The State of the Construction Workforce: Ontario’s Labour Shortage

July 16, 2020 11:15am

Bob Collins
Senior Economist
BuildForce Canada

Aaron Stokes
Partner
Stokes Economics

Public investment in infrastructure and private real estate development alike are growing and will continue to do so, but the labour pool is not expanding at a proportionate pace. BuildForce Canada estimates that Ontario’s construction industry will need to recruit over 100,000 new workers over the next decade to meet demand. Learn about the challenges that the industry and your organization are likely to face in maintaining a skilled and reliable workforce. Gather intelligence on:

  • Current and expected future trends
  • The causes and consequences of increasing demand
  • The impact of the labour shortage on your operations as an owner or contractor