2016 Reports & Studies

How does Toronto’s financial sector compare with its global peers? What are its strengths? What issues need attention?

We work to build a consensus among our partners on how to strengthen Toronto’s financial services sector, and it all begins with sharing information, insights and expertise.

Reports

Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services

Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence. Canada's competitive strengths in financial and related services, and provide the top five markets which Canadian trade policymakers should prioritize in order to exploit these advantages.
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An Engine for Growth: 2016 Report Card on Canada and Toronto’s Financial Services Sector

The financial services sector has been a strong source of growth for the Canadian economy over the past decade. Beyond the jobs it supports and GDP it generates, the financial services sector also facilitates growth for other businesses in the economy, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report.
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Cybersecurity Innovation & the Financial Services Industry in Ontario

This report concludes that Canada ranks as the fourth largest innovation hub in the world for cybersecurity with Ontario leading the country. Commissioned by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), the report states that Ontario has the potential to assume a more dominant leadership role in cybersecurity, given its current strengths in financial services and technology, if it takes immediate steps to seize the opportunity. The ranking is based on venture capital deals in the cybersecurity sector.
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Better Together: Building On The Strengths Of Canada's Four Global Financial Centres

Although Toronto is the financial capital of Canada, 3 other Canadian cities are also key hubs - Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver - each with its own unique strengths. A Conference Board of Canada report suggests that the cities complement each other, allowing Canada's financial services sector to have a depth and breadth beyond what any one financial centre would be able to provide.
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Competitive Alternatives 2016

Business costs represent one of the many important factors considered in virtually all corporate location decisions. KPMG's 2016 Competitive Alternatives report explores the most significant business cost factors in more than 100 cities and 10 countries around the world. This study measures and provides insight on the impact of 26 key cost components, across 7 business to business service segments and 12 significant
manufacturing sectors.
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Tax Policy Options for Promoting Economic Growth and Job Creation By Leveraging a Strong Financial Services Sector

the purpose of this report on tax policy options is to demonstrate that more can and should be done to leverage Canada's status as an undeniable global center of excellence in financial services, in order to enhance and promote economic efficiency, innovation, savings, investment, productivity and job creation, across the Canadian economy as a whole.
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