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My Ride, your Ride, our Ride

The impact of shared mobility on transit is complex. It can be complementary, competitive, or neutral, depending on local factors. Despite their popularity, shared mobility modes face some....

Energy & Environment
Report—49 pages

Provincial outlook economic forecast: summer 2019

Although the momentum is picking up, the Canadian economy is projected to grow by just 1.4 per cent in 2019. While the Canadian economy is showing improvement, it is a mixed performance across the provinces.

Report—160 pages

Metropolitan Outlook 2

Economic growth remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2019, with real GDP growing by a meagre 0.4 per cent at annual rates. A key area of weakness was new home construction, which...

Report—292 pages

Provincial Outlook Executive Summary: Summer 2019

The economy got off to a poor start in 2019 as the trade sector took a toll on economic growth. While growth is expected to pick up throughout the rest of the year, the weak start means that Canada’s overall economic growth will be just 1.4 per cent this year. 

Report—22 pages

Looking ahead the future of retirement savings and pension plan

Pressing challenges such as shifting demographics and the rise of the gig economy are pushing human resources (HR) professionals to consider new ways of offering retirement savings and pension plans...

Report—20 pages


There's a number of changes to Canadian trade agreements introduced in CUSMA, this report provides you with the overview and the potential implications for Canada.

Report—48 pages

World outlook economic forecast: summer 2019

Global economic growth has passed its peak and is slowly transitioning to a weaker pace after being on an upward trajectory for about two years.

Report—23 pages

Immigration and Canada’s Growth

This immigration research explores solutions to strengthen Canada’s labour force and economy.

Report—56 pages

Territorial outlook economic forecast

The setting in which the territorial economies find themselves today is one of a more sluggish Canadian economy due to a big contraction in exports and residential investment..

Canadian economics
Report—75 pages

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Canadian Industrial Outlook: Residential Construction—Summer 2019

The residential construction sector has not been immune to the implementation of stress tests on both insured and uninsured mortgages over the past three years.

Report—12 pages

Economic Case for Investing in Education

Education is often applauded for the individual-level benefits that it provides. From a macroeconomic perspective, educational services are also an important contributor to the economy.

Report—30 pages

Value of Radiology

Excessive wait times bring with them a host of negative consequences. They can create economic inefficiencies by forcing patients to take time away from work, hurting the… .

Report—39 pages

U.S. Outlook Economic Forecast: Summer 2019

In June, the U.S. economic expansion, which started toward the end of 2009, reached the 10-year mark and, barring a major shock to the global economy, will soon become the country’s longest on record.

Report—20 pages

Powering Down Emissions: Case Studies

Canada-wide, the electricity sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation. As the sector reduces its GHG emissions, it is already playing a...

Report—41 pages

Pathways to Successful Careers

Tools to help students whose first job will not necessarily include a traditional college degree.

Report—28 pages

Compensation Planning Outlook 2019

Information on the pay environment, labour market challenges, and key human capital metrics.

Report—68 pages

Benchmarking Diversity and Inclusion

This report discusses the impacts on businesses driving attention and investment in D&I practices.

Report—48 pages

Benefits Benchmarking 2019

This report will help Canadian employers to make informed decisions about their benefits programs.

Report—116 pages

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