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Looking Ahead: Atlantic Canada’s Economic and Demographic Future

March 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


David Chaundy's Presentation (PDF)


Atlantic Canada is in the midst of a profound demographic and economic transition. The region’s population would be shrinking if people were not moving to Atlantic Canada. Our population is also aging faster than the rest of Canada while rural communities and larger cities show very different dynamics in terms of population and economic growth. 

In this session, APEC’s President and CEO, David Chaundy, takes you on a virtual 1-hour tour of what our region’s economic future could look like, what  some of the key challenges will be, and how we might create better outcomes. This session is relevant for both business leaders and policy makers.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • What does our aging workforce mean for economic growth and recruitment strategies?
  • How will population aging vary between larger cities and rural communities?
  • Will we be stuck with labour shortages for the next 20 years?
  • How might COVID-19 change our demographic and economic outlook?

For more details on these topics see our Looking Ahead series. 

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