Prism Economics developed and continues to support a supply and demand forecasting model for the engineering profession. The forecast was originally supported by HRSDC, but is now financed by the profession through its national body, Engineers Canada, with additional support from Randstad, a leading executive search and placement firm. This 2012 update (currently in draft form) includes a new economic background with a detailed forecast of international conditions, commodity and financial markets and a list of the key industrial, resource, infrastructure and other projects. These drivers are used to track changes in industrial output and employment and, in turn, jobs in engineering. Demographic conditions are the second key driver and detailed analysis of the age distribution of the population, participation, retirement and mortality patterns and immigration are included.