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Interprovincial migrants by origin and destination

Interprovincial migrants by origin and destination

Posted on: 4/15/2019 | Author: ATB Financial's Economics + Research Team

​​As The Owl noted on Friday, the number of people moving to Alberta from other parts of Canada was higher than the number moving out last year, for a net gain of 7,736 new residents.

Today’s Owl looks at the origin and destination of Alberta’s interprovincial migrants. British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan stand out in this regard, accounting for 76 per cent of the total movement of people in and out of Alberta last year.

On a net basis, Alberta lost the most residents to Ontario (-1,272), followed by B.C. (-811) and Nunavut (-79). We gained the most residents from Saskatchewan (+4,796), Manitoba (+2,497), and Newfoundland and Labrador (+1,781).

Looking at the last 20 years, a total of 931,975 people moved either to Alberta from B.C., or from Alberta to B.C., with a net gain of 1,131 residents in favour of Alberta.

A total of 664,448 people flowed between Alberta and Ontario, with Alberta gaining 121,624 residents from the nation’s most populated province.

The exchange of residents with our neighbour directly to the east totalled 368,586, with Alberta gaining 59,816 residents from Saskatchewan. Alberta has not lost people to Saskatchewan on an annual basis since 2010.

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