%
2022-12

Labour Force

238,800
Labour Force Total
1.92%
2022-12
206,200
Labour Force Male
1.93%
2022-12
32,500
Labour Force Female
1.25%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

3,178
Total Permits
-7.3%
2022-11
2,551
Singles
-11.0%
2022-11
627
Multi-unit
11.4%
2022-11

Housing Starts

8,903
Housing starts total
-4.7%
2022-10
3,030
Housing starts single-detached
-17.2%
2022-10
664
Housing starts semi-detached
-4.6%
2022-10
1,209
Housing starts row
14.1%
2022-10
4,000
Housing starts apartments and other
1.8%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

700
Number of building permits, non-residential
-4.0%
2022-11
102
Number of building permits, industrial
-23.3%
2022-11
517
Number of building permits, commercial
0.0%
2022-11
81
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2.5%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$27,126
Engineering construction investment (millions)
9.2%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
20,672 Employers
37,416 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
13,664 Micro (1-4)
6,644 Small (5-99)
337 Medium (100-499)
27 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
3,686 Employers
8,829 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,743 Micro (1-4)
928 Small (5-99)
15 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
1,321 Employers
2,160 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
745 Micro (1-4)
534 Small (5-99)
39 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
2,167 Employers
5,094 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,178 Micro (1-4)
848 Small (5-99)
127 Medium (100-499)
14 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
13,498 Employers
21,333 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
8,998 Micro (1-4)
4,334 Small (5-99)
156 Medium (100-499)
10 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
5,368,266
Population
2.47%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

240,500
Labour Force
7.08%
2022-12
231,300
Employment
8.54%
2022-12
3.9%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

231,300
Employment total
8.54%
2022-12
200,900
Employment male
12.23%
2022-12
30,300
Employment female
-11.14%
2022-12

Labour Force

240,500
Labour Force Total
7.08%
2022-12
210,000
Labour Force Male
10.94%
2022-12
30,600
Labour Force Female
-13.31%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

1,931
Total Permits
-12.8%
2022-11
1,249
Singles
-14.7%
2022-11
682
Multi-unit
-8.9%
2022-11

Housing Starts

12,584
Housing starts total
16.0%
2022-10
2,226
Housing starts single-detached
-14.7%
2022-10
352
Housing starts semi-detached
2.6%
2022-10
839
Housing starts row
-27.0%
2022-10
9,167
Housing starts apartments and other
36.0%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

634
Number of building permits, non-residential
-16.0%
2022-11
99
Number of building permits, industrial
-27.2%
2022-11
482
Number of building permits, commercial
-12.5%
2022-11
53
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-22.1%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$21,028
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-2.1%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
25,487 Employers
47,430 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
15,931 Micro (1-4)
9,346 Small (5-99)
200 Medium (100-499)
10 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
6,300 Employers
15,669 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
4,286 Micro (1-4)
2,000 Small (5-99)
13 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
1,294 Employers
2,282 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
673 Micro (1-4)
591 Small (5-99)
28 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
1,840 Employers
6,683 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,033 Micro (1-4)
746 Small (5-99)
55 Medium (100-499)
6 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
16,053 Employers
22,796 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
9,939 Micro (1-4)
6,009 Small (5-99)
104 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
1,420,228
Population
1.78%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

52,700
Labour Force
7.33%
2022-12
49,800
Employment
9.45%
2022-12
5.3%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

49,800
Employment total
9.45%
2022-12
43,900
Employment male
7.86%
2022-12
5,900
Employment female
22.92%
2022-12

Labour Force

52,700
Labour Force Total
7.33%
2022-12
46,600
Labour Force Male
5.67%
2022-12
6,100
Labour Force Female
19.61%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

645
Total Permits
-32.8%
2022-11
553
Singles
-29.2%
2022-11
92
Multi-unit
-48.6%
2022-11

Housing Starts

2,335
Housing starts total
30.2%
2022-10
697
Housing starts single-detached
-15.7%
2022-10
155
Housing starts semi-detached
10.7%
2022-10
238
Housing starts row
11.7%
2022-10
1,245
Housing starts apartments and other
102.8%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

