Construction will continue to be a leading industry in Manitoba over the next decade with the new residential home building and electrical utility sectors reaching record high employment levels. Industrial, commercial and institutional construction will also see steady gains.
Nova Scotia - New projects, outside competition and retirements impact demand for construction workers
The recent federal shipbuilding contract and other large non-residential projects are creating new opportunities for Nova Scotia's construction industry.
Saskatchewan is leading other provinces in construction employment growth, and though it has attracted more new workers than most provinces, industry leaders say meeting labour needs over the next decade remains a challenge.
Manitoba’s construction industry will grow steadily over the next several years, with employment peaking in 2014 and remaining high until 2019. A new forecast scenario from the Construction Sector Council (CSC) − Construction Looking Forward: An assessment of construction labour markets for Manitoba from 2011 to 2019 - says the growth is driven by last year’s strong rebound in residential building and by hydroelectric power projects.
A new forecast scenario for Saskatchewan's construction industry says a rising demand for potash, oil refinery expansion and a recovery in the housing market are behind the province's current construction growth, and that demand for labour will peak next year.