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Robust or fragile? Jobs, trade data to offer clues on Canadian economy Add to ...

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This week’s jobs and trade data will provide clues on whether Canada’s economy has recovered from the dark days of the energy bust.

The recent surge in employment, monthly trade surpluses near $1-billion and surprisingly strong economic output suggests that Canada is on the mend.

“The question is whether this improved momentum … will continue,” Nomura economist Charles St-Arnaud said.

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