2023 Construction Industry Snapshot

2023 Construction Industry Snapshot

Calgary Construction Association Releases 2023 Construction Industry Snapshot Stats Sheet

The Calgary Construction Association has compiled the latest statistics and figures about the state of the construction industry in Calgary and Alberta.

Key findings include:

  • 21,317 Building permits were issued by the City of Calgary in 2023
  • Total building permit value in the City was $5.96B, up 4 percent year over year from 2022
  • Construction’s direct contribution to Calgary’s GDP was 8.6 percent (not including professional services, insurance, management, etc).
  • Q3 2023 saw 7,560 vacancies in construction and construction management jobs – or roughly 1 in 4 of all job vacancies in Calgary.


Sources Cited:

City of Calgary. (n.d.). Application statistics. Retrieved from https://www.calgary.ca/planning/application-statistics.html

City of Calgary. (2024, February 13). New home construction at all-time high, demand remains higher [Press release]. Retrieved from https://newsroom.calgary.ca/new-home-construction-at-all-time-high-demand-remains-higher/

City of Calgary. (2023, May 11). Calgary’s construction industry rounds out first quarter with $1.3 billion in construction value [Press release]. Retrieved from https://newsroom.calgary.ca/calgarys-construction-industry-rounds-out-first-quarter-with-13-billion-in-construction-value/

Statistics Canada. (2024, February 09). Construction union wage rates (including alternative measures) – Monthly [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410037901&pickMembers%5B0%5D=1.30&cubeTimeFrame.startMonth=06&cubeTimeFrame.startYear=2022&cubeTimeFrame.endMonth=08&cubeTimeFrame.endYear=2023&referencePeriods=20220601%2C20230801

Statistics Canada. (2023, December 18) Table 14-10-0356-02  Job vacancies and average offered hourly wage by occupation (minor group), quarterly, unadjusted for seasonality

Statistics Canada. (2024, February 09). Labour force characteristics by industry, annual [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1410002201

Government of Alberta. (2024, Feb 09). Employment [Data visualization]. Alberta Economic Dashboard – Construction. Retrieved from https://economicdashboard.alberta.ca/dashboard/employment#section4


Article by Lena Hogarth
March 13, 2024

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