Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights Into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies—Winter 2017

The Conference Board of Canada, 216 pages, March 3, 2017
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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

  • The economy is expected to expand by 2 per cent this year, up from a disappointing 1.3 per cent advance in 2016.
  • About 193,300 new jobs are expected to be added to payrolls this year, better than the average annual job gains of just 123,500 over 2014–16.
  • The unemployment rate should edge down from 7 per cent in 2016 to 6.9 per cent in 2017.

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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