Economic conditions in Quebec and Ontario
Our economists take a closer look at the Quebec and Ontario economies. Track regional economic activity, the housing market and economic trends.
Regional Economic Studies
Overview of economic activity in Quebec’s administrative regions: labour and housing markets, investment, personal income, etc. Comparison with Quebec economic trends and short-term outlook.
One annual publication for each region
Desjardins Affordability Index
Our index measures the ability of households to purchase a home and assume the related costs. It also helps assess the risks weighing on the housing market and anticipate major variations in residential prices.
The index is calculated for:
- Canada, Quebec and Ontario
- Metropolitan areas in Quebec and Ontario
- Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg
Published every 6 months
Spotlight on Housing
Our economists present the highlights of the residential sector in Quebec.
Published 4 to 6 times a year
Desjardins Leading Index
Use this composite index to monitor shifts in Quebec's economy that may indicate an imminent recession or recovery.
Quebec and Ontario Economic News
Brief analyses of key economic statistics for Quebec and Ontario.
Published a few times a month
Sector-based analyses of economic activity in Quebec.
Published a few times a year
Topic: Quebec and Ontario Economic News Employment Falls in Quebec after Exceptional Gains, but Continues to Rise in Ontario March 10, 2023
Topic: Spotlight on Housing Quebec’s Housing Market Will Continue to Correct in 2023 Before Likely Rebounding Next Year March 2, 2023
Topic: Desjardins Leading Index The DLI Continues to Fall, Signalling More Trouble Ahead for Quebec’s Economy March 1, 2023
Topic: Quebec and Ontario Economic News Quebec and Ontario: Surprisingly Strong Job Gains in January February 10, 2023
Topic: Desjardins Leading Index The DLI Continues to Slip, Signalling More Trouble Ahead for Quebec’s Economy February 1, 2023
Topic: Quebec and Ontario Economic News Quebec: Real GDP Rebounded in October, but Recession Still Looms January 25, 2023
Topic: Quebec and Ontario Economic News Quebec: Real GDP Drops 1.9% in Q3 as the Recession Appears to Have Begun December 22, 2022
Topic: Desjardins Leading Index The DLI Slumps Again as Quebec Seems on the Edge of a Recession December 7, 2022
Topic: Quebec and Ontario Economic News Unemployment Hits a Record Low of 3.8% in Quebec and Falls to 5.5% in Ontario December 2, 2022
Topic: Desjardins Affordability Index Affordability Continues to Decline Nationwide December 1, 2022
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