Construction

Stay active, learn practical skills, and enjoy a job where no day is ever the same.

The construction industry has a steady flow of opportunities available. Construction and carpentry jobs allow you to work with your hands, be outside, and quickly see the results of your hard work. This industry is always growing and allows workers to build new skills and advance their careers.

About Alberta’s Construction Industry

52,000 construction firms in Alberta

Between 2018 and 2027 it is estimated the industry will face a labour shortage of 6,000 people

Design and construction of highways, bridges, dams, and pipelines

241,000 employees


Sectors: construction, repair, or renovation of buildings and industrial complexes

Build a career in a growing industry.

The construction industry is growing faster than most industries in Alberta and there is usually a steady flow of opportunities available. Construction and carpentry jobs allow you to work with your hands, be outside, and quickly see the results of your hard work.

By the numbers

1.2 million

Construction is a major industry in Canada, employing more than 1.2 million men and women.

Why Carpentry & Construction?

Learn life-long skills.

The skills developed in construction positions are broad and will serve you for the rest of your life.

Stay active.

You'll be using your hands, carrying heavy materials and walking around job sites, keeping you active and moving all day long.

Never get bored.

Every day will be a little different, and you're likely to work on a wide variety of projects that push you to learn new skills.

Key Roles

  • Plasterer
  • Carpenter
  • Roofer
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Bricklayer
  • Tile Setter
  • Truck Drivers
  • Electrician
  • Pipefitter
  • Welder

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