Some hope on horizon for Atlantic provinces

Economies may see better growth, job prospects due to construction, shipbuilding contracts
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/01/2016

There hasn’t been an overabundance of good news stories when it comes to the Atlantic provinces’ economic outlooks as of late, but this year may be different.

Growth prospects are still modest, but there may be some “rays of sunshine” for the maritimes, according to the Conference Board of Canada’s Provincial Outlook: Winter 2016.

Nova Scotia is leading the region with forecasted growth of 2.1 per cent this year compared to the national average of 1.7 per cent, said Marie-Christine Bernard, associate director of provincial forecast at the Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa.