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

Index of consumer confidence: June 2020

Consumer confidence is improving across Canada as the economy reopens.

Website · 3 min read

Metropolitan housing

There are only three census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with both positive short- and long-term expectations, two fewer than last month.

Report · 3 min read

Saving for the future

As Canada’s baby-boomer generation migrates out of the labour force, a significant share of retirees will see their standard of living decline dramatically.

Website · 4 min read

Canadian Outlook Summary Summer 2020

We saw that narrative play out here in Canada. The good news is that we have seen a gradual but continued easing of restrictions in Canada since April. This means that the economy likely began rebounding in May.

Report · 10 min read

Provincial Outlook Summary Spring 2020

Measures in place to slow the spread of COVID‑19 have brought the Canadian economy to its knees. Canada is in the midst of an economic crisis unlike anything that most of us alive today have ever experienced.

Impact Paper

Markets rebound in May, but activity remains weak

Canadian housing markets bounced back from April's low, but activity continues to be tepid. Market participants remain cautious as they navigate new COVID-19 protocols for listing, inspecting, and selling houses.

Report · 10 min read

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Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist

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Business confidence survey

Since 1977, we have surveyed senior Canadian business executives to put together the Index of Business Confidence. The Bank of Canada uses this quarterly index to help measure capacity and inflation pressures as it sets monetary and financial markets policy.

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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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