Population flow remains in Alberta’s favour
Alberta has gained residents from other parts of the country for the fourth quarter in a row
By Rob Roach, ATB Economics 28 September 2022 1 min read
Almost 10,000 more people moved into Alberta from other parts of Canada in the second quarter of 2022 than vice versa.
This was the largest net gain since the second quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter in a row in which Alberta’s population grew as a result of interprovincial migration.
Alberta posted the largest gain from interprovincial migration in the country with six provinces on the positive side of the ledger and four on the negative side.
Ontario lost the most residents to other parts of Canada with a net outflow of 21,008 residents in the second quarter.
Ontario was also the main contributor to Alberta’s net gain with 6,281 more people moving from Ontario to Alberta than the other way around.
With Alberta’s economy continuing to grow faster than most of the other provinces, positive net interprovincial migration is likely to continue over the second half of the year and into 2023.
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