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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
38,654,738
Population
1.31%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

$151,308,000,000
Construction GDP
1.2%
2022-06
1,655,700
Labour Force
5.53%
2022-08
1,605,200
Employment
5.88%
2022-08
3.1%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,605,200
Employment total
5.88%
2022-08
1,401,600
Employment male
6.81%
2022-08
203,600
Employment female
-0.20%
2022-08

Labour Force

1,655,700
Labour Force Total
5.53%
2022-08
1,447,700
Labour Force Male
6.39%
2022-08
208,000
Labour Force Female
-0.14%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

35,862
Total Permits
-5.7%
2022-07
29,277
Singles
-4.2%
2022-07
6,585
Multi-unit
-11.8%
2022-07

Housing Starts

72,314
Housing starts total
-3.1%
2022-04
20,629
Housing starts single-detached
-14.4%
2022-04
3,557
Housing starts semi-detached
-15.5%
2022-04
8,751
Housing starts row
14.5%
2022-04
39,377
Housing starts apartments and other
1.8%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

6,225
Number of building permits, non-residential
-0.9%
2022-07
1,576
Number of building permits, industrial
-2.4%
2022-07
3,779
Number of building permits, commercial
6.6%
2022-07
870
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-22.7%
2022-07

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)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
4,500,917
Population
1.40%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

244,800
Labour Force
2.56%
2022-08
235,400
Employment
1.38%
2022-08
3.8%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

235,400
Employment total
1.38%
2022-08
196,100
Employment male
2.14%
2022-08
39,300
Employment female
-2.24%
2022-08

Labour Force

244,800
Labour Force Total
2.56%
2022-08
205,400
Labour Force Male
4.00%
2022-08
39,400
Labour Force Female
-4.37%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

4,303
Total Permits
8.2%
2022-07
3,582
Singles
5.1%
2022-07
721
Multi-unit
26.7%
2022-07

Housing Starts

11,115
Housing starts total
28.1%
2022-04
4,637
Housing starts single-detached
11.8%
2022-04
839
Housing starts semi-detached
-16.5%
2022-04
1,331
Housing starts row
32.8%
2022-04
4,308
Housing starts apartments and other
70.7%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

786
Number of building permits, non-residential
1.6%
2022-07
124
Number of building permits, industrial
2.5%
2022-07
570
Number of building permits, commercial
9.2%
2022-07
92
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-29.8%
2022-07

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
5,286,528
Population
1.94%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

251,100
Labour Force
5.77%
2022-08
246,800
Employment
9.64%
2022-08
1.7%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

246,800
Employment total
9.64%
2022-08
209,200
Employment male
9.53%
2022-08
37,600
Employment female
9.94%
2022-08

Labour Force

251,100
Labour Force Total
5.77%
2022-08
213,300
Labour Force Male
5.80%
2022-08
37,800
Labour Force Female
5.88%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

2,299
Total Permits
-12.4%
2022-07
1,572
Singles
-12.1%
2022-07
727
Multi-unit
-13.1%
2022-07

Housing Starts

13,178
Housing starts total
-1.9%
2022-04
2,939
Housing starts single-detached
-8.1%
2022-04
600
Housing starts semi-detached
38.2%
2022-04
1,220
Housing starts row
-5.6%
2022-04
8,419
Housing starts apartments and other
-1.0%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

761
Number of building permits, non-residential
-2.9%
2022-07
143
Number of building permits, industrial
-15.9%
2022-07
546
Number of building permits, commercial
9.2%
2022-07
72
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-36.8%
2022-07

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
1,393,179
Population
0.69%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

54,200
Labour Force
2.65%
2022-08
52,400
Employment
0.58%
2022-08
3.3%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

52,400
Employment total
0.58%
2022-08
46,400
Employment male
-2.52%
2022-08
6,000
Employment female
33.33%
2022-08

Labour Force

54,200
Labour Force Total
2.65%
2022-08
47,800
Labour Force Male
-0.42%
2022-08
6,300
Labour Force Female
34.04%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

1,193
Total Permits
-12.6%
2022-07
1,050
Singles
-11.2%
2022-07
143
Multi-unit
-21.9%
2022-07

