Mississauga Real Estate Board

Ontario Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration overshadowed losses from inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 54,889 people to Ontario’s population in the first quarter of 2022.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 15,357 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the first quarter of 2022. This was down 10.7% from a year earlier. Less people came to Ontario from all provinces except Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador compared to a year earlier.

A total of 26,923 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the first quarter, an increase of 16.6% from the same period in 2021. More people leaving for Alberta and the Atlantic region accounted for most of this increase.

The result was a net loss of 11,566 people from Ontario’s population in the first quarter. This was an increase of 96.5% from the first quarter of 2021.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 66,455 people to Ontario’s population in the first quarter of 2022. This was an increase of 70.6% from the same period in 2021.


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