Construction Industry Key Indicators


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

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Canada

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
37,797,496
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

$144,006,000,000
Construction GDP
2019-11
1,519,700
Labour Force
2.08%
2020-01
1,389,300
Employment
3.82%
2020-01
8.6%
Unemployment Rate
-1.50%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,389,300
Employment total
3.82%
2020-01
1,203,000
Employment male
3.11%
2020-01
186,300
Employment female
8.57%
2020-01

Labour Force

1,519,700
Labour Force Total
2.08%
2020-01
1,325,100
Labour Force Male
1.35%
2020-01
194,600
Labour Force Female
7.34%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

53,231
Housing starts total
2019-10
14,889
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
2,780
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
6,787
Housing starts row
2019-10
28,775
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

4,525
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
965
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
3,073
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
487
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$111,911
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
90,787 Employers
122,747 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
54,821 Micro (1-4)
35,258 Small (5-99)
674 Medium (100-499)
34 Large (500+)
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Alberta

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
4,395,586
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

238,500
Labour Force
-5.09%
2020-01
213,700
Employment
-4.64%
2020-01
10.4%
Unemployment Rate
-0.40%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

213,700
Employment total
-4.64%
2020-01
178,900
Employment male
-5.74%
2020-01
34,800
Employment female
1.46%
2020-01

Labour Force

238,500
Labour Force Total
-5.09%
2020-01
200,800
Labour Force Male
-6.47%
2020-01
37,800
Labour Force Female
3.28%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

7,612
Housing starts total
2019-10
2,881
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
781
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
966
Housing starts row
2019-10
2,984
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

572
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
105
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
408
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
59
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$37,774
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
15,227 Employers
22,928 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
9,982 Micro (1-4)
5,064 Small (5-99)
169 Medium (100-499)
12 Large (500+)
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British Columbia

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
5,105,576
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

244,700
Labour Force
1.75%
2020-01
233,700
Employment
0.91%
2020-01
4.5%
Unemployment Rate
0.80%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

233,700
Employment total
0.91%
2020-01
202,900
Employment male
3.20%
2020-01
30,800
Employment female
-11.75%
2020-01

Labour Force

244,700
Labour Force Total
1.75%
2020-01
213,400
Labour Force Male
4.10%
2020-01
31,200
Labour Force Female
-12.11%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

10,446
Housing starts total
2019-10
2,006
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
256
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
1,174
Housing starts row
2019-10
7,010
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

712
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
156
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
514
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
42
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,017
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
14,419 Employers
21,527 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
8,825 Micro (1-4)
5,501 Small (5-99)
92 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)
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Manitoba

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,373,859
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

50,100
Labour Force
-5.11%
2020-01
44,600
Employment
-5.71%
2020-01
11.0%
Unemployment Rate
0.60%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

44,600
Employment total
-5.71%
2020-01
40,300
Employment male
-4.05%
2020-01
4,200
Employment female
-19.23%
2020-01

Labour Force

50,100
Labour Force Total
-5.11%
2020-01
45,700
Labour Force Male
-3.79%
2020-01
4,300
Labour Force Female
-17.31%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,647
Housing starts total
2019-10
699
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
127
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
227
Housing starts row
2019-10
594
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

127
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
23
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
83
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
21
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,869
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,981 Employers
4,159 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,616 Micro (1-4)
1,345 Small (5-99)
20 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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New Brunswick

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
780,021
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

27,100
Labour Force
3.83%
2020-01
21,400
Employment
8.63%
2020-01
21.0%
Unemployment Rate
-3.50%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

21,400
Employment total
8.63%
2020-01
19,100
Employment male
5.52%
2020-01
2,200
Employment female
37.50%
2020-01

Labour Force

27,100
Labour Force Total
3.83%
2020-01
24,200
Labour Force Male
2.11%
2020-01
2,900
Labour Force Female
20.83%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

774
Housing starts total
2019-10
380
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
44
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
65
Housing starts row
2019-10
285
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

111
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
25
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
70
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
16
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,310
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,774 Employers
1,348 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,012 Micro (1-4)
753 Small (5-99)
8 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
521,922
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

22,200
Labour Force
-7.88%
2020-01
14,900
Employment
-9.70%
2020-01
33.3%
Unemployment Rate
1.80%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

14,900
Employment total
-9.70%
2020-01
13,700
Employment male
-7.43%
2020-01
1,200
Employment female
-25.00%
2020-01

Labour Force

22,200
Labour Force Total
-7.88%
2020-01
20,400
Labour Force Male
-7.69%
2020-01
1,900
Labour Force Female
0.00%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

