Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies: Winter 2014

The Conference Board of Canada, 79 pages, February 25, 2014
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This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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  • A rebound in primary and utilities output will help Halifax’s economy grow by 2.8 per cent in 2014.
  • Growth in the goods sector will help boost Québec City’s economy by 2 per cent in 2014.
  • Montréal’s economic growth will accelerate to 2.2 per cent this year as manufacturing finally rebounds.
  • Ottawa–Gatineau’s GDP will grow by 1.4 per cent in 2014 as robust non-residential construction offsets public sector weakness.
  • Stronger growth in manufacturing and in many services industries will lead to GDP growth of 2.8 per cent in Toronto in 2014.
  • Hamilton’s GDP will grow by 2.5 per cent in 2014 thanks to renewed strength in manufacturing and better job growth.
  • Real GDP in Winnipeg is forecast to rise 2 per cent this year, thanks to strength in manufacturing and construction.
  • The construction of a new stadium will help Regina’s economy expand by 3.5 per cent in 2014.
  • Ongoing strength in manufacturing, construction, and the services sector will lift Saskatoon’s GDP by 3.2 per cent in 2014.
  • Calgary’s GDP growth of 3.7 per cent in 2013 will be supported by strength in services, manufacturing, and construction.
  • Edmonton’s GDP will expand by 3.4 per cent in 2014, as the oil sands drive gains in the city’s primary and manufacturing sectors.
  • Vancouver’s GDP will grow by 2.8 per cent in 2014 thanks to strength in non-residential construction and most services.
  • A rebound in non-residential construction and the services sector will help Victoria’s GDP grow by 1.8 per cent in 2014.

Table of Contents

User’s Guide

Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas

Cross-City Comparison


Canada (français)

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax


  • Québec City
  • Montréal

Québec (français)

  • Ville de Québec (français)
  • Montréal (français)


  • Ottawa–Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Hamilton


  • Winnipeg


  • Regina
  • Saskatoon


  • Calgary
  • Edmonton

British Columbia

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria

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