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Canada’s economic outlook and emerging trends with Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist, BDC

Dec 09, 2021
From 12 PM to 1 PM

Members of all chapters are welcome to register for this webinar.



Please join YCIF Ottawa for a virtual event discussing Canada’s economic outlook and emerging trends facing our economy, presented by Business Development Canada’s (BDC) Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux.

The event will cover an overview of the Canadian economy and the main indicators to watch. You will also learn about the big trends reshaping our new business environment and the tangible implications for business owners and financial partners; the event will be wrapped up with a 10 minute Q&A for those attending to get a chance to pick the brain of one of Canada’s most renowned Chief Economists.

When:               Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Time:                 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Where:              Online, you'll receive the link to connect to the webinar shortly before it starts
Members:         FREE
Non-members: FREE

Meet our guest

Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.

Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.

Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.

Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.

Pierre is President of the Financial Services, Capital and Economy Committee of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


About YCIF

Young Canadians in Finance was founded by Paul Desmarais III and Michael Blickstead in 2006. The organization is present in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York and Vancouver.

The Young Canadians in Finance network is a unique meeting place for young professionals and entrepreneurs who want to cultivate a network of privileged contacts and develop their skills through knowledge sharing experiences and networking.