Pierre-Olivier Bédard-Maltais

Director, Economic Research

Pierre-Olivier Bédard-Maltais is the director of Economic Research at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). In this role, he is responsible for setting the research agenda and supervising a team of economists specializing in the performance of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises. Since joining BDC in 2015, Pierre-Olivier has completed a series of highly regarded research reports on business investments, technological change, entrepreneurial trends and the manufacturing sector.

Before joining the Bank, Pierre-Olivier worked for seven years at Industry Canada, where he was responsible for economic analysis and policy for small businesses, technology and the manufacturing sector.

He holds a master's degree in Economics and a graduate diploma in Data Mining.

Recent posts

Blog Economic perspective
November 11, 2021 | Economic perspective

Top trends affecting Canadian businesses

What lies ahead for Canadian businesses between now and 2030? A look at the key trends.

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Blog Technology
March 04, 2020 | Technology

The Digital SME

Discover what we have learned from 5 years of BDC research on digital transformation and how SMEs can benefit from it. Learn more.

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Blog Economic perspective
November 28, 2019 | Economic perspective

Five reasons why Canadian small businesses should expand internationally

Why Canadian small businesses should expand internationally? Discover five reasons to export to boost profits and reduce risk.

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Blog Economic perspective
September 03, 2019 | Economic perspective

What do Canadians think of entrepreneurs?

Discover, with this study, how entrepreneurs are viewed by Canadians: innovative, courageous, brave, hardworking… Learn more about it.

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