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5 of the best construction jobs in Toronto in 2022

As most of us noticed, construction jobs in Toronto did not take much of a pandemic-related pause. While some companies wrestled with halting projects in early 2020, most major construction in Ontario was quickly deemed essential and protections put in place to allow worksites to stay open as long as they established appropriate safety measures. 

While there have been pauses in non-essential construction due to tightening public health restrictions over the last two years, many essential construction projects have been forging ahead during this time. This includes many highly anticipated construction projects in Toronto, which have been designed to improve infrastructure and boost access to public spaces like roads, bridges, and tunnels.

For anyone looking to find a construction job in Toronto, now is a great time to get started. Today, we’ll share some of the most exciting projects that are in the active hiring phase and show how they will benefit the local community once complete.  

Not sure how to get started applying for some of these jobs? The team at Outpost Recruitment specializes in helping workers find the job that’s the perfect match for their skills.

Outpost Recruitment is a leading talent agency that works with both local and international players in the buildings sector. We can help find you a construction job in Toronto. Our clients include general contractors, subcontractors and consulting firms (program management and engineering). Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Finding the best construction jobs in Toronto in 2022  

When you first start searching for a construction job in Toronto, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This city is large, and it’s growing every day. There are lots of projects hiring.

Instead of tackling this on your own, let the team at Outpost Recruitment help. Our clients are general contractors and subcontractors, developers, and consultants who rely on our expertise to help them find the right talent for their available positions.

To help you get your search started, let’s check out some of the most exciting construction projects happening right now in Toronto.

1. Michael Garron Hospital Redesign

Michael Garron Hospital – formerly known as East York General Hospital – is a teaching and community hospital located on Coxwell Avenue. It has been open and serving patients since 1929. Since 2018, the hospital has actively been under construction to help create a more modernized space for both doctors and patients. Five outdated wings are being demolished, existing spaces renovated, and two additional buildings added.

Construction on this $400+ million redesign and refurbishment project began in the spring of 2018 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The major goals for 2022 include the demolition of existing wings, so if you have expertise in this area make sure to apply.

2. Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will expand the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to bring even more rapid transit options to Etobicoke and Mississauga. The proposed extension will run 9.2 kilometres from the future Mount Dennis LRT station to Renforth Drive. The LRT extension will operate mostly underground, reducing travel times and improving access to destinations through the GTA. 

The LRT extension is estimated to be complete by 2030-31. As of 2021, Metrolink estimated the project to cost $4.7 billion. The project will begin with the construction of tunnels, later progressing to construction of the elevated guideway, stations, rails, and systems. Workers with experience in those areas are encouraged to get in touch. 

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is being delivered by Metrolink in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario.

3. Gordie Howe International Bridge

Even though it’s not in Toronto, the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is a great project for workers seeking construction jobs near Toronto. Windsor is less than 4 hours away and is accessible by public transit. Right now, there is active structural, electrical, excavation, and concrete work happening on the Canadian side of the bridge construction site.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will eventually span the Detroit River and will be a point of connection between the United States and Canada. It is being developed by a Crown company, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, and once it’s complete in 2024 it will be publicly owned.

4. Coxwell Bypass Tunnel

Another construction project designed to offer Torontonians a safer and more accessible city is the Coxwell Bypass Tunnel. Once complete, it will make a huge difference in this city’s stormwater management and eliminate the release of combined sewer overflows into Lake Ontario. 

The tunnel is currently being dug out with a 1,000-tonne boring machine that started its journey at the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant and will stretch 10.5 kilometres all the way to Coxwell Ravine Park. The project, which has a budget of more than $3 billion, is set to be completed in late 2023.

5. GO Expansion: On Corridor (OnCorr)

One of the most exciting new transit projects in Toronto right now is the GO Transit Rail Expansion known as the On Corridor. The project’s goal is to transform rail service throughout Toronto, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area by offering easy, all-day service every 15 minutes throughout the highest traffic areas.

While the project is still in the early stages, at least $15 billion of provincial funding has been allotted so far, with the project set to be complete in 2025. This is a great time to get in during the earliest phases, so you can see the project through until completion.

With so many infrastructure and construction projects in various phases of development throughout Toronto, there’s no shortage of work opportunities available. 

If you’re interested in working on any of these projects — we can help! Get in touch with us by creating your profile with Outpost Recruitment.

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5 of the best construction jobs in Vancouver in 2022

Despite the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of British Columbia has continued to make robust infrastructure investments throughout the province. In fact, British Columbia construction jobs employ more than 225,000 individuals and account for 10 percent of the province’s GDP.

One region that has been extremely busy with construction throughout the pandemic is Vancouver. Construction was deemed an essential service during the pandemic, and the sector is going to continue to be essential to BC’s long-term economic growth long after the pandemic ends. This means that there are many opportunities for construction jobs in Vancouver in 2022.

Today, we’ve compiled a list of five of the best construction jobs in Vancouver in 2022. All these projects are actively hiring for a variety of positions, so if you’re interested in working on one of these exciting construction projects in the Vancouver area, get in touch with us today by creating your employment profile with Outpost Recruitment.

Outpost Recruitment is a leading talent agency that works with both local and international players in the buildings sector. We can help find you a construction job in Vancouver. Our clients include general contractors, subcontractors and consulting firms (program management and engineering).

Explore 5 of the best construction jobs in Vancouver in 2022

Construction jobs offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the infrastructure of Vancouver and help the city recover from the ongoing pandemic. However, finding openings and job opportunities on your own can be challenging. That’s where we come in. We work diligently to pair clients with the right skilled workers to ensure every project is a success. 

Here are some of the most exciting projects currently hiring in the Vancouver area. 

1. Broadway Subway  

The Broadway Subway project is a 5.7km extension of the existing Millennium Line. Of that 5.7km, the majority will be tunnelled below the Broadway Corridor using two tunnel boring machines, while the remaining 700 metres will be elevated to extend from VCC-Clark Station to a tunnel portal near Great Northern Way. It will add six more underground subway stations, which will serve thousands of new commuters every day.

Right now, the $2.83 billion project is on time and remains on track to open to the public in 2025. In addition to completing the project on time and to the correct specifications, the project organizers have pledged to employ a variety of individuals who are currently underrepresented in the trades, including women and Indigenous people.  

2. Pattullo Bridge Replacement

The Pattullo Bridge has long been a key connection between the areas of Surrey and New Westminster. In order to maintain the connection, a new bridge is currently under construction which will replace the existing structure. The new four-lane toll-free bridge will safely accommodate cars, cyclists, and pedestrians and is set to open in 2024.

The Pattullo Bridge project is being overseen by Transportation Investment Corporation, although the final project will be owned and maintained by the province once complete. Currently, in-river bridge foundation work is underway, with site preparation happening in New Westminster. In Surrey, there has been bridge foundation construction ongoing since May 2021.

3. St. Paul’s Hospital

In March 2021, construction began on the new St. Paul’s Hospital. This project will not only increase current bed capacity to 548 from 433, but will also offer a home to a variety of specialized clinics capable of serving those with chronic diseases, HIV/AIDS, and individuals suffering from mental health and addiction issues.

The new facility under construction at 1002 Station Street is expected to cost $2.174 billion and will open to the public in 2027. It’s being built by PCL Construction. After the new facility is complete, the existing facility will still offer services administered by Vancouver Coastal Health.

4. TransMountain Pipeline

The TransMountain Pipeline Expansion project was approved by the Government of Canada in June 2019 and is currently on track to almost triple daily nominal capacity. During construction, workers will lay approximately 980km of new pipeline along the same path as the current pipeline, which stretches from Strathcona County near Edmonton to Burnaby, BC.

