Be well informed

Having a solid sense of a community’s economic performance is a prerequisite for making well informed business decisions. The data you’ll find in this section has been included to help you do just that.

Retail Sales

Retail Sales

2014 2015 2016 Total Growth
4.79 billion 5.07 billion 5.35 billion 11.7%
Source Conference Board of Canada 2017

Consumer Price Index

CPI (Consumer Price Index)

2014 2015 2016
1.259 1.274 1.297
2002=1.0 Source Statistics Canada CANSIM 326-0021

Development & Construction

$608.3 million 2017 non-residential building construction

$366.7 million 2016 non-residential building construction

Statistics Canada, CANSIM 026-0016, 2016 and 2017

Investment In Commercial and Industrial Building Construction

2015 2016 2017 Total Growth
235 million 268 million 518 million 120%
Source Statistics Canada, CANSIM 026-0016

Real GDP

Real GDP

2015 2016 2017
$14.6 billion $14.8 billion $15.0 billion
Source Conference Board of Canada 2017, indexed to 2007 dollars

Total Job Growth

3.1% total job growth (2015 to 2017)