Territorial Outlook 2017: Optimism in the Air

The Conference Board of Canada, May 24, 2017
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Commodity prices drive the 3 territorial economies— so it is no surprise that the forecasts for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are down compared to the peak of the commodity cycle.

The mining sector has been in a downturn for several years, but does the recent rally in many commodity prices suggest that the worst may be over? Is this recovery going to phase out quickly or will it spark renewed interest in developing new mines in the North? In the meantime, public infrastructure spending across the North is strong and provides some economic strength.

The uncertainty in the global economy means that you need the best analysis for business and policy decision-making in the North. Get the most comprehensive outlook available for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Webinar Highlights

This 60-minute webinar by Marie Christine Bernard is based on the Conference Board of Canada's unique 15-year economic and fiscal forecasting model for the territories. The forecast brings together output by industry, labour market conditions, and the demographic make-up of each territory through 2030.

About Marie Christine

Photo of Marie Christine BernardMarie-Christine is presently in charge of the medium and long-term provincial forecast and publication as well as the bi-annual territorial forecast and publication. She also works on financed research projects and prepares alternative scenarios to the provincial forecast. Marie-Christine obtained her B.A. and M.A. in economics from l’Université Laval.

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