Industry Statistics


2010 GOVERNMENT STATISTICS

Statistics Canada reported that the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased by 5.4% to $6.7-billion in April, 2010, from March, 2010. Non-residential permits rose by 32% to $2.8-billion during the same period. Institutional permits rose by 70% to $882-million and commercial permits increased by 29% to $1.5-billion, while industrial permits decreased by 4.7% to $415-million in April, 2010, from March, 2010. 




Canadian Construction Industry
Value of Building Permits by Province & Territory – All Permits ($ Millions)
2004 – 2007

2004 2005 2006 2007
Alberta 7,327.1 10,201.7 13,875.7 15,653.3
British Columbia 7,938.7 10,182.9 11,541.5 12,540.3
Manitoba 1,150.4 1,128.5 1,378.8 1,476.2
New Brunswick 797.3 829.0 933.3 964.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 501.2 494.1 538.4 660.7
Northwest Territories 105.3 68.7 37.7 74.2
Nova Scotia 1,125.8 1,188.0 1,291.4 1,286.5
Nunavut 28.1 13.2 57.4 63.6
Ontario 23,905.3 24,129.6 23,292.2 26,708.6
Prince Edward Island 223.8 244.0 207.0 163.4
Quebec 11,629.6 11,288.0 11,878.3 12,976.1
Saskatchewan 770.0 905.7 1,138.6 1,620.1
Yukon Territory 75.9 77.3 95.6 76.9

Total (Canada)

55,578.6

60,750.7

66,265.8

74,264.3

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, tables (for fee) 026-0003 and 026-0008, and Catalogue no 64-001-X. Last modifi ed: 2008-02-06.
 
Canadian Construction Industry
Value of Building Permits by Type – Canada ($ Millions)
2004 – 2007

2004 2005 2006 2007
Residential 36,833.4 38,723.1 41,052.8 45,565.4
Non-Residential 18,745.1 22,027.6 25,213.1 28,698.8
Industrial 3,470.9 3,994.8 4,532.6 4,919.1
Commercial 10,137.1 12,015.5 14,430.9 16,903.1
Institutional and Governmental 5,137.1 6,017.3 6,249.6 6,876.6

Total (Canada)

55,578.6

60,750.7

66,265.8

74,264.3

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table (for fee) 026-0008 and Catalogue no 64-001-X. Last modifi ed: 2008-02-06.
 
Canadian Construction Industry
Construction Employment by Region – Trades
2006 – 2015

2006 2007 2008
(Forcast)
2010
(Forcast)
2015
(Forcast)
Alberta 134,279 149,579 161,219 161,590 157,630
British Columbia 122,988 139,157 147,527 141,292 135,638
Manitoba 22,370 23,103 23,385 24,875 26,531
New Brunswick 17,478 20,188 20,144 16,623 17,418
Newfoundland and Labrador 7,936 8,651 8,493 8,604 6,802
Nova Scotia 20,244 21,351 21,347 20,267 21,411
Ontario 272,577 271,338 276,436 276,436 307,616
Prince Edward Island 3,838 4,075 3,642 3,296 3,605
Saskatchewan 22,004 22,643 24,145 25,377 25,576
Trades included in above statistics:
Boilermakers; Bricklayers; Carpenters; Concrete Finishers; Construction Managers; Construction Millwrights and
Industrial Mechanics; Contractors and Supervisors; Crane Operators; Drillers and Blasters; Electricians (Including
Industrial and Power Systems); Elevator Constructors and Mechanics; Floor Covering Installers; Gas Fitters;
Glaziers; Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane); Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics; Industrial Instrument
Technicians and Mechanics; Insulators; Ironworkers and Structural Metal fabricators and Fitters; Labourers and
Trades Helpers; Painters and Decorators; Plasterers; Drywall Installers and Finishers, and Lathers; Plumbers;
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics; Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers; Roofers
and Shinglers; Sheet Metal Workers; Steamfi tters, Pipe fi tters and Sprinkler System Installers; Tile Setters; Truck
Drivers; Welders and Related Machine Operators.

Sources: Construction Sector Council, Statistics Canada, Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage
and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
 
Canadian Construction Industry
Housing Starts by Province
2004 – 2007

2004 2005 2006 2007
Alberta 36,270 40,847 48,962 48,336
British Columbia 32,925 34,667 36,443 39,195
Manitoba 4,440 4,731 5,028 5,738
New Brunswick 3,947 3,959 4,085 4,242
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,870 2,498 2,234 2,649
Nova Scotia 4,717 4,775 4,896 4,750
Ontario 85,114 78,795 73,417 68,123
Prince Edward Island 919 862 738 750
Quebec 58,488 50,910 47,877 48,553
Saskatchewan 3,781 3,437 3,715 6,007

Total (Canada)

233,431

225,481

227,395

228,343

Sources: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table (for fee) 027-0008, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Last modifi ed: 2008-01-28.
 
Canadian Construction Industry
Engineering Investment by Region (1997 $ Millions)
2006 – 2015

2006 2007 2008
(Forcast)
2010
(Forcast)
2015
(Forcast)
Alberta 23,648 25,490 26,833 26,465 24,968
British Columbia 6,599 8,141 8,346 7,588 7,051
Manitoba 1,236 1,322 1,356 1,474 1,581
New Brunswick 870 1,225 1,234 717 717
Newfoundland and Labrador 858 1,138 1,154 1,188 671
Nova Scotia 1,139 1,361 1,404 1,216 1,163
Ontario 9,686 9,772 9,784 10,205 10,886
Prince Edward Island 128 141 111 81 87
Quebec 7,349 8,160 9,667 12,517 8,665
Saskatchewan 2,798 2,847 3,134 3,376 3,012
Sources: Construction Sector Council, Statistics Canada, Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
 
Canadian Construction Industry
Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Investment by Region (1997 $ Millions)
2006 – 2015

2006 2007 2008
(Forcast)
2010
(Forcast)
2015
(Forcast)
Alberta 3,687 4,160 4,345 4,389 4,353
British Columbia 3,697 4,095 4,249 4,092 4,165
Manitoba 941 973 982 1,015 1,074
New Brunswick 465 517 528 493 529
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,017 1,046 920 885 746
Nova Scotia 635 664 658 648 685
Ontario 10,490 10,577 10,751 11,398 12,833
Prince Edward Island 128 141 111 81 87
Quebec 5,008 4,999 5,453 5,464 5,666
Saskatchewan 651 688 760 842 776
Sources: Construction Sector Council, Statistics Canada, Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
 
Canadian Construction Industry
Residential Investment by Region (1997 $ Millions)
2006 – 2015

2006 2007 2008
(Forcast)
2010
(Forcast)
2015
(Forcast)
Alberta 8,269 8,157 7,888 7,199 6,044
British Columbia 11,415 11,444 12,041 12,074 10,949
Manitoba 1,509 1,524 1,533 1,665 1,726
New Brunswick 1,125 1,064 1,015 1,061 1,023
Newfoundland and Labrador 764 740 719 749 570
Nova Scotia 1,473 1,489 1,471 1,321 1,517
Ontario 23,088 22,208 22,837 23,616 27,414
Prince Edward Island 204 201 184 193 222
Quebec 12,742 12,265 11,541 11,311 12,364
Saskatchewan 1,214 1,252 1,302 1,266 1,440
Included in above statistics:
Apartments; New Housing; Other New Housing; Renovations.

Sources: Construction Sector Council, Statistics Canada, Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage
and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)



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