Industry Lens

Updated: October 19, 2021

Canadian industries are writing a new chapter.

As businesses across Canada embark on a new era, there are plenty of bright prospects across several industries in the Canadian economy. But which sectors will come out ahead?

Our Industry Lens reports present timely analysis on the key issues affecting Canadian industries and include detailed 5-year economic and financial forecasts. Access our most recent Industry Lens reports below.

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Outlooks by industry

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Accommodation

This outlook is an in-depth forecast of the profitability and labour market conditions of Canada’s hotels and accommodation sector. It offers insights on the structural changes the industry will experience over the next five years, as well as implications for the financial performance of Canada’s hoteliers.

Online experience  |  8-min read
January 21, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Agriculture

Canadian farmers are aiming to take advantage of record-high crop prices, but Mother Nature may have other plans. This Industry Lens issue forecasts production and trade activity for several segments in Canadian agriculture, highlighting important growth areas such as cannabis. A detailed, up-to-date outlook on the impending labour market shortages in the sector is also included.

Online experience  |  8-min read
August 30, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Air Transportation

After bleeding red ink in 2020, airlines are in for a tough road to recovery. This Industry Lens digs into the unique challenges that the airline industry is facing and provides insights as to when firms in the sector can expect a return to profitability. Key factors such as business travel, consumer confidence, and the prospective federal relief package for airlines are discussed in detail.

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March 4, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Banking 

The banking sector performed remarkably well in 2020, but how long can this growth continue? This outlook analyzes the banking industry’s three segments—retail, non-depositories (such as credit cards), and capital markets—with timely insights into how each of them will evolve over the next five years.

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May 10, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Food Manufacturing

Supply chain disruptions, rising commodity prices, and a Chinese ban on Canadian meat are just some of the recent challenges faced by food manufacturers. But the industry has shown an impressive ability to roll with the punches. Will there eventually be a straw that breaks the camel’s back, or will firms stay resilient post-pandemic?

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September 21, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Food Services

How will restaurants fare against post-pandemic challenges such as labour market shortages, vaccine passports, and a recovering tourism sector? This Industry Lens analyzes the impact of these key issues and more on growth and profitability in the food services industry.

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October 19, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Non-Energy Mining

Non-energy mining roared back in 2020 and has posted strong growth so far in 2021. But where is the industry headed post-pandemic? This Industry Lens examines the Canadian sector by commodity group, and discusses key factors such as labour market shortages, commodity prices, and supply chain constraints in detail.

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August 4, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Retail Trade

Retail sales roared back in the second half of 2020, but what’s in store for this year and beyond? Our latest retail trade Industry Lens forecasts how the sector’s labour market and financial conditions will evolve as we move toward a post-pandemic stage.

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May 10, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Telecommunications

Canada’s telecommunications industry weathered the pandemic relatively well—thanks, in part, to locked-down Canadians’ demand for connectivity. It now faces new challenges: rolling out next-gen wireless services, increasing scrutiny of consumer charges, and a shifting industry landscape. This Industry Lens argues that electronic communications will nonetheless continue to meet key national needs, and will expand faster in 2022 as economic recovery continues.

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June 10, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing

The Motor Vehicle and Parts Industry Lens examines the Canadian automotive manufacturing industry. Combining a five-year economic and financial forecast with timely analyses of key industry areas—including U.S. trade, consumer trends, and profitability—this report is a must-read for those interested in the latest developments in Canada’s automotive sector.

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November 2, 2020

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Non-Residential Building Construction

This outlook analyzes three main components of the construction industry: offices, retail space, and industrial buildings such as warehouses and factories. It provides a timely economic and financial forecast to show how commercial building construction will evolve over the next five years.

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January 27, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)

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Residential Construction

Investment in new homes surged in the second half of 2020, but how long will it last? This outlook explores the intricacies driving the Canadian housing market and provides timely insights about where new home construction is headed over the next five years. Our firm-level analysis details the unique challenges facing home builders.

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April 19, 2021

Purchase outlook ($985)