Business Outlook Survey
Four times a year, our regional offices interview business leaders from about 100 firms to gather a broad range of economic perspectives that help us fulfill our mandate as Canada’s central bank.
Firms are selected from across Canada in accordance with the composition of the country's gross domestic product. They give us their views on:
- topics of interest to the Bank of Canada, such as demand and capacity pressures;
- forward-looking views that these firms hold on economic activity.
- The opinions expressed are those of the respondents, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Bank of Canada.
- The method of sample selection ensures a good cross-section of opinion. Nevertheless, the statistical reliability of the survey is limited, given the small sample size.