Job prospects Contractor, Home Renovation in Ontario

Job opportunities for Home building and renovation managers (NOC 0712) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a contractor, home renovation.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Ontario

contractor, home renovation
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Home building and renovation managers (NOC 0712) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The majority of home building and renovation managers are employed in the construction industry, specifically in residential building construction.

The outlook for this occupation depends on the state of the housing market in Ontario. Although the residential market will likely moderate a bit in the near term after several years of robust activity, population growth in some of the larger urban centres and an active renovation market will continue to support housing demands. The total value of residential building permits has grown steadily over the past few years in Ontario with the value of permits for multi-family dwellings outpacing the value for single-family structures. This trend may continue with ongoing demand for high-rise developments, such as condominiums and rental properties in urban centres. Homeowners have also increased spending on maintenance and repairs over the last several years. These factors should help support job prospects for home building and renovation managers during the forecast period.

Managers are expected to have at least five years of industry experience in residential construction. Residential new home builders must register with Tarion Warranty Corporation in Ontario. Candidates with knowledge of health and safety standards and green building practices, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification may fare better in the job market. A valid driver's licence is normally required to visit various sites.

There is some seasonality associated with this occupation with better job prospects during the summer months. Home building and renovation managers tend to have higher rates of self-employment compared to most other occupations in the province. Investments in equipment and tools are usually required, as well as building a client base.

Here are some key facts about Home building and renovation managers in the Ontario region:

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