About This Report
Canada’s construction sector is a significant contributor to Canada’s overall GDP and employs over 1.4 million people. It plays a central role in addressing challenges around housing affordability, the completion of new infrastructure projects, and adapting to climate change, making the sector’s competitiveness critical to the overall health and resiliency of Canada’s economy.
Despite its economic power, research from Picking Up Speed, our report on digital maturity across the Canadian economy, has shown that the construction industry has been a consistent laggard in technology adoption compared to other major industries, resulting in a detrimental effect on both labour and capital productivity.
Laying Foundations: Technological maturity in Canada’s construction sector provides an in-depth examination into the unique challenges Canadian firms are facing with adopting technology, what firms have done to address them, and actionable recommendations on what governments and industry actors can do to potentially improve the rate of technology adoption.