The Bank of Canada today published its 2019 schedule for policy interest rate announcements and the release of the quarterly Monetary Policy Report, and reconfirmed the scheduled interest rate announcement dates for the remainder of this year.

It also published its schedule for the release of the Winter through Fall issues of the Business Outlook Survey and the Senior Loan Officer Survey.

The scheduled dates for the interest rate announcements from September 2018 through December 2018 are reconfirmed as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 5
  • Wednesday, October 24*
  • Wednesday, December 5

The scheduled dates for the interest rate announcements for 2019 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 9*
  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, April 24*
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Wednesday, July 10*
  • Wednesday, September 4
  • Wednesday, October 30*
  • Wednesday, December 4

*Monetary Policy Report published

All interest rate announcements will be made at 10:00 (ET), and the Monetary Policy Report will be published concurrently with the January, April, July and October rate announcements.

The scheduled dates for the release of the Business Outlook Survey and the Senior Loan Officer Survey are as follows:

  • Friday, December 21, 2018*
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Monday, October 21, 2019

*The release of the Winter issues will take place in December 2018 instead of January 2019

All survey releases will take place at 10:30 (ET). The Business Outlook Survey and the Senior Loan Officer Survey are released concurrently.