Category: Spotlight Reports

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Five Industries in Ontario Outperforming or Underperforming National Averages

Five Industries in Ontario Outperforming or Underperforming National Averages

As is often the case, the success of industries in Canada generally follows the flow of the overall economy. Geographically, industries often achieve measures of success by following the size…
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Seven Brick-and-Mortar Industries to Withstand E-commerce Competition

Seven Brick-and-Mortar Industries to Withstand E-commerce Competition

The retail sector has experienced a sizable disruption over the past five years. Store closures have become commonplace, and even the most established retailers have struggled to drive foot traffic….
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The Bottom Line: The State of Consumer Credit in Canada

The Bottom Line: The State of Consumer Credit in Canada

 Historically low interest rates and increasing residential property values have created a set of conditions that have incentivized Canadians to take on higher levels of debt in recent years. Over…
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Fastest Growing Canadian Industries Based on Size

Fastest Growing Canadian Industries Based on Size

When it comes to industry performance, size may not be the most important factor, but it can certainly  have a major effect on how an industry achieves growth. IBISWorld estimates…
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Open Internet: Industries Affected by Potential Net Neutrality Changes

Open Internet: Industries Affected by Potential Net Neutrality Changes

Net Neutrality is an internet freedom concept that prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from purposefully slowing internet connections, censoring internet content, and overseeing what websites and applications users can access….
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Tech Takeover: Three Sectors Slated to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

Tech Takeover: Three Sectors Slated to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

Technology has entered a new frontier, as advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) continue to push humanity to unprecedented levels. While automation has played an important role in countless industries for…
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Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

On May 4, President Trump signed a $1.1 trillion short-term budget bill into law to avoid a government shutdown and to fund the federal government through September. The details of…
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Next Step: Top Industries for New College Graduates

Next Step: Top Industries for New College Graduates

In May 2017, a fresh batch of young, hopeful undergraduate students will enter the workforce with a diploma in hand. While some may choose to continue on to higher education,…
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New Frontier: Canada Looks to Other Trade Regions Amid NAFTA Renegotiations

New Frontier: Canada Looks to Other Trade Regions Amid NAFTA Renegotiations

Canadian business uncertainty is high following the recent US election due to the Trump administration’s goal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Canadian economy has relied…
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Top Five Distressed US Industries

Top Five Distressed US Industries

A growing online presence, volatile commodity costs and trade patterns have influenced the following five industries significantly. The industries are ranked by the quickest expected industry value added (IVA) declines,…
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