A snapshot of the industryA snapshot of the industry

Construction is one of Canada’s largest industries, employing one out of 16 workers and tallying 12 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Construction work falls into four general categories:

  • New-Home Building and Renovation refers to the construction or remodeling and renovation of single-family and multi-family residential buildings.
  • Heavy Industrial refers to the construction of factories, such as cement, automotive or power plants.
  • Institutional and Commercial refers to building stores, offices and schools plus related structures such as stadiums, grain elevators, and indoor swimming pools.
  • Civil Engineering refers to projects such as highways, dams, water and sewer lines, power and communication lines, and bridges.