Our team of economists brings together over 40 years of experience delivering quality custom economic research and analysis. Combining strong analytical, writing, and programming skills, the Industrial Economics team can tackle a wide variety of custom research projects. Work undertaken in recent years includes economic impact studies, labour market outlooks, economic forecasts, market analysis, literature reviews, case studies, and policy analyses.
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What have we been working on? Here’s our recent publicly available reports:
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 way to think of TFWs in agriculture.
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 trade and investment performance; and assesses Toronto’s role in the sector.
This report discusses the economic and fiscal performance of Canada and its provinces under three different oil prices scenarios.
Commissioned by the Insurance Institute of Canada, this project assessed the value of the Chartered Insurance Professional designation for employers and employees through a survey of over 900 property and casualty insurance professionals.
This report aims to identify job openings and occupations most in demand in Canada’s resource sector over the next ten years. Our analysis covered nearly 300 occupations across all 10 provinces and the territories.
This report identifies the key strengths of four financial centres—Calgary, Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver—and considers the role each plays in growing the international presence of the Canadian financial services sector.