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Latest Research

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Government to the rescue, again

Minister Freeland has highlighted the importance of rolling out a vaccine and providing additional support to households and businesses through what will be a tough winter for many Canadians. The additional spending coupled with a lasting negative hit to government revenues will add copiously to the federal debt—boosting the net debt-to-GDP ratio from 35 per cent pre-COVID to around 54 per cent over the medium term.

Quick take  |  3-min read
November 30, 2020
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Employee Wellbeing During Times of COVID

This survey provides businesses, mental health practitioners, and policy makers with data to help them better understand how Canadian employees are adapting and managing their daily lives that have been radically changed by COVID-19. Results from this study also have relevance to governments who are tasked with making decisions that impact all Canadians during this pandemic and employees who seek information on how best to cope.

Deadline: December 21, 2020
Focus Area—Human Resources

Canadian Outlook Autumn 2020: COVID-19 and Uncertainty to Flatten the Curve of Economic Recovery

Canada’s economy bounced back in recent months following the economic plunge sparked by the COVID-related shutdown in March and April. The quick rebound is good news, but a gaping chasm remains to be closed before Canada’s economy is back to normal. We expect localized closures and a retrenchment in some segments to hold back the pace of recovery into mid-2021.

Online experience  |  2-min read
November 3, 2020
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Fragile Recovery Hinges on Election Result and COVID-19 Response: US Outlook

U.S. labour markets continue to recover from the pandemic-induced sharp drop in employment, which began toward the end of March. The labour market has now recovered some of the job losses that transpired in the spring. However, there is still a long way to go, as there is still a deficit of jobs that will take months to fill.

Online experience  |  2-min read
October 27, 2020
Focus Area—Canadian Economics