Over the next 15 years, the Toronto area will need almost double the number of construction workers it currently has in order to accommodate new infrastructure projects along with an aging workforce, says a new report by the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

The study, to be released Tuesday, says the GTA will see an estimated jump of about 147,000 construction-related jobs – both part-time and full-time – by 2031 to work on everything from transit and roads to shopping centres, hospitals, schools and housing. There are currently about 175,000 construction-related jobs in…