150
Number of building permits, non-residential
-25.4%
2022-11
36
Number of building permits, industrial
24.1%
2022-11
102
Number of building permits, commercial
-30.6%
2022-11
12
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-52.0%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$2,297
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-17.3%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
4,507 Employers
6,826 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,434 Micro (1-4)
2,032 Small (5-99)
39 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
1,055 Employers
1,865 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
690 Micro (1-4)
362 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
323 Employers
349 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
105 Micro (1-4)
209 Small (5-99)
9 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
284 Employers
719 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
110 Micro (1-4)
159 Small (5-99)
13 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
2,845 Employers
3,893 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,529 Micro (1-4)
1,302 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
820,786
Population
3.13%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

30,800
Labour Force
7.69%
2022-12
27,200
Employment
5.43%
2022-12
11.7%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

27,200
Employment total
5.43%
2022-12
24,400
Employment male
2.95%
2022-12
2,800
Employment female
33.33%
2022-12

Labour Force

30,800
Labour Force Total
7.69%
2022-12
27,600
Labour Force Male
4.55%
2022-12
3,200
Labour Force Female
45.45%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

461
Total Permits
-11.9%
2022-11
397
Singles
-12.0%
2022-11
64
Multi-unit
-11.1%
2022-11

Housing Starts

1,256
Housing starts total
14.3%
2022-10
429
Housing starts single-detached
28.8%
2022-10
28
Housing starts semi-detached
-56.3%
2022-10
122
Housing starts row
-31.1%
2022-10
677
Housing starts apartments and other
29.0%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

81
Number of building permits, non-residential
-10.0%
2022-11
10
Number of building permits, industrial
-47.4%
2022-11
61
Number of building permits, commercial
1.7%
2022-11
10
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-9.1%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,224
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-1.2%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
2,875 Employers
2,365 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,619 Micro (1-4)
1,235 Small (5-99)
21 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
718 Employers
600 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
462 Micro (1-4)
255 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
156 Employers
104 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
62 Micro (1-4)
91 Small (5-99)
3 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
193 Employers
417 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
72 Micro (1-4)
112 Small (5-99)
9 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
1,808 Employers
1,244 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,023 Micro (1-4)
777 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
528,818
Population
1.33%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

21,800
Labour Force
3.32%
2022-12
18,200
Employment
10.98%
2022-12
17.0%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

18,200
Employment total
10.98%
2022-12
16,100
Employment male
11.81%
2022-12
2,100
Employment female
5.00%
2022-12

Labour Force

21,800
Labour Force Total
3.32%
2022-12
19,700
Labour Force Male
6.49%
2022-12
2,200
Labour Force Female
-15.38%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

385
Total Permits
-2.0%
2022-11
347
Singles
0.0%
2022-11
38
Multi-unit
-17.4%
2022-11

Housing Starts

335
Housing starts total
12.4%
2022-10
192
Housing starts single-detached
19.3%
2022-10
20
Housing starts semi-detached
-23.1%
2022-10
19
Housing starts row
-78.9%
2022-10
104
Housing starts apartments and other
395.2%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

54
Number of building permits, non-residential
-15.6%
2022-11
5
Number of building permits, industrial
-16.7%
2022-11
48
Number of building permits, commercial
-9.4%
2022-11
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-80.0%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$2,180
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-22.7%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
2,019 Employers
1,308 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,224 Micro (1-4)
780 Small (5-99)
14 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
605 Employers
356 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
395 Micro (1-4)
210 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
112 Employers
71 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
45 Micro (1-4)
66 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
151 Employers
258 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
64 Micro (1-4)
79 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
1,151 Employers
623 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
720 Micro (1-4)
425 Small (5-99)
6 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
1,030,953
Population
3.26%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

42,800
Labour Force
18.56%
2022-12
39,700
Employment
16.42%
2022-12
7.2%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

39,700
Employment total
16.42%
2022-12
35,700
Employment male
16.67%
2022-12
4,000
Employment female
14.29%
2022-12

