Job prospects Construction Manager near Ottawa (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Construction managers near Ottawa (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a construction manager.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Labour shortage

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

construction manager
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Construction managers (NOC 0711) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Sizeable investments in public infrastructure, transit, and warehousing will support non-residential building activity.Construction will continue on the region's transit network with Stage 2 of the Confederation Line Extension Project and the Trillium Line Extension Project set to begin. This is one of the biggest infrastructure projects taking place across eastern Ontario and it is a major source of work for the industry. Growth in downtown Ottawa's technology hub along with improved transit may create opportunities in the commercial market to meet population growth. Housing starts should be rather positive in the near term. The low-rise market will see much of the activity as housing starts for multi-unit dwellings may ease as several projects are currently under construction and will come online over the next two years.

Here are some key facts about Construction managers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 2,460 people work in this occupation.
  • Construction managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 77%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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