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Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies: Spring 2014

The Conference Board of Canada, 79 pages, May 12, 2014
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This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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  • Halifax’s economy will grow by 2.7 per cent in 2014, propelled by higher levels of offshore oil production and manufacturing.
  • Strength in non-residential construction will help real GDP growth improve to 1.9 per cent in Québec City in 2014.
  • Montréal’s economic growth will accelerate to 2.1 per cent this year as manufacturing and non-residential construction rebound.
  • Ottawa–Gatineau’s GDP will edge up 0.9 per cent in 2014 as non-residential construction and high-tech
  • Toronto’s GDP growth will accelerate to 2.7 per cent thanks to rebounds in manufacturing and in wholesale and retail trade.
  • Stronger growth in manufacturing and in many services industries will lead to GDP growth of 2.1 per cent in Hamilton this year.
  • Healthier manufacturing and services sector growth will help Winnipeg’s economy grow by 1.8 per cent in 2014.
  • Regina’s red-hot economy will ease to still-robust 3.3 per cent growth in 2014 as manufacturing and construction remain strong.
  • Led by strong manufacturing, widespread strength in Saskatoon’s economy will lead to GDP growth of 2.9 per cent this year.
  • Strength in manufacturing and construction will offset slower services growth to lift Calgary’s GDP by 3.4 per cent in 2014.
  • Edmonton’s GDP will expand by 3.1 per cent in 2014 as the oil sands drive gains in its primary and manufacturing sectors.
  • Gains in non-residential construction, manufacturing, and primary and utilities will lift Vancouver’s GDP
  • Victoria’s GDP will grow by 1.4 per cent in 2014, led by rebounds in non-residential construction and the private services sector.

Table of Contents

User’s Guide

Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas

Cross-City Comparison

Canada

Canada (français)

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax

Quebec

  • Québec City
  • Montréal

Québec (français)

  • Ville de Québec (français)
  • Montréal (français)

Ontario

  • Ottawa–Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Hamilton

Manitoba

  • Winnipeg

Saskatchewan

  • Regina
  • Saskatoon

Alberta

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton

British Columbia

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria

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