An annual need for 8,000 new workers

From 2000 to 2012, the construction industry admitted between 11,000 and 16,000 new workers per year. These admissions reflect the vitality of the construction industry and its capacity to adjust to the demand for workers.

Since 2013, workforce needs have diminished slightly and in coming years, the construction industry should call upon about 8,000 new workers per year. The industry will still have replacement needs due to fairly high turnover and departure of older workers to retirement. On an annual basis, about 13% of workers stop working at least temporarily as employees in construction, due to retirement, industry changes, or creation of companies, whereas almost 6% rejoin the industry. In net terms, the construction industry recruitment needs are thus established at 7%, strictly to fulfil replacement needs.