Along the way, 12 new pump stations will be built, and 19 new tanks added to existing storage terminals in Burnaby, Sumas, and Edmonton. The cost of the project is currently estimated at $12.6 billion, and it’s set to be complete in December 2022.

5. Oakridge Centre Redevelopment

As it stands now, the Oakridge Centre is a medium-sized shopping mall that’s been around since the 1950s. The Oakridge Centre Redevelopment is set to revitalize and revamp the retail area and add more than 4.36 million square feet of residential space in 7 high-rise tower developments.

The $1.5 billion development will also include a revamped shopping centre, a brand-new community centre, and lots of landscaped outdoor space. Some portions will be complete by 2024, which is a major acceleration from the original completion date in 2026.

There are many infrastructure projects heating up in the months and years ahead in Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia. If you’re interested in working on any of these projects — we can help! Get in touch with us by creating your profile with Outpost Recruitment.

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COVID-19 FAQ: Impacts on Canadian construction and engineering

Well, the time has come for us to pause updating this page on COVID-19 and its impacts on Canada’s constructions and engineering sectors. As of October, 2021, Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains relatively stable, with widespread vaccine uptake across the country. Canada’s borders have opened to fully vaccinated travellers from around the world. As well, according to Canada’s most recent jobs numbers, the Canadian unemployment rate is back to pre-pandemic levels — that’s right! — we’re back, baby!

Here at Outpost, we’ve seen hiring in Canada’s construction and engineering sector rebound strongly — no surprise considering that infrastructure investment and spending was a touchstone of Canada’s economic strategy for pandemic recovery. In fact, for those seeking employment opportunities, it’s a great time to get in touch to discuss your options.

We’re always keen to hear from motivated job seekers so feel free to create a profile and we can arrange a chat around your employment preferences. Our consultative approach is focused on working with motivated candidates to find them the right opportunity in the market. We have strong client relationships which allow us open channels of communication. Timing is everything in recruitment and we can monitor the market on your behalf.

Canada’s construction sector has settled into a comfortable “normal” and the country appears to be moving past the crisis phase of the pandemic. As such, don’t expect any more regular updates on this page. However, if substantial changes do take place in the construction sector — we’ll be back!

And — if you’re outside Canada — we suggest bookmarking the COVID-19 Travel Updates Page on our sister website, Moving2Canada. That page is regularly updated whenever there are changes to Canada’s COVID-19 travel measures or Canadian immigration programs.

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Water infrastructure construction projects in Canada

Canada is committed to heavy investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy following the impacts of Covid-19. This, coupled with increased investment in water infrastructure in recent years as Canada pushes to implement secondary and tertiary treatment for wastewater, means that we expect lots of activity in this sector. This article is your definitive guide to Canada’s ongoing and upcoming water infrastructure construction projects. Between water supply, water treatment, wastewater treatment, conveyance, flood infrastructure, hydroelectric dams and ports, and marine, we outline the major water infrastructure projects across Canada.

Below is a guide of active water infrastructure construction projects in Canada, categorized in terms of preconstruction or project delivery phase.

Interested in working on one of these projects? Get in touch.

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Skyline of Stanley Park facing downtown Vancouver.
Metro Vancouver is planning the construction of a new water infrastructure project that will run deep underground in Stanley Park.

Roberts Bank Terminal 2, Greater Vancouver, BC – $3bn P3

Proposed new three-berth container terminal that would provide additional capacity of 2.4 million TEUs per year to meet the port’s forecasted demand until 2030. The project would be approximately 5.5 kilometres offshore, northwest of the existing Roberts Bank Terminal facilities.

Status: RFQ expected in late 2021.

Northwest Langley WWTP, Greater Vancouver, BC

The existing plant  is being expanded to serve residents and businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The project will increase the plant’s capacity from serving 30,000 people in Langley to 230,000 in three municipalities. Expansion works will include conveyance, pump stations, storage tanks, and outfall pipes.

Status: Main construction works due to start by 2022.

Iona Island WWTP, Greater Vancouver, BC – $>10bn

Metro Vancouver approved an upgrade to tertiary treatment at the Iona Island Plant, the highest level of wastewater treatment.

Status: Pre-Planning. Construction is due to be complete by 2030.

Coquitlam Water Main, Greater Vancouver, BC – $670m

Construction of a new tunnel to bring water from the Coquitlam Lake Reservoir to the growing populations of the Tri-Cities, Surrey and points east. The tunnel will be dug through rock, soil, and gravel deep down at the south end of Coquitlam Lake, bringing fresh water to treatment facilities at the top of Pipeline Road, which will also be upgraded to handle the increased capacity.

Status: In planning. Construction is set to start by 2023.

Tofino WWTP, Vancouver Island, BC – $80m

Plans include a new WWTP, conveyance system, outfall, and solids handling facility for the Tofino area. 

Status: Project postponed as all bids exceeded the funding level of $55m. Discussion between bidders and City of Tofino are ongoing

Stanley Park Water Tunnel, Vancouver, BC – $200m

Metro Vancouver is planning to construct a major water infrastructure project deep underground in Stanley Park. The new water supply tunnel will replace an existing water main that was built in the 1930s and is nearing the end of its service life. Construction of this water supply tunnel is scheduled to begin in late 2022 and finish in 2026.

Status: RFQ due in early 2021.

Capilano Watershed Infrastructure Upgrades – $50m

The two projects currently being planned include a backup power system to ensure a reliable supply of drinking water in case of a power outage, as well as improvements to Metro Vancouver’s watershed gatehouse area. 

Status: Construction starts in 2021.

Cambie-Richmond Water Supply Tunnel, Richmond, BC

Proposed water supply tunnel for the Richmond area.

Status: Conceptual Design.

Haney Main Water Supply Tunnel, BC

Status: Conceptual Design.

Fleetwood Reservoir and Water Main, Surrey (Greater Vancouver), BC

A new underground reservoir and water main in the city of Surrey to continue delivering clean, safe drinking water to the growing communities south of the Fraser River.

Status: RFQ expected in 2021.

Annacis Island Gravity Thickener and Filters, Delta, BC – $70m

This project includes two new additional trickling filters, a trickling filter pump station, two new additional gravity thickeners, two new additional centrifuges and a new maintenance workshop annex. Work has not yet been tendered and is expected to run until 2026.

Status: Currently at RFQ stage. Construction complete by 2026.

Lloydminster Wastewater Treatment Facility, Lloydminster, AB – $81m

This project involves constructing a mechanical wastewater treatment facility near the existing wastewater lagoons to establish a modernized efficient system.

Status: Proposed.

Water Pollution Control Facility Upgrading, Portage la Prairie, MB – $172m P3 DBFOM

A major upgrade to the Water Pollution Control Facility is required to meet new provincial and federal water quality standards. The upgrade must reduce nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous) discharged from the facility to the Assiniboine River. 

Status: RFP issued in Dec 2020. Construction is set to begin in early 2022.

Dry Reservoir, Springbank, Calgary, AB – $432m

The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir is a dry reservoir that will store water temporarily during a flood. It will work in tandem with the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary. Together, the combined storage capacity would accommodate water volumes equal to Calgary’s 2013 flood.

Status: Proposed.

Projects in Construction Phase

Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Renewal, Moosejaw, SK – $125m

Scope of work includes demolition, earthworks, structural fabrication, electrical and instrumentation work, and the construction of concrete foundations and commercial buildings to deliver both new and retrofitted infrastructure. The upgrades will modernize technology, improve residual water management practices and increase the capacity of the facility. Construction is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2022, with anticipated completion in the second quarter of 2025.
Status: Project awarded in May 2022

Barrie Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade, Barrie, ON – $125m

Investments to improve the City of Barrie’s WwTF infrastructure are being made to ensure optimal design and delivery of wastewater services for the City of Barrie, while accommodating growth.
Status: Project awarded under IPD delivery model in Mar 2022.

