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
38,526,760
Population
1.20%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

$156,970,000,000
Construction GDP
4.0%
2022-02
1,542,600
Labour Force
2.48%
2022-04
1,450,900
Employment
4.79%
2022-04
5.9%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,450,900
Employment total
4.79%
2022-04
1,262,700
Employment male
4.17%
2022-04
188,200
Employment female
9.16%
2022-04

Labour Force

1,542,600
Labour Force Total
2.48%
2022-04
1,346,700
Labour Force Male
2.09%
2022-04
195,900
Labour Force Female
5.27%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

20,341
Total Permits
-7.9%
2022-02
14,936
Singles
-11.0%
2022-02
5,405
Multi-unit
2.0%
2022-02

Housing Starts

48,357
Housing starts total
-18.3%
2022-01
12,937
Housing starts single-detached
-17.7%
2022-01
2,411
Housing starts semi-detached
-17.2%
2022-01
5,018
Housing starts row
-11.4%
2022-01
27,991
Housing starts apartments and other
-19.7%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

4,355
Number of building permits, non-residential
1.8%
2022-02
841
Number of building permits, industrial
-10.5%
2022-02
3,031
Number of building permits, commercial
7.7%
2022-02
483
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-8.0%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$97,385
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)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
4,480,486
Population
1.11%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

232,600
Labour Force
-3.12%
2022-04
217,300
Employment
0.18%
2022-04
6.6%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

217,300
Employment total
0.18%
2022-04
183,100
Employment male
1.55%
2022-04
34,200
Employment female
-6.56%
2022-04

Labour Force

232,600
Labour Force Total
-3.12%
2022-04
197,200
Labour Force Male
-1.74%
2022-04
35,400
Labour Force Female
-10.15%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

2,964
Total Permits
-0.2%
2022-02
2,398
Singles
-3.3%
2022-02
566
Multi-unit
15.3%
2022-02

Housing Starts

6,392
Housing starts total
5.1%
2022-01
2,714
Housing starts single-detached
0.0%
2022-01
564
Housing starts semi-detached
-11.9%
2022-01
797
Housing starts row
-3.6%
2022-01
2,317
Housing starts apartments and other
21.8%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

551
Number of building permits, non-residential
-18.5%
2022-02
77
Number of building permits, industrial
-31.9%
2022-02
406
Number of building permits, commercial
-14.7%
2022-02
68
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-21.8%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$24,432
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
5,264,485
Population
1.95%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

219,300
Labour Force
-5.68%
2022-04
211,800
Employment
-2.35%
2022-04
3.5%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

211,800
Employment total
-2.35%
2022-04
184,700
Employment male
-2.94%
2022-04
27,000
Employment female
1.50%
2022-04

Labour Force

219,300
Labour Force Total
-5.68%
2022-04
191,700
Labour Force Male
-6.53%
2022-04
27,700
Labour Force Female
1.47%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

1,926
Total Permits
-8.0%
2022-02
1,266
Singles
-8.0%
2022-02
660
Multi-unit
-7.9%
2022-02

Housing Starts

8,082
Housing starts total
-32.1%
2022-01
1,993
Housing starts single-detached
-9.6%
2022-01
379
Housing starts semi-detached
15.2%
2022-01
846
Housing starts row
-37.0%
2022-01
4,864
Housing starts apartments and other
-39.4%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

644
Number of building permits, non-residential
9.2%
2022-02
125
Number of building permits, industrial
4.2%
2022-02
470
Number of building permits, commercial
12.2%
2022-02
49
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-3.9%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$20,831
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
1,390,249
Population
0.64%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

48,500
Labour Force
-4.15%
2022-04
44,400
Employment
-5.53%
2022-04
8.5%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

44,400
Employment total
-5.53%
2022-04
39,300
Employment male
-8.18%
2022-04
5,000
Employment female
21.95%
2022-04

Labour Force

48,500
Labour Force Total
-4.15%
2022-04
43,100
Labour Force Male
-6.71%
2022-04
5,400
Labour Force Female
22.73%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

