Canadian Economics

The Conference Board of Canada is the country’s largest private economic analysis and forecasting unit. Key services include medium- and long-term outlooks on the national, provincial/territorial, metropolitan, and industrial economies, as well as custom economic analysis and forecasting for our clients. We are here to help leaders cut through the noise and make informed decisions to build the Canada of tomorrow.

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Recent Reports

Economy continues to add jobs, but many remain lost

Canada’s economy continues to recover, as indicated by the 418,500 jobs created in July. However, the increase is less than June, suggesting the initial bounce-back is now behind us.

Quick take  |  4-min read

Economy Collapses, but Recovery in Sight: U.S. Outlook Economic Forecast

The U.S. economy is starting to emerge from the devastation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we estimate that real GDP dropped by more than 30 per cent in the second quarter of this year, most of the damage occurred in April, and there are signs that the economy started to turn around in May.

Impact paper  |  30-min read

Index of consumer confidence: July 2020

Consumer confidence recovery slows in July as financial anxieties rise. The pace of recovery has decelerated from the two-digit increases observed over the past two months.

Online experience  |  3-min read

A Rising Tide: The Economic Impact of B.C.’s Liquified Natural Gas Industry

British Columbia is becoming the focal point of a new Canadian industry—liquefied natural gas. It will generate investment, growth, employment, taxes, and royalties for B.C., provinces and territories, and the federal government for decades to come.

Issue briefing  |  5-min read

Survey of forecasters: Summer 2020

Real GDP will plummet by 6.6 per cent this year due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, activity will rebound next year, with the economy expected to expand by 5.7 per cent.

Online experience  |  3-min read

Inflation bounced back as economy reopens

Businesses operating under costly COVID-19 restrictions could push up consumer prices near-term, despite the weak state of the economy.

Quick take  |  2-min read

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Business confidence survey

Since 1977, we have surveyed senior Canadian business executives to put together the Index of Business Confidence. The Bank of Canada uses this quarterly index to help measure capacity and inflation pressures as it sets monetary and financial markets policy.

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The Survey of forecasters is a quarterly survey that reflects the opinions of Canada’s top forecasting organizations and their outlook for the Canadian economy.

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