Vancouver and Montréal poised to top GDP growth ranking

The conference board released results recently

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After posting modest economic growth this year, the Canadian economy is poised to show some improvement with a 1.8 per cent gain forecast for 2020. Despite our call for stronger growth next year, risks to the forecast remain tilted to the downside. On a positive note, job creation has been very strong this year, thanks to strength in certain cities and sectors. Unfortunately, employment growth is expected to cool next year as tightening labour markets constrain the ability of firms to hire workers.

These figures can be found in The Conference Board of Canada’s Autumn Metropolitan Outlook Report released recently. The report provides detailed economic insights for 13 Canadian Metropolitan Area economies: Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.


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