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6 ways Canadians can prepare for the upcoming recession

Although it certainly feels like it, and many people believe it, we are not in a recession yet. While a recession is defined as two successive quarters of negative GDP growth, it is essentially a period where economic growth falls significantly and unemployment rates rise.

Given the lack of a precise definition, there is not always a full agreement on whether an economy is in recession. In Canada, the government has not made any recent declarations of recessions, but the C.D. Howe Institute, a Canadian nonprofit policy research organization, tracks recessions independently.

According to the Institute, the most recent recession started in March 2020 during the height of COVID-19’s first wave. The Institute declared the recession over in August 2021. The current cost of living crisis has many Canadians wondering when the next one will be.

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