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If you are interested in working as a Construction Manager in Canada, you will be pleased to know that the job outlook for your occupation in Canada is extremely healthy with slightly more opportunities projected than job seekers.

You can use this overview of the Canadian employment prospects in your field to start planning your immigration and settlement in Canada.


Important statistics for this occupation:

  • This field allows progression to senior management with experience.
  • The majority of new job openings in this field will result from retirements, with retirement rate that is slightly above average for all occupations, as workers are generally older than those in other occupations.
  • An increase in opportunities is due to a boom in construction as a major driving force in the creation of jobs nationally since the start of this decade. This growth is from the construction of new housing units and numerous home renovation projects, as well as the substantial increase in non-residential construction spending, chiefly in the energy sector.
  • Many newcomers to this field will come from related occupations.
  • Construction managers are always needed in Canada’s major cities. However, many smaller cities and towns across Canada are experiencing economic booms and are in need of experienced construction managers to lead new and expanding companies, including the needs of the energy sector in Quebec, the nuclear power sector in Ontario, and the oil sector in Alberta.
  • The median yearly income for a Construction Manager is $72,800 in Canada, with high incomes reported in the range of $124,800.

Duties for Construction Managers

Construction managers working for a construction company or a construction department within a company planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating activities under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and by construction departments of companies outside the construction industry.

Description of Main Duties

Construction Managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget
  • Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Develop and implement quality control programs
  • Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Direct the purchase of building materials and land acquisitions
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff.

Example job titles for Construction Managers:

  • Commercial construction manager
  • Construction manager
  • Construction superintendent
  • General contractor
  • Housing construction manager
  • Industrial construction manager
  • Pipeline construction manager
  • Project manager, construction
  • Residential construction manager

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