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Economic Outlook and Population Outlook

Calgary & Region Economic Outlook

The City of Calgary monitors and forecasts key indicators for the local economy and the results are published twice a year in the spring and the fall.

There is extreme uncertainty around Calgary’s economic outlook due to the double economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and crude oil price collapse. However, a fast growing, young, highly educated working population in the city will be the driver for the future growth in consumption, residential investment and economic diversification.​

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Population Outlook


A closer look at the causes for change in Calgary’s population is released after the Civic Census results. This report provides a forecast of population growth in different age cohorts in Calgary based on Census data, and discusses how these changes may affect the delivery of municipal services.

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