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Labour markets healthy in most metropolitan areas

The latest labour force survey release shows that, when compared to one year ago, job creation remains healthy in most Canadian metropolitan areas. Employment increased in 27 of the 33 metropolitan areas on a year-over-year basis, including in the six largest ones...

Canadian economics
Blog—5 min read

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...

Canadian economics
Report—292 pages

Acting on the Cannabis Act

More than a year after receiving royal assent, the ripple effects of the Cannabis Act are still being felt. With the world watching, and without clear direction, Canadian businesses are leading the way forward by...

Future of Work
Report
—32 pages

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Emerging cyber threats: ransomware, cryptojacking, and IoT attacks  

The growing number of internet-connected devices, and the emergence of new types of cyber-attacks, have fueled the growth of these attacks, affecting 1 in 5 Canadian businesses while costing at least $120 million dollars in 2018 in ransomware alone .

Innovation and technology
Blog
—5 min read