Canadian Territorial Outlook 2015 Webinar: High Stakes, Hot Prospects

The Conference Board of Canada, March 30, 2015
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Despite 2014’s slowdown in growth due to lower commodity prices, the economic outlook for Canada's territories in 2015 looks brighter. But the volatility in global commodities markets have added uncertainty to the prospects for mining developments across the North. How will this doubt affect mineral and resource development in the territories going forward?

Join us as we explore the economic outlook for Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. The session is based on the recently released Territorial Outlook: Autumn 2014 report, compiled using the Conference Board's unique forecasting model.

Webinar Highlights

During this 60-minute session, Pedro Antunes, Executive Director of the Board’s National and Provincial Forecast and Marie Christine Bernard, Associate Director of the Provincial Forecasting Team, walk you through the Board’s most recent economic forecast for the three territories. They examine the economic and fiscal outlook for each of the territories, including output by industry, labour market conditions, and the demographic make-up of each territory.

Topics addressed in this 60-minute webinar include:

  • real gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimates for 2015, after slow growth of 1.5 per cent in 2014 across the territories as a whole
  • the medium and long-term outlooks for mining projects in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon, based on current trends and longer-term global demand for minerals
  • the impact of public sector projects will also stimulate construction sector growth in all three territories
  • the 2015 outlook for other areas of the economy, such as fishing and tourism
  • About Pedro

    Photo of Pedro AntunesPedro Antunes is the Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist. Pedro Antunes is responsible for managing a team of economists in producing the Conference Board’s national and provincial medium and long-term economic forecasts along with other economic indicators and reports.

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