Curious how Canada compares with other countries in the goods and services it produces? Have you ever wondered where most immigrants to Canada have come from? Or what major goods Canada imports and exports? Launch this online tool to explore more.
The Bank of Canada holds billions of dollars in foreign currencies on behalf of the government. The Bank buys and sells these currencies to decrease or increase holdings of Canadian dollars. Learn how these transactions help to soften sharp movements in the exchange rate of our dollar.
Just like you, the government sometimes needs a little financial help with large projects. Learn how the Bank of Canada handles funding for the government by selling bonds: short-term loans made by businesses and individuals to the government
Where does the government keep its money? At the Bank of Canada. The Bank also ensures that the government has enough money to meet its daily needs and is able to provide the services you rely on. Learn about the Bank’s role as the government’s banker.
All about inflation: what it is, what it means and how it's measured. Students will learn how the consumer price index is calculated and create their own student price index to measure the prices that matter most to them.
Many economists think that an eternally growing economy is necessary to keep improving people’s lives, and that if the global economy stops growing, people would fight more over the fixed amount of value that exists, rather than working to generate new value. Which raises the question: is infinite growth possible on a finite planet? Explore how economies can balance efficiency with sustainability.
During the 1600’s, the exotic tulip became a nationwide sensation; some single bulbs even sold for ten times the yearly salary of a skilled craftsman. Suddenly, though, the demand completely plummeted, leaving the tulip market in a depression. What happened? Prateek Singh explains the peak of a business cycle known as 'the bubble'.
This video discusses the US national debt, the federal budget deficit, and plans for shrinking or eliminating the deficit. Along the way it gives a pretty good explanation of what government debt is and why most governments have debt.
Curious about your role in the Canadian economy? Plug in a few facts about yourself and compare them with national and regional data from across Canada. At the end, your profile, as well as your place in the economy, will be revealed.