Charting Canada – Charting Economy

Pages

61 pages

Published

October 2021

Update frequency

On a quarterly basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

As part of Canada’s economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Canada’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Canada’s economy?
  • What is the size of Canada’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Canada? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Canada’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How much does Canada’s economy rely on natural resources?
  • Where are the key economic regions in Canada?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Canada’s economy?

As part of Canada’s economic profile, this section explores Canada’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers Canada’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Canada?
  • How are Canada’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the minimum wage in Canada compared to others in the region?
  • How has labor productivity in Canada changed over the years, and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Canada?
  • How good is Canada in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

As part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Canada’s average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Canada?
  • How has the unemployment rate in Canada changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Canada, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Canada?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has Canada achieved to date?

As part of Canada’s economic outlook, this section explores Canada’s recent economic growth, its key drivers as well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Canada’s economy over the past ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Canada’s economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What is the GDP growth rate in the latest quarter?
  • What are the latest signals from the leading indicators?
  • What is the growth outlook for Canada’s economy, and how does it compare with others?

As part of Canada’s economic outlook, this section explores Canada’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit, the balance of payment, and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What have been the government measures against the Covid-19 crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the latest move on Canada’s monetary policy?
  • What is the health of Canada’s banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in Canada’s fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From the latest IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Canada and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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