Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies—Winter 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, 213 pages, March 17, 2020
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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.

Document Highlights

Vancouver will post solid real GDP growth of 2.9 per cent in 2020, followed closely by Victoria, with economic growth of 2.6 per cent.

The addition of new oil pipeline capacity, with the promise of more to come, will support an economic rebound of 2.4 per cent in both Calgary and Edmonton this year.

The economies of Toronto, Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa–Gatineau, Montréal, and Hamilton will expand by between 1.7 and 2.0 per cent in 2020.

Construction sector contractions will limit economic growth to 1.5 per cent in Regina, 1.4 per cent in Saskatoon, and 1.2 per cent in Winnipeg.

Table of Contents


Canada (français)

Key findings

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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