Labour Force

42,800
Labour Force Total
18.56%
2022-12
38,000
Labour Force Male
16.56%
2022-12
4,800
Labour Force Female
37.14%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

604
Total Permits
-23.2%
2022-11
537
Singles
-21.9%
2022-11
67
Multi-unit
-31.6%
2022-11

Housing Starts

1,255
Housing starts total
-46.7%
2022-10
646
Housing starts single-detached
-16.8%
2022-10
60
Housing starts semi-detached
-50.0%
2022-10
95
Housing starts row
-32.6%
2022-10
454
Housing starts apartments and other
-65.6%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

132
Number of building permits, non-residential
6.5%
2022-11
28
Number of building permits, industrial
-24.3%
2022-11
93
Number of building permits, commercial
19.2%
2022-11
11
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
22.2%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,361
Engineering construction investment (millions)
12.4%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
3,568 Employers
3,675 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,130 Micro (1-4)
1,417 Small (5-99)
19 Medium (100-499)
2 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
868 Employers
921 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
569 Micro (1-4)
299 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
180 Employers
168 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
64 Micro (1-4)
111 Small (5-99)
5 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
205 Employers
622 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
97 Micro (1-4)
100 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
2,315 Employers
1,964 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,400 Micro (1-4)
907 Small (5-99)
7 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
15,262,660
Population
2.42%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

605,500
Labour Force
8.32%
2022-12
587,100
Employment
8.08%
2022-12
3.0%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

587,100
Employment total
8.08%
2022-12
520,600
Employment male
9.95%
2022-12
66,500
Employment female
-4.59%
2022-12

Labour Force

605,500
Labour Force Total
8.32%
2022-12
538,300
Labour Force Male
10.49%
2022-12
67,200
Labour Force Female
-6.41%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

8,035
Total Permits
-20.6%
2022-11
5,571
Singles
-24.5%
2022-11
2,464
Multi-unit
-10.3%
2022-11

Housing Starts

26,188
Housing starts total
6.5%
2022-10
6,378
Housing starts single-detached
-8.4%
2022-10
453
Housing starts semi-detached
-30.8%
2022-10
4,403
Housing starts row
5.6%
2022-10
14,954
Housing starts apartments and other
16.9%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,273
Number of building permits, non-residential
3.9%
2022-11
505
Number of building permits, industrial
-14.6%
2022-11
1,379
Number of building permits, commercial
1.4%
2022-11
389
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
64.8%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$26,798
Engineering construction investment (millions)
4.8%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
49,883 Employers
90,843 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
30,681 Micro (1-4)
18,705 Small (5-99)
464 Medium (100-499)
33 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
11,829 Employers
26,689 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
8,229 Micro (1-4)
3,560 Small (5-99)
40 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
2,781 Employers
4,527 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,391 Micro (1-4)
1,335 Small (5-99)
48 Medium (100-499)
7 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
2,398 Employers
9,394 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,044 Micro (1-4)
1,231 Small (5-99)
111 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
32,875 Employers
50,233 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
20,017 Micro (1-4)
12,579 Small (5-99)
265 Medium (100-499)
14 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
172,707
Population
3.77%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

7,400
Labour Force
2.78%
2022-12
7,000
Employment
12.90%
2022-12
5.4%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

7,000
Employment total
12.90%
2022-12
6,600
Employment male
15.79%
2022-12
400
Employment female
-20.00%
2022-12

Labour Force

7,400
Labour Force Total
2.78%
2022-12
7,000
Labour Force Male
4.48%
2022-12
400
Labour Force Female
-20.00%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

131
Total Permits
-28.8%
2022-11
115
Singles
-24.3%
2022-11
16
Multi-unit
-50.0%
2022-11

Housing Starts

411
Housing starts total
17.4%
2022-10
176
Housing starts single-detached
4.1%
2022-10
69
Housing starts semi-detached
60.5%
2022-10
61
Housing starts row
-6.2%
2022-10
105
Housing starts apartments and other
43.8%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

