The 2017 Metropolitan Outlook: Growth Amid Uncertainty
The Conference Board of Canada
February 22, 2017
Canadian cities are the driving forces of regional and provincial economies. At a time when the Canadian economy could be buffeted by forces south of the border and around the world, understanding the prospects for our cities is essential for business leaders and government policy makers.
Join us for this annual snapshot of 28 Canadian census metropolitan areas. This is the only time each year that the Conference Board produces an economic outlook for all 28 cities that it covers. Don’t miss this opportunity to be informed by Canada’s most comprehensive economic forecast for Canadian Cities. From St. John’s to Victoria, this webinar will give you the knowledge you need make business decisions and to plan for the year ahead.
The cities we’ll be covering include:
- Atlantic Canada: St. John’s, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax
- Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières
- Ontario: Toronto, Ottawa–Gatineau, Hamilton, Kingston, Oshawa, Kitchener–Waterloo–Cambridge, London, St. Catharines–Niagara, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Sudbury
- Western Canada: Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford–Mission
For each of the 28 cities covered, you will learn more about:
- Recent economic growth performance and a two year forecast for future growth—measured in real gross domestic product (GDP)
- Overview of the performance of key sectors within each economy
- Employment outlooks and potential job growth
- Implication of global events and trends on regional economies
Alan Arcand oversees the Centre’s forecasts of 28 Canadian census metropolitan areas. As well, he conducts customized studies measuring the fiscal capacity of cities, economic impact analyses, and the development of customized macroeconomic models. Alan obtained his M.A. in economics from Queen’s University and his B.A. in international relations from the University of Windsor. He has been with the Conference Board since 2000.