Let’s hear it for the men and women in hard hats and boots! They are building the multi-billion-dollar energy projects in northern Alberta, meeting the demands of our growing city and demonstrating the ability to compete for business across North America.
Edmonton’s construction industry accounts for 9% of Edmonton’s GDP, employs 72,000 people. Not surprisingly, given our location, we are world-leading experts in cold weather construction.
Three of our best-known players in the industry are:
- Canada’s largest general contractor, PCL Construction, is based in Edmonton. PCL is also the sixth largest contractor in the U.S. Sports fans will know some of PCL’s work: They installed the retractable roof on B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, built the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the two-tower Maple Leaf Square next to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, which itself was a PCL project. The company employs 9,200 people throughout Canada and the U.S.
- Another continental player is Stantec, an Edmonton engineering, design and project management firm that has 10,000 employees in 150 offices globally, including Dubai, India, London, and North America.
- Ledcor Group, which began in Leduc and is now headquartered in Vancouver, continues to be a major builder of Edmonton, northern Alberta and the western U.S. To see what Ledcor is capable of, visit the new Art Gallery of Alberta.
To learn more about Edmonton’s construction industry, contact:
Manager, Industry Development