Latest Construction Industry Statistics Reveal Strength Despite Pandemic Challenges

The BC Construction Association has released their latest industry-wide survey. Read the full release here.

The value of the construction industry’s economic contribution is evident in the latest statistics, available in the BCCA’s Spring 2021 Stat Pack.


  • Construction is the No. 1 employer in B.C.’s goods sector
  • B.C.’s construction industry accounts for 8.9% of the province’s GDP
  • More than 219,500 people rely directly on B.C.’s Construction industry for a paycheque. That’s 8% of the workforce (More than any other goods producing sector, and bigger than forestry, mining, agriculture and fishing combined.)   (5-year trend: Down 3%)
  • Number of credentialed tradespeople: 172,045
  • Roughly 85% of construction workers are non-union
  • Number of credentialed tradeswomen: 10,667 (6.20%)
  • Number of construction companies in BC: 25,784 (5-year trend: Up 9%)
  • Average yearly wage of B.C. construction employees: $63,168 ($13.9B cumulative yearly wage)
  • Value of proposed construction projects in British Columbia: $221 billion
  • Estimated value of current major construction projects underway in B.C.: $120 billion (5-year trend: Up 60%)
  • Number of construction jobs in BC that will be unfilled due to labour shortages by 2030: 11,331

For key findings and more details from the latest BCCA Construction Industry Survey go to

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