Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies—Winter 2019

The Conference Board of Canada, 234 pages, March 20, 2019
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This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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Real GDP in Vancouver will grow by 2.5 per cent in 2019, led by gains in professional, scientific, and technical services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing.

The economies of Toronto, Winnipeg, and Victoria will all expand by 2.2 or 2.3 per cent this year, supported by healthy output growth in key industries such as health care, the finance, insurance, and real estate industry, and professional, scientific, and technical services.

Easing growth in the energy sector will limit real GDP growth to 2.0 per cent in Calgary and 1.9 per cent in Edmonton in 2019.

Saskatoon, Ottawa–Gatineau, Halifax, Montréal, Québec City, Hamilton, and Regina will all post similarly moderate economic growth of between 1.7 per cent and 1.9 per cent in 2019.

Table of Contents


Canada (français)

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax


  • Québec City
  • Montréal

Québec (français)

  • Ville de Québec (français)
  • Montréal (français)


  • Ottawa–Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Hamilton


  • Winnipeg


  • Regina
  • Saskatoon


  • Calgary
  • Edmonton

British Columbia

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria

Appendix A—Cross-City Comparison

Appendix B—User’s Guide

Appendix C—Glossary of Economic Terms

Appendix D—Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas

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