Category: Economy

What does the new US government mean for the Canadian economy?

Nine Canadian economists and public policy experts recently sat down with MacLean’s to discuss the top economic uncertainties facing Canada under the new US government. What are some of the issues they foresee in the days ahead? Key points from

Posted in Economy Tagged with: , ,

Economic factors to watch in 2017

BC’s economy has experienced solid growth in the past year – as stated in CPABC’s BC Check-Up 2016, the province saw real annual GDP growth of 3.1%, while the national average was 1.1%. In the year ahead, BC’s economic outlook

Posted in Economy Tagged with: , , , ,

Budget Submission 2017-18

In its fourth Budget Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services ahead of the 2017-2018 provincial budget, CPABC put forth budget recommendations based on input from its members in the annual Business Outlook Survey, and economic analysis

Posted in CPABC Budget Submission, Economy Tagged with: , ,

CPABC Business Outlook Survey 2016 is out!

The CPABC Business Outlook Survey measures members’ perceptions of the current and future economic climates in BC, in Canada, and globally. For the 2016 survey, 3,622 CPABC members completed a web-based survey regarding their impression of both the current and future

Posted in CPABC Business Outlook Survey, Economy Tagged with: ,

Infographic: The Pacific Gateway and BC Business

BC is Canada’s Pacific Gateway. As a gateway, the province is a hub of transportation activity with a network of boats, trains, planes, and automobiles working together to transport people and goods across BC, Canada, and US. Since BC ports

Posted in Economy Tagged with: , , , ,

Four Things to know about Northwest BC’s Economy in 2015

Northwest BC is made up of the North Coast and Nechako development regions. Here are things you want to know about the region’s economy in 2015: There were 83 major projects that were either proposed, under construction, completed, or on

Posted in CPABC Regional Check-up Report, Economy, Engage Tagged with: , , , ,

CPAs pessimistic about Canadian economy, CPA Canada Business Monitor

Pessimism about the prospects of the Canadian economy among CPAs in leadership positions climbed sharply, according to the latest results from the CPA Canada Business Monitor. Half of the business leaders surveyed in the final quarter of 2015 were pessimistic about

Posted in CPA News, Economy, Engage Tagged with: ,

2015 CPABC Business Outlook Survey identifies top challenges for BC businesses

Each year, CPABC conducts the Business Outlook Survey to measure members’ perceptions of the current and future economic climates in BC, in Canada, and globally. The survey also asks members to share their thoughts on the challenges for business success

Posted in CPA News, Economy, Engage

CPABC makes recommendations on the BC budget

On October 15, 2015, CPABC submitted its third budget submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in advance of the 2016-2017 provincial budget. CPAs are on the front lines of business in this province, and they

Posted in CPA News, Economy, Lead, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

What’s Your Municipality’s Tax Gap?

A recent report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) highlights the differences between residential and business property taxes across 161 BC municipalities. CFIB’s annual Property Tax Report focuses on the ratio or “tax gap” between what residential and

Posted in Economy, Lead Tagged with: , ,