Industry Facts

Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:

  • Construction accounts for 14 percent of Canada’s GDP.
  • The industry supports more than 260,000 businesses.
  • More than a million Canadians are employed in construction.
  • Every job in construction job produces 7 spin-off jobs in other sectors of the economy.
  • Construction workers install, repair and renovate more than $150 billion worth of infrastructure every year.