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Ontario Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration overshadowed losses from inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 17,680 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 12,011 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2020. This was down 8.7% from a year earlier. Fewer people came to Ontario from most other provinces compared to a year earlier, with British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec leading the decline.

A total of 12,351 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 3.2% from the same period in 2019. Fewer people leaving for Alberta and Quebec accounted for most of this decline.

The result was a net loss of 340 people from Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter. This was a reversal from a year earlier where a net gain of 400 people in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 18,020 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter of 2020. This was a decrease of 59.6% from the same period in 2019.