The 2019 Metropolitan Outlook: Searching for Standouts in a Modest-Growth Economy
The Conference Board of Canada
April 30, 2019 at 02:00 PM EDT
Moderate growth is the likely result for most Canadian cities in 2019, but there are a few hot economies – and they are not necessarily in the usual locations. Find out how 29 cities from across the country are expected to perform in 2019 and 2020 from The Conference Board of Canada’s exclusive Metropolitan Outlook forecast.
If you are doing business in or have policy responsibilities for Canadian cities, this is a one-time opportunity to learn how metropolitan areas are faring – compared to each other, and to their own recent history.
From coast-to-coast, the entire country is covered in this 90-minute webinar:
- Atlantic Canada: St. John's, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax
- Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières
- Ontario: Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Hamilton, Kingston, Oshawa, Kitchener- Cambridge- Waterloo, London, St. Catharines-Niagara, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Greater Sudbury, Guelph
- Western Canada: Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford-Mission
For each of the 29 cities covered, you will get details that you can find nowhere else, including:
- Recent economic growth performance and a two-year forecast for future growth measured in real gross domestic product (GDP)
- Consumer demand and retail sales outlooks
- Housing starts
- Total employment outlooks and unemployment rate
- Overview of sector-by-sector within all metropolitan economies — including goods, services, public administration
- Upside and downside forecast risks
Alan Arcand oversees the Centre’s forecasts of 29 Canadian census metropolitan areas. As well, he manages many of the group’s contract research projects that explore diverse topics such as city benchmarking, economic impact studies, and medium and long-term economic forecasts. Alan obtained his M.A. in economics from Queen’s University and his B.A. in international relations from the University of Windsor. He has been with the Conference Board since 2000.
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