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Index of consumer confidence: November 2021

The monthly Index of consumer confidence is constructed from responses to four attitudinal questions posed to a random sample of Canadian households.

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Index of business confidence: December 2021

This quarterly survey poses ten qualitative questions regarding the business climate and investment intentions to senior officers of approximately 1,500 Canadian business organizations.

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Metropolitan housing starts: November 2021

The monthly Metropolitan housing starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 28 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.

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Metropolitan resale snapshot: November 2021

The monthly Metropolitan resale snapshot provides an overview of the existing home market and expectations for existing home price growth over the short term for 30 areas.

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Provincial Outlook Summary: November 25, 2020

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Provincial Outlook report, which presents the short-term outlook for Canada’s provinces.

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Major City Insights: May 12, 2020

This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: Spring 2020

This preliminary Provincial Outlook updates our outlook for the Canadian economy and provides our new, preliminary estimates for growth in each of the provinces in this challenging year.


Metropolitan Outlook 2: Winter 2020

This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of St. John’s, Moncton, Saint John, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Kingston, Oshawa, St. Catharines–Niagara, Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo, Guelph, London, Windsor, Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Abbotsford.

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Composite leading index for Canada: February 2020

The composite leading index of the Canadian economy sums up the performance of nine components that track the short-term course of the economy.

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Canadian Outlook Economic Forecast: Spring 2020 Summary

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Canadian Outlook report, which presents the short-term national outlook.

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Canadian Outlook Long-Term Economic Forecast: 2020

This annual economic forecast presents the long-term national outlook. The U.S. economic outlook is presented in a separate section.

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World Outlook Economic Forecast: Winter 2020

This quarterly examination of the short-term economic outlook for the world's major economies also contains an in-depth analysis of a number of issues that are relevant for understanding world economic trends and developments.

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Survey of forecasters: April 2021

This quarterly survey reflects the opinions of Canada’s top forecasting organizations and their outlook for the Canadian economy.

About Economics

The Conference Board of Canada’s Economics Division, headed by Pedro Antunes, is recognized worldwide for its expertise in economic forecasting, modelling and analysis. We have produced accurate economic forecasts for Canada and the provinces for more than 25 years. Our Canadian forecast was recognized as the most accurate between 1994–2003—the most recent period covered in the analysis, by the Canadian Public Policy Journal.

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Metropolitan resale snapshot
Metropolitan housing starts

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Pedro Antunes
Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist