Construction Business

Jock Finlayson joins ICBA as chief economist

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has appointed Jock Finlayson as the association’s first chief economist.
trade Canada

Construction Business

Canada needs trade infrastructure plan

A new survey for the Canadian Construction Association reveals there is a need to prioritize trade infrastructure.

Construction Business

Industry confident about market conditions

Despite economic uncertainty, nine out of 10 Canadian construction companies are confident about industry conditions.

Construction Business

B.C. budget disappoints business groups

The BC Budget 2023 fails to address the increasing costs facing businesses and the province’s competitiveness.

Construction Business

B.C.’s economy expected to remain steady in 2023

B.C.'s economy is expected to remain steady after slower economic growth through 2023 due to global inflation and higher interest rates.


B.C.’s economic growth due to housing sector

According to the Conference Board of Canada’s recent Provincial Outlook: Spring 2016, British Columbia’s booming housing sector will be one of the province’s main drivers

REMI Network

Manulife shares 2016 global investment insight

A low growth, low rate, low inflation is expected over the next five years, according to a global investment report released by Manulife Asset Management.


Household debt levels a cause for concern: report

A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is raising concerns about the stability of Canada’s housing market. According to the global economy forum, Canadian household debt levels are among the highest recorded in Western countries.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Vancouver building permit values hit new highs

The City of Vancouver issued $2.83-billion in building permits last year, exceeding previous records set before the recession in 2008. Building permit values increased 28 per cent, year-over-year, from 2013 and 77 per cent from 2008. Several multi-family rental developments were key contributors to the substantial gain.


Housing affordability increased in Q3: RBC

According to a recent Housing Trends and Affordability report from RBC Economics, housing affordability in Canada increased in the third quarter of 2014, despite an upward trend in house prices. Factors affecting affordability included declines in fixed mortgage rates, rising incomes and reduced utility costs, say economists.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Toronto wins Intelligent Community of the Year

The Intelligent Community Forum has named Toronto its Intelligent Community of the Year for 2014, making it the first Canadian city to win since 2007.
John Schubert & Warren Jestin

Construction Business

The year ahead

This video report looks at the current state of the non-residential construction industry and the outlook for 2013. Commentators: Canadian Construction Association's John Schubert and Scotiabank's chief economist, Warren Jestin.
Benjamin Tal & Craig Alexander

Canadian Property Management

The Canadian economy

This video report reviews how the Canadian economy performed in 2012, and the outlook for 2013. Commentators: CIBC's deputy chief economist, Benjamin Tal, and TD's senior vice-president and chief economist, Craig Alexander.
Craig Alexander, Ted Tsiakopoulos, Benjamin Tal

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Economic forecast 2012

This video report looks at how the economy is expected to perform in 2012, and the impact it will have on the apartment market. Commentators: TD's Craig Alexander, CMHC's Ted Tsiakopoulos and CIBC's Benjamin Tal.
Mario Deo, Benjamin Tal


Keeping a pulse on the condo market

This video report provides insight into what the condo industry can expect in 2011. Commentators: Canadian Condominium Institute's Mario Deo and CIBC World Markets' Benjamin Tal.
Manley McLachlan, Anibal Valente, Helmut Pastrick

Construction Business

B.C. construction market post-Olympics

This video report addresses what the B.C. construction industry can expect post-Olympics. Commentators: BCCA's Manley McLachlan, PCL's Anibal Valente and Central 1 Credit Union's Helmut Pastrick.