Economic Impact

Construction is the second largest industry in Ontario with 50,125 construction businesses employing over 425,000 persons. Total ICI investment in Ontario exceeded $21 billion in 2019. OGCA members account for approximately $12 billion of construction each year in Ontario, focusing on supplying the infrastructure needed to support our growing communities.

The construction industry creates an important multiplier effect across the supply chain given the impact it has on many adjacent industries, including forestry, concrete, aggregate, and cement. Not surprisingly, Ontario’s construction industry has traditionally been relied upon to assist the Province in recovering from economic downturns.