Metropolitan Outlook 2: Economic Insights into 15 Canadian Metropolitan Economies: Summer 2013

The Conference Board of Canada, 97 pages, July 2013
Report by Alan Arcand, Mario Lefebvre, Jane McIntyre, Greg Sutherland, Robin Wiebe
(You must be signed in and entitled to rate this report)
This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of St. John’s, Moncton, Saint John, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Kingston, Oshawa, St. Catharines–Niagara, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Abbotsford.

Document Highlights

  • GDP growth in St. John’s will shoot up to 5 per cent in 2013 as sectors tied to offshore oil production pick up.
  • Strength in the primary and utilities sector and in manufacturing will support GDP growth of 1.9 per cent in Moncton in 2013.
  • Saint John’s economy will grow by 1.1 per cent this year, limited by weakness in construction and in wholesale and retail trade.
  • Saguenay’s economy will expand by 1.5 per cent this year, partly thanks to the area’s forestry and mining sector.
  • The cancellation of work on the Gentilly-2 reactor will contribute to a 2.4 per cent GDP drop in Trois-Rivières this year.
  • Gains in wholesale and retail trade and in finance, insurance, and real estate will drive GDP growth of 1.5 per cent in Sherbrooke in 2013.
  • Lower housing starts and public sector weakness will restrict Kingston’s GDP growth to 1 per cent in 2013.
  • Oshawa’s economy will expand by 2 per cent this year thanks to stronger construction—both residential and non-residential.
  • Weakness in the services sector will limit St. Catharines–Niagara’s economic growth to 1.4 per cent this year.
  • Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo’s GDP will grow by 1.6 per cent in 2013, as construction strength offsets weakness in manufacturing.
  • Ongoing weakness in the public sector and in manufacturing will limit economic growth in London to 1.2 per cent this year.
  • Windsor’s economy will expand by 1.5 per cent this year because of robust construction activity.
  • Sudbury’s GDP will grow by 1.2 per cent in 2013 as government cutbacks weigh down increased strength in mining.
  • Manufacturing gains will help offset slow services sector growth, supporting GDP growth of 1.1 per cent in Thunder Bay in 2013.
  • Steady growth in manufacturing and the services sector will help Abbotsford–Mission’s GDP grow by 1.9 per cent in 2013.

Table of Contents

User’s Guide

Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas

Cross-City Comparison

Canada

Canada (français)

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • St. John’s

New Brunswick

  • Moncton
  • Moncton (français)
  • Saint John

Quebec

  • Saguenay
  • Trois-Rivières
  • Sherbrooke

Québec (français)

  • Saguenay (français)
  • Trois-Rivières (français)
  • Sherbrooke (français)

Ontario

  • Kingston
  • Oshawa
  • St. Catharines–Niagara
  • Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo
  • London
  • Windsor
  • Greater Sudbury
  • Thunder Bay

British Columbia

  • Abbotsford–Mission

Access document

(you will be asked to sign-in)

To see if you are entitled to get this research for free, take a minute and create a free e-Library account. This will let us determine if someone else at your organization has already purchased access to this material.
Learn more about the e-Library by watching our interactive video:

Metropolitan Outlook 2: Economic Insights into 15 Canadian Metropolitan Economies: Summer 2013Rating:4.750000 out of5based on4 reviews.