Under construction: Strong overall economic performance in Ontario benefited the industry

The Commercial and Municipal Building Construction industry in Ontario has performed well over the past five years in response to stronger economic performance in Ontario than the national economy as a whole. This has prompted steady investment and increased industry participation, and overall industry revenue has risen. Industry performance is forecast to slow over the next five years. The national economy is forecast to outpace the Ontarian economy, as commodity prices are forecast to improve, prompting increased investment in faster-growing regions. As a result, aggregate private spending is forecast to be faster at a national than a provincial level over the next five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong performance and increased investment in nonresidential asset have boosted demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Ontario is the province with the largest share of investment in commercial and municipal structures, and as a result, it has the most establishments, at 36.8% of the national total. The majority of industry work takes place in heavily populated urban areas where there are already significant concentrations of buildings, as the majority of industry work is actually rehabilitation and addition projects. Notably, Ontarian facilities tend to be smaller than the national average, likely due to it having a larger share of sole proprietors, as it has more project opportunities than any other state. The single-largest share of industry activity occurs in Toronto, where 44.4% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction in Ontario and Aggregate private investment in Ontario in the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry?

    This industry constructs a range of commercial and municipal buildings, including office, retail, hotel, entertainment buildings, churches, government buildings, schools and healthcare facilities. Players in this industry are responsible for new constructions, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. The majority of participants are general contractors or project managers.

    Industry Products
  • Office buildings
  • Warehouses, trade and service facilities
  • Educational buildings
  • Medical buildings
  • Recreation, restaurants and accommodations
  • All other
  • Industry Activities
  • Office building construction and repair
  • Hotel and motel construction and repair
  • Retail store construction and repair
  • Shopping centre or shopping mall construction and repair
  • Commercial warehouse construction and repair
  • Educational building construction and repair
  • Religious building construction and repair and repair
  • Courthouse and other governmental building construction and repair
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction in Ontario
  • Aggregate private investment in Ontario
  • Consumer spending in Ontario
  • Local and provincial government expenditure in Ontario
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Office Supply Stores in Canada
  • Hospitals in Canada
  • Full-Service Restaurants in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Lumber & Building Material Stores in Canada
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Warehouses, trade and service facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Educational buildings
  • All other
  • Recreation, restaurants and accommodations
  • Medical buildings
  • Chart: Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial repair and additions
  • New commercial construction
  • Municipal repair and additions
  • New municipal construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    EllisDon Corporation, Ledcor Group, PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.,
  • Table: EllisDon Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Ledcor Group - financial performance
  • Table: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Commercial & Municipal Building Construction in Ontario Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of nonresidential construction in Ontario (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer-Aided Design
  • The use of computer technology to aid the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • General Contractor (Gc)
  • Also called a prime contractor. An individual or company that manages the construction of a structure for a property owner or developer. A GC may retain a labour force or use subcontractors.
  • Tender
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
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