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Atlantic Business Outlook: Nova Scotia

May 2018 Exact Date TBD Halifax, Nova Scotia


Economic growth in Nova Scotia is expected to average 1 per cent annually in 2018 and 2019. With the delivery of the first vessel under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program scheduled for 2018, activities at the Halifax shipyard will continue to support growth in the manufacturing sector.

International immigration has been exceptionally strong in recent years, and that has boosted the labour force numbers in Nova Scotia. The federal government’s recently announced national immigration strategy, which is aimed at boosting immigration levels, could keep net international immigration high in the province. However, an increasing number of people are leaving the workforce, so employment is not expected to grow much over the next few years.

Get the latest and most comprehensive economic analysis in the country to navigate this uncertain business climate. The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present its annual Atlantic Business Outlook Conference in Nova Scotia.

Featuring the Conference Board’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, the Atlantic Business Outlook includes global, national, provincial and metropolitan perspectives. The event will provide business leaders and policy makers from across Nova Scotia with both a deep dive into the numbers and analysis of the factors underpinning the economy, including:

  • The demographic outlook and its impact on long-term economic growth.
  • The impact of the dollar on exports to the United States and industries such as tourism.
  • The implications of slow economic growth on provincial finances and capacity to fund public programs.

In addition to the Conference Board’s economic forecast for 2018 and beyond, attendees at the Atlantic Business Outlook will enjoy a lively panel discussion with some of leading business people in the province, along with a keynote address. This once-a-year Business Outlook promises to be the premier economic forecasting event in the province this year.

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

Preliminary Agenda Available!

The preliminary agenda for this event is now available.

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