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
38,008,005
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

$142,413,000,000
Construction GDP
2020-12
1,486,700
Labour Force
-2.09%
2021-01
1,328,200
Employment
-4.19%
2021-01
10.7%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,328,200
Employment total
-4.19%
2021-01
1,150,100
Employment male
-4.29%
2021-01
178,100
Employment female
-3.57%
2021-01

Labour Force

1,486,700
Labour Force Total
-2.09%
2021-01
1,298,100
Labour Force Male
-2.04%
2021-01
188,500
Labour Force Female
-2.53%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

63,720
Housing starts total
2020-10
18,935
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
3,819
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
6,635
Housing starts row
2020-10
34,331
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

4,146
Number of building permits, non-residential
-16.5%
2021-01
958
Number of building permits, industrial
2.8%
2021-01
2,704
Number of building permits, commercial
-22.7%
2021-01
484
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-9.2%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$108,054
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

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

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

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

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

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

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
4,428,112
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

242,700
Labour Force
4.48%
2021-01
211,400
Employment
1.59%
2021-01
12.9%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

211,400
Employment total
1.59%
2021-01
177,900
Employment male
2.48%
2021-01
33,500
Employment female
-2.90%
2021-01

Labour Force

242,700
Labour Force Total
4.48%
2021-01
205,100
Labour Force Male
5.23%
2021-01
37,600
Labour Force Female
0.27%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

7,688
Housing starts total
2020-10
2,955
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
776
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
775
Housing starts row
2020-10
3,182
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

720
Number of building permits, non-residential
2.9%
2021-01
116
Number of building permits, industrial
9.4%
2021-01
510
Number of building permits, commercial
-0.8%
2021-01
94
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
17.5%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$30,475
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
5,145,851
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

227,600
Labour Force
-10.99%
2021-01
213,000
Employment
-12.70%
2021-01
6.5%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

213,000
Employment total
-12.70%
2021-01
183,600
Employment male
-13.36%
2021-01
29,300
Employment female
-8.72%
2021-01

Labour Force

227,600
Labour Force Total
-10.99%
2021-01
197,800
Labour Force Male
-11.38%
2021-01
29,800
Labour Force Female
-8.31%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

10,520
Housing starts total
2020-10
2,274
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
289
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
1,198
Housing starts row
2020-10
6,759
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

701
Number of building permits, non-residential
-14.5%
2021-01
179
Number of building permits, industrial
19.3%
2021-01
452
Number of building permits, commercial
-23.4%
2021-01
70
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-12.5%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$18,671
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,379,584
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

48,000
Labour Force
-6.25%
2021-01
44,500
Employment
-1.98%
2021-01
7.3%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

44,500
Employment total
-1.98%
2021-01
40,900
Employment male
-0.49%
2021-01
3,700
Employment female
-15.91%
2021-01

Labour Force

48,000
Labour Force Total
-6.25%
2021-01
43,700
Labour Force Male
-6.42%
2021-01
4,300
Labour Force Female
-4.44%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

2,596
Housing starts total
2020-10
818
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
109
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
354
Housing starts row
2020-10
1,315
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

143
Number of building permits, non-residential
-15.4%
2021-01
35
Number of building permits, industrial
29.6%
2021-01
89
Number of building permits, commercial
-23.9%
2021-01
19
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-24.0%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,329
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
781,315
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

24,000
Labour Force
-11.76%
2021-01
17,900
Employment
-15.57%
2021-01
25.4%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

17,900
Employment total
-15.57%
2021-01
15,700
Employment male
-17.80%
2021-01
2,100
Employment female
0.00%
2021-01

Labour Force

24,000
Labour Force Total
-11.76%
2021-01
20,800
Labour Force Male
-14.40%
2021-01
3,100
Labour Force Female
10.71%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,205
Housing starts total
2020-10
330
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
90
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
73
Housing starts row
2020-10
712
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

82
Number of building permits, non-residential
0.0%
2021-01
8
Number of building permits, industrial
-33.3%
2021-01
52
Number of building permits, commercial
-8.8%
2021-01
22
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
69.2%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,172
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
520,998
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

19,500
Labour Force
-17.37%
2021-01
13,600
Employment
-13.38%
2021-01
30.3%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

13,600
Employment total
-13.38%
2021-01
12,200
Employment male
-15.28%
2021-01
1,400
Employment female
7.69%
2021-01

Labour Force

19,500
Labour Force Total
-17.37%
2021-01
17,600
Labour Force Male
-18.14%
2021-01
1,900
Labour Force Female
-9.52%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