Power River WWTP, Powell River, BC – $76m

This treatment facility will consolidate all wastewater from existing plants in Westview, Townsite, and the Wildwood lagoon. It will significantly improve how Powell River treats wastewater and minimize human impact on the marine environment. It will also be easier to operate, maintain, and administer than the three existing facilities.

Status: Project awarded April 2021. Construction will start by Q3 2021

Annacis Water Supply Tunnel, Greater Vancouver, BC – $288m

Metro Vancouver is constructing a new 2.3km-long water supply tunnel deep under the Fraser River, between the cities of New Westminster and Surrey.

Status: Project awarded Sept 2021. Construction is due to start early in 2022.

West Kelowna Rose Valley WWTP, Kelowna, BC – $55m

New treatment facility to service the Kelowna area.

Status: Project awarded in April 2021. Construction to start in Spring 2021

Site C Clean Energy, Fort St John, BC – $10.7bn

This hydroelectric earthfill dam on the Peace River includes several components: an earthfill dam 1,050 metres long and 60 metres high, a 1,100-MW generating station and associated structures, an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, a realignment of six sections of Highway 29, and two 77-kilometre transmission lines along an existing transmission line right-of-way, connecting Site C to the existing provincial power grid.

Status: Due for completion by 2024, but the project’s future remains uncertain due to geotechnical risks.

Centerm Expansion and South Shore Access, Vancouver, BC – $450m DB

This project includes expansion and reconfiguration of the container terminal, construction of a new overpass, and major tenant upgrades.

Status: Completion by early 2022.

Comox Valley WTP, Vancouver Island, BC – $126m DB

This project involves the completion of a new water treatment system that will comply with the province of British Columbia’s water treatment objectives and guidelines. The project will deliver three main benefits including eliminating the need for turbidity-related boil water notices, removing the risk of viruses and bacteria in drinking water, and providing a secure supply of reliable, high-quality drinking water for decades to come.

Status: Completion by 2021.

CFB Esquimalt A/B Jetty Recapitalization, Victoria, BC – $780m

The aim of the jetty project is to demolish the existing A and B jetties at CFB Esquimalt’s dockyard and construct a new steel-and-concrete-pile A and B jetty facility in the same location. Due to the degraded functional and technical condition of the existing 70-plus-year-old structures, the recapitalization of these facilities has long been an infrastructure priority for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Department of National Defence.

Status: Completion by 2021.

Annacis Island WWTP Expansion, Delta (Greater Vancouver), BC – $252m

The Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant treats about 175 billion litres of wastewater every year. Located in Delta at 1299 Derwent Way, the plant provides secondary treatment to wastewater for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities.

This project includes a new expansion and upgrades to existing primary treatment and odour control system facilities. The scope includes 5 new primary sedimentation and pre-aeration tanks, process piping, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment.

Status: Construction complete by early 2021.

Annacis WWTP Outfall Pipe, Delta (Greater Vancouver), BC – $184m

Wastewater from the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant is released into the Fraser River through an outfall pipe once it has been treated. A new outfall location and diffuser system is being installed, which will involve constructing a tunnel approximately one-kilometre long from the plant to the river. The scope of works for the project consists of construction of two 40m-deep shafts (one at 15m diameter and one at 10m diameter) inside the WTP, construction of two 4.20m internal diameter segmentally lined tunnels (200m and 580m long), a river riser in the Fraser River, a 280m long, 2.5m diameter, diffuser buried in the Fraser River bottom, and a new water control structure.

Status: Construction complete by 2023.

Second Narrow Water Supply Tunnel, Greater Vancouver, BC – $267m

This project will construct a new water supply tunnel deep under Burrard Inlet, east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge between the district of North Vancouver and the city of Burnaby. The project includes the construction of seismic standard shafts, one on each side of Burrard Inlet, connected by a 1,100-metre tunnel.

Status: Construction complete by 2023.

South Surrey Interceptor Twinning, BC, $65m

Twinning of the South Surrey Interceptor which conveys sewage from the Fraser Valley into Annacis Island WWTP. The sewer line will connect to the trenchless segment on 153A Street and along 56th Avenue, where the sewer will tie into a junction chamber. The construction of the South Surrey Interceptor over No. 2 the past 20 years has demonstrated the design flexibility of using reinforced concrete pipe and the structural advantages of precast. The composite pipe with corrosion resistant liner will provide the long-term sewage conveyance solutions required for the extensive growth in the region.

Status: Completion by 2023.

Northshore WWTP, Greater Vancouver, BC – $700m P3

This greenfield secondary treatment plant will replace an existing primary treatment plant. Increased plant capacity will allow up to 320 million litres per day to be treated under storm conditions.

Status: Construction began in 2018 and will be complete by 2022.

Northshore Conveyance, Greater Vancouver, BC – $80m DB

Metro Vancouver awarded this contract to design and construct a pump station and related pipes to convey wastewater from the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant to the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant that is currently under construction on West 1st Street between Pemberton Avenue and Philip Avenue.

Status: Completion by end of 2021.

Bonnybrook WWTP D Expansion, Calgary, AB – $400m

This project involves upgrades and expansion of the Bonnybrook WWTP in three phases.

Status: Construction started in 2017 and completion by 2022.

Keeyask Hydroelectric Dam, Manitoba – $8.7bn

This 695-megawatt hydroelectric generating station will produce an average of 4,400 gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. The scope of work includes rock excavation, concrete for the powerhouse and spillway, earthen structures, electrical and mechanical work, and the construction and removal of temporary cofferdams needed to manage the river flow during construction.

Status: Completion by 2021.

North End WWTP Biological Nutrient Removal Upgrade, Winnipeg, MB – $1.78bn

The implementation of a nutrient-removal process will require a major plant expansion and, given the age of the infrastructure and the complexity of phasing for the construction, several new facilities will be constructed. The overall project has be separated into three distinct capital projects:

  1. North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades: Power Supply & Headworks Facilities – $408 million
  2. North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades: Biosolids Facilities – $553 million
  3. North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades: Nutrient Removal Facilities – $828 million
  4. North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades: Headworks Facilities – $272m

Status: Only the Power Supply has started construction. The second and third packages are in procurement (RFP) and Headworks Facilities package was awarded in July 2021.

Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure, Toronto, ON – $1.25bn

This project encompasses the redevelopment of one of the largest portions of under-developed land in a major urban core in North America. Located along the shore of Lake Ontario southeast of Toronto’s downtown core, the project will include substantial soil remediation, a new mouth for the Don River, and critical infrastructure for flood resilience to unlock the 325-hectare site for residential and commercial development.

Status: Started in 2018. Completion by 2024.

York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) Forcemain Twinning, Greater Toronto Area, ON – $110m

This project involves construction of a 5.1-kilometre-long sewage pipe that will run parallel to an existing 36-year-old forcemain through the heart of Newmarket.

Status: Complete by Dec 2021.

Coxwell Bypass Tunnel, Toronto, ON – $400m

This 10.5-kilometre long, 6.3-metre wide tunnel will run west along Lakeshore Boulevard, east to the Don Roadway, north up the Don River Valley to the North Toronto Treatment Plant and east to the Coxwell Ravine Park where it will end.

Status: Construction began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2024.

Ashbridges Bay Outfall (ABPTO), Toronto, ON – $300m

A tunnel is being constructed that will carry treated water waste from the Ashbridges Bay WWTP back into Lake Ontario. Ashbridges Bay is the city’s largest and oldest water treatment plant. When complete, this project will replace the existing outfall built 70 years ago.

