THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE CONSTRUCTION LABOUR is increasing, the baby boomers are beginning to retire, and way fewer new people are entering construction than those who are retiring.

The time is right to get into the industry. You may just find your dream career!

Hover over the provinces to see how the numbers stack up for your region over the next six years (2022-2027).

CanadaAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewan

Alberta

Estimated Retirements
22,600
Estimated New Entrants
23,000
Average Age of Labour Force
40

British Columbia

Estimated Retirements
25,100
Estimated New Entrants
22,000
Average Age of Labour Force
40

Manitoba

Estimated Retirements
4,500
Estimated New Entrants
5,400
Average Age of Labour Force
39

New Brunswick

Estimated Retirements
4,200
Estimated New Entrants
2,700
Average Age of Labour Force
44

Newfoundland and Labrador

Estimated Retirements
3,300
Estimated New Entrants
1,800
Average Age of Labour Force
45

Nova Scotia

Estimated Retirements
5,200
Estimated New Entrants
9,800
Average Age of Labour Force
43

Ontario

Estimated Retirements
56,300
Estimated New Entrants
53,000
Average Age of Labour Force
41

Prince Edward Island

Estimated Retirements
940
Estimated New Entrants
850
Average Age of Labour Force
41

Quebec

Estimated Retirements
28,800
Estimated New Entrants
25,100
Average Age of Labour Force
41

Saskatchewan

Estimated Retirements
5,000
Estimated New Entrants
5,300
Average Age of Labour Force
40

Learn about the Career Paths available to you in the construction industry.

Check out the How to get started section where you can learn about apprenticeships and training.