Furthering the understanding of demographic and economic change in Canada’s provinces and sub-provincial regions.

Stokes Economics is a research and consulting company that was established in 1995.  We have exceptional capabilities in economic model building and forecasting for provinces, territories and sub-provincial regions. We maintain computer-based models that are generally set up to meet the forecasting needs of our clients. We also maintain an occupational modelling system that produces very detailed supply / demand projections for 500 NOC occupations.

We perform custom economic consulting work for clients in government ministries, agencies and crown corporations. Our clients also include human resource sector councils, financial institutions, industry associations, environmental interest groups and a few large corporations.

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Aaron Stokes

President and Director

Aaron is the President and owner of Stokes Economics. Aaron has been with the company since 2000 and is a subject matter expert in economic model building, forecasting / scenario analysis and economic impact assessment. Aaron has complete oversight of all provincial and regional economic forecasts as well as the development and maintenance of the associated models. Aaron oversees and manages all custom consulting work. He holds a BA Economics degree from the University of Waterloo. Aaron also enjoys golfing in his free time.

Robert Daniells

Sr. Economist and Assistant Provincial Forecasting Manager

Robert has been with Stokes Economics since 2008. He graduated with a BSc in Economics from the University of Loughborough in the U.K. Rob is a team leader and manages the preparation of the provincial economic forecast and publication. He works extensively on the development and implementation of our occupation demand and supply models. Rob is an avid cyclist in his free time and regularly cycles to work.

Robert Hoffman

Business Development Director

Rob joined the company in 2012. He has 20 years of experience in economic consulting, most recently as a business developer. Rob worked for a US-based consulting company for over a decade. He started his career as an economist at Finance Canada, he also spent some time in the Economics Department at RBC Royal Bank. Rob attended Queen's University and holds a BA (Honours) and MA degree in Economics.

Andrew Niedra

Jr. Economist

Andrew joined Stokes Economics in 2014 and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador provincial models and forecasts. He also works extensively on the British Columbia Regional model and forecasts. Andrew participates in impact studies using provincial and regional macroeconomic models as well as occupational models. Andrew holds a BA (Honours) Economics degree from McMaster University. Andrew is interested in playing/creating music and enjoys hiking and mountain biking.

Brett MacDonald

Jr. Economist

Brett joined Stokes Economics in 2016 and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario provincial models and forecasts. He also works extensively on the Ontario Regional model and forecasts. Brett holds a BA (Honours) degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

Matt Laurin

Jr. Economist

Matt joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Ontario provincial models and forecasts. He also contributes to the Ontario Regional model and forecast updates. His project work includes producing custom macroeconomic scenarios. Matt received his BA (Honours) Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Julie Stalford

Client Relations Manager and Finance

Julie is our Client Relations Manager and Bookkeeper. Her responsibilities include the administration of contract renewals as well as all day to day accounting processes. In her spare time Julie likes to get outdoors and enjoy nature including long sunny days at the beach.