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2015 Perspectives in the construction industry

January 13, 2015

In 2014, activity in construction covered by the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training and Management of the Workforce in the Construction Industry (Act R-20) recorded a second consecutive annual drop. There will also be a reduction in volume of work in 2015, but despite this fallback activity will remain at a historically high level. Civil engineering and roadwork will be the only sector to see growth. The institutional and commercial sector will be affected by the completion of major sites, and new projects will not make it possible to maintain the current pace in the industrial sector. The residential sector will continue to be in a declining cycle.

Go to the “Publications” section to read the Revue de l’activité dans l’industrie de la construction and the Perspectives 2015.

Hours worked (million)
Sector 2013 2014
Estimation
2015
Prevision
Civil engineering and roadwork 32,3 31,0 33,5
Variation -11,4 % -4,0 % 8,1 %
Industrial 14,8 15,0 13,0
Variation -18,3% 1,1 % -13,3 %
Institutional and commercial 78,7 78,0 75,0
Variation 0,4 % -0,9 % -3,8 %
Residential 28,9 28,0 27,0
Variation -11,1 % -3,1 % -3,6 %
Total 154,7 152,0 148,5
Variation -6,5 % -1,8 % -2,3 %