NEW: BC Construction Stat Pack - Fall 2016

Industry Highlights

  • #1 - Construction's Rank as an Employer in BC's Goods Sector
  • $329B - Value of Proposed Construction Projects in British Columbia
  • $77.4B - Value of Current Construction Projects Underway in BC
  • 8.2% - BC Construction Industry Contribution to BC's GDP
Workforce Trends 4 Year Trend
1 in 69 BC High school grads enter construction trades programs within 1 year of graduation. Increased 35%
42,100 Unemployed youth in British Columbia (15-24 years old). Decreased 14%
32,000 Number of job openings in BC Construction due to retirements and expansion by 2025 Decreaesd 41%
15,000 Construction jobs in BC that will be unfilled due to labour shortages. Decreased 51%
17,056 Construction companies in BC (non-residential) Increased 7%
210,100 Employees in BC's construction sector Increased 3%
$57,700 Average yearly wage of BC construction employees (2nd only to Oil & Gas) Increased 3%
$12.1 Billion Cumulative yearly wage of the employees of BC's construction industry Increased 6%

BCCA - Contribution Highlights


BC Construction Stat Packs

Our BC Construction Stat Packs are a summary of the key statistics and trends from the BC construction sector. These include key issues such as project values and contribution to GDP, workforce, apprenticeships, job market, procurement, competition, and more.

Stat Pack
January 2016

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Construction Stat Pack January 2016 is the latest statistic pack which focuses on key issues and trends in the construction industry. Key areas for 2016 include a construction industry overview, trades wages and salaries, human resources, skilled workforce, and youth engagement.

Stat Pack
Spring 2015

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Construction Stat Pack Spring 2015 is one part of a series of stat packs which aim to summarize key issues and trends in the construction industry. Key areas include a construction industry overview, skilled workforce, and youth engagement.

Stat Pack
Fall 2014

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Construction Stat Pack Fall 2014 builds upon its predecessor by providing more up to date information on the construction industry overall and the skilled workforce shortage. Key areas include GDP contribution, skills shortage, unemployment and youth engagement.

Stat Pack
2013

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Construction Stat Pack 2013 highlights the potential of the construction industry for BC's economy. Key areas include GDP contribution, job growth, benefits to BC, unemployment and the start of a skills shortage.


2016 BC Construction Industry Survey - Trades Wages & Salaries

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The 2016 BC Construction Industry Survey focuses on Trades Wages & Salaries. BCCA, CLR, PCA, and Construction Business Magazine teamed up on behalf of the construction sector. We surveyed our combined membership and subscriber base to get the facts on trades wages and salaries - and received an impressive 900 respondents, all of them BC construction employers or skilled workers. The big picture results are included in the Survey Report.

"With the changes in global oil prices, Alberta's workforce is shifting westward, which is good news for BC's shortages. But don't be complacent: we're still facing too many retirements to keep our skilled labour pool at appropriate levels."

We hope you will find this information helpful to your skilled workforce planning.

Download the 2016 Wages & Salaries Survey Results

Comments or questions about this survey or related topics?
Contact the British Columbia Construction Association, theteam@bccassn.com

NOTE: Use of this data by a third party is only permitted if credit is given to the BCCA, CLR, PCA, and Construction Business Magazine.

This survey was conducted online by the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) in partnership with CLR, PCA, and Construction Business Magazine, sent to the full combined membership list and all Construction Business Magazine subscribers, with an option to enter a draw for tickets to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game.


2015 BC Construction Industry Survey

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The 2015 BC Construction Industry Survey includes strong opinions on investment, competition, and engaging youth and training apprentices - a necessary venture to ensure British Columbians are building BC.

"Apprentices are the future of our industry. They start on the tools, but they become our company presidents. The career potential is phenomenal, if only more of our young people could see it."

As we watch investments change and productivity become more and more difficult, we also see a focus on using data and metrics to stay ahead and set BC to a higher standard, together.

As the world moves forward with a new emphasis on the numbers, make sure those numbers include you.

Comments or questions about this survey or related topics?
Contact the British Columbia Construction Association, theteam@bccassn.com

NOTE: Use of this data by a third party is only permitted if credit is given to the BCCA and Construction Business Magazine.

This survey was conducted online by the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) in partnership with Construction Business Magazine, sent to the full BCCA membership list and all Construction Business Magazine subscribers, with an option to enter a draw for tickets to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game.


2014 BC Construction Industry Survey

BC, Construction, Industry, Survey, 2015, StatsCompetition is at the forefront of this year's BC Construction Industry Survey – competition for projects and for skilled workers.

Reflecting current opinions of professionals in the BC construction sector, the data and commentary provided in this survey covers many of the challenges and opportunities for BC construction businesses, including recruitment and retention issues, sustainability, unique resource and infrastructure opportunities, competition and payment issues, and BC businesses' plans for the future.

"Opportunity is there if you can see it, but no one is going to just give it to you."

This survey is a resource to you as you work to embrace those opportunities.

Comments or questions about this survey or related topics?
Contact the British Columbia Construction Association, theteam@bccassn.com

NOTE: Use of this data by a third party is only permitted if credit is given to the BCCA and Construction Business Magazine.

This survey was conducted online by the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) in partnership with Construction Business Magazine, sent to the full BCCA membership list and all Construction Business Magazine subscribers, with an option to enter a draw for tickets to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game.