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
37,971,020
Population
1.50%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

$141,151,000,000
Construction GDP
-0.7%
2020-06
1,561,500
Labour Force
-4.09%
2020-08
1,447,200
Employment
-6.73%
2020-08
7.3%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

1,447,200
Employment total
-6.73%
2020-08
1,251,800
Employment male
-8.56%
2020-08
195,300
Employment female
6.90%
2020-08

Labour Force

1,561,500
Labour Force Total
-4.09%
2020-08
1,353,500
Labour Force Male
-5.90%
2020-08
208,000
Labour Force Female
9.59%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

51,228
Housing starts total
-13.2%
2020-04
13,896
Housing starts single-detached
-9.1%
2020-04
2,730
Housing starts semi-detached
-2.4%
2020-04
5,220
Housing starts row
-22.2%
2020-04
29,382
Housing starts apartments and other
-14.1%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

5,989
Number of building permits, non-residential
-23.9%
2020-07
1,734
Number of building permits, industrial
-12.9%
2020-07
3,256
Number of building permits, commercial
-29.5%
2020-07
999
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-20.9%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$111,911
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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(Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, unclassified excluded, 2019.)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
4,428,247
Population
1.78%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

258,000
Labour Force
-4.97%
2020-08
232,700
Employment
-7.81%
2020-08
9.8%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

232,700
Employment total
-7.81%
2020-08
198,000
Employment male
-7.65%
2020-08
34,700
Employment female
-8.68%
2020-08

Labour Force

258,000
Labour Force Total
-4.97%
2020-08
218,600
Labour Force Male
-5.65%
2020-08
39,400
Labour Force Female
-1.01%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

4,955
Housing starts total
-28.3%
2020-04
2,086
Housing starts single-detached
-24.8%
2020-04
546
Housing starts semi-detached
-30.9%
2020-04
521
Housing starts row
-48.3%
2020-04
1,802
Housing starts apartments and other
-22.8%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

753
Number of building permits, non-residential
-13.7%
2020-07
145
Number of building permits, industrial
-1.4%
2020-07
511
Number of building permits, commercial
-13.1%
2020-07
97
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-29.7%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$37,774
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
5,120,184
Population
1.45%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

231,400
Labour Force
-6.62%
2020-08
217,200
Employment
-8.82%
2020-08
6.1%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

217,200
Employment total
-8.82%
2020-08
178,100
Employment male
-13.12%
2020-08
39,100
Employment female
17.77%
2020-08

Labour Force

231,400
Labour Force Total
-6.62%
2020-08
191,300
Labour Force Male
-10.61%
2020-08
40,100
Labour Force Female
18.64%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

9,354
Housing starts total
-35.6%
2020-04
2,186
Housing starts single-detached
-20.8%
2020-04
311
Housing starts semi-detached
8.7%
2020-04
998
Housing starts row
-13.6%
2020-04
5,859
Housing starts apartments and other
-43.2%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

691
Number of building permits, non-residential
-35.1%
2020-07
174
Number of building permits, industrial
-29.6%
2020-07
404
Number of building permits, commercial
-42.2%
2020-07
113
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-4.2%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,017
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
1,379,121
Population
1.08%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

52,600
Labour Force
-6.74%
2020-08
50,700
Employment
-6.63%
2020-08
3.8%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

50,700
Employment total
-6.63%
2020-08
45,200
Employment male
-7.76%
2020-08
5,500
Employment female
3.77%
2020-08

Labour Force

52,600
Labour Force Total
-6.74%
2020-08
47,000
Labour Force Male
-7.48%
2020-08
5,700
Labour Force Female
0.00%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

1,757
Housing starts total
-21.8%
2020-04
632
Housing starts single-detached
-15.8%
2020-04
100
Housing starts semi-detached
2.0%
2020-04
195
Housing starts row
119.1%
2020-04
830
Housing starts apartments and other
-36.6%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

202
Number of building permits, non-residential
-28.9%
2020-07
72
Number of building permits, industrial
-10.0%
2020-07
99
Number of building permits, commercial
-40.4%
2020-07
31
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-18.4%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$3,869
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
780,890
Population
0.90%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

31,400
Labour Force
-4.56%
2020-08
28,200
Employment
-4.41%
2020-08
10.2%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

28,200
Employment total
-4.41%
2020-08
25,200
Employment male
-6.32%
2020-08
3,000
Employment female
15.38%
2020-08

Labour Force

31,400
Labour Force Total
-4.56%
2020-08
28,300
Labour Force Male
-5.67%
2020-08
3,100
Labour Force Female
6.90%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

684
Housing starts total
-19.2%
2020-04
206
Housing starts single-detached
-8.0%
2020-04
78
Housing starts semi-detached
5.4%
2020-04
38
Housing starts row
-55.3%
2020-04
362
Housing starts apartments and other
-22.0%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

160
Number of building permits, non-residential
-19.2%
2020-07
36
Number of building permits, industrial
-21.7%
2020-07
87
Number of building permits, commercial
-22.3%
2020-07
37
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-7.5%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,310
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
520,437
Population
-0.46%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

20,000
Labour Force
-24.24%
2020-08
15,700
Employment
-31.74%
2020-08
21.5%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

15,700
Employment total
-31.74%
2020-08
14,500
Employment male
-30.29%
2020-08
1,100
Employment female
-50.00%
2020-08

Labour Force

20,000
Labour Force Total
-24.24%
2020-08
18,500
Labour Force Male
-22.92%
2020-08
1,500
Labour Force Female
-37.50%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

