Economic Trends 

Canada’s Gas Extraction Industry
Opportunities are still present for Canada’s gas extraction industry, despite lower prices.

Metropolitan Resale Snapshot
Ontario’s housing markets did well in September, while sales in Vancouver continued to drop.

Canada’s Demographics
Higher immigration levels would only soften the cost strains on the Canadian system.

Organizational Performance 

Learning in a Digital Age
Institutional barriers are holding back post-secondary e-learning in Canada.

Beyond Citations
Measuring the impact of research by Canadian universities remains a challenge.

Employers More Flexible When It Comes to Time Off
Many are providing additional time or vacation and flex time in order to attract talent.

Public Policy 

Physician Assistants
Hiring more physician assistants could save the health care system millions in efficiency gains.

Managing Mobility
Canada is ill-prepared to keep an aging population moving.

Home and Community Care Costs
Services are affordable for those who obtain them, but costs are a barrier to access.


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Thy Dinh explains why hiring more physician assistants could save the Canadian health care system millions.


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Annette Verschuren discusses the importance of sustainability and officially launches the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Institute on Facebook Live.

Insights on CETA

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How best to prepare for and leverage the gains from CETA as the trade deal enters final stages.


Employment, Canada
Sep 2016, CANSIM

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
Oct 2016, CBoC

Consumer Confidence
Sep 2016, CBoC

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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