Word of advice: A period of economic upheaval increased demand for industry services

The Management Consulting industry in Canada comprises companies that provide consulting services to private businesses and the public sector. These advisory services are tailored to provide strategic, financial, marketing, operational and supply chain management consulting services. The five years to 2018 were characterized by significant economic upheaval, as the price of commodities collapsed multiple times. Management consultants were called upon to help guide businesses through difficult operating conditions. As commodity prices stabilized, businesses implemented the strategies and tips provided by consultants in 2015 and 2016 and adjusted to a new reality. A banner year for the economy was 2017, however, lifting all boats...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is expected to be affected by rising corporate profit and an increasing number of businesses
  • The Canadian economy was stagnant for some time due to a short recession
  • Operators will experience stable demand due to strong domestic economic conditions
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Management Consulting industry in Canada has a low level of market share concentration. The industry is highly fragmented, with the top four players comprising under 10.0% of industry market share. The vast majority of industry operators are small, nonemploying firms that service small geographic markets or niche industries. This is largely a result of the industry’s low barriers to entry, as there are few capital requirements or regulatory issues outside of gaining relevant industry knowledge. The largest firms in the industry are Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and Accenture PLC, which have both grown due to strong acquisitions in the consulting field during the five-year period.Over the five years to 2018, industry consolidation has increased slightly. Sev...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Management Consulting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Management Consulting Industry are

  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Well-developed internal processes
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Corporate profit in the Management Consulting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Management Consulting Industry?

    Industry operators advise businesses, nonprofit organizations and public-sector agencies in several areas: organizational design, corporate strategy, marketing and sales, financial advisory and logistics. This industry excludes establishments that provide day-to-day administrative services and companies that concentrate on recruitment, training, public relations, market research, engineering design, computer systems design or investment advice.

    Industry Products
  • Strategic management
  • Human resources management
  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Other management
  • Other non-management
  • Industry Activities
  • Strategic management consulting services
  • Financial management consulting services
  • Marketing management consulting services
  • Operations and supply chain management consulting services
  • Other management consulting services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Corporate profit
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Government expenditure and investment
  • Industrial capacity utilization

  • Current Performance
  • More clients more consulting
  • Consulting through upheaval
  • Enter and compete
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shifting business environment
  • Market growth
  • Steady competition
  • Table: Management Consulting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Management Consulting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining In Canada
  • Utilities In Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Finance and Insurance In Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services in Canada
  • Consumer Electronics Stores in Canada
  • Database & Directory Publishing in Canada
  • HR Consulting in Canada
  • Market Research in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other management
  • Strategic management
  • Human resources management
  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Other non-management
  • Chart: Management Consulting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Service-producing businesses
  • Goods-producing businesses
  • Governments, public institutions and nonprofit organizations
  • Individuals and households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Management Consulting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases, rent and utilities, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Management Consulting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Management Consulting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, McKinsey & Company,
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited - financial performance
  • Table: McKinsey & Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Management Consulting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Management Consulting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Corporate Profit (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Human Resources Consulting
  • The contracting of a consultant for advice on structuring human resource and personnel policies, employee benefits, compensation systems and wage and salary administration.
  • Management Consultant
  • A consultant who provides advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on various issues, including management.
  • Strategic Consulting
  • The contracting of a consultant to advise on long-term planning with an eye toward minimizing costs and maintaining profit, often in conjunction with the development of new products and services.
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