Status: Completion by 2021.

Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Dam, NL – $12.7bn

This project involves construction of an 824-megawatt hydroelectric generating facility at Muskrat Falls on the lower Churchill River in Labrador, and more than 1,600 kilometres of associated transmission lines and infrastructure that will deliver electricity to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Status: Completion in early 2021.

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As both a short-term and long-term economic strategy, Canada is set to welcome many more water infrastructure projects in the months and years to come. Expertise in major water infrastructure projects is in demand so get in touch with the Outpost Recruitment team to learn more about opportunities that suit your experience.

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Bridge & highway construction projects in Canada’s transportation infrastructure sector

Big spending on transportation infrastructure: that’s the key to Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19. Within the government’s commitment to increased infrastructure spending are a range of construction projects in the transportation sector. While transportation infrastructure projects, including plenty of highway construction, were on the docket even before COVID-19, necessary to address aging infrastructure and population growth in urban areas across the country, the pandemic has accelerated the spending on transportation.

In this article, we take a comprehensive look at some of Canada’s biggest transportation infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on highway construction, categorized in terms of preconstruction or project delivery phase. Please note that we’ve excluded rail construction projects from this list, as we have published a separate guide exclusive to rail projects in Canada.

Do you want to work on one of these projects? Get in touch with us.

Outpost Recruitment is a leading talent agency that works with both local and international players in the infrastructure sector. Our clients include general contractors, subcontractors and consulting firms (program management and engineering)

Outpost Recruitment specialize in the following areas:

  • Executive leadership
  • Operations 
  • Project Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Design Management
  • Site Supervision

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Highway running through Salmon Arm, British Columbia
A portion of the highway in Salmon Arm, BC, pictured here, will soon be upgraded to include four lanes. | Photo by the Government of British Columbia

 

Bradford Bypass, ON — >$1bn

A proposed 16.2-kilometre controlled access freeway connecting Highway 400 and Highway 404 in the County of Simcoe and Regional Municipality of York.

Status: RFQ expected in July – Sept 2022.

Trans-Canada Highway 1 Ford Road to Tappen Valley Road (4-laning), Shuswap, BC — $243m

Work on the approximately 4.3-kilometre section of highway will include expanding the two-lane highway to four lanes, replacing the aging Tappen overhead and constructing frontage roads.

Status: RFQ expected in early 2022.

Trans-Canada Highway 1 into Salmon Arm (4-laning), Salmon Arm, BC — $184.7m

This project is an upgrading of the highway to a modern, 100 km/h, four-lane standard, which will allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently. Two separate contracts have been awarded:

1. Salmon Arm West — 1st Ave. SW to 10th Ave. SW

This portion of the Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta program involves widening a 2.2-km section of highway to four lanes from 1st Ave. SW to 10th Ave. SW in Salmon Arm.

2. Salmon Arm West — 10th Ave. SW to 10th St. SW

This portion of the Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta program involves widening 1.0 kilometres of highway from two to four lanes between 10th Ave SW and 10th Street SW in Salmon Arm.

Status: Works due to start in Fall, 2020.

Highway 1 Expansion: 216th St to 264th St, Langley (Greater Vancouver), BC — $257m

This project involves widening Highway 1 between 216th Street and 264th Street in Langley. Work involves widening a total of ten kilometres between 216th Street and 264th Street by adding a new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction, reconfiguring the 232nd Street interchange, and adding a new underpass at Glover Road (BC Rail/Roberts Bank Connecting Rail Line) and the CP Rail crossing.

Status: RFQ due in early 2021. Highway construction is expected to start in 2021 and be completed by 2025.

Kennedy Overpass, Pitt Meadows (Greater Vancouver), BC — $140m

The project includes a new two-lane overpass above the rail crossing at Kennedy Road which will serve CP’s Vancouver Intermodal Facility.

Status: RFP issued Sept 2021.

Harris Road Underpass, Pitt Meadows (Greater Vancouver), BC — $80m

The project includes a new four-lane underpass beneath the rail crossing at Harris Road which will serve CP’s Vancouver Intermodal Facility.

Status: RFP issued Sept 2021.

Holdom Overpass, Burnaby (Greater Vancouver), BC — $145m

A new four-lane road overpass for Holdom Avenue over the railway through Central Burnaby.

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

Replacement of George Massey Tunnel, Vancouver, BC — $2bn+

The initial 10-lane bridge project was cancelled after the procurement process had been completed in 2017. Whether it takes the form of a smaller bridge, a new large tunnel, or an additional tunnel to twin the existing structure, we expect to see some movement on this project in 2021.

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

Anthony Henday Drive South West Widening, Edmonton, AB — $100m

The project will widen the existing 18-kilometre southwest portion of Anthony Henday Drive from Whitemud Drive to 111th Street NW. The current roadway was designed for 40,000 vehicles per day and is used by 80,000 vehicles per day.

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

Highway 3 Twinning (Taber to Burdett), Southern Alberta — $153m

This project will twin Highway 3 from Taber to Burdett. Design on the project will begin immediately and construction will begin in 2021.

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

Deerfoot Trail improvements, Calgary — $400m+ P3

Improvement acros 35kms of highway will include: Ivor Strong Bridge twinning, Anderson Road/Bow Bottom Trail Interchange: Three through-lanes in each direction Interchange reconfiguration, including new bridges and ramps, Twinning the bridge over Glenmore Trail Interchange, Reconfiguring the 17 Avenue SE and Memorial Drive Interchanges and eliminating weaving traffic, Widening between 17 Avenue SE and Airport Trail to four lanes in each direction.

Status: RFP closes July 2022.

Highway 11 Twinning, Alberta — $120m

Highway 11 will be twinned from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House. The total distance of the new twinned highway will be 66 kilometers. 

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

Highway 3, Ontario — <$200m DBF

Widening of Highway 3 from two to four lanes between Essex and Leamington.

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

Highway 17, Ontario — <$500m DBF

The four-lane expansion of Highway 17 between Renfrew and Arnprior.

Status: RFQ due in 2021.

QEW Garden City Skyway, Toronto, ON — $TBD

The existing QEW Garden City Skyway is a 48-span, high-level bridge that is 2.2 km long, 28m wide and carries the QEW over the Welland Canal, connecting the City of St. Catharines and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Garden City Skyway Project includes construction of a new QEW Garden City Skyway twin bridge to the north and rehabilitation of the existing QEW Garden City Skyway.

Status: Currently in planning phase. RFQ due in July – Sept 2022.

GTA West Highway (Highway 413), Greater Toronto Area, ON — $6bn

The GTA-West Highway would run from the Highway 401/Highway 407 interchange near Milton, to Highway 400 near Kleinburg.

Status:  This highway proposal, also known as Highway 413, was cancelled in 2018, but then resurrected by the current government. RFQ expected during 2021

La Crete Bridge, AB — $200m

Proposed bridge in Northern Lights Country

Status: Pre-RFQ

Projects in Construction Phase

Construction on highway in Kicking Horse Canyon, British Columbia
Construction is underway for major highway improvements in Kicking Horse Canyon, pictured here. | Photo by the Government of British Columbia

Nisutlin Bay Bridge Replacement, Yukon — $160m

The new Nisutlin Bay Bridge will be the largest capital project in Yukon history. It is an incredibly important crossing to the community and serves as a critical transportation link for the territory, the nation and the continent.

Status: Awarded May 2022. Completed by 2026

Steveston Interchange, Richmond, BC — >$87m

Improvements will include a new Steveston interchange, additional bus-on-shoulder lanes, a new bus-only connection at Bridgeport Road and upgraded cycling infrastructure, all in advance of the George Massey Tunnel replacement.

