Provincial Forecasts

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Provincial Economies Shift Gears; Looking to Recover Lost Potential: Provincial Outlook

With the worst of wave four of the pandemic behind us, people and governments can finally start applying more long-term thinking to their plans. Vaccine mandates have generally replaced occupancy limits as the chief set of COVID-control measures, which is allowing larger groups of people to carry on leisure and business activities.

Online experience  |  8-min read
December 6, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

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Healthy job growth in November but the spectre of Omicron looms

The Canadian Recovery Benefit came to an end in October and was replaced with more targeted measures. The removal of this financial support comes after employment recovered to above the pre-pandemic level in September. Over recent months concerns were raised that measures such as the CRB were disincentivizing the return of workers to employment.

Quick take  |  3-min read
December 3, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

The easing of border restrictions in November has been an important milestone in Canada’s economic recovery. However, supply chain disruptions and sky-high prices are acting as a dampener. After a relatively optimistic October, Canadians are now starting to worry more about the future.

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Online experience  |  25-min read
December 3, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics