Construction is one of Canada’s largest and most important industries. Everywhere you look there is evidence of it from houses, skyscrapers, roads/highways and nearly everything else that involves engaging the ground in one form or another all are thanks to the construction industry.
The construction industry employs more than 1.2 million men and women in Canada (Statistics Canada. 2016). The employment rate in the industry is continuing an upwards trend despite some dips as the industry is very sensitive to the ups and downs of the economy as a whole.
Looking to the future of the industry within Canada it is forecast that although the residential sector may dip, the non-residential such as transportation infrastructure, big private projects and public infrastructure will continue to push the industry to new heights (Buildforce Canada, 2016).