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.

CanadaAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNova ScotiaOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewan

Alberta

Estimated Retirements
41,500
Estimated New Entrants
40,300
Average Age of Labour Force
41

British Columbia

Estimated Retirements
44,200
Estimated New Entrants
37,800
Average Age of Labour Force
41

Manitoba

Estimated Retirements
8,100
Estimated New Entrants
7,900
Average Age of Labour Force
40

New Brunswick

Estimated Retirements
6,900
Estimated New Entrants
4,200
Average Age of Labour Force
45

Newfoundland and Labrador

Estimated Retirements
5,900
Estimated New Entrants
3,400
Average Age of Labour Force
44

Nova Scotia

Estimated Retirements
8,300
Estimated New Entrants
5,700
Average Age of Labour Force
44

Ontario

Estimated Retirements
86,300
Estimated New Entrants
78,900
Average Age of Labour Force
41

Prince Edward Island

Estimated Retirements
1,500
Estimated New Entrants
1,200
Average Age of Labour Force
43

Quebec

Estimated Retirements
45,300
Estimated New Entrants
38,800
Average Age of Labour Force
42

Saskatchewan

Estimated Retirements
9,100
Estimated New Entrants
9,400
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.