Après les Boomers, le Déluge: British Columbia’s Outlook to 2045

The Conference Board of Canada, 17 pages, February 14, 2022
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This annual economic forecast for the province of British Columbia examines the economic outlook for the province, including gross domestic product (GDP), output by industry and labour market conditions.

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  • British Columbia’s real GDP growth between 2022 and 2045 will average 1.7 per cent annually. This is a percentage point lower than the annual average growth between 2000 and 2019.
  • B.C.’s natural rate of population growth will turn negative in 2026 as the number of deaths in the province begins to outnumber births. This trend will continue to 2045.
  • After peaking in 2021, housing starts in B.C. will taper off over the long term. New housing starts will average about 25,800 per year between 2022 and 2045.

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