Clear the drain: Provincial housing starts supported strong demand for residential work

The Plumbing industry in Ontario is expected to outpace its national counterpart. Industry-related services include contractors installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures, fittings and equipment. The province is recognized for representing a significant share of national plumbing activity, with global operators having the majority of its domestic operations in Ontario. Ontario is recognized as the most populated province, making it more attractive for operators to base their operations, as more residential and business activity takes place. With the province's growth strongly tied to construction activity, operators shift their services to reflect this. The industry is expected to continue growing over the five years to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The total value of nonresidential construction and the number of businesses in Ontario is expected to slow down, limiting growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Canadian Plumbing industry's establishment count is closely correlated to the country's population distribution. The province's share of establishments reflects this, as Ontario comprises 40.8% of the national industry's establishment count. Ontario is the most populated province, expected to account for 38.7% of the nation's population and 46.8% of the nation's total manufacturing output. Establishments benefit from building their businesses in highly populated areas due to residential construction and nonresidential construction supporting demand for industry services. Ontario's housing starts and nonresidential construction are expected to outpace Canada's developments, making the province more attractive for operators...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plumbing in Ontario Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plumbing in Ontario Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts in Ontario and Value of residential construction in Ontario in the Plumbing in Ontario industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plumbing in Ontario Industry?

    This industry installs and services plumbing fixtures, fittings and equipment. Industry activities include work on household pipes and drains, installation of gas cooking and heating appliances and work on bathroom and toilet fixtures and venting systems. Emergency repair work (e.g. unclogging drains or repairing burst water mains) represents a significant source of industry revenue. Contractors may also supply plumbing appliances, pipes and coupling products for projects.

    Industry Products
  • General plumbing services
  • Mechanical services
  • Sprinkler services
  • Steamfitting and piping services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Gas plumbing
  • Gas appliance repair
  • Repairing installed plumbing
  • Septic tank installation
  • Drain construction, cleaning or repairing
  • Indoor and outdoor sprinkler system installation
  • Steamfitting and piping contracting services
  • Solar hot water systems installation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts in Ontario
  • Value of residential construction in Ontario
  • Per capita disposable income in Ontario
  • Value of nonresidential construction in Ontario

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plumbing in Ontario Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricians in Canada
  • Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • General plumbing services
  • Mechanical services
  • Sprinkler services
  • Steamfitting and piping services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Plumbing in Ontario Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • New residential construction
  • Office buildings
  • Other
  • Retail and storage spaces
  • Existing residential construction
  • Manufacturing and industrial buildings
  • Healthcare, education and public safety buildings
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing 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 Plumbing in Ontario

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Aqua Drain Sewer Services Inc., Black & McDonald Limited, Mr. Rooter LLC, Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup,
  • Table: Aqua Drain Sewer Services Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Black & McDonald Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mr. Rooter LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plumbing 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 Plumbing in Ontario Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • ON - Housing starts in Ontario (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The use of water as the heat transfer in heating and cooling systems.
  • Nonemployer
  • An establishment without payroll employees, typically a sole proprietorship or partnership.
  • Nonpotable
  • Water that has not been treated, examined or approved by authorities as safe for consumption.
  • Plumbing Fixture
  • An apparatus for distribution, storage and flushing of water and waste, designed for the end user (e.g. toilets, showers, sinks and more).
  • Steamfitting
  • The installation and maintenance of equipment for ventilating, heating or refrigerating.
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