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Howard Wise co-authors Canada chapter for Construction Law & Practice International Series


Lawyer Howard Wise
Area Construction and Infrastucture


Chapter originally published in the Construction Law & Practice - International Series, published by Sweet & Maxwell, July 2016.

Excerpt from "Canada: Construction Industry Overview":

The construction industry is one of Canada’s largest sectors. According to Statistics Canada, it represents approximately 6.5% of the Canadian GDP ($123.67 billion in 2014) (Statistics Canada, “Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices, Construction and Manufacturing Industries) and employs approximately 7.6% of the Canadian workforce (1.37 million people in 2015) (Statistics Canada, “Employment by Industry).

As a result of growth in major cities such as Toronto and Vancouver, and as a result of large investment in infrastructure by various levels of government, the construction industry has experienced substantial growth over the last decade.