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Latest Economic Reports from the Atlantic Region
APEC Report on Labour Skills Shortage
APEC's latest report is the first in a new series analyzing Atlantic Canada’s skills challenge. This initial report outlines the main causes of skills shortages, discusses the implications and offers some potential solutions to the challenge. Future reports will examine specific sectors in more depth.
Atlantic Province's Economic Council: Atlantic Canada's Clean Technology Sector
Clean technology firms are an important, successful and growing part of the regional economy. They are innovative, export-oriented and pay higher wages. While the clean technology industry is growing faster than the overall economy, it still faces challenges. Access to labour and capital, supply chain markets and commercial scale-up are on-going issues. The pandemic slowed activity last year, making it difficult to access skilled labour, component parts and foreign markets, and resulted in cancelled or delayed contracts. Innovation and support will be essential to achieve a strong recovery, including supports for demonstration projects and commercial scale-up
Atlantic Canada Regional COVID-19 Vulnerability Report
This report, developed by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) for the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, reveals how differences in industry and demographic factors may shape the recovery for the 47 counties and divisions in Atlantic Canada. It contains dashboards and comparative tables for all counties and divisions in Atlantic Canada, identifying key variables that measure their vulnerability to COVID-19 including health, labour force and long-term structural indicators. This report is intended to help communities and governments as they develop informed strategies to support their recovery.
APEC and ACC release latest report COVID 19: Key Economic Issues for Atlantic Canada — Geographic Impacts |
Commissioned on behalf of ACC, the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council has identified Geographic* Impacts in Atlantic Canada. |
APEC and ACC release latest report COVID 19: Key Economic Issues for Atlantic Canada — Demographic & Diversity Impacts | L'APEC et l'ACC publient le dernier rapport COVID 19 : Key Economic Issues for Atlantic Canada — Effets sur la démographie et la diversité
Commissioned on behalf of ACC, the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council has identified Demographic and Diversity* Impacts in Atlantic Canada. | Commandé au nom du CAC, le Conseil économique des provinces de l'Atlantique a identifié les impacts démographiques et de diversité* dans le Canada atlantique.
APEC and ACC COVID-19 report: Key Economic Issues for Atlantic Canada —Key Industry Impacts & Recovery Priorities | L'APEC et l'ACC publient le rapport COVID 19 : Key Economic Issues for Atlantic Canada —Industries les plus durement frappées
Commissioned on behalf of ACC, the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council has identified key industry impacts and recovery priorities in Atlantic Canada. | Commandé au nom du CAC, le Conseil économique des provinces de l'Atlantique a identifié les principaux impacts de l'industrie et les priorités de rétablissement dans le Canada atlantique.
COVID-19: Supports for Business Member Survey Results
Find out what businesses had to say about the supports they need from government during COVID-19.
Canada 360˚ Economic Summit: Toward a National Economic Strategy
Find out what business leaders had to say about the issues they are facing on the ground and what this means for our economy and our country.
Economic Outlook (January 2020) — Politics aside, growth improves
Deloitte offers quarterly insights from economists on trends and events shaping Canadian and international economies such as economic growth, consumer spending, business investment, trade, market activity, interest rates, and commodity prices.
Navigating the 2020s — How Canada can Thrive in a Decade of Change / RBC (January 2020)
RBC provides in-depth report on current economic issues and explores trends and challenges affecting key economies.
Canadian Tax Journal / revue fiscale canadienne (2019): Policy Forum: Is New Brunswick Heading over the Fiscal Cliff? (December 2019)
Richard Saillant and Herb Emery*
This article examines New Brunswick’s recent fiscal track record and major trends likely to shape its trajectory in the years ahead.
Cet article examine le bilan financier récent du Nouveau-Brunswick et les grandes tendances susceptibles de façonner sa trajectoire dans les années à venir.
Brookfield Institute Releases Report: Sign of the Times: Expert Insights About Employment in 2030 (August 2019)
A look at how a range of experts across Canada are thinking about the future of employment, as well as which trends they believe are most likely to create change. The report can be found at:
Canadian Chamber of Commerce policy report series on artificial intelligence (July 2019)
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released policy recommendations for government on artificial intelligence.Key objectives are to interpret and update existing regulations to promote innovation, investment, availability of a skilled workforce and adoption by the private sector. The reports are listed below.
Montreal Economic Institute: Air Transport – High Taxes and Fees Penalize Travellers (June 2018)
This MEI economic details the many taxes and fees that weigh on the Canadian air transport sector and how reducing the burden would promote its growth
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council: Moving Forward – The Need for an Atlantic Regulatory and Cooperation Agreement (June 2018)
This APEC report provides a practical and detailed proposal to advance regional regulatory alignment and government cooperation among the four Atlantic provinces.
Canadian and Atlantic Chambers: 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins (February 2018)
A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businesses are grappling with daunting challenges at home and abroad. To help them compete and grow, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) released 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins.
Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Report: The Economies of the Atlantic Provinces (May 2017)
Energy East Pipeline: Newsletter (2017)
Read the English version online at: www.energyeastpipeline.com
Atlantic Chamber of Commerce: Opportunities for Atlantic Canada SMEs in the EU Government Procurement Market (January 2017)
ACC's report Opportunities for Atlantic Canada SMEs in the EU Government Procurement Market provides detailed information about the nature of new regulations that will come into force under CETA, strategies for entering European public markets, and information on government procurement (past and future) that local businesses can use to assess new opportunities to expand trade. Research for the report was provided by EY Canada with financial support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council: The need for a regional ICT strategy (December 2016)
Gerry Pond, Chairman and Co-Founder, Mariner Partners
In this timely commentary, Gerry Pond discusses the importance of a regional ICT strategy for Atlantic Canada.