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2016 Perspectives for the Construction Industry

January 19, 2016


In 2015, activity in construction falling under the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (Act R-20) recorded a third consecutive annual drop, by 5.6% compared to 2014.

In 2016, there will be a moderate decline of about 0.9%. The slowdown will be felt in 8 of the 10 regions and in 3 of the 4 sectors. The only sector to see growth will be civil engineering and roadwork, with a rise of 16%. This growth will be sustained essentially by the major sites of the Turcot Exchange and the Champlain Bridge, which will cover up the more difficult situation in the rest of the construction industry.


Ensemble des secteurs 
Heures travaillées en millions

2014 2015 2016**
Sector Estimate Projection
Total 149,4 141,0 142,7
Variation* -3,7% -5,6% -0,9%
Civil engineering and roadwork 29,2 27,0 32,0
Variation* -9,8% -7,5% 16,0%
Industrial 14,5 10,3 9,7
Variation* -2,4%  -28,9% -7,8%
Institutional 
and commercial
77,8 77,4 75,0
Variation* -1,3%  -0,6% -5,1%
Residential 27,9 26,3 26,0
Variation* -4,0% -5,6% -3,2%
Working days 232 232 237
Variation 0% 0% 2,2%

 * The variation rate takes account of the fact that in 2016 the construction industry’s calendar will have 237 working days, whereas it usually has 232.  
     
** Reconciliation of growth rates in 2016
Growth linked to economic activity................................................
Growth linked to 5 extra working days...........................................
Growth observed in number of hours reported to the CCQ................

-0,9%
2,2%
1,2%

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