Status: Awarded Q1 2022. Construction on the Steveston interchange is planned to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2025.

Portside / Blundell Road Improvements, Richmond (Greater Vancouver), BC — $100m

The project includes:

    • A new overpass on Portside Road at Blundell Road to cross over the CN rail line
    • Widening Blundell Road from two lanes to four lanes, between the No. 8 Road intersection and just west of York Road
    • A new bridge and extension of Portside Road over the No. 7 Road Canal

Status: Awarded Q1 2022. Construction due to start in Q2 2022

Kicking Horse Canyon Highway, Golden, BC — $700m

The fourth phase of work on this project is 4.8 kilometres of highway in Golden, BC, and is expected to begin in Fall 2020.

Status: Awarded in September, 2020. Highway construction will begin by December, 2020.

Nordel Interchange, Greater Vancouver Area, BC — DB — $260m

The Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project will improve travel safety and efficiency on Highway 91, Highway 17, and the Highway 91 Connector.

Status: Awarded in September, 2020. Highway construction will begin by December, 2020.

Stoney Trail Bridges, Calgary, AB — $48m

Scope to widen the westbound bridge and build a new, stand-alone pedestrian bridge over the Bow River in southeast Calgary. The project will boost the number of lanes to four in each direction — currently the eastbound crossing has two lanes, while the westbound has three.

Status: Highway construction started in Spring 2020 and will continue until 2023.

Lower Lynn Improvement, North Vancouver, BC — $198m

A new overpass and on-ramps connecting Main Street/Dollarton Highway to the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing.

Status: Completion by mid-2021.

Pattullo Bridge, Vancouver, BC — DB — $1.4bn

The $1.4bn design-build lump sum contract specifies the delivery of a new four-lane suspension ~1.2km cable stay bridge crossing the Fraser River between New Westminster and Surrey.

Status: Project awarded in July 2020. New bridge to open in 2023, demolition of existing bridge due by 2025.

Calgary Airport Trail Expansion (Phase 2), Calgary, AB — $153m

The Airport Trail Phase 2 project will look to provide motorists with an improved connection to Stoney Trail, and create greater efficiency by building intersections at 19 Street NE and Barlow Trail.

Status: In progress since 2018. Completion by 2022.

West Calgary Ring Road Project, Calgary, AB — DBFO — $1.42bn

The West Calgary Ring Road project will be completed in three parts — the north project (DB1), south project (DB2), and the West Bow River Bridge (WBRB):

  • North project — 3km of six- and eight-lane divided freeway between Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and the Old Banff Coach Road. Reconstructing 5km of Highway 1, 18 bridges, two interchanges, one flyover – 1 Avenue SW.
  • South project — 5km of six- and eight-lane divided freeway between Old Banff Coach Road and Highway 8 including seven bridges and four interchanges.
  • Bow River Bridge twinning — Twinning the bridge over the Bow River on the northwest segment of the ring road. Widening about 2km of northwest Stoney Trail from Crowchild Trail to Scenic Areas Link.

Status: Completion date of 2024.

Southwest Calgary Ring Road, Calgary, AB — DBFO — $1.42bn

The South West Project consists of 31 kilometres of six-lane and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, 47 bridges, one road flyover, one railway crossing (flyover), one culvert set, one tunnel, as well as three river crossings over the Elbow River and Fish Creek.

Status: Completion by 2021

Highway 15 Twinning, Edmonton, AB — $200m

Plans call for the twinning of the Highway 15 bridge near Fort Saskatchewan, along with intersection improvements at Highway 37 and Highway 825. The project is projected to cost up to $200M. 

Status: Construction commenced in Summer, 2019. Project will be completed by end of 2021.

Third Crossing, Kingston, ON — $180m

Construction of a new, two-lane signature bridge spanning 1.2km over the Cataraqui River

Status: Construction commenced in 2019. Project will be completed by end of 2022

QEW/Credit River Improvement, Greater Toronto Area, ON — DBF $200-500m

Construction of a new twin bridge north of the existing Credit River Bridge and rehabilitation of the existing Credit River Bridge.

Status: Project awarded in November, 2020. Construction is set to start in Q1 2021.

Gordie Howe International Bridge, Windsor, ON — $5.7bn DBOM

2.5-kilometre cable-stayed bridge with six lanes (three Canadian-bound and three U.S.-bound), and two approach bridges. The project also includes a 130-acre Canadian Port of Entry and a 148-acre U.S. Port of Entry. 

Status: Completion in 2024.

Highway 401, Greater Toronto Area, ON — DBOF $640m

The Highway 401 Expansion encompasses approximately 18 km of reconstruction and widening in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. It consists of two 10-lane segments, two 12-lane core collector systems, and median high-occupancy-vehicle lanes. The scope of work also includes bridge reconstruction and replacement, structural culvert replacements, drainage and utilities work, and ecological restoration.

Status: In progress. Completion date scheduled for late 2022.

Highway 427 Expansion , Greater Toronto Area, ON — $616m DBFM

This project encompasses a new 6.6-kilometer extension from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive. Also includes a 4-kilometer road widening from Finch Avenue to Highway 7.

Status: Due for completion by 2021.

Highway 104 Twinning, Nova Scotia — $718m P3

38-km length of highway that will include a two-lane twinned highway and 10 km of new four-lane twinned highway.

Status: Completion by 2023.

Tlicho All-Season Road, Northwest Territories — $411.8m P3

This three-year construction project will link Whati, traditionally a fly-in community on Lac La Martre, to nearby Highway 3, which loops around Great Slave Lake to the territory’s capital and largest city.

Status: Completion by 2021.

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Canada’s major healthcare and hospital construction projects

In order to recover from the economic impacts COVID-19, Canada is committed to heavy infrastructure spending. One of the main sectors set to benefit from this increased infrastructure spending is hospital construction. This article is your definitive guide to Canada’s ongoing and upcoming hospital construction projects. Currently there is over $24bn worth of healthcare projects in procurement phase across Canada and over $18bn of projects in delivery phase.

Below is a guide of active hospital construction projects in Canada, categorized in terms of preconstruction or project delivery phase.  

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New Weyburn General Hospital, SK – $100m

The new 35-bed hospital will be built on a greenfield site located on the north side of 5th Avenue North between Hamilton Street and 5th Street at 275 – 5th Avenue North West. When complete, it will include 25 acute care beds and 10 in-patient mental health beds from Tatagwa View.
Status: RFQ issued in Jan 2022. RFP set to begin in H2 2022

New Surrey Hospital, Greater Vancouver, BC – $1.7bn

Replacement hospital which is set to triple the capacity of the existing hospital.

Status: RFQ issued in November 2021. Construction will start by Summer 2023

Windsor Regional Hospital – Acute Care Centre, Windsor, ON – $2bn

Phase 2: The new acute care hospital will be located on a 24-hectare site at County Road 42 and the 9th Concession. The new hospital will consolidate acute care services, and replace outdated infrastructure with modern facilities.

Status: RFQ to be issued in 2022.

Burnaby Hospital Phase II, Vancouver – $750m

Phase II of redevelopment.

Status: RFQ to be issued in late 2021.

Prince Albert Hospital, SK – $300m DBF

The expansion includes a new acute care tower, replacing its mental health space and renovations, reads a news release.

Status: RFP expected in 2021

Kingston General Hospital Development Phase II, Kingston, ON – $500 DBF

The redevelopment will see four buildings torn down and replaced with a tower of between 8 to 12 storeys, and within it will be operating rooms, a pharmacy, neonatal ICU, labs, a data centre and the emergency department.

Status: RFQ due in Fall 2021. RFP due in Winter 2022.