640
Total Permits
-14.1%
2022-02
519
Singles
-19.8%
2022-02
121
Multi-unit
23.5%
2022-02

Housing Starts

1,942
Housing starts total
17.3%
2022-01
489
Housing starts single-detached
-20.6%
2022-01
58
Housing starts semi-detached
-10.8%
2022-01
184
Housing starts row
104.4%
2022-01
1,211
Housing starts apartments and other
36.8%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

133
Number of building permits, non-residential
-19.4%
2022-02
19
Number of building permits, industrial
-5.0%
2022-02
93
Number of building permits, commercial
6.9%
2022-02
21
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-63.8%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,024
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
797,102
Population
1.65%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

30,800
Labour Force
19.84%
2022-04
26,200
Employment
37.89%
2022-04
14.9%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

26,200
Employment total
37.89%
2022-04
23,600
Employment male
41.32%
2022-04
2,600
Employment female
13.04%
2022-04

Labour Force

30,800
Labour Force Total
19.84%
2022-04
28,100
Labour Force Male
21.65%
2022-04
2,700
Labour Force Female
3.85%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

233
Total Permits
8.4%
2022-02
182
Singles
3.4%
2022-02
51
Multi-unit
30.8%
2022-02

Housing Starts

416
Housing starts total
76.3%
2022-01
77
Housing starts single-detached
2.7%
2022-01
12
Housing starts semi-detached
0.0%
2022-01
22
Housing starts row
120.0%
2022-01
305
Housing starts apartments and other
119.4%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

101
Number of building permits, non-residential
57.8%
2022-02
8
Number of building permits, industrial
-27.3%
2022-02
82
Number of building permits, commercial
95.2%
2022-02
11
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
0.0%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,051
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
522,453
Population
0.54%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

21,300
Labour Force
9.23%
2022-04
16,700
Employment
43.97%
2022-04
21.6%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

16,700
Employment total
43.97%
2022-04
15,100
Employment male
46.60%
2022-04
1,600
Employment female
14.29%
2022-04

Labour Force

21,300
Labour Force Total
9.23%
2022-04
19,200
Labour Force Male
7.26%
2022-04
2,000
Labour Force Female
25.00%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

197
Total Permits
89.4%
2022-02
167
Singles
85.6%
2022-02
30
Multi-unit
114.3%
2022-02

Housing Starts

223
Housing starts total
42.9%
2022-01
170
Housing starts single-detached
39.3%
2022-01
24
Housing starts semi-detached
60.0%
2022-01
9
Housing starts row
-50.0%
2022-01
20
Housing starts apartments and other
1,900.0%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

70
Number of building permits, non-residential
37.3%
2022-02
4
Number of building permits, industrial
-20.0%
2022-02
65
Number of building permits, commercial
51.2%
2022-02
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-66.7%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$2,519
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
1,002,586
Population
2.10%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

40,900
Labour Force
4.60%
2022-04
37,100
Employment
8.16%
2022-04
9.3%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

37,100
Employment total
8.16%
2022-04
33,700
Employment male
8.71%
2022-04
3,400
Employment female
3.03%
2022-04

Labour Force

40,900
Labour Force Total
4.60%
2022-04
37,500
Labour Force Male
7.76%
2022-04
3,400
Labour Force Female
-22.73%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

393
Total Permits
33.2%
2022-02
334
Singles
30.0%
2022-02
59
Multi-unit
55.3%
2022-02

Housing Starts

1,059
Housing starts total
-12.8%
2022-01
295
Housing starts single-detached
-25.7%
2022-01
48
Housing starts semi-detached
-57.5%
2022-01
47
Housing starts row
-48.4%
2022-01
669
Housing starts apartments and other
9.1%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

107
Number of building permits, non-residential
46.6%
2022-02
18
Number of building permits, industrial
38.5%
2022-02
83
Number of building permits, commercial
48.2%
2022-02
6
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
50.0%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,249
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
14,951,825
Population
1.30%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

607,900
Labour Force
10.03%
2022-04
575,500
Employment
11.36%
2022-04
5.3%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

575,500
Employment total
11.36%
2022-04
502,300
Employment male
9.55%
2022-04
73,100
Employment female
25.39%
2022-04

Labour Force

607,900
Labour Force Total
10.03%
2022-04
532,500
Labour Force Male
9.12%
2022-04
75,400
Labour Force Female
16.90%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

