economy

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offiices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Early estimate from Statistics Canada shows economic growth slowed in Q1

Overall economic activity about two per cent below the levels seen pre-pandemic in February 2020

 

An Amtrak train departs 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The first $2-trillion tranche of Joe Biden’s sweeping infrastructure plan is fuelling Canadian concern about “Buy American” protectionism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
An Amtrak train departs 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The first $2-trillion tranche of Joe Biden’s sweeping infrastructure plan is fuelling Canadian concern about “Buy American” protectionism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
A service rig crew performs maintenance and repair work on an oilfield pumpjack and well head site in Alberta on June 20, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Alberta economy on the mend

ATB Financial predicts K-shaped recovery

A service rig crew performs maintenance and repair work on an oilfield pumpjack and well head site in Alberta on June 20, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
People line up at a Service Canada office in Montreal on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Statistics Canada to detail February jobs data<br>Statistics Canada will say today how the country's job market fared in February after it started 2021 with a steep drop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Craft breweries report higher sales, volumes in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic woes

Craft breweries report higher sales, volumes in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic woes

People line up at a Service Canada office in Montreal on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Statistics Canada to detail February jobs data<br>Statistics Canada will say today how the country's job market fared in February after it started 2021 with a steep drop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Bank of Canada will provide a window into its thinking on the economy as it makes an announcement about its trend-setting rate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Bank of Canada will provide a window into its thinking on the economy as it makes an announcement about its trend-setting rate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says the Canadian economy could benefit from a faster economic rebound in the United States this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Canada to benefit from U.S. rebound, says OECD

Canada’s economy expected to grow 4.7 per cent this year

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says the Canadian economy could benefit from a faster economic rebound in the United States this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals told to think beyond child care in work to craft ‘shecession’ recovery plan

Liberals told to think beyond child care in work to craft ‘shecession’ recovery plan

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a passerby walks past a hiring sign while entering a Target store in Westwood, Mass. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a passerby walks past a hiring sign while entering a Target store in Westwood, Mass. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Statistics Canada’s offices in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada posts $1.4B trade surplus for January, first surplus since May 2019

Total imports increased in January to $49.8 billion

Statistics Canada’s offices in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

After worst year on record, Canadian economy enters 2021 with double digit growth

After worst year on record, Canadian economy enters 2021 with double digit growth

Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian economy contracted 5.4 per cent in 2020, worst year on record

Economic activity has slowly and steadily grown since last spring

Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Selina Robinson listens to Premier John Horgan in Coquitlam, B.C., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Robinson, B.C's finance minister, says she's encouraged by predictions that British Columbia's economy will rebound this year and next. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Economists predict slight rebound and moderate growth for B.C. economy in 2021

Economists predict slight rebound and moderate growth for B.C. economy in 2021

Selina Robinson listens to Premier John Horgan in Coquitlam, B.C., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Robinson, B.C's finance minister, says she's encouraged by predictions that British Columbia's economy will rebound this year and next. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Todd Hirsch. (Image: screenshot)

ATB vice president gives financial forecast to Ponoka chamber

Predictions for reopening of the economy and recovery outlined

Todd Hirsch. (Image: screenshot)
A worker smooths concrete at a housing development in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Economy lost 213,000 jobs in January, biggest decline since April: Statistics Canada

Unemployment rate rose to 9.4 per cent, the highest rate since August

A worker smooths concrete at a housing development in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)

MP Calkins on federal pandemic spending: ‘We’re in trouble’

MP gives run down on federal finances, vaccine roll out to Ponoka chamber members

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on December 15, 2020. Canada’s central bank will update its economic forecast for the country that will offer a window when it expects a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to take hold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on December 15, 2020. Canada’s central bank will update its economic forecast for the country that will offer a window when it expects a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to take hold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The economy is expected to start rebounding in 2021 and 2022, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. (Black Press File Photo).

Canada’s economic recovery is tied to rate of vaccine distribution

GDP is expected to grow by 5.3 per cent in 2021

The economy is expected to start rebounding in 2021 and 2022, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. (Black Press File Photo).
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Statistics Canada is expected to release its snapshot of the Canadian job market for December this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadian economy lost 63,000 jobs in Dec., first decline since April

Canadian economy lost 63,000 jobs in Dec., first decline since April

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Statistics Canada is expected to release its snapshot of the Canadian job market for December this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston