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

Canadian outlook executive summary

After two quarters of subpar growth, the Canadian economy posted a remarkable gain in the second quarter of 2019. While the headline number was noteworthy, the specific details in the report from Statistics Canada indicate that the performance was far less encouraging.

Report—21 pages

U.S. Outlook Economic Forecast

Donald Trump’s trade war with China has increased the chances of the U.S. economy slipping into recession next year. In the summer, the U.S. president reacted to the stalling of negotiations between Washington and Beijing by announcing that he would increase the existing tariffs...

Report—20 pages

Mid-Sized cities outlook

Trade wars threaten Canada’s economic performance. The economy got off to a poor start in 2019 as the trade sector took a toll on economic growth. While growth bounced back in the second quarter and is expected to remain decent over...

Report—100 pages

Artificial intelligence and the Global Trade Environment: Strategic Foresight

This report presents and analyzes four plausible scenarios on AI (artificial intelligence), global adoption, and the openness of the global trade environment. Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities that industries, the government, and the public may face as AI technologies and global economic trends continue to evolve.

Report—18 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...

Report—22 pages

Angling, hunting, trapping, and sport shooting leaves a large economic footprint in Canada

In 2018, Canadians spent billions on fishing, hunting, trapping, and sport shooting. This spending has a ripple effect on the economy and helps a broad range of industries. It contributes to Canada’s GDP, government revenues and supports jobs.

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Featured Researcher

Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist

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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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