Metropolitan Outlook 1: Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies—Spring 2017

The Conference Board of Canada, 219 pages, May 25, 2017
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This publication forecasts economic growth for the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa–Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Document Highlights

  • Toronto will post the strongest GDP growth in 2017 among the major metropolitan areas covered in this report, at 2.6 per cent.
  • Vancouver will come in second place, as a cooling housing market limits its GDP growth to a still strong 2.4 per cent.
  • Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Regina will all enjoy renewed economic growth this year, after suffering economic contractions last year.

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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