Canada Infrastructure Report

Published 04 November 2015

Quarterly report providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Infrastructure industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast, BMI's Infrastructure Risk Reward Index, Market Overview and Company Profiles.

Why you should buy this report

  • Gain independent insight into the outlook for the infrastructure industry through BMI's 10 year forecasts
  • Understand the market through analysis of projects , investment plans and key players
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks

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Canada Infrastructure Report
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BMI View: The Canadian construction industry will contract 0.5% in 2015 as cuts to private cap-ex in the primary sector and a H215 slowdown in residential construction weigh on growth. We expect the entire industry as a whole to recover in 2016, driven by the new Liberal government's fiscal stimulus plan, which will double public infrastructure spending over the next 10-years.

Latest Updates

  • The Liberal government's victory in the October federal election is a win for infrastructure development. The Liberal fiscal stimulus plan will double public spending into infrastructure over the next 10 years.

  • The Liberal government also plans to create a Canada Infrastructure Bank to help municipalities finance infrastructure projects by providing debt financing, loan guarantees, and bundling smaller projects to make them more attractive to institutional investors.

  • Transport infrastructure and renewable energy will outperform over the next four years, as the Liberals intend to promote export competitiveness through transport infrastructure development and have stressed their commitment to 'green infrastructure'.

  • We expect the construction industry to contract 0.5% in 2015 due to private sector cuts to capital investment and slowing residential sector. However, the stimulus package and strong pipeline of social infrastructure and transport projects will help the construction industry return post 2.5% real growth in 2016 and then average 2.9% from 2016 to 2019.

Infrastructure - Construction Industry Forecasts (Canada 2014-2020)
2014 2015f 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
Statistics Canada
Construction industry value, CADbn 139.81 140.39 146.04 153.72 161.75 170.04 177.77
Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y 0.69 -0.48 2.52 3.06 3.02 2.93 2.34
Construction Industry Value, % of GDP 7.2 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3

Risk/Reward Index

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BMI Industry View
Table: Infrastructure - Construction Industry Forecasts (Canada 2014-2020)
Table: Canada Infrastructure Risk/Reward
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Canada - Liberal Victory Supports Forecast Upgrade - Q1 2016
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Canada 2014-2024)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Canada 2014-2024)
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Key Transport Projects
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Canada 2014-2024)
Table: Key Projects: Energy & Utilities
Residential & Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Canada 2014-2024)
Table: Construction And Social Infrastructure Key Projects
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Canada - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index
NAWE Infrastructure RRI: Limited Rewards Growth Places Pressure On Margins
Table: Western Europe And North America: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Company Data
Table: Notable Sector Players - Canadian Pension Funds Infrastructure Portfolio, CADmn
Company Profile
Table: SNC-Lavalin Financial Data
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Canada Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Canada Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Canadian infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Canada to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Canadian infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Canadian infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Canada.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into construction (social, commercial and residential), transport (roads, railways, ports, airports, etc), and energy & utilities (powerplants, pipelines and so on).

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (up to 2012) and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key developments in the market and risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (USDbn); contribution to GDP (%); total capital investment (USDbn); real growth (%).

Construction industry real growth forecasts (%) and industry value (USDbn) forecasts for industry sectors are split into Residential and Non-residential and Infrastructure sectors. Where the data is available for particular countries the infrastructure is further broken down into indicators for the transport subsectors of roads, railways, airports and ports and the energy and utilities sub-sectors of power plants and transmission grids, oil & gas pipelines and water infrastructure. This dataset is unique to the market.

The reports also include analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sectors (transport, utilities, commercial construction).

BMI’s Infrastructure Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and  demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

An assessment of the competitive landscape and key challenges to entering the market. Details of the largest companies active in the sector across the sub-segments of the industry, including the key financial figures from some of the largest players in the sector.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Infrastructure reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.