The 30th Quarterly C-Suite Survey

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The 30th survey finds executives focused on immigration, skills training, and infrastructure.

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The 30th Quarterly C-Suite Survey

  1. 1. 60-secondoverviewThe 30th QuarterlyC-Suite SurveyMarch 25, 2013kpmg.ca
  2. 2. Executives were surveyed about economic conditions, the job market and federal policy to spur growth© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 1firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Investing in skills training is seen as the top federal government priority for economic growth© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 2firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Establishing freer trade, notably with Latin America and Asian countries, are the next investment priorities© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 3firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Followed by infrastructure, tax cuts and admitting more foreign workers© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 4firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Executives would prioritize urban investments that improve 1. roads and highways 2. shipping ports 3. light rail and subways © 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 5 firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Canadian economic outlook remains almost flat against last quarter, with one in five predicting moderate decline© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 6firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Outlook for the US economy is now as positive as it is for Canada – something the C-Suite hasn’t said in over three years© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member 7firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Further Reading: Economy: Competitive Alternatives 2012 – Focus on TaxDownload Labour Market:the full survey: Willy Kruh in The Globe and Mail:kpmg.com/ca/csuite30 Executives see the value of opening trade doors Federal Budget: Elio Luongo in The Globe and Mail: Strategic spending by Ottawa on skills training urged by executives KPMG’s federal budget webcast The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation. © 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. 8 The KPMG name, logo and “cutting through complexity” are registered trademarks or trademarks of KPMG International.

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