November 10, 2023
Earlier this week, nearly 100 construction leaders from every province gethered on Parliament Hill to bring a unified message to the federal government: partner with the construction industry to build a strong foundation for a stronger Canada.
Construction is a major contributor to Canada’s economic health. The construction industry contributed $151 billion (7.4%) to Canada’s GDP in 2022 and generated $92.7 billion in employment income to some 1.6 million people across the country. Moreover, when the construction sector does well, it creates a ripple effect of expansion in other sectors like engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, and retail.
During the Canadian Construction Association’s annual Hill Day, Canadian construction leaders asked the Government to:
- Commit to comprehensive infrastructure investment.
- Help address the workforce shortage by overhauling immigration
- Modernize procurement processes.
“Faced with concerns over inflation, the housing crisis and high cost of living, Canadians are looking to their Government for solutions. Construction is the ideal partner to help drive economic growth for Canada — all while delivering housing and infrastructure that Canada urgently needs,” commented Mary Van Buren, President of the Canadian Construction Association.