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Metropolitan Outlook 1: Autumn 2019

Trade uncertainty on the rise again, threatening Canada’s economic performance. On the positive side, labour markets continue to do well. Job growth is running at record levels and wage growth is solid...

Report—244 pages
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Tipping the Scales

Carbon pricing is now in place across Canada. Its main aim is to encourage behaviours and technology adoptions that lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But carbon pricing can also result in unintended—and undesirable—consequences.

Report—70 pages
Focus Area—Energy & Environment

Compen­sation Planning Outlook 2020  

This benchmarking report provides the most up-to-date data, essential for any organization looking to secure the talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Based on the insights gleaned from hundreds of organizations who participated in the 2020 Compensation Planning Outlook Survey

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Labour market holds steady in October

While October’s top-line job number was unimpressive, Canada’s labour market remains in good shape. The unemployment rate is near record lows, job growth through the year has been impressive and wage growth continues to firm.

Canadian economics
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