Canadian Economy Primer

Product code: IA0033


Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual Classroom




9 hours (3 sessions of 3 hours)




Other Government Department Employee



 Pre-requisite (Recommended)


This course is designed for employees who are looking to acquire an entry-level to intermediate-level knowledge of economics. This course is topic specific and seeks to provide participants with a better understanding of the mechanisms essential for the interpretation of current national and international economic challenges.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • identify the main sources of economic growth and the upcoming challenges for Canada's economy (including digitalization, environmental issues and post-pandemic recovery)
  • describe the role of the central bank in a modern economy and the tools, both conventional and unconventional, at its disposal to achieve the economic goals placed upon its shoulders
  • define the Canadian government's fiscal position and identify its deficit, debt-to-GDP ratio, and debt-servicing capacity in the medium term

Notes: This course is available to other government department employees on a cost-recovery basis.

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Legacy course code: 00012310

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Date modified: 2022-07-11