30
Number of building permits, non-residential
3.4%
2022-11
7
Number of building permits, industrial
40.0%
2022-11
22
Number of building permits, commercial
4.8%
2022-11
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-66.7%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$171
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-17.0%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
705 Employers
753 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
419 Micro (1-4)
281 Small (5-99)
5 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
232 Employers
218 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
154 Micro (1-4)
78 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
21 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
11 Micro (1-4)
16 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
37 Employers
131 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
16 Micro (1-4)
20 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
408 Employers
383 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
238 Micro (1-4)
167 Small (5-99)
3 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
8,751,352
Population
1.40%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

308,300
Labour Force
-0.26%
2022-12
294,600
Employment
1.66%
2022-12
4.4%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

294,600
Employment total
1.66%
2022-12
259,600
Employment male
3.84%
2022-12
35,000
Employment female
-12.06%
2022-12

Labour Force

308,300
Labour Force Total
-0.26%
2022-12
272,200
Labour Force Male
1.57%
2022-12
36,100
Labour Force Female
-12.17%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

6,904
Total Permits
-19.3%
2022-11
5,121
Singles
-20.4%
2022-11
1,783
Multi-unit
-15.9%
2022-11

Housing Starts

13,410
Housing starts total
-22.9%
2022-10
3,188
Housing starts single-detached
-19.1%
2022-10
649
Housing starts semi-detached
-35.4%
2022-10
200
Housing starts row
-59.3%
2022-10
9,373
Housing starts apartments and other
-21.5%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,083
Number of building permits, non-residential
-12.3%
2022-11
298
Number of building permits, industrial
-20.3%
2022-11
667
Number of building permits, commercial
-11.1%
2022-11
118
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
6.3%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$14,050
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-2.6%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
31,868 Employers
31,997 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
19,665 Micro (1-4)
11,927 Small (5-99)
264 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
9,213 Employers
10,955 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
6,484 Micro (1-4)
2,724 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
1,461 Employers
1,204 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
610 Micro (1-4)
807 Small (5-99)
42 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
1,289 Employers
3,889 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
549 Micro (1-4)
661 Small (5-99)
75 Medium (100-499)
4 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
19,905 Employers
15,949 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
12,022 Micro (1-4)
7,735 Small (5-99)
142 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
1,205,119
Population
1.87%
2022-10

Construction Industry Indicators

40,600
Labour Force
-13.80%
2022-12
38,100
Employment
-11.81%
2022-12
6.2%
Unemployment Rate
2022-12

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

38,100
Employment total
-11.81%
2022-12
33,400
Employment male
-10.22%
2022-12
4,700
Employment female
-20.34%
2022-12

Labour Force

40,600
Labour Force Total
-13.80%
2022-12
35,800
Labour Force Male
-11.82%
2022-12
4,800
Labour Force Female
-26.15%
2022-12

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

436
Total Permits
-19.3%
2022-11
333
Singles
-26.8%
2022-11
103
Multi-unit
21.2%
2022-11

Housing Starts

953
Housing starts total
4.8%
2022-10
347
Housing starts single-detached
-22.0%
2022-10
18
Housing starts semi-detached
-77.8%
2022-10
83
Housing starts row
-48.1%
2022-10
505
Housing starts apartments and other
126.5%
2022-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

125
Number of building permits, non-residential
-14.4%
2022-11
7
Number of building permits, industrial
-56.3%
2022-11
102
Number of building permits, commercial
3.0%
2022-11
16
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-48.4%
2022-11

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$5,527
Engineering construction investment (millions)
-5.6%
2021

Construction Industry Businesses

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

Number of Firms
4,420 Employers
7,335 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
2,699 Micro (1-4)
1,684 Small (5-99)
37 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
903 Employers
1,940 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
653 Micro (1-4)
250 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
259 Employers
328 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
110 Micro (1-4)
140 Small (5-99)
9 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
413 Employers
882 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
213 Micro (1-4)
185 Small (5-99)
15 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)

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

Number of Firms
2,845 Employers
4,185 Non-employers
Breakdown of Employer Firms by Size
1,723 Micro (1-4)
1,109 Small (5-99)
13 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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