286
Housing starts total
2020-10
237
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
26
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
18
Housing starts row
2020-10
5
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

48
Number of building permits, non-residential
26.3%
2021-01
2
Number of building permits, industrial
-33.3%
2021-01
43
Number of building permits, commercial
30.3%
2021-01
3
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
50.0%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$4,310
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
979,115
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

38,600
Labour Force
5.18%
2021-01
33,500
Employment
4.69%
2021-01
13.5%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

33,500
Employment total
4.69%
2021-01
30,300
Employment male
6.32%
2021-01
3,200
Employment female
-8.57%
2021-01

Labour Force

38,600
Labour Force Total
5.18%
2021-01
35,400
Labour Force Male
7.27%
2021-01
3,200
Labour Force Female
-15.79%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,509
Housing starts total
2020-10
562
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
124
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
78
Housing starts row
2020-10
745
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

64
Number of building permits, non-residential
-25.6%
2021-01
13
Number of building permits, industrial
-7.1%
2021-01
39
Number of building permits, commercial
-33.9%
2021-01
12
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-7.7%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,105
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
14,733,119
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

553,800
Labour Force
0.27%
2021-01
500,400
Employment
-4.14%
2021-01
9.6%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

500,400
Employment total
-4.14%
2021-01
437,500
Employment male
-3.27%
2021-01
62,900
Employment female
-9.76%
2021-01

Labour Force

553,800
Labour Force Total
0.27%
2021-01
489,100
Labour Force Male
1.62%
2021-01
64,700
Labour Force Female
-8.87%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

21,709
Housing starts total
2020-10
7,286
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
1,068
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
3,549
Housing starts row
2020-10
9,806
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,472
Number of building permits, non-residential
-28.3%
2021-01
397
Number of building permits, industrial
-5.0%
2021-01
913
Number of building permits, commercial
-36.0%
2021-01
162
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-22.5%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,625
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
159,713
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

6,400
Labour Force
-8.57%
2021-01
5,600
Employment
-11.11%
2021-01
12.5%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

5,600
Employment total
-11.11%
2021-01
5,100
Employment male
-7.27%
2021-01
500
Employment female
-37.50%
2021-01

Labour Force

6,400
Labour Force Total
-8.57%
2021-01
5,800
Labour Force Male
-3.33%
2021-01
600
Labour Force Female
-40.00%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

261
Housing starts total
2020-10
136
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
48
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
50
Housing starts row
2020-10
27
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

15
Number of building permits, non-residential
-6.3%
2021-01
5
Number of building permits, industrial
0.0%
2021-01
9
Number of building permits, commercial
-10.0%
2021-01
1
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
0.0%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$190
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
8,575,779
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

281,700
Labour Force
-1.54%
2021-01
251,500
Employment
-0.67%
2021-01
10.7%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

251,500
Employment total
-0.67%
2021-01
214,600
Employment male
-2.90%
2021-01
36,900
Employment female
14.60%
2021-01

Labour Force

281,700
Labour Force Total
-1.54%
2021-01
243,000
Labour Force Male
-3.84%
2021-01
38,700
Labour Force Female
15.87%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

17,146
Housing starts total
2020-10
3,889
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
1,214
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
423
Housing starts row
2020-10
11,620
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

796
Number of building permits, non-residential
-8.6%
2021-01
184
Number of building permits, industrial
5.1%
2021-01
526
Number of building permits, commercial
-12.6%
2021-01
86
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-8.5%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,441
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Data in this portal is sourced directly from Statistics Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and does not reflect BuildForce Canada’s annual forecast analysis
1,177,884
Population
2020-10

Construction Industry Indicators

44,300
Labour Force
-4.73%
2021-01
36,800
Employment
-4.42%
2021-01
16.7%
Unemployment Rate
2021-01

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

36,800
Employment total
-4.42%
2021-01
32,300
Employment male
-6.10%
2021-01
4,500
Employment female
9.76%
2021-01

Labour Force

44,300
Labour Force Total
-4.73%
2021-01
39,600
Labour Force Male
-4.81%
2021-01
4,700
Labour Force Female
-4.08%
2021-01

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

800
Housing starts total
2020-10
448
Housing starts single-detached
2020-10
75
Housing starts semi-detached
2020-10
117
Housing starts row
2020-10
160
Housing starts apartments and other
2020-10

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

97
Number of building permits, non-residential
-16.4%
2021-01
19
Number of building permits, industrial
5.6%
2021-01
64
Number of building permits, commercial
-22.9%
2021-01
14
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-6.7%
2021-01

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$8,189
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2019

Construction Industry Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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