This data was sourced from Statistics Canada.
The data given above shows the number of small and medium sized businesses in the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioner contractor industry in Canada from 2013 to 2018. Over this five year period, the total number of businesses in this sector has remained relatively stable, with a slight increase of 290 businesses from 2013 to 2018. Of the two categories, small businesses saw an increase of 789, while medium sized businesses saw a slight decrease of 53 businesses. This indicates that the industry may have seen a shift towards more small businesses, with an overall growth rate of 2.2%. This may be due to the rising popularity of small-scale contractors and the increased accessibility of resources and equipment needed to operate a business in this field.