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

2016 2017 2018
$5.38 billion $5.55 billion $5.71 billion
Source Conference Board of Canada 2018

Consumer Price Index

CPI (Consumer Price Index)

2016 2017 2018
1.297 1.319 1.352
Source: The Conference Board of Canada, 2018, 2002=1.0

Development & Construction

$512.2 million 2018 non-residential building construction

Statistics Canada, 2018

$608.2 million 2017 non-residential building construction

Statistics Canada, 2017

Investment In Commercial and Industrial Building Construction

2016 2017 2018 Total Growth
$234 million $338 million $441 million 89%
Source: Statistics Canada, 2018

Real GDP

Real GDP

2016 2017 2018
$14.0 billion $14.2 billion $14.3 billion
Source: Conference Board of Canada 2018

Total Job Growth

3.0% total job growth (2016 to 2019)