About Canadian Construction Association

Construction Is One of Canada’s Largest Sectors

Construction has become a cornerstone of the Canadian economy. The sector employs 1.37 million Canadians or approximately 7 per cent of Canada’s total workforce. Annually, construction is responsible for nearly $119 billion in economic activity or 7 per cent of Canada’s overall Gross Domestic Product. In the decade ahead, the Canadian construction market is expected to become one of the top 10 largest in the world, driven primarily by global demand for natural resources and the urgent need to modernize Canada’s aging national infrastructure.

CCA Represents Canada’s Construction Industry

Established in 1918, Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) vision is to build Canada with ethics, skills and responsibility. CCA’s mission is to be the national voice for the Canadian construction industry.

Members firms join CCA through their local or provincial construction associations and are entitled to numerous membership benefits including standard documents, construction guides, as well as updates on federal public policy and regulatory requirements.

Across Canada, CCA represents more than 20,000 members firms drawn from 64 local and provincial integrated partner associations. CCA gives voice to the public policy, legal and standards development goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada’s non-residential construction industry.

How CCA Works

The day-to-day operations of CCA are handled by the CCA staff in the Ottawa office.

Since CCA was founded as an association of construction practitioners, only employees, officers or owners of a member firm are eligible to sit on its board. The board is drawn from local and provincial partner associations, as well as CCA corporate members. The current board consists of 80 individuals representing all aspects of the non-residential construction business in Canada. The chair and other elected officers are chosen from the board and serve on an executive committee made up of committee and council chairs. It is the executive committee that is charged with holding CCA accountable for implementing board decisions, as well as ensuring board adherence to CCA by-laws and governance principles.