While COVID-19 has created a major economic disruption it has not fundamentally changed the region’s underlying economic drivers. Atlantic Canada is in the midst of a profound demographic and economic transition.
This report is the first in a new Looking Ahead series, designed to assess Atlantic Canada’s demographic and economic future, and to stimulate informed discussion on how stakeholders can best respond. This report looks at the region’s overall economic and population growth to 2040. Future reports will examine in more detail topics such as the aging population, urban and rural prospects, and the role of immigration and technology investment.