Specialty Trade Contractors

Specialty Trade Contractors Sector Overview (PDF)

This is an unusual Key Sector to see highlighted in a municipal economic development site. But the continued success of the local construction contracting sector deserves special mention. Across Ontario, specialty trades contracting businesses make up 5.5% of all businesses in the province. In Strathroy-Caradoc this indusrty makes up 9.7% of the total businesses in the municipality. With the ongoing shortage in skilled trades across the province, the supply of construction contractors in Strathroy-Caradoc is evidence that the municipality is positioned well to be less impacted by it.

Specialty Trade Contractors

To further illustrate the positive effects this sector has had on local growth and development, municipal permit data shows the increase in residential development over the last 7 years, especially the last 2 years. It is important that developers know the local labour force can support their projects, and the graph below shows just that. There also seems to be no signs of slowing down in 2019.

Permit Values