6,773
Total Permits
-4.5%
2022-02
4,471
Singles
-14.0%
2022-02
2,302
Multi-unit
21.4%
2022-02

Housing Starts

17,686
Housing starts total
-20.2%
2022-01
4,834
Housing starts single-detached
-24.9%
2022-01
558
Housing starts semi-detached
-7.5%
2022-01
2,661
Housing starts row
-2.7%
2022-01
9,633
Housing starts apartments and other
-22.1%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,721
Number of building permits, non-residential
9.1%
2022-02
379
Number of building permits, industrial
-4.5%
2022-02
1,148
Number of building permits, commercial
15.5%
2022-02
194
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
3.7%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,709
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
166,331
Population
2.98%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

8,200
Labour Force
34.43%
2022-04
7,100
Employment
26.79%
2022-04
13.4%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

7,100
Employment total
26.79%
2022-04
6,700
Employment male
28.85%
2022-04
400
Employment female
0.00%
2022-04

Labour Force

8,200
Labour Force Total
34.43%
2022-04
7,500
Labour Force Male
31.58%
2022-04
700
Labour Force Female
40.00%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

68
Total Permits
-38.2%
2022-02
58
Singles
-36.3%
2022-02
10
Multi-unit
-47.4%
2022-02

Housing Starts

184
Housing starts total
22.7%
2022-01
65
Housing starts single-detached
-35.6%
2022-01
28
Housing starts semi-detached
16.7%
2022-01
39
Housing starts row
56.0%
2022-01
52
Housing starts apartments and other
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

64
Number of building permits, non-residential
120.7%
2022-02
11
Number of building permits, industrial
0.0%
2022-02
49
Number of building permits, commercial
206.3%
2022-02
4
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
100.0%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$187
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
8,639,642
Population
0.70%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

285,900
Labour Force
-1.75%
2022-04
272,100
Employment
-0.51%
2022-04
4.8%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

272,100
Employment total
-0.51%
2022-04
236,100
Employment male
-2.03%
2022-04
36,000
Employment female
10.43%
2022-04

Labour Force

285,900
Labour Force Total
-1.75%
2022-04
247,600
Labour Force Male
-3.66%
2022-04
38,300
Labour Force Female
12.65%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

6,765
Total Permits
-14.8%
2022-02
5,215
Singles
-13.7%
2022-02
1,550
Multi-unit
-18.5%
2022-02

Housing Starts

11,818
Housing starts total
-19.2%
2022-01
2,012
Housing starts single-detached
-27.1%
2022-01
720
Housing starts semi-detached
-32.3%
2022-01
340
Housing starts row
-26.2%
2022-01
8,746
Housing starts apartments and other
-15.4%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

858
Number of building permits, non-residential
-7.1%
2022-02
184
Number of building permits, industrial
-17.5%
2022-02
562
Number of building permits, commercial
-5.7%
2022-02
112
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
6.7%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$13,350
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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
1,183,269
Population
0.36%
2022-01

Construction Industry Indicators

47,100
Labour Force
-2.08%
2022-04
42,700
Employment
-0.47%
2022-04
9.3%
Unemployment Rate
2022-04

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

42,700
Employment total
-0.47%
2022-04
38,100
Employment male
5.54%
2022-04
4,700
Employment female
-30.88%
2022-04

Labour Force

47,100
Labour Force Total
-2.08%
2022-04
42,200
Labour Force Male
4.20%
2022-04
4,900
Labour Force Female
-34.67%
2022-04

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

361
Total Permits
-24.9%
2022-02
310
Singles
-23.3%
2022-02
51
Multi-unit
-33.8%
2022-02

Housing Starts

555
Housing starts total
-44.7%
2022-01
288
Housing starts single-detached
-3.0%
2022-01
20
Housing starts semi-detached
-57.4%
2022-01
73
Housing starts row
19.7%
2022-01
174
Housing starts apartments and other
-71.0%
2022-01

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

91
Number of building permits, non-residential
-15.7%
2022-02
12
Number of building permits, industrial
-50.0%
2022-02
64
Number of building permits, commercial
-9.9%
2022-02
15
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
15.4%
2022-02

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$5,840
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2020

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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