Construction Sector

Our vibrant construction industry is fueled by our high concentration of skilled trades workers which is higher than both similar communities and the province as a whole.

By the numbers

Key Sector Stats

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Our Construction sector features 11 percent of the workforce, employed by 70 companies. In 2019 we issued 65 development permits including 53 housing starts.

Our Construction Sector Workforce

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2nd Largest employing industry in the Municipality

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45% – Hold an apprenticeship or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree

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25% – Educated in Engineering & Related Technology

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11% – Work in the Construction Industry

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The Municipality of Chester boasts one of the lowest residential and commercial property tax rates in Nova Scotia

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61% – In the working age group (15 to 64 years)

Steady work in non-residential maintenance and modest gains in residential renovation will sustain employment demand through 2028.

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Contact Erin to learn more about why Chester might be the right fit for you.

Erin Lowe
Senior Economic Development Officer