Canadian Economic Insights – April 2017

Our latest Economic Insights Tracker explores attitudes towards the Canadian economy, household finances, investments and costs. Specific highlights from this short report include: Perceptions of current economic conditions in Canada. Predictions on whether the Canadian economy will improve, remain the same, or decline over the next 6 months. The likelihood of receiving a raise, getting… Read more »

BC Economic Insights – January 2017

Tracking economic confidence in British Columbia since 2014, our Economic Insights Tracker reveals how residents foresee 2017 unfolding in relation to the trajectory of the provincial economy and their personal finances. Highlights from this short report include: perceptions of current economic conditions in BC. predictions on whether the provincial economy will improve, remain the same,… Read more »

Economic Concerns and Frugality Hit British Columbia

The perception of the state of the provincial economy has fallen by 21 points since November 2014. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are not as buoyant about the state of the provincial economy as they were 13 months ago, and two-in-five say they will slash their household budget for entertainment and meals, our latest Economic Insights… Read more »

BC’s Millennials Home Longer and More Frugal Than Gen X

Many living with parents longer because they are hoping to buy a home of their own. Vancouver, BC – The majority of B.C. Millennials living with their parents are saving to buy their own home (60 per cent), says a new report by Vancity credit union that examines why young people are taking longer to… Read more »

Canadian Economy Viewed Favourably, But Regional Disparities Persist

Seven-in-ten Canadians expect to pay more for groceries and gasoline in the next six months. Vancouver, BC – While most Canadians believe the national economy is currently in good shape, residents of Ontario and Alberta are unmistakably more fretful about their personal finances than their counterparts in other provinces, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »