Press Releases


- Canada’s construction and maintenance industry rebounded strongly in 2021 and is expected to continue growing through 2027 on the strength of strong near-term demand and sustained activity in several key sectors. BuildForce Canada released its 2022–2027 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward...
- Alberta’s construction market showed signs of a long-awaited recovery in 2021, thanks to a strong rise in residential-sector investment and increased major-project requirements. That growth and increasing heavy-industrial maintenance requirements should lead to an even stronger pace in 2022, before...
- British Columbia’s construction market returned to positive growth conditions in 2021, following a brief pause induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking ahead to 2022 and beyond, the industry is bracing for further growth, driven by rising major project requirements and sustained levels of new-home...
- Manitoba’s construction market is set to continue its recovery through 2022, as new provincial infrastructure spending offsets the winding down of activity at the Hydro Manitoba Keeyask dam project. In the long term, however, construction demands are expected to moderate. BuildForce Canada released...
- After reaching a floor in 2020, Saskatchewan’s construction market enjoyed growth in 2021 and appears poised to see another sustained expansion period. Labour market projections for the construction and maintenance sector released today by BuildForce Canada suggest that a recovery in new-housing...
- Labour market challenges could be an ongoing preoccupation across Ontario as unemployment rates return to pre-pandemic lows, and construction demand in the residential and non-residential sectors is sustained through at least 2026. BuildForce Canada published its 2022–2027 Construction and...
- Construction employment in Prince Edward Island enjoyed a recovery in 2021 and should continue to growth through 2022 on the strength of increased residential and non-residential demands. Activity will moderate after 2023 and through 2027, however, as key projects wind down and labour markets will...
- The new labour market forecast prepared by BuildForce Canada suggests that Newfoundland and Labrador’s construction and maintenance industry will reach an employment peak in 2023 before contracting by about 16%, or nearly 2,300 workers, to the end of 2027. The province’s construction labour market...
- New Brunswick’s construction market strengthened in 2021, and should reach a peak in 2022, before receding modestly through 2027. The new labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada suggests that near-term demand for construction services will come in the new-home and industrial...
- Nova Scotia’s construction market is in the midst of a period of sustained growth propelled by major public-sector investments and rising demands for new residential construction. These factors will combine to bring sectoral employment to a peak in 2023, before receding sightly through 2027...