Strong Investment Levels Have Helped to Drive Construction Employment Since September — Canada

Construction has been a major driver behind Canada’s recent employment boom. Data from Statistics Canada’s March 2022 Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that in the six months since September 2021, when all-industry employment returned to its pre-pandemic level, construction has accounted for nearly one quarter of the new jobs created. All-industry employment increased by 2.4%, or 463,000 jobs over that period, with construction accounting for 110,000 of those jobs. Statistics Canada gathered data for this most recent LFS during the week of March 13 to 19. Since the February reference week, provinces have continued to ease public health restrictions. Most notably, all capacity limits and proof-of-vaccination requirements were lifted in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and Quebec prior to the March reference week. READ FULL ARTICLE>>