Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis

Canadian Franchise Industry Economic Outlook 2018

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The purpose of this study was to provide an economic forecast for the Canadian Franchise Industry for 2018 covering the growth in the number of franchise establishments as well as franchise-related economic indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP), employment (number of jobs and full-time equivalents), and tax revenue generated by franchises. The study also explores the employment policy changes that have been (and will be) introduced in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario. These changes create uncertainty for the franchise industry entering 2018 in regards to what the outcomes of such policies will be in terms of how franchises (and franchisors) will react and what that could mean for current and future franchise establishments, franchise employees, and the rest of the economy.

The report is available for purchase on the Canadian Franchise Association's website .