Did you know that the Building Materials Industry outperformed the growth rate of the Canadian economy over the past 5 years? Increased demand for new residential and commercial developments as well an upswing in do-it-yourself renovation projects have helped grow this exciting industry across Canada.

Here are 5 facts you might not have known about the Canadian Building Materials Industry:

Annual Revenue in Canada: 46 Billion + *

The BMI is one of the largest sectors of the Canadian Economy. It’s also a sector many people don’t necessarily think about when thinking about careers — but maybe they would if they knew how much money is made every year!

Annual Growth from 2012-2017 = 3.2% *

Building Materials Supply has been on the rise over the past decade, ensuring that as the industry continues to grow jobs are always being created. There’s never been a better time to get involved!

Number of Businesses Operating in Canada: 9,885 ***

No matter where you’re located, and whether you’d like to stay close to home or are open to relocation, there are plenty of opportunities for you all around the country.

96% Locations in Canada have 100 or fewer employees per operation **

You might think a job within the Building Materials Industry would have you working at a large company, but the vast majority of options would actually be within smaller organizations. You can feel like an essential part of the team, while also feeling a sense of community with your colleagues.

135,000 people work in the Building Materials Industry in Canada

As you can see, there is no shortage of work to be found within Building Materials Supply — and the need is only growing! There are hundreds of career-opportunities in thousands of positions available within the industry today.

To learn more about the opportunities and careers in the building supply industry that are awaiting you, click here to read “10 Jobs in the Building Materials Industry You Might Not Have Considered”.


* Source: IBIS World

** Source: Statistics Canada – 2016 Data


*** Source: Statistics Canada – 2016 Data