Bowmanville Hospital Redevelopment, Clarington, ON – <$200m

Construction of a new hospital wing, which will replace the existing north wing, along with a new emergency department, surgical services, critical care unit, inpatient units and diagnostic imaging.

Status: RFP in Winter 2023.

Richmond Hospital, Acute Care Tower, Greater Vancouver, BC – $861m

The expansion and renovation of the hospital will be conducted over four phases between 2022 and 2031. It will add 113 new beds, increasing the hospital’s in-patient capacity to a total of 353 beds. The 9-storey project includes a new emergency department and intensive care unit, and a new medical imaging unit.

Status: Federal funding approved in Jul 2021. RFQ expected later in 2021.

Nova Scotia Hospital Centre QEII Redevelopment – $2bn P3 DBF

Two components:

Halifax Infirmary Expansion – ~$1.6bn
Status: RFP issued for infirmary expansion in Dec 2020.  Companies to submit their proposal is Fall 2021. The successful bidder is expected to be announced in spring 2022.

Bayers Lake Outpatient Centre – $259m DB
Status: Contract awarded on Aug 21.

Dawson Creek Hospital Redevelopment – $378m

A new 70-bed hospital with a larger emergency room to replace their decades-old facility. The new hospital will be approximately 19,400 square metres (209,000 square feet) and will have 70 beds, an increase of 24, all of which will be in single rooms with ensuite washrooms. It will provide a range of surgical services as well as chemotherapy, ambulatory care, radiology, clinical support and pharmacy services.

Status: RFQ issued in Oct 2021. Construction due to start by end of 2021. Scheduled to open fall 2025.

Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre Redevelopment – $263 P3 DBF

Construction of a new five-storey building in Ajax, Ontario.

Status: Preferred proponent announced on Mar 1 2022.

South Niagara Hospital – >$1bn DBFM

Construction of the 108,000 square metre hospital could begin in late 2022, with possible completion in 2026.

Status: Contract executed Oct – Dec 2022

Cowichan Hospital, BC – $877m

Replacement hospital which is set to triple the capacity of the existing hospital. Project will be delivered under Alliance model

Status: RFP announced April 2021. RFP will close by Q1 2022. Construction will start by Q2 2022.

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Redevelopment, ON – $200m BF

New hospital to be equipped with 18 in-patient beds with space to expand for another five beds, a 24-7 emergency department, diagnostic imaging, a surgical suite, dialysis and ambulatory care.

Status: Pre-RFQ.

Queensway Health Centre, ON – DBFM $500m-$1bn

Status: RFQ due in Fall 2021

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Phase 1D Redevelopment, ON – DBF $500m-$1bn

A new, highly-specialized Forensics Building is the latest phase of a development at the CAMH.

Status: RFQ due in Winter 2022.

Mississauga Hospital Site, Toronto GTA – Progressive DBFM $2bn

Status: RFQ due in Winter 2022.

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Redevelopment, Ottawa – Progressive DBFM $2bn

The 2.5-million-square-foot facility’s main building will see two towers of 11 storeys and seven storeys connected by a central atrium. Emergency care will be one floor below grade, while acute care will occupy the west wing and critical care beds will be in the eastern-facing tower.

Status: RFQ due in Fall 2022. Completion by 2028

Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, ON – $1bn TBD

Early stages of development to replace the E, F, and M wings with a modern tower that will include space for growth.

Status: RFQ due in 2023.

Mountainview Health Complex, AB – $  P3 TBD

The town of Beaverlodge, Alberta, and the county of Grande Prairie recently released a request for proposals (RFP) searching for a partner to form a public-private partnership (P3) with the town to own, design, build, manage and maintain a Mountainview Health Complex.

Status: RFP due in Mar 2021

New Edmonton Hospital, AB – $1.5bn P3 

Status: RFQ expected in Q3 2021

Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital, AB – $1.7bn

The project, worth 1.7 billion, will add 404 beds to the health network, and will include 41 stretchers in the emergency room and 11 surgical rooms.
Status: RFQ expected in 2022

Projects in Construction Phase

Surgeon standing in the Vancouver General Hospital's Surgical Centre
The Vancouver General Hospital’s Surgical Centre is on track to get a major upgrade in the coming years. Photo credit: Province of British Columbia.

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Redevelopment, Greater Toronto Area – DBF $224m

Scope involves constructing a new, larger hospital on the property behind the existing facility. 

Status: Project awarded in May 2022. Due for completion by 2025.

Burnaby Hospital, Vancouver – $205m DBF / $185m CM

The design and construction of a new 6-level Inpatient/Outpatient Tower, a new 5-level expansion to the south side of the existing Support Facilities Building, renovations to levels 2-4 of the Support Facilities Building, and levels 0 and 1 of the Nursing Tower, including select mechanical and electrical elements and demolition of the Cascade and West Wing Buildings.

The construction cost of the Project is estimated to be approximately $390 million. The DBF Scope construction value is anticipated to be approximately $205 million and the CM construction value approximately $185 million.

Status: RFP issued in June 2020. Contract award in May 2021.

Mills Memorial Hospital Redevelopment, Terrace, BC – $500m DBF

Development of a new, approximately 26,440 square-metres (284,500 square-feet) acute care hospital and integrated services facility. The hospital will be a centre for trauma services, orthopedic surgeries, pathology, radiology, clinical support and pharmacy services, as well as a training site for medical students in the Northern Medical Program.

Status: RFP issued in Feb 2020. 

Cariboo Memorial Hospital Redevelopment, Williams Lake, BC $147m

Development of new clinical and support spaces that will be constructed in a new expansion and in renovated space on the existing Cariboo Memorial Hospital site. This includes the emergency department, medical/surgical inpatient units, maternal care and women’s health, mental health and substance use inpatient unit, pharmacy services and University of British Columbia faculty of medicine academic space.

Status: Project awarded in April 2021. Due for completion by 2025

Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver – $190m DB

Phase 3 of the Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment Project. The scope of the project includes the design and construction of a new six-story acute care facility and minor renovations on Levels 0-2 in the adjacent Paul Myers South Tower and Northern Expansion buildings.

Status: Project awarded in April 2021. 

Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital, Newfoundland P3 DBFM $700m

The new 7-storey, 600,000 square-foot hospital will be connected to the 145-bed long-term care facility that Plenary Health is currently building on the site. It will have 164 beds with the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program, including radiation services.

Status: Started in late 2019. Due for completion in 2023.

New Marksdale Hospital, Marksdale, ON – DB – $70m

The new hospital will include 68,000 square feet of space and will include inpatient beds, a palliative care room, 24/7 emergency room with four exam and treatment areas, laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, physiotherapy, space for ambulatory care clinics, and two ambulance bays.

Status: Project awarded in Feb 2021. Construction to begin in Q2 2021

St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver – DB – $2.2bn

The new hospital and health campus to be constructed at a new greenfield site will have capacity for up to 548 beds, which includes 115 net new beds. The site will be the home of several leading provincial programs and referral centres, including for heart and lung care, renal, eating disorders and specialty surgeries and transplants.

Status: Project awarded in Jan 2021. Due to open by 2026.

Stuart Lake Hospital Redevelopment, Fort St. James, Northern BC – $116m DBF

Development of a new Stuart Lake Hospital to serve Fort St. James and the surrounding area. Design and construction of a new hospital with 9 in-patient acute beds, 18 long-term care beds, emergency care, medical imaging, laboratory, and supporting services and Primary Care Clinic. Includes the demolition of the existing hospital, construction of surface parking, landscaping, and redundant emergency access.

Status: Project awarded in April 2021.

Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Phase 2&3, Greater Vancouver – $1.2bn DBF

Phase two will include a new 350-bed acute care tower on the north side of the hospital with multiple floors for acute and critical care patients, an Emergency Department with a satellite medical imaging unit, an interventional floor with operating rooms, interventional radiology and cardiology suites, recovery suites, an underground parkade, main entrance, and rooftop heliport. Phase two will also incorporate energy centre equipment, information management/information technology infrastructure, and demolition of some existing buildings.

Phase three will include expansion of support areas such as the laboratory, pharmacy, medical imaging, cafeteria, administration offices and ambulatory care. It will also include expansion of pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and conversion of some four-bed patient rooms into single or semi-private rooms.

Construction on phase two is expected to run 2020 to 2024, and phase three is expected to complete in 2026. The hospital will remain fully operational throughout construction.

Status: Awarded in Jan 2021. Planning and design phase has commenced.

St. Michael’s Hospital Redevelopment, Toronto – $300m DBF

The project will include the construction of a new 17-storey patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, and the renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing space.

Status: Change of contractor so the original completion date has been extended.

Cortellucci (MacKenzie) Vaughan Hospital, Toronto – $1.2bn DBFM

The new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital will include a state-of-the-art emergency department, modern surgical services and operating rooms, specialized ambulatory clinics and intensive care beds.

Status: Substantial completion achieved in Sept 2020.

Michael Garron Hospital – Phase 1 Patient Care Tower, Toronto – $411m DBFM

The project involves the construction of a new 8-storey patient care tower and 3-storey connection, as well as demolition of some existing space and renovations to the existing hospital. The project will add up to approximately 550,000 square feet to the existing hospital. The project also involves renovation works of approximately 100,000 square feet of select areas within the existing hospital.

Status: Completion by 2022.

Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto – $2.4bn DBFM

There are three phases to the project, which are expected to take a total of 10 years to complete:

A new 22-storey Patient Support Centre (ground was broken on this project in October 2019), the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower, and renovations to the existing campus.

Status: Patient Support Center due for completion by 2022. Remaining aspects due by 2030.

Calgary Cancer Centre, Calgary – $1.4bn DBFM

The new Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC) will be a world-class health-care facility and academic centre for the provision of cancer services in Southern Alberta. The CCC will be built at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) site on the current parking Lot 7. The facility will increase cancer care capacity in Southern Alberta by consolidating and expanding existing services in the Calgary Zone to support integrated and comprehensive cancer care, as well as clinical, academic and research needs. The CCC will support and deliver interdisciplinary and integrated care based on a philosophy that accommodates research, education, and patient- and family-focused care, and improves patient outcomes.

Status: Completion by 2023.

Grande Prairie Hospital, Grand Prairie, AB – $650m DBFM

This new 64,000-square-metre hospital is expected to provide 200 beds, a cancer care centre, and a nursing and medical careers-training facility from the Grande Prairie Regional College.

Status: Completion by 2020.

Quebec City University Hospital, Quebec, QB – $2bn

The first phase of the multi-phase project includes the construction of the Integrated Cancer Centre, along with a new generator building, power plant, and parking. As of September, Phase 1 had reached 60 percent completion. The Integrated Cancer Centre is currently on schedule to welcome its first patient in December 2020.

Status: Completion of all phases by 2025.

Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montreal, QB – $3.6bn P3

This next phase consists of outpatient services, clinical and administrative offices, as well as an amphitheatre and parking lots. The new 772-room, 21-storey hospital is intended to consolidate the activities of the CHUM in one location.

Phase 1 delivered by OHL and Laing O’Rourke. Phase 2 performance was taken over by a local contractor.

Status: Ongoing.

Royal Inland Hospital – Patient Care Tower (PCT), Kamloops, BC – $417m

Construction will occur in two phases. The first involves design and construction of the tower, which will house 11 operating rooms, mental health and medical/surgical beds, a surgical suite, a perinatal centre with labour and delivery rooms, obstetrics and postpartum beds and a neonatal intensive-care unit. The second phase involves renovation and expansion of the emergency department, pediatric ward, post-anesthetic recovery ward and the morgue. More parking stalls will also be added to the main hospital structure. The plan is to enlarge the ER to the area where the main hospital elevators are located.

Status: The tower is expected to open in 2022, with the second-phase expansion expected in 2024.

Vancouver General Hospital – Surgical Centre / Upgrades, Vancouver, BC – $102.4m

Expansion of the surgical centre and upgrading a number of other areas in and around the hospital to help serve patients and families better. The project includes 16 new state-of-the-art operating rooms at the Jim Pattison Pavilion, a 40-bed hospital unit for care before and after surgery, new communication systems to manage activities for health professionals across two operating floors, upgraded infrastructure and additional storage and new administrative spaces.

Status: Completion by 2021.

Peach Arch Hospital Expansion – Emergency Department / Upgrades, Surrey, BC – $83.7m

Undergoing an emergency department expansion and upgrades to better serve the growing populations in White Rock and South Surrey. The project will be completed in two phases, featuring an expanded emergency department, five upgraded perioperative suites (operating rooms), and an expansion and renovation of the medical device reprocessing department. The expansion and upgrades are part of Fraser Health’s commitment across the region to modernize the health care network, build capacity and improve timely access to quality, patient-centred care closer to home.

Status: Ongoing.

St. John’s Mental Health and Addictions Facility, St John’s, NF – $330m

Six story, 102-bed hospital with 60-bed hostel to replace the Agnes Cowan Hostel, Parking garage for 1,000 vehicles, Modern features, like an art studio and a therapeutic mall terrace.

Status: Construction starts in Spring 2021 and completion by 2024.

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Rail construction and railway jobs in Canada

Canada is committed to increased infrastructure spending to boost a post-Covid economy in Canada. With aging infrastructure and strong population growth in urban areas across the country, we take a deeper look at rail construction and the proliferation of railway jobs in Canada.

Below is a snapshot of active rail construction projects in Canada, categorized in terms of preconstruction or project delivery phase.  

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View of Toronto's skyline from a railway yard
Toronto’s popular GO Transit system is set to undergo several major expansions in the coming years with billions of dollars flowing into its infrastructure development.

 

Broadway UBC-Arbutus Extension, Vancouver – >$3bn

The plan would see the LRT extended west from Arbutus Station towards University of British Columbia.

Status: Federal funding committed. RFQ expected in 2022/23 with construction to start in 2024

Edmonton Capital LRT, Edmonton – N/A 

The plan would see the LRT extended 4.5 kilometres south of the current end point at Century Park to the Heritage Valley Park and Ride at Ellerslie Road and 135 Street, where the updated plan calls for a raised station and track overpass.

Status: Federal funding approved. RFQ expected later in 2021 with construction to start in 2022 until 2027

Ontario Subway Line, Toronto – P3 DBFM – >$10bn

The Ontario Line is a 15.5-kilometre stand-alone rapid transit line that will connect the Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition/Ontario Place. Over half of the route is planned to run underground through new tunnels, with the remainder running along elevated and at-grade rail corridor sections of track. Fifteen stations are proposed, with numerous connections to the broader transit network, including GO Transit rail services, the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway Lines 1 and 2, the future Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown LRT), as well as numerous bus and streetcar routes.

The Ontario Line is being delivered as three separate public-private partnership (P3) procurement contracts set to deliver many railway jobs in Canada:

  • Ontario Line – Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel ($4bn) — DBF — RFP issued is Dec 2020. Financial close in Fall 2022
  • Ontario Line – Rolling Stock, Systems, O & M ($2bn) — DBFOM — RFP issued is Dec 2020. Financial close in Fall 2022
  • Ontario Line – North Civil, Stations and Tunnel ($4bn) – RFQ due in July – September 2022

Eglinton West LRT, Toronto GTA – TBD – >$5bn 

The proposed Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will bring even more rapid transit to Etobicoke and Mississauga to make it easier for people to get where they need to be each day.

The proposed extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run 9.2 kilometres from the future Mount Dennis LRT station to Renforth Drive and will operate mainly underground, helping to reduce travel times and improve access to jobs, schools and other destinations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Status:

  • Advanced Tunnelling Contract 1 package awarded in Mar 2020. 
  • Advanced Tunnelling Contract 2 package RFQ issued in Dec 2021
  • Elevated Guideway package – RFP pending
  • Stations, Railway and Systems package – RFQ pending

Scarborough Subway (Line 2 East Extension), Toronto GTA – TBD – >$4bn 

A new three-stop 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension.

Status:

  • Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) package RFP released on Feb 9 2022. Progressive DB procurement model. RFP expected to close in Q4 2022.
  • Advanced Tunnelling package awarded in June 2021. 

Scarborough subway extension plans

Yonge Street North (Line 1 Extension) Subway, Toronto GTA – TBD – >$5bn 

The planned Yonge North Subway Extension will extend 7.4 kilometres north from Finch Station to Highway 7. This critical rapid transit link will include up to 6 stations.

Status: RFQ due in May / June 2022.

GO Expansion: Lakeshore East – Central Corridor –  $500m BF

Two grade separations — Scarborough Golf Club Road and Morningside Avenue. Includes track and grading work from Galloway Road to Beechgrove Drive (approximately 3.4 km) and all supporting infrastructure, including retaining walls along the central segment of the Lakeshore East corridor

Status: RFP issued in April 2018. Financial close Fall 2021.

GO Expansion: Milton Corridor Upgrades –  $200m DBF

Includes Milton GO Station upgrades to the station building and Station Operations West Facility.

Status: RFP issued in April 2018. Financial close Spring 2021

Surrey Langley LRT, Vancouver – TBD – $2bn+

This will be a 16-km-long Surrey Langley rail rapid transit project. The SkyTrain will travel on an elevated guideway along Fraser Highway. It will provide a seamless, eastward extension of the existing Expo Line. King George Station will connect to Langley Centre through Fleetwood and Cloverdale/Clayton.

The proposed project includes 8 stations, 3 bus exchanges, park and ride spaces, 55 SkyTrain vehicles, and an operations and maintenance centre. The project is expected to bring many railway jobs to the Vancouver area.

Status: Pre-procurement. RFQ expected in Q2 2021

Green Line LRT, Calgary – DBF – $4.9bn.

The Green Line is a light rail transit (LRT) megaproject planned to run between north-central and southeastern Calgary. When completed, the Green Line will comprise 29 stations spanning 46 kilometres. Initial RFQ released for Segment 1 has been postponed with the entire project expected to be delivered in one package now. The scope and funding of future extensions to the north and southeast have not yet been determined.

Status: RFQ expected Q4 2021 and RFP Q3 2022.

Hamilton LRT, Greater Toronto Area – N/A – ~$4bn.

On December 16, 2019, the Government of Ontario announced the cancellation of the procurement for the Hamilton LRT project. Over the coming weeks, the Province will work with the City of Hamilton to determine alternative opportunities to deliver on its $1 billion funding commitment.

Status: Project being procure under two separate packages with utilities scope procure under Alliance contracting model. RFQ due Q1 2022. Construction to start by mid-2022

Structuring Public Transit Network, Quebec – Tramway Component – $3.3bn

The 22-kilometre tramway will connect Charlesbourg North to Sainte-Foy West, including 35 stations, three intermodal hubs, two terminus stations, a 2.6-kilometre tunnel, and two maintenance and storage facilities. The project will include a 30-year maintenance period.

Status: RFP issued in Sept 2020.

REM de l’EST, Montreal, QC  – $10bn

Plans for the REM de l’Est project include 23 new stations and 32 kilometres of light rail tracks, both above and below ground

Status: Project in planning phase

 

Projects in Construction Phase

Namur Metro transit line in Montreal
Montreal’s metro system, pictured here, is undergoing a major $4-billion expansion of its Blue Line. This is one of many major Canadian rail projects already in the construction phase.

 

GO Expansion: On Corridor (OnCorr) –  $10bn DBOM

GO Rail Expansion will transform the transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area over the next decade. Metrolinx will transform the GO Transit rail network into a system that will deliver two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes over core segments of the GO Rail network. System-wide infrastructure upgrades will include: adding tracks, expanding stations, electrification of the rail network, new locomotives and train control systems to enable more frequent service.

Status: Awarded in April 2022

GO Expansion: Lakeshore West Corridor –  $500 DBB

Infrastructure improvements for Exhibition Station, Mimico Station, Long Branch Station, Clarkson Station, Kerr Street, Bronte Station, Burloak Drive, Drury Lane and the Lewis Road Layover Facility-Phase II expansion.

Status: Awarded in Feb 2022

GO Rail Expansion – Union Station Enhancement – $500m Alliance Model

Construction of new platforms, two new tracks, a new concourse area and storm water management system, and other building systems. The Union Station Upgrade is being procured under the Alliance model.

Status: Awarded in Q1 2022

Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto – $5.3bn P3

The Eglinton Crosstown is a light rail transit line that will run along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive. The Crosstown will have up to 25 stations and stops. It will link to 54 bus routes, 3 subway stations and various GO Transit lines.

Status: Completion delayed until 2022

Hurontario LRT, Toronto – $4.6bn

18 kilometres of new dedicated rapid transit between the Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga and the Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue in Brampton. Includes 19 stops with connections to GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines and a maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles located south of Highway 407 and west of Kennedy Road.

Status: Completion by Fall 2024.

FinchWest LRT, Toronto – $2.5bn P3

This DBFM P3 light rail project will bring an additional 11 kilometres and 18 stops of public transit, as well as renew aging infrastructure, such as the Highway 400 overpass at Finch Ave W.
Status: Completion in 2022.

Trillium, Ottawa – $1.6bn P3

As part of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project, the Trillium Line PPP project will deliver 16km of new rail, 8 new stations, 1 major maintenance and storage facility for trains (trains depot) with capacity to up to 11 trains, and 10 new bridges.

Status: Major delays due to Covid. Completion by Aug 2022.

Ottawa LRT Phase II (Confederation Line West), Ottawa – $4.8bn P3

The second stage of Ottawa’s light rail project has grown from 30 kilometres of track to 44 kilometres, and from 19 stations to 24, extending the public transit system deeper into the suburbs of Orléans and Riverside South.

Status: Completion by 2024.

Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) LRT, Montreal – $6.3bn P3

67kms of new track with 26 stations. Construction: 2018-2023 (ongoing).

Status: Completion by 2023.

Blue Line Extension – $4bn

5.8-kilometres of track and five new stations to the current 12-station Blue Line, one of four Metro lines that runs through the Greater Montreal Area.

Status: Completion by 2026.

Broadway Subway, Vancouver – $2.83bn

5.7 km extension of the existing Millennium Line, from VCC-Clark Station to Broadway and Arbutus. Continuing from VCC-Clark Station on an elevated guideway for 700 metres, the extension will then travel underground along Broadway for 5km. The project includes 6 new underground stations, including an interim terminus station at Arbutus Street. 

Status: Project underway since Q2 2020. Completion by 2025.

Broadway Subway project outline

ValleyLine LRT Phase 1, Edmonton – $1.8bn

The 13-kilometer southeast leg of a new LRT in Edmonton.

Status: Currently behind schedule. Due for completion in 2022.

ValleyLine West LRT Phase 2, Edmonton – $1.9bn DBF

Design, build and partially finance 14 kilometres of new LRT with 16 stops (14 street level, 2 elevated) over its length between Downtown and Lewis Farms.

Status: Project underway since Q1 2021

 

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