Research by Michael Burt

Michael Burt
 
Michael Burt, Director, Industrial Economic Trends
In his role as Director, Industrial Economic Trends group, Michael is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and production of regular forecasts for more than 30 different sectors of the Canadian economy. He is also the project manager for the consulting work that the group completes. ... more
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The strength of the Canadian economy is providing a boost to the banking sector, which has already enjoyed several strong years. The insurance sector has also had a strong run...
The Conference Board of Canada | Live Webinar | November 2017 | by Michael Burt, Richard Forbes
Many of Canada’s business services industries have been negatively affected by weakness in the energy sector and economy over the past two years. But improving business confidence,...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | September 2017 | by Michael Burt
Labour shortages on Canada’s farms have doubled over the past decade. They are expected to double again in the next 10 years. Simply paying Canadians more to work in the sector...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | April 2017 | by Michael Burt
This briefing looks at the important role of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in alleviating critical labour shortages in Canada’s agriculture sector and proposes an alternative...
The Conference Board of Canada | 26 pages | December 2016 | by Michael Burt, Robert Meyer-Robinson
Cette note de recherche traite du rôle déterminant que jouent les travailleurs étrangers temporaires (TET) pour combler en partie les graves pénuries de main-d’œuvre dans le secteur...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 30 pages | December 2016 | by Michael Burt, Robert Meyer-Robinson
This report examines the role of the financial services sector as a source of capital for businesses, comparing Canada to other countries; considers the sector’s international...
The Conference Board of Canada | 70 pages | November 2016 | by Michael Burt
Ce rapport traite du rôle du secteur des services financiers en tant que source de capitaux pour les entreprises, examine sa performance en matière d’investissement et de commerce...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 76 pages | November 2016 | by Michael Burt
Changes in oil prices have significant implications for Canada’s economy. But, because the Canadian economy is not uniform in its structure across provinces, provinces, sectors...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | November 2016 | by Michael Burt
The objective of this study is to understand how future oil price movements can impact Canada’s economic and fiscal performance. Whatever the future path of oil prices, Canada’s...
The Conference Board of Canada | 82 pages | August 2016 | by Todd A. Crawford, Michael Burt, Carlos A. Murillo
Cette étude vise à comprendre l’incidence de l’évolution future des prix pétroliers sur la performance économique et financière du Canada. Quelle que soit cette trajectoire, l’économie...
The Conference Board of Canada | 86 pages | August 2016 | by Todd A. Crawford, Michael Burt, Carlos A. Murillo
This briefing builds on previous work conducted by The Conference Board of Canada to estimate additional economic and fiscal benefits associated with the Trans Mountain Expansion...
The Conference Board of Canada | 21 pages | January 2016 | by Michael Burt
Faisant fond sur une étude antérieure du Conference Board du Canada, cette note de recherche vise à estimer d’autres retombées économiques et fiscales associées au projet d’agrandissement...
The Conference Board of Canada | 5 pages | January 2016 | by Michael Burt
Food is a bigger employer in Canada than you may realize. In fact, food manufacturing is the largest manufacturing employer in Canada, responsible for 250,000 direct jobs. But...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | December 2015 | by Michael Burt
This report examines how the financial services sector compares with other sectors domestically and with its peers internationally, regarding financial performance, innovation/productivity...
The Conference Board of Canada | 102 pages | November 2015 | by Michael Burt
Ce rapport compare la performance du secteur canadien des services financiers sur divers plans (rendement financier, innovation et productivité, commerce international et investissement)...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 7 pages | November 2015 | by Michael Burt
Canada isn’t just an oil and gas economy. Our wood products industry is currently thriving, benefiting from the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing market and a relatively weak...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | September 2015 | by Michael Burt
Canada's retail trade industry is in flux. In just the past few months, numerous high-profile retailers have exited the Canadian market. Retail sales growth has come to a standstill...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | August 2015 | by Michael Burt
Le présent document évalue l’efficacité du titre de Professionnel d’assurance agréé. Il se fonde sur des entrevues et sondages auprès de plus de 1 000 intervenants de l’industrie...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 11 pages | August 2015 | by Michael Burt
This briefing assesses the effectiveness of the Chartered Insurance Professional designation. It is based on interviews and surveys with more than 1,000 property and casualty insurance...
The Conference Board of Canada | 12 pages | August 2015 | by Michael Burt
This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Industry.
The Conference Board of Canada | 11 pages | June 2015 | by Michael Burt
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