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Economic Performance and Trends

The Conference Board of Canada’s Economic Trends Division, headed by Craig Alexander, 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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Canadian Outlook Economic Forecast: Autumn 2016

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

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Travel Exclusive: Key Trends for the Travel Industry July–August 2016

This bi-monthly publication from the Canadian Tourism Research Institute features articles that outline key trends for the travel industry.

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Canadian Outlook Long-Term Economic Forecast: 2016 Mid-Year Update

This report presents a mid-year update of our long-term national economic outlook.

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Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: Summer 2016

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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Metropolitan Outlook 1: Spring 2016

This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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Metropolitan Outlook 2: Summer 2016

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

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Territorial Outlook: Summer 2016

The Territorial Outlook provides the economic and fiscal outlook for each of Canada’s three Northern territories, including output by industry, labour markets, and demographics.

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Ontario Fiscal Snapshot: Winter 2016

This “fiscal snapshot” looks at the state of Ontario’s economy and its government’s fiscal challenges, and provides a short- and medium-term outlook for the province.

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Index of Business Confidence: Autumn 2016

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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Index of Consumer Confidence: November 2016

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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Survey of Forecasters: Autumn 2016

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

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