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Latest Research

Tech Checkup: Strategic Risk and Emergency Management

COVID-19 fundamentally changed how businesses operate. And with new operations comes new technological risks—especially for a remote workforce. How are organizations switching up their strategic roles in light of the pandemic? To find out, The Conference Board of Canada surveyed 97 risk and emergency management leaders and practitioners. This is what we learned.

Online experience  | 8-min read
May 11, 2021
Focus Area—Innovation & Technology

Canada’s labour market hit by third wave of COVID-19

April’s Labour Force Survey shows the impact that tightening COVID-19 measures are having on employment in Canada. The third wave of the pandemic dealt a heavy blow to jobs in Ontario, with schools and stores forced to close. However, with the rollout of vaccines underway, we expect employment to bounce back as we have seen in the past once restrictions are eased.

Quick take  | 3-min read
May 7, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Toronto’s Global Financial Centre: Driving Economic Growth

Toronto’s financial centre is vital to the Canadian economy—providing jobs, growing GDP, and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises during the pandemic. Total employment in Toronto’s financial sector is ranked second in North America and eighth globally.

Online Experience  |  8-min read
May 4, 2021
Focus Areas—Canadian Economics

Canada’s GDP growth continued in February as third wave loomed

As national vaccinations started to pick-up in February, real GDP grew by 0.4 per cent month-over-month. With Statistics Canada’s preliminary estimate for growth in March, first quarter output will likely be higher than expected in our most recent national forecast. Yet recent surges in new cases of COVID-19 reversed the loosening of restrictions in many provinces in April. We therefore expect that growth may have cooled off in recent weeks.

Quick take  |  3-min read
April 30, 2021
Focus Areas—Canadian Economics