Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

How Do I Find PESTEL Resources?

Sources for conducting PESTEL analysis


Economic factors include conditions of the overall economy, such as its growth or decline, inflation rate, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, economic growth patterns, and unemployment rates. These factors are determinants of the company's performance and longevity.

open accessCanadian Megatrends (Statistics Canada)
Explores some of the changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society and economy.


Best Bet!McMaster Users OnlyConference Board of Canada e-Library 
Contains Canadian, provincial and metropolitan data and analysis. Reports include economic indicators such as employment, income, industry outlook, housing starts, migration and more.

McMaster Users OnlyEIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) 
Provides access to current economic data and commentary on countries around the world. Select Country Reports > Canada for monthly reports containing economic data and political analysis for the country. Use the Advanced Search to find content on Canada or use the drop-down Country home pages menu and select Canada.


McMaster Users OnlyIBISWorld
Provides access to U.S., Canadian, Ontario and global industry market research reports. Search for industries by keyword(s) or browse a list of industries defined according to the five digit NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) level. Reports include detailed performance data and analysis, supply chain information, forecasts, operating strengths and weaknesses, analysis of external drivers, major player marketing strategies, and industry profit. Key chapters for this section include Industry Performance, and Products & Markets.


McMaster Users OnlyPassport
Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.


McMaster Users OnlyStatista
Contains over one million statistics on thousands of topics from over 18,000 sources. Includes market forecasts, dossiers, industry reports, infographics, and market outlooks for countries worldwide, including Canada.


Best Bet!McMaster Users OnlyViewsWire 
Select Canada from the drop-down Country/Region menu and then select Politics, Economy, Finance and/or Business from the Topic menu. 

Economic Business Information Websites

open accessIndustry Canada SME Research and Statistics
Research on small and medium-sized enterprises by Industry Canada.

open accessStatistics Canada Economic Indicators
Up-to-date financial information from Canada's national statistics agency. Browse by subject using the top bar to find more information. 

open accessBMO Capital Markets
Economics publications by BMO Nesbitt Burns.

open accessCIBC Economics
Economics publications published by CIBC.

open accessNational Bank of Canada Economic Analysis
Economic News and reports by the National Bank of Canada.

open accessRBC Economic Research
Royal Bank of Canada economics publications.

open accessScotiabank Economics
Economic publications by Scotiabank.

open accessTD Economics
Economic publications by TD Bank.

Ask Chat is Offline - Send an Email