Canadian Economics

The Conference Board of Canada is the country’s largest private economic analysis and forecasting unit. Key services include medium- and long-term outlooks on the national, provincial/territorial, metropolitan, and industrial economies, as well as custom economic analysis and forecasting for our clients. We are here to help leaders cut through the noise and make informed decisions to build the Canada of tomorrow.

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Recent Reports

Travel Exclusive, May 2020: Summer travel intentions see dramatic decline

With the unprecedented shutdown in international travel, we saw a massive uptick in the share of respondents who plan to vacation within Canada this year.

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Pandemic reshapes economic picture for Canadian cities

Life in cities across the country has been brought to a standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the impacts are being felt across all cities and industries, some are being hit harder than others.


COVID-19 slams Canada’s economy

Forecasters surveyed by The Conference Board of Canada in the spring have, not surprisingly, dramatically changed their near-term projections for the Canadian economy.


COVID-19 global supply chain disruptions: A catalyst for long-term changes?

This briefing was written to shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains. It explores the challenges businesses are facing and the emerging opportunities to be in a more solid position to face the new economic, business, and technological realities once the crisis is over.

Issue Briefing

Provincial outlook spring 2020: Sharp deep unprecedented

Canada is in the midst of the worst economic downturn it has experienced in decades. The shutdown of non-essential businesses and the physical distancing measures in place across the country to slow the spread of COVID-19 have brought activity in many industries to a near standstill.


U.S. and global economies slammed by COVID-19

The U.S. economy expanded last year, and solid gains in the fourth quarter suggested that another year of modest growth close to the economy’s long-term potential was in store for 2020 as well. These projections changed dramatically once the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. and world economies with a vengeance.


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Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist

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Business confidence survey

Since 1977, we have surveyed senior Canadian business executives to put together the Index of Business Confidence. The Bank of Canada uses this quarterly index to help measure capacity and inflation pressures as it sets monetary and financial markets policy.

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The Survey of forecasters is a quarterly survey that reflects the opinions of Canada’s top forecasting organizations and their outlook for the Canadian economy.

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