Canadian Economic Calendar - October 2020

DateStatisticForCurrent MonthPrevious Month
Thursday, October 1, 2020Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30 amSept---The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index registered 55.1 in August, up from 52.9 in July, to signal the sharpest improvement in business conditions since August 2018.
Thursday, October 1, 2020Building Permits: 8:30amAug---The total value of building permits fell 3.0% to $7.8 billion in July, mainly as a result of declines in British Columbia and Quebec.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30amAug---Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $1.6 billion in June to $2.5 billion in July. The agency went on to say imports increased 12.7% in July, while exports rose 11.1%.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00amSept---The index demurred to 67.8 from July's 68.5, but surpassing the 60.6 reading in August 2019.
Thursday, October 8, 2020Housing Starts: 8:15amSept---CMHC said the trend in housing starts was 213,144 units in August, up from 204,597 units in July.
Friday, October 9, 2020Labour Force Survey: 8:30amSept---Employment rose by 246,000 (or 1.4%) in August, compared with 419,000 (or 2.4%) in July. The unemployment rate fell 0.7 percentage points to 10.2% in August.
Thursday, October 15, 2020CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30amSept---Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems increased a further 6.2% in August, raising them to another new all-time monthly record. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 33.5% year-over-year.
Friday, October 16, 2020Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30amAug---Non-resident investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $8.5 billion in July. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired $1.3 billion of foreign securities, down considerably from a $10.6 billion investment in June.
Friday, October 16, 2020Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30amAug---Manufacturing sales increased for the third consecutive month, rising 7.0% to $53.1 billion in July.
Monday, October 19, 2020Wholesale Trade: 8:30amAug---Wholesale sales grew for a third consecutive month in July as sales rose 4.3% to a record high $65.0 billion on the strength of higher sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020Consumer Price Index: 8:30amSept---The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1% on a year-over-year basis in August, matching the increase in July. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in August, up from a 0.1% decline in July.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020Retail Trade: 8:30amAug---Retail sales rose 0.6% to $52.9 billion in July, led by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gas stations.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020New Housing Price Index: 8:30amSept---Prices for new homes increased for the fourth consecutive month, rising 0.5% nationally in August. This marked the largest monthly increase for new home prices at the national level since May 2017.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020BoC Interest Rate Decision: 10:00am------The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25% The Bank Rate is correspondingly 0.5% and the deposit rate is 0.25%
Thursday, October 29, 2020Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours: 8:30amAug---The number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer, measured in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours as payroll employment, rose by 739,700 (+5.1%) in July.
Friday, October 30, 2020GDP: 8:30amAug---Real gross domestic product grew 3.0% in July as all 20 industrial sectors increased in the month.
Friday, October 30, 2020Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30amSept---The Industrial Product Price Index increased 0.3% in August.
Friday, October 30, 2020Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30amSept---This index rose 3.2%, principally due to higher prices for metal ores, concentrates and scrap.
  • Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30 am

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index registered 55.1 in August, up from 52.9 in July, to signal the sharpest improvement in business conditions since August 2018.
  • Building Permits: 8:30am

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The total value of building permits fell 3.0% to $7.8 billion in July, mainly as a result of declines in British Columbia and Quebec.
  • Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30am

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $1.6 billion in June to $2.5 billion in July. The agency went on to say imports increased 12.7% in July, while exports rose 11.1%.
  • IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00am

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The index demurred to 67.8 from July's 68.5, but surpassing the 60.6 reading in August 2019.
  • Housing Starts: 8:15am

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    CMHC said the trend in housing starts was 213,144 units in August, up from 204,597 units in July.
  • Labour Force Survey: 8:30am

    Friday, October 9, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Employment rose by 246,000 (or 1.4%) in August, compared with 419,000 (or 2.4%) in July. The unemployment rate fell 0.7 percentage points to 10.2% in August.
  • CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30am

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems increased a further 6.2% in August, raising them to another new all-time monthly record. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 33.5% year-over-year.
  • Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30am

    Friday, October 16, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Non-resident investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $8.5 billion in July. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired $1.3 billion of foreign securities, down considerably from a $10.6 billion investment in June.
  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30am

    Friday, October 16, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Manufacturing sales increased for the third consecutive month, rising 7.0% to $53.1 billion in July.
  • Wholesale Trade: 8:30am

    Monday, October 19, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Wholesale sales grew for a third consecutive month in July as sales rose 4.3% to a record high $65.0 billion on the strength of higher sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector.
  • Consumer Price Index: 8:30am

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1% on a year-over-year basis in August, matching the increase in July. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in August, up from a 0.1% decline in July.
  • Retail Trade: 8:30am

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Retail sales rose 0.6% to $52.9 billion in July, led by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gas stations.
  • New Housing Price Index: 8:30am

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Prices for new homes increased for the fourth consecutive month, rising 0.5% nationally in August. This marked the largest monthly increase for new home prices at the national level since May 2017.
  • BoC Interest Rate Decision: 10:00am

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    For: ---

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25% The Bank Rate is correspondingly 0.5% and the deposit rate is 0.25%
  • Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours: 8:30am

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer, measured in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours as payroll employment, rose by 739,700 (+5.1%) in July.
  • GDP: 8:30am

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    For: Aug

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Real gross domestic product grew 3.0% in July as all 20 industrial sectors increased in the month.
  • Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Industrial Product Price Index increased 0.3% in August.
  • Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    This index rose 3.2%, principally due to higher prices for metal ores, concentrates and scrap.