Economic Insights

Analysis, insight and forecasting. Good data and great economists who have their eye on your future.

Here you’ll find reports to help you understand important economic changes on the horizon. From weekly briefings to issues-based papers, each report is concise yet covers a lot of ground. Central 1 economic reports are always worth the read.

Our full suite of reports is now available to our credit union clients via our new Economics Centre – as well added tools and resources to support decision making. (*Login is required)

Weekly Economic Briefings

Economic news affects your business. Weekly briefings examine everything from export volumes, consumer spending, and unemployment to new home starts, permit volumes, and vehicles sales. It’s a fast-moving economic report that changes week to week.

Recent Reports

14 Jan 2022
Weekly Economic Briefings

Ontario Economic Briefing for January 14: Regional Population

14 Jan 2022
Weekly Economic Briefings

B.C. Economic Briefing for January 14: Regional Population

07 Jan 2022
Weekly Economic Briefings

Ontario Economic Briefing for January 7: Labour, International Trade, Building Permits, Housing Market

07 Jan 2022
Weekly Economic Briefings

B.C. Economic Briefing for January 7: Employment, International Trade, Housing Market, Building Permits

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Economic Analysis

Looking for a longer-term forecast that carefully scans the global economic landscape? See how factors like global tensions, trade issues, oil and gas prices affect the economies of Ontario and B.C. Tables show changes in GDP, employment, GDE, retail sales and more. Ontario and B.C. housing markets are examined with a focus on Toronto and Vancouver.

Recent Reports

24 Nov 2021
Economic Analysis

Ontario Economic Outlook 2021 – 2023

23 Nov 2021
Economic Analysis

British Columbia Housing Market Outlook 2021- 2023

08 Nov 2021
Economic Analysis

Ontario Housing Economic Analysis 2021-2022

20 Oct 2021
Economic Analysis

B.C. Economic Outlook: 2021 – 2023

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Economic Commentary

Keep abreast of significant changes and shifts in the economy. Our economists provide insight into current economic events and developments from international and domestic sources with implications for Canada’s economy as well as provincial and local ones.

Recent Reports

11 Jan 2022
Economic Commentary

Key trends for Canada’s Housing Market in 2021 and a Look Ahead

07 Jan 2022
Economic Commentary

Canadian labour market ends 2021 on a solid note, Omicron restrictions weigh into January

23 Dec 2021
Economic Commentary

Economy shows strength in October and November in advance of Omicron restrictions

15 Dec 2021
Economic Commentary

November inflation steadies but remains red-hot

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Interest Rate Forecasts

A monthly report on the latest global and national drivers affecting Canada’s economy, with our forecasts for benchmark interest rates, GICs and posted mortgage rates.

Recent Reports

14 Jan 2022
Interest Rate Forecasts

Interest Rate Forecast

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