355
Housing starts total
2019-10
245
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
42
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
25
Housing starts row
2019-10
43
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

54
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
8
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
45
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$4,221
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
1,265 Employers
752 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
781 Micro (1-4)
475 Small (5-99)
8 Medium (100-499)
1 Large (500+)
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Nova Scotia

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
976,768
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

37,500
Labour Force
5.34%
2020-01
32,700
Employment
7.92%
2020-01
12.8%
Unemployment Rate
-2.10%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

32,700
Employment total
7.92%
2020-01
29,100
Employment male
3.93%
2020-01
3,600
Employment female
56.52%
2020-01

Labour Force

37,500
Labour Force Total
5.34%
2020-01
33,600
Labour Force Male
0.90%
2020-01
3,800
Labour Force Female
65.22%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,245
Housing starts total
2019-10
572
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
86
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
78
Housing starts row
2019-10
509
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

111
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
16
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
85
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
10
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,105
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
2,256 Employers
1,985 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
1,347 Micro (1-4)
894 Small (5-99)
15 Medium (100-499)
0 Large (500+)
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Ontario

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
14,659,616
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

559,600
Labour Force
4.13%
2020-01
529,200
Employment
8.29%
2020-01
5.4%
Unemployment Rate
-3.60%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

529,200
Employment total
8.29%
2020-01
457,500
Employment male
8.26%
2020-01
71,700
Employment female
8.47%
2020-01

Labour Force

559,600
Labour Force Total
4.13%
2020-01
486,700
Labour Force Male
4.00%
2020-01
72,900
Labour Force Female
5.04%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

17,221
Housing starts total
2019-10
5,264
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
538
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
3,527
Housing starts row
2019-10
7,892
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,849
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
428
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
1,206
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
215
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,223
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
30,324 Employers
48,029 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
17,649 Micro (1-4)
12,430 Small (5-99)
230 Medium (100-499)
15 Large (500+)
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Prince Edward Island

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
157,901
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

7,000
Labour Force
7.69%
2020-01
6,400
Employment
28.00%
2020-01
8.6%
Unemployment Rate
-14.50%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

6,400
Employment total
28.00%
2020-01
5,500
Employment male
22.22%
2020-01
800
Employment female
100.00%
2020-01

Labour Force

7,000
Labour Force Total
7.69%
2020-01
6,000
Labour Force Male
3.45%
2020-01
1,000
Labour Force Female
66.67%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

457
Housing starts total
2019-10
216
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
24
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
57
Housing starts row
2019-10
160
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

18
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
4
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
13
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$143
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
8,522,800
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

286,700
Labour Force
8.76%
2020-01
254,400
Employment
10.42%
2020-01
11.3%
Unemployment Rate
-1.30%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

254,400
Employment total
10.42%
2020-01
221,500
Employment male
5.68%
2020-01
32,900
Employment female
58.17%
2020-01

Labour Force

286,700
Labour Force Total
8.76%
2020-01
252,600
Labour Force Male
4.64%
2020-01
34,100
Labour Force Female
53.60%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

12,803
Housing starts total
2019-10
2,252
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
863
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
580
Housing starts row
2019-10
9,108
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

852
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
184
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
567
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
101
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,418
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

Number of Firms
18,765 Employers
16,434 Non-employers
Firm Size (by Employees)
11,414 Micro (1-4)
7,237 Small (5-99)
110 Medium (100-499)
4 Large (500+)
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Saskatchewan

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,178,657
Population
2019-10

Construction Industry Indicators

46,300
Labour Force
-9.39%
2020-01
38,400
Employment
-14.09%
2020-01
17.1%
Unemployment Rate
4.60%
2020-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

38,400
Employment total
-14.09%
2020-01
34,400
Employment male
-15.27%
2020-01
4,000
Employment female
-4.76%
2020-01

Labour Force

46,300
Labour Force Total
-9.39%
2020-01
41,600
Labour Force Male
-9.57%
2020-01
4,700
Labour Force Female
-7.84%
2020-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

671
Housing starts total
2019-10
374
Housing starts single-detached
2019-10
19
Housing starts semi-detached
2019-10
88
Housing starts row
2019-10
190
Housing starts apartments and other
2019-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

109
Number of building permits, non-residential
2019-12
15
Number of building permits, industrial
2019-12
78
Number of building permits, commercial
2019-12
16
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
2019-12

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$8,337
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

Construction Industry Businesses

Total Construction Industry Profile(source)

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

Residential Sector Profile(source)

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

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Profile(source)

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

Heavy and Civil Engineering Sector Profile(source)

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

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Profile(source)

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