Press Releases


- Ottawa – Employment in Canada’s construction and maintenance industry is anticipated to grow by 50,200 workers by 2029. When coupled with the anticipated retirement of more than 257,000 construction workers over the same period, the industry will need to recruit more than 307,000 workers over the...
- Ottawa — Major non-residential projects and record levels of housing starts combined to drive construction activity in British Columbia to new highs in 2019. The province’s construction and maintenance industry labour market has already been demanding unprecedented numbers of skilled workers and...
- Ottawa – Although Alberta’s construction market slowed in 2019, a potential for modest growth is expected through the next decade, driven by a strengthening residential sector in the near term, and strengthening non-residential demand over the longer term. Given expected industry retirements, this...
- Ottawa — Following two decades of strong growth, Manitoba’s construction and maintenance industry is set to cool somewhat over the first half of the next decade, according to the labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. The winding down of activity on major projects combined with...
- Ottawa – Labour force demand in Saskatchewan’s construction and maintenance industry should grow modestly by 2029, with the residential sector picking up the pace as non-residential projects are completed, according to the labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. Beginning in 2020...
- Ottawa – The Ontario construction and maintenance sector continues to operate at close to full capacity driven by high volumes of investment in public- and private-sector infrastructure and residential activity. The industry will need to hire, train, and retain almost 100,000 additional workers to...
- Ottawa – Following a busy 2019, Prince Edward Island’s construction and maintenance industry continues to experience broad-based expansion. Construction employment is projected to continue to rise over the next two years, according to the labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada...
- Ottawa – The New Brunswick construction and maintenance industry is looking forward to 10 years of relative stability with only minor variations in employment totals between 2020 and 2029. But even as the industry achieves stability, it will need to compensate for the expected retirements of more...
- Ottawa — Nova Scotia’s construction labour requirements are expected to increase in 2020 and 2021, driven by intensifying road, highway, and bridge works, the Sable gas plant decommissioning project, and a significant increase in investment in the health services sector, according to the labour...
- Ottawa – Following completions of the Lower Churchill hydro development and the West White Rose offshore platform, construction employment in Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to resume a downward trend in 2020 and 2021. A period of relative stability is expected to follow, supported by the...