The construction industry is booming! There were more than 12,000 construction job openings in the second quarter of 2023.

According to an Association de la construction du Québec study, the industry will need to employ nearly 20,000 more workers and professionals per year between now and 2030 to meet the demand. That’s an average of 15,000 more workers per year in Greater Montréal alone.

All sectors will see tremendous growth, including civil, roadwork, industrial, institutional, commercial and residential. The various players involved will need to be able to rely on a skilled workforce to carry out the many construction sites and projects to come. 

A number of specialist roles are currently hard to fill, including refrigeration engineers, electricians, heavy machinery mechanics, bricklayers and masons, insulators, ironworkers, shovel operators, painters, pipe fitters, labourers and many others.

Trades of the Future


“For more than 20 years, I have had the pleasure of working in the construction industry. Even today, I still feel a great sense of satisfaction in completing a project, taking on the sometimes unique concepts of architects and designers, watching them evolve and tailoring them to the needs of customers.”

Shaun McGrath, Project Manager, Britton Electric

Worksite Employees

  • Blaster-Driller
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer-Mason
  • Carpenter-Joiner
  • Cement Finisher
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Iron worker
  • Fire-protection Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Insulator
  • Interior Systems Installer
  • Labourer
  • Millwright
  • Assembler
  • Glazier Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Plasterer
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Resilient Flooring Layer
  • Roofer
  • Shovel Operator
  • Surveyor
  • Tile Setter
  • Tinsmith
  • Welder

More Trades & Professions

  • Administrative Assistant
  • OSH Prevention Officer
  • Architect
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Estimator
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Fire Alarm Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Project Director
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Superintendent
  • and more!