BuildForce Canada estimates that gains are expected in construction employment with a steady demand for new housing and commercial building.
The Guardian reports that there will be a need for workers. It is expected that 26%of the construction workforce is expected to retire over the next 10 years. BuildForce Canada’s 2015-2024 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast shows moderate gains in construction investment.
Engineering construction is mostly unchanged, while the largest and most consistent gains are in commercial building, which is expected to rise steadily to 2024.
New housing is projected to rise over the next five years. Rising construction activity is expected to create almost 600 new jobs from now until 2024.