Canadian construction hiring growth largest of any industry in country

Job growth in Canada is currently being bolstered by high movement in the construction sector, and could be aided by the potential development of an energy pipeline that would create thousands more jobs.

Overall employment in the construction sector rose by more than 17,000 jobs in August, contributing to a total of more than 110,000 in the past year and overall gains of 9.1 percent, according to the Globe and Mail. That's the largest growth of any Canadian industry, and the field as a whole employs nearly 1.4 million citizens, the fourth-largest in the country.

The hiring spree is expected to continue, as outlooks show construction has the strongest advantage over any other industry through the final quarter of 2013 in contrast to little overall change in other industries.

That hiring may trend upwards if a planned C$12 billion energy pipeline is built, as the Energy East line from TransCanada may create more than 10,000 jobs during its development and construction, according to Reuters. What would be North America's largest, longest and most expensive oil pipeline would move more than a million barrels of oil daily. One thousand jobs would remain after construction is completed, and TransCanada said estimates could rise as high as 13,000 jobs during the total process.