Economic Trends 

Can Donald Trump Make the Rust Belt Great Again?
Bringing back jobs in the U.S. auto, steel, and coal industries won’t be so simple.

Canadian Rental Market
Strong economic performance drives demand for rental accommodation.

Travel Markets Outlook
Travel to and within Canada grows as the country prepares for 150th birthday celebrations.

Organizational Performance 

Provincial Liquor Monopolies
Should interprovincial trade of alcohol be allowed?

A New Immigrant Investor Program?
A new program could be an important piece of Canada’s growth puzzle.

Integrating Sustainability into Your Organization
CEOs need to promote sustainability for it to become part of corporate culture.

Public Policy 

Sowing the Seeds
The agriculture sector’s reliance on temporary foreign workers to fill labour shortages is growing.

Canadian Business Immigration
Investor immigration has the potential to draw billions of dollars to Canada.

Congestion Costs and Road Capacity
We need to understand user charges and how much motorists already pay for roads.


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Michael Burt discusses a recent report on labour shortages in Canada’s agriculture sector and the growing reliance on temporary foreign workers (at 36:45).


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Glen Hodgson discusses trade alternatives to the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Canada in the wake of the U.S. election.

Western Business Outlook

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Manitoba business leaders (The Hon. Cameron Friesen above) and policy makers gathered for a deep dive into the numbers underpinning their economy.


Consumer Confidence
Nov 2016, CBoC

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
Oct 2016, CBoC

Employment, Canada
Oct 2016, CANSIM

Special Projects

How Canada Performs
A Report Card on Canada—Assesses Canada’s quality of life compared to that of its peer countries.

Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education
The centre is a multi-year initiative to address the advanced skills and education challenges facing Canada today.

Centre for Business Innovation
This Centre is a five-year initiative to help bring about major improvements in firm-level business innovation in Canada.

Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care
This Centre will provide insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the health-care system.

Centre for Food in Canada
Food impacts Canadians in an extraordinary range of ways. It affects our lives, our health, our jobs, and our economy.

Centre on Tax Analysis, Fiscal Incentives, and Competitiveness
This Centre provides credible, leading-edge quantitative research on all aspects of the Canadian system of taxation and fiscal incentives.

L’Institut du Québec
Est le fruit d’un partenariat entre le Conference Board du Canada et HEC Montréal visant à fournir au Québec des solutions novatrices.

Transition Energy
Engaging major stakeholders to improve our energy system and create an actionable transition energy road map for Canada.

Accessible Employment Practices
This website contains resources to help your organization meet the Employment Standards under the AODA.

Centre for the North
This Centre is part of the Northern and Aboriginal policy group that provides insights and research into Northern and Aboriginal challenges and issues.

Saskatchewan Institute
This Institute is a multi-year initiative that will focus exclusively on issues relevant to Saskatchewan.

Global Commerce Centre
The Centre helps leaders respond effectively to the rapidly changing global business operating environment.

National Immigration Centre
The Centre is a multi-year initiative to develop a national immigration action plan to help improve Canada’s immigration system.

Leadership Development

The Directors College
Canada’s gold standard in board director education, leading to a McMaster University designation.

The Niagara Institute
High-impact leadership development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Professional Development Institute

Premier education destination delivering first class learning opportunities such as courses and workshops for business and government professionals to develop new skills, improve their job performance, and advance their careers.

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