In 1996, 712,000 people were employed in the construction sector.
Today, 1.5 million people are employed in the construction sector.
By 2027, 21 per cent of the labour force will be older than 65 years old.

The value of diversity and inclusion in the Canadian construction industry: A business case

With baby boomers retiring in droves, the construction industry is experiencing a widening gap in our workforce.

To fill the gap, the industry must focus its recruitment efforts on traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, Indigenous Canadians and new Canadians. One key to attracting these underrepresented groups to the construction industry and retaining them once they’re there: diversity and inclusion as a business strategy.