Pages

59 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Canadian economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Canada’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • 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 Canada’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Canada’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key regions for the Canadian economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Canada compare with others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Canada’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Canada’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Canada compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Canada changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Canada?
  • How are Canada’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Canada?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Canada?
  • How good is Canada in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Canada’s economic development, 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?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Canada? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Canada?
  • 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 quality of life in Canada changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Canada’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and 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 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Canada’s economy in 2016?
  • What were the source of growth for Canada’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Canada’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Canada changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

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

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Canada and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Canada’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Canada?
  • Does the government have enough money to invest or continue to subsidize certain program? What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Canada?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the CAD performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: KEY economic PROJECTIONS 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

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

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

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