Canadian Cities

Mid-Sized cities outlook

Trade wars threaten Canada’s economic performance. The economy got off to a poor start in 2019 as the trade sector took a toll on economic growth. While growth bounced back in the second quarter and is expected to remain decent over...

CBoC, September 17, 2019 | Report

Disappointing building activity in Canada’s Big Six so far this year

Economic growth remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2019, with real GDP growing by a meagre 0.4 per cent at annual rates. A key area of weakness was new home construction, which...

CBoC , September 12, 2019 | Blog

Economic growth remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2019, with real GDP growing by a meagre per cent at annual rates.

Eastern markets typically stronger than those in the West

Sales were mixed again last month in Canada’s four largest cities. Vancouver remains in full correction mode, with sales continuing to drop.

CBoC | Blog

Expectations are mixed across the country

Expectations are mixed across the country. There are seven CMAs with both positive short- and long-term expectations and declines in seven other CMAs.

CBoC | Blog

Employment up in most metropolitan areas compared with June 2018

Employment increased on a year-over-year basis in 28 of 33 CMAs, including in the six largest ones, led by Toronto and Vancouver. Montréal registered the weakest gain among the Big Six with employment advancing by 0.4 per cent year-over-year.

CBoC| Blog

Employment up in most metropolitan areas compared with 2018

The data paint a positive story for most census metropolitan areas (CMA), with employment increasing on a year-over-year basis in 28 of 33 of them, including in the six largest ones, led by Edmonton and Vancouver.

Constantinos Bougas , Juy 8, 2019 | Blog

Metropolitan outlook 1: Regina—Spring 2019

After a disappointing performance in the third quarter of 2018, Canada’s economic growth stumbled further in the final quarter of 2018. The poor showing was broad-based, with consumer spending...

Alan Arcand, Robin Wiebe | Report

Metro housing starts: 2019 - Expectations are split across the country

There are six CMAs where expectations are positive for both the short and long terms. That is one fewer than last month.

Jane McIntyre | Report

Metropolitan outlook 1: Winnipeg—Spring 2019

Winnipeg’s economic growth of 1.9 per cent this year will be led by the non-residential construction sector, with support…

Alan Arcand & Constantinos Bougas, May 29, 2019 | Report

Metropolitan outlook 1: Victoria—Spring 2019

Victoria’s economy will grow by 2.0 per cent in 2019 as the services sector is supported by solid…

Alan Arcand & Christopher Heschl, May 29, 2019 | Report