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Compensation Planning Outlook Webinar for 2021

Webinar: Oct 21 @ 2:00 p.m. EST

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Conference: Oct 26–30  |  Virtual

Adapting your workplace to the persistent pandemic

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Mental Health in the Capital

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Latest Research

Major City Insights

The Canadian economy is in the midst of its worst downturn in decades. Life in cities across the country has been brought to a standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures imposed to control it. While the impacts are being felt across all cities and industries, some are being hit harder than others.

Online experience  |  3-min read/city
October 20, 2020
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Canadian Outlook Autumn 2020: COVID-19 and Uncertainty to Flatten the Curve of Economic Recovery

Canada’s economy bounced back in recent months following the economic plunge sparked by the COVID-related shutdown in March and April. The quick rebound is good news, but a gaping chasm remains to be closed before Canada’s economy is back to normal. We expect localized closures and a retrenchment in some segments to hold back the pace of recovery into mid-2021.

Online experience  |  2-min read
October 20, 2020
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Provincial Outlook Summer 2020

All Outlooks are now available. As COVID-19 spread throughout the world, countries mandated lockdowns to slow the transmission of the disease—economic activity ground to a halt. The pandemic-led shutdown in Canada produced a deep and synchronized impact on economic activity across all provinces in March and April.

Impact paper  |  25-min read
October 5, 2020
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Compensation Planning Outlook 2021

The 2021 edition of the Compensation Planning Outlook provides the key take-aways from our annual compensation survey and forecast.

Online experience  |  1-min read
September 29, 2020
Focus Area—Human Resources