Construction industry is on an upswing. After enduring a difficult 2017, this year has witnessed a rebound of sorts with builders looking for all types of construction workers to get their projects up and running. As per an industry report by IBISWorld, the commercial building construction industry in Canada is nearing a mature phase now and is set to grow at 1.5% annualized rate till 2023.
The stabilization of oil prices coupled with healthy demographic growth augurs well for candidates looking for a construction job in Canada. After a stop-start year witnessing a net decline of 1%, construction sector in Canada is bound to grow by 4% in 2018, thanks to a rebound in non-building and non-residential construction.
This growth is coupled by the push to go green in construction – which, as per industry experts, has produced 297,890 full-time jobs in the last year: more than oil and gas, mining and forestry combined.
Canada has long been described as a “resource economy.” Canada’s first industries were based on fur and fish, two abundant natural resources. Since then, wood and mine products have been the source of workers in different types of construction jobs. Natural resources have always been the backbone of the Canadian economy, and they will continue to be so for a long time.
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