132
Housing starts total
-39.2%
2020-04
111
Housing starts single-detached
-31.9%
2020-04
10
Housing starts semi-detached
-28.6%
2020-04
3
Housing starts row
-25.0%
2020-04
8
Housing starts apartments and other
-77.8%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

107
Number of building permits, non-residential
9.2%
2020-07
22
Number of building permits, industrial
69.2%
2020-07
82
Number of building permits, commercial
2.5%
2020-07
0
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-100.0%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$4,221
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
978,274
Population
1.20%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

37,900
Labour Force
-5.96%
2020-08
34,900
Employment
-6.68%
2020-08
7.7%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

34,900
Employment total
-6.68%
2020-08
30,700
Employment male
-9.71%
2020-08
4,200
Employment female
23.53%
2020-08

Labour Force

37,900
Labour Force Total
-5.96%
2020-08
33,700
Labour Force Male
-8.42%
2020-08
4,200
Labour Force Female
20.00%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

711
Housing starts total
-44.8%
2020-04
416
Housing starts single-detached
-10.5%
2020-04
72
Housing starts semi-detached
2.9%
2020-04
54
Housing starts row
-27.0%
2020-04
169
Housing starts apartments and other
-75.1%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

135
Number of building permits, non-residential
-28.2%
2020-07
42
Number of building permits, industrial
-14.3%
2020-07
82
Number of building permits, commercial
-31.1%
2020-07
11
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-45.0%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$1,105
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
14,745,040
Population
1.80%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

572,500
Labour Force
-3.10%
2020-08
526,600
Employment
-7.79%
2020-08
8.0%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

526,600
Employment total
-7.79%
2020-08
462,200
Employment male
-10.01%
2020-08
64,400
Employment female
12.00%
2020-08

Labour Force

572,500
Labour Force Total
-3.10%
2020-08
504,400
Labour Force Male
-5.22%
2020-08
68,100
Labour Force Female
16.01%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

19,842
Housing starts total
13.7%
2020-04
5,112
Housing starts single-detached
0.1%
2020-04
614
Housing starts semi-detached
35.2%
2020-04
2,974
Housing starts row
-17.1%
2020-04
11,142
Housing starts apartments and other
34.1%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

2,379
Number of building permits, non-residential
-27.0%
2020-07
696
Number of building permits, industrial
-16.9%
2020-07
1,210
Number of building permits, commercial
-33.0%
2020-07
473
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-23.1%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$23,223
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
158,717
Population
1.97%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

7,900
Labour Force
3.95%
2020-08
7,600
Employment
4.11%
2020-08
5.1%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

7,600
Employment total
4.11%
2020-08
6,800
Employment male
7.94%
2020-08
800
Employment female
-11.11%
2020-08

Labour Force

7,900
Labour Force Total
3.95%
2020-08
7,100
Labour Force Male
7.58%
2020-08
800
Labour Force Female
-20.00%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

383
Housing starts total
3.2%
2020-04
101
Housing starts single-detached
-9.0%
2020-04
32
Housing starts semi-detached
-13.5%
2020-04
28
Housing starts row
-42.9%
2020-04
222
Housing starts apartments and other
27.6%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

96
Number of building permits, non-residential
284.0%
2020-07
45
Number of building permits, industrial
542.9%
2020-07
49
Number of building permits, commercial
206.3%
2020-07
2
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
0.0%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$143
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
8,552,362
Population
1.24%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

299,000
Labour Force
-0.40%
2020-08
287,100
Employment
0.38%
2020-08
4.0%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

287,100
Employment total
0.38%
2020-08
249,100
Employment male
-1.35%
2020-08
38,000
Employment female
13.10%
2020-08

Labour Force

299,000
Labour Force Total
-0.40%
2020-08
258,700
Labour Force Male
-2.16%
2020-08
40,300
Labour Force Female
12.57%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

12,804
Housing starts total
-11.8%
2020-04
2,757
Housing starts single-detached
7.1%
2020-04
921
Housing starts semi-detached
0.7%
2020-04
377
Housing starts row
-37.2%
2020-04
8,749
Housing starts apartments and other
-16.1%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

1,299
Number of building permits, non-residential
-21.7%
2020-07
464
Number of building permits, industrial
-8.5%
2020-07
638
Number of building permits, commercial
-30.3%
2020-07
197
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-16.5%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$15,418
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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
1,181,987
Population
0.94%
2020-04

Construction Industry Indicators

50,800
Labour Force
-6.27%
2020-08
46,600
Employment
-11.07%
2020-08
8.3%
Unemployment Rate
2020-08

Construction Industry Composition

Employment

46,600
Employment total
-11.07%
2020-08
42,100
Employment male
-9.27%
2020-08
4,500
Employment female
-25.00%
2020-08

Labour Force

50,800
Labour Force Total
-6.27%
2020-08
46,000
Labour Force Male
-3.97%
2020-08
4,900
Labour Force Female
-22.22%
2020-08

Residential Sector Key Indicators

Housing Starts

606
Housing starts total
-1.3%
2020-04
289
Housing starts single-detached
-17.2%
2020-04
46
Housing starts semi-detached
-22.0%
2020-04
32
Housing starts row
-46.7%
2020-04
239
Housing starts apartments and other
63.7%
2020-04

Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Sector Key Indicators

Building Permits

131
Number of building permits, non-residential
-32.8%
2020-07
31
Number of building permits, industrial
-29.5%
2020-07
70
Number of building permits, commercial
-32.0%
2020-07
30
Number of building permits, institutional and governmental
-37.5%
2020-07

Heavy, Civil, and Other Engineering Key Indicators

Investment

$8,337
Engineering construction investment (millions)
2018

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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