Canadian Economy Primer

Product code: IA0033

Upcoming sessions

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October 16, 2023


1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

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Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual Classroom




1.5 days




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

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Available seats
October 16, 2023, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET) IA0033-FR-2023-001 Virtual French 1 More Info
Date modified: 2022-07-11