Housing Starts

2,050
Housing starts total
-10.7%
2022-04
861
Housing starts single-detached
-22.5%
2022-04
215
Housing starts semi-detached
43.3%
2022-04
151
Housing starts row
-20.9%
2022-04
823
Housing starts apartments and other
-2.5%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

215
Number of building permits, non-residential
-11.2%
2022-07
54
Number of building permits, industrial
-16.9%
2022-07
135
Number of building permits, commercial
-1.5%
2022-07
26
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-35.0%
2022-07

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
800,243
Population
1.84%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

33,900
Labour Force
17.30%
2022-08
31,700
Employment
14.03%
2022-08
6.5%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

31,700
Employment total
14.03%
2022-08
28,500
Employment male
14.00%
2022-08
3,200
Employment female
14.29%
2022-08

Labour Force

33,900
Labour Force Total
17.30%
2022-08
30,300
Labour Force Male
16.09%
2022-08
3,600
Labour Force Female
28.57%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

858
Total Permits
3.5%
2022-07
766
Singles
1.5%
2022-07
92
Multi-unit
24.3%
2022-07

Housing Starts

1,419
Housing starts total
11.7%
2022-04
375
Housing starts single-detached
-13.2%
2022-04
78
Housing starts semi-detached
-48.7%
2022-04
189
Housing starts row
42.1%
2022-04
777
Housing starts apartments and other
40.5%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

132
Number of building permits, non-residential
-16.5%
2022-07
21
Number of building permits, industrial
-30.0%
2022-07
87
Number of building permits, commercial
-3.3%
2022-07
24
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-36.8%
2022-07

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
522,875
Population
0.61%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

22,000
Labour Force
-8.33%
2022-08
19,500
Employment
2.63%
2022-08
11.4%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

19,500
Employment total
2.63%
2022-08
17,600
Employment male
2.92%
2022-08
2,000
Employment female
0.00%
2022-08

Labour Force

22,000
Labour Force Total
-8.33%
2022-08
19,700
Labour Force Male
-9.22%
2022-08
2,300
Labour Force Female
0.00%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

743
Total Permits
8.0%
2022-07
700
Singles
7.0%
2022-07
43
Multi-unit
26.5%
2022-07

Housing Starts

363
Housing starts total
19.0%
2022-04
314
Housing starts single-detached
26.6%
2022-04
8
Housing starts semi-detached
-50.0%
2022-04
3
Housing starts row
-81.3%
2022-04
38
Housing starts apartments and other
52.0%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

79
Number of building permits, non-residential
-7.1%
2022-07
16
Number of building permits, industrial
300.0%
2022-07
62
Number of building permits, commercial
-11.4%
2022-07
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-90.9%
2022-07

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
1,007,049
Population
2.16%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

44,800
Labour Force
14.29%
2022-08
42,700
Employment
12.07%
2022-08
4.5%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

42,700
Employment total
12.07%
2022-08
38,000
Employment male
12.09%
2022-08
4,800
Employment female
14.29%
2022-08

Labour Force

44,800
Labour Force Total
14.29%
2022-08
39,700
Labour Force Male
14.08%
2022-08
5,000
Labour Force Female
16.28%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

751
Total Permits
1.1%
2022-07
670
Singles
0.4%
2022-07
81
Multi-unit
6.6%
2022-07

Housing Starts

1,609
Housing starts total
31.5%
2022-04
516
Housing starts single-detached
29.6%
2022-04
44
Housing starts semi-detached
-30.2%
2022-04
81
Housing starts row
22.7%
2022-04
968
Housing starts apartments and other
38.9%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

172
Number of building permits, non-residential
44.5%
2022-07
43
Number of building permits, industrial
34.4%
2022-07
115
Number of building permits, commercial
43.8%
2022-07
14
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
100.0%
2022-07

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
15,007,816
Population
1.43%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

628,300
Labour Force
8.97%
2022-08
612,000
Employment
9.09%
2022-08
2.6%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

612,000
Employment total
9.09%
2022-08
546,600
Employment male
10.74%
2022-08
65,300
Employment female
-3.12%
2022-08

Labour Force

628,300
Labour Force Total
8.97%
2022-08
560,400
Labour Force Male
10.05%
2022-08
67,900
Labour Force Female
0.74%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

10,782
Total Permits
-9.7%
2022-07
8,483
Singles
-3.6%
2022-07
2,299
Multi-unit
-26.9%
2022-07

Housing Starts

22,460
Housing starts total
-12.2%
2022-04
6,543
Housing starts single-detached
-26.9%
2022-04
618
Housing starts semi-detached
-33.5%
2022-04
5,047
Housing starts row
27.1%
2022-04
10,252
Housing starts apartments and other
-12.7%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,506
Number of building permits, non-residential
-3.1%
2022-07
709
Number of building permits, industrial
-5.3%
2022-07
1,389
Number of building permits, commercial
6.0%
2022-07
408
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-22.4%
2022-07

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
167,680
Population
3.13%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

7,700
Labour Force
24.19%
2022-08
7,700
Employment
30.51%
2022-08
0.0%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

7,700
Employment total
30.51%
2022-08
7,000
Employment male
22.81%
2022-08
700
Employment female
250.00%
2022-08

Labour Force

7,700
Labour Force Total
24.19%
2022-08
7,000
Labour Force Male
16.67%
2022-08
700
Labour Force Female
133.33%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

188
Total Permits
-8.7%
2022-07
171
Singles
-9.0%
2022-07
17
Multi-unit
-5.6%
2022-07

Housing Starts

432
Housing starts total
5.4%
2022-04
158
Housing starts single-detached
-29.8%
2022-04
78
Housing starts semi-detached
-8.2%
2022-04
79
Housing starts row
29.5%
2022-04
117
Housing starts apartments and other
200.0%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

59
Number of building permits, non-residential
126.9%
2022-07
13
Number of building permits, industrial
85.7%
2022-07
35
Number of building permits, commercial
84.2%
2022-07
11
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2022-07

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
8,653,184
Population
0.77%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

320,000
Labour Force
1.17%
2022-08
309,000
Employment
0.49%
2022-08
3.4%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

309,000
Employment total
0.49%
2022-08
270,100
Employment male
1.62%
2022-08
38,900
Employment female
-6.71%
2022-08

Labour Force

320,000
Labour Force Total
1.17%
2022-08
280,800
Labour Force Male
2.44%
2022-08
39,200
Labour Force Female
-7.11%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

13,931
Total Permits
-6.4%
2022-07
11,622
Singles
-6.6%
2022-07
2,309
Multi-unit
-5.1%
2022-07

Housing Starts

18,099
Housing starts total
-10.4%
2022-04
3,718
Housing starts single-detached
-22.6%
2022-04
1,027
Housing starts semi-detached
-21.8%
2022-04
455
Housing starts row
-35.5%
2022-04
12,899
Housing starts apartments and other
-3.6%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,321
Number of building permits, non-residential
-1.0%
2022-07
407
Number of building permits, industrial
3.8%
2022-07
723
Number of building permits, commercial
2.7%
2022-07
191
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-20.1%
2022-07

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
1,186,308
Population
0.51%
2022-04

Construction Industry Indicators

49,000
Labour Force
0.20%
2022-08
48,000
Employment
1.27%
2022-08
2.2%
Unemployment Rate
2022-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

48,000
Employment total
1.27%
2022-08
42,200
Employment male
4.20%
2022-08
5,800
Employment female
-15.94%
2022-08

Labour Force

49,000
Labour Force Total
0.20%
2022-08
43,300
Labour Force Male
4.34%
2022-08
5,800
Labour Force Female
-22.67%
2022-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Residential Building Permits

724
Total Permits
13.3%
2022-07
585
Singles
3.0%
2022-07
139
Multi-unit
95.8%
2022-07

Housing Starts

1,589
Housing starts total
28.9%
2022-04
568
Housing starts single-detached
-4.1%
2022-04
50
Housing starts semi-detached
-18.0%
2022-04
195
Housing starts row
-6.7%
2022-04
776
Housing starts apartments and other
109.2%
2022-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

140
Number of building permits, non-residential
-7.3%
2022-07
34
Number of building permits, industrial
-12.8%
2022-07
89
Number of building permits, commercial
-8.2%
2022-07
17
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
13.3%
2022-07

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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