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
Pedro 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.