Changes in population from migration and immigration
Positive international immigration overshadowed losses from to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 77,995 people to Ontario’s population in the third quarter of 2021. The province has now experienced four consecutive quarters of positive net growth after experiencing significant declines in the second and third quarter of 2020.
Changes in population from movement within Canada
Some 21,717 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the third quarter of 2021. This was up 24.3% from a year earlier. More people came to Ontario from British Columbia and Quebec compared to a year earlier.
A total of 28,609 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the third quarter, an increase of 71% from the same period in 2020. More people leaving for British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and the Atlantic region accounted for most of this increase.
The result was a net loss of 6,892 people from Ontario’s population in the third quarter.
Changes in population from immigration
International immigration added 84,887 people to Ontario’s population in the third quarter of 2021. This was a new record for any quarter.