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SCW by the Numbers

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The number of new entrants needed to enter the construction industry to replace retirements and fulfill the workload demand over the next decade.

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New certified journeypersons needed to keep pace with employment and replacement demand across all of the construction industry.

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Registered construction companies in Saskatchewan. That’s more than forestry, mining, oil & gas and transportation combined.

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Second only to retail, and construction jobs typically pay a lot more than retail. 7% of Saskatchewan’s GDP is thanks to construction.


Number of Saskatchewan residents employed in construction. That’s 8% of our provincial workforce!

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The number of new entrants aged 30 and younger expected to be drawn into the construction labour force from the local population (non-residential construction.)


Of the 5,800 women employed in Saskatchewan’s construction sector, 38% worked on-site, directly on construction projects.

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12% of Saskatchewan’s construction labour force is made up of Indigenous people, of which about 85% work directly on construction projects.

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Chances are that you know someone who works in construction!

*Sourced from the Government of Saskatchewan Economic Dashboard and BuildForce Canada Construction & Maintenance Looking Forward Highlights 2021-2030 and 2020-2029.

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