The 2019 Western Canadian Metro Areas Outlook

The Conference Board of Canada, November 5, 2019 at 02:00 PM ET  
Live Webinar 

Many western Canadian metropolitan economies enjoyed boom conditions from the mid 2000s until the mid-2010s. But economic activity since then has been much more uneven.

If you are doing business in or have policy responsibilities in any of these regions, this is a one-time opportunity to learn how these economies are faring – compared to each other, and to their own recent history.

Find out how 8 census metropolitan areas and 7 census agglomerations from Manitoba to British Columbia are expected to perform in 2019 and 2020 from The Conference Board of Canada’s exclusive Metropolitan Outlook and Mid-Sized Cities forecasts.

This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of the Conference Board’s latest forecasts for the following Western census metropolitan areas:

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Abbotsford-Mission, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Victoria, British Columbia

The webinar will also detail our latest forecast for 6 Western Canadian census agglomerations:

  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Prince George, British Columbia

In addition, the webinar will also briefly discuss our forecasts for the United States and Canada as well as cover other major topics of relevance such as international trade.

About Chris

Christopher Heschl is a Senior Economist I with the Centre for Municipal Studies at The Conference Board of Canada. His responsibilities include using the Conference Board's econometric models to produce forecasts for five census metropolitan areas in Ontario and British Columbia, monitoring the economies of those cities, writing articles for publication, and handling client and media requests. He also works on contract research projects, which include economic footprint studies, custom economic forecasts, and benchmarking analyses. Christopher obtained his B.A. in economics and history from the University of British Columbia and M.A. in economics from Queen’s University. He has been with the Conference Board since 2015.