The Reuters survey of 35 experts was certain that there would be no change from the 0.5 per cent rate this month and their longer-term outlook suggests that the bank will wait until the first quarter of 2018 before a hike.
Previous polls had suggested there would be a rise in the last quarter of 2017.
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As analysts and investors worldwide focus on the likelihood of a US interest rate rise, a poll of economists has found little expectation of anything similar from the Bank of Canada until 2018.