Greater Edmonton’s construction industry is world class and highly experienced in residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, civil and roadway construction.
With billions of dollars of construction built in Alberta over the past decade – and nearly $220 billion in major projects under construction or planned in Alberta over the next decade – Edmonton’s construction industry has played an important part in the city’s success story.
The industry has built the corporate capacity and the skilled workforce needed to meet the challenges of a booming economy.
In addition, many local firms have forged a unique skill set to address:
- industrial or modular construction needs,
- cold climate considerations, and
- the challenges of building projects in remote sites.
Edmonton is home to construction firms offering a full range of construction services for projects located locally, provincially and internationally.
Major general contractors active in the area include:
- Aecon Infrastructure Group
- Bird Construction
- Clarke Builders in partnership with Turner Construction
- Ellis Don Construction Services
- Ledcor Group of Companies
- PCL Construction
- Stuart Olson Dominion Construction
Greater Edmonton’s construction industry employs over 55,000 people offering both union and non-union environments. Industry associations and public sector educational institutes such as the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) work together to ensure the workforce grows to meet industry’s needs from senior management to specific trade apprentices.
Innovative workforce development initiatives highlight how industry partnerships are working to ensure a strong, skilled workforce to support industry today and in the future.