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The industry in numbers

As of 2016, construction in Québec is:
  • $46,2 billion of investments in construction, or 12% of Québec’s GDP;
  • An average of 236,000 jobs per month, or 1 in 20 in Québec;

The construction industry covered by the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (Act R-20), which the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) has the mandate of administering, is, in 2016:

  • A total payroll of $5,9 billion;
  • 145,2 million hours worked;
  • 153,700 workers employed in one or several sectors:
    • 55,471 in residential;
    • 100,536 in commercial and institutional;
    • 18,721 in industrial;
    • 35,816 in civil engineering and roadwork;
  • Average hours worked of 945, or the equivalent of seven months of work;
  • More than 25,700 employers active in one or several sectors:
    • 15,137 in residential;
    • 16,277 in commercial and institutional;
    • 1,626 in industrial;
    • 2,569 in civil engineering and roadwork;
    • About 83% of companies have five employees or fewer and represent only 20% of total payroll, while about 4,257 employers have more than five employees and pay 80% of the salaries.

    For more information, consult the Historical statistics.

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