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Business sentiment improves while households are keen to keep spending

The data released this morning by the Bank of Canada shows a small improvement in business sentiment and points to a continued increase in consumer spending over the next year. Households indicated that they expect to increase their spending at a faster pace than their income growth.

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Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Canadian outlook summary: Winter 2020

The headline story about the economy over the past few months has been the likelihood of a recession in the coming year. Global growth slowed as the trade war between China and the U.S. escalated, and this has driven fears that Canada—a country that is highly dependent on trade—could be on the brink of recession.

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Focus Area—Canadian Economics

FSC Apprenticeship Page

There’s a revolution happening in skilled trades. The revolution is being sparked by automation, low carbon economies, digitization, and other emerging work trends. These new technologies need skills that are not usually at the core of a trade school education.

Webpage—January 13, 2020

Compen­sation planning outlook 2020

This benchmarking report provides the most up-to-date data, essential for any organization looking to secure the talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Based on the insights gleaned from hundreds of organizations who participated in the 2020 Compensation Planning Outlook Survey.

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