The Backbone of Our Economy
An industry offering employment, essential services, and contributing significantly to the GDP of British Columbia.
Mechanical contractors make up the largest single representative trade group on any construction site and contribute significantly to the economy of British Columbia.
The construction industry as a whole employs nearly 240,000 British Columbians and supports 10% of all employment in the province. The cumulative value of BC construction employees’ wages is $14.6 billion.
The economic impact of the construction industry in BC is significant, accounting for nearly 10% of the province’s GDP. With the value of construction projects currently underway sitting at $115 billion and the proposed construction projects valued at $206 billion, mechanical contractors provide essential services impacting all British Columbians.
Source: BuildForce Canada’s 2018 annual forecast.