Canadian Cities

Metropolitan Outlook 1: Autumn 2019  

Trade uncertainty on the rise again, threatening Canada’s economic performance. On the positive side, labour markets continue to do well. Job growth is running at record levels and wage growth is solid...

Report, November 5, 2019

Snapshot: Resale markets continue to improve

Sales rose in two of Canada's four largest cities in September. Vancouver sales hit a high and historically modest sales. Montréal sales hit a record high.

Robin Wiebe | Website

In three of Canada’s four largest cities sales rose, in August. Vancouver sales continue to bounce back, but remain historically subdued. Montréal sales eased, but are still near record highs. Calgary sales edged higher for the fourth month in the last five.

Snapshot: Strength slowly returning to Vancouver, Toronto, & Calgary; Montréal remains hot

Sales rose in three of Canada’s four largest cities in August. Vancouver sales continue to bounce back, but remain historically subdued. Montréal sales eased, but are still near record highs. Calgary sales edged higher for the fourth month in the last five.

Robin Wiebe | Website

Mid-Sized cities outlook: Economic insights into select Canadian cities—2019

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.

CBoC| Blog

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.

Henry Diaz | Report

Metropolitan outlook 2: Economic insights into 16 Canadian metropolitan economies—summer 2019

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 tumbled. Exports were another soft spot, as volumes have declined.

CBoC | Blog

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