Metropolitan Outlook 2: Economic Insights into 16 Canadian Metropolitan Economies—Winter 2019

The Conference Board of Canada, 287 pages, March 19, 2019
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This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of St. John’s, Moncton, Saint John, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Kingston, Oshawa, St. Catharines–Niagara, Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo, Guelph, London, Windsor, Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Abbotsford–Mission.

Document Highlights

As increased offshore oil production boosts output in the primary and utilities sector in 2019, real GDP in St. John’s will expand by 4.4 per cent—the fastest growth of any major Canadian metropolitan area.

Abbotsford–Mission and Oshawa will post healthy economic growth of 2.5 per cent and 2.2 per cent, respectively, this year, although Oshawa’s economy will then contract by 1.2 per cent next year after its General Motors assembly plant closes.

Guelph, London, Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo, Sherbrooke, Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Windsor, Kingston, St. Catharines–Niagara, Greater Sudbury, Saint John, and Saguenay will all see more moderate economic growth of 1.9 per cent or less in 2019.

Cooling growth in manufacturing, construction, and transportation and warehousing will limit Thunder Bay’s real GDP growth to 0.7 per cent in 2019.

Table of Contents

CANADA

CANADA (français)

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • St. John’s

New Brunswick

  • Moncton
  • Saint John

Nouveau-Brunswick (français)

  • Moncton (français)

Quebec

  • Saguenay
  • Trois-Rivières
  • Sherbrooke

Québec (français)

  • Saguenay (français)
  • Trois-Rivières (français)
  • Sherbrooke (français)

Ontario

  • Kingston
  • Oshawa
  • St. Catharines–Niagara
  • Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo
  • Guelph
  • London
  • Windsor
  • Greater Sudbury
  • Thunder Bay

British Columbia

  • Abbotsford–Mission

Appendix A—Cross-City Comparison

Appendix B—User’s Guide

Appendix C—Glossary of Economic Terms

Appendix D—Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas

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