2018 Fall Economic Statement: Investing in Middle Class Jobs

November 21, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, Canada's economy is strong and growing, creating more good, well-paying jobs for the middle class and people working hard to join it. At the same time, there is an opportunity to do more, by encouraging businesses to make investments that will position them for long-term growth, and create jobs across the country.

The 2018 Fall Economic Statement is the next step in the Government's plan to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs. 

Through the 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the Government proposes to:

The Fall Economic Statement also announces the Government's intention to introduce three measures to support Canadian journalism, and provides an update on Canada's economy:

With the Fall Economic Statement, the Government is continuing to deliver on its commitment to strengthen and grow the middle class and offer help to people working hard to join it—while investing in a fiscally responsible way that will keep the economy strong and growing today, and for the long term.


"Across the country, a strong and growing middle class is driving economic growth, creating new jobs and more opportunities for people to succeed. This Fall Economic Statement is about growing the economy by investing in middle class jobs, helping Canadian businesses compete, and continuing to deliver real progress for the middle class. With the new measures in the Statement, and the continued hard work of Canadians, the Government is building an economy that works for everyone."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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