Changes in population from migration and immigration
Positive international immigration overshadowed losses from inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 142,490 people to Ontario’s population in the third quarter of 2022. This was an increase of 72.8% from the third quarter of 2021. and marked the first time that any quarterly net gain had surpassed 120,000 people.
Changes in population from movement within Canada
Some 22,135 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the third quarter of 2022. This was up 1.5% from a year earlier. More people moved to the province from Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia relative to the third quarter of 2021.
A total of 33,716 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the third quarter, an increase of 16.4% from the same period in 2021. There was a significant increase in the number of people leaving for Alberta.
The result was a net loss of 11,581 people from Ontario’s population in the third quarter. This was an increase of 61.5% from the third quarter of 2021.
Changes in population from immigration
International immigration added 154,071 people to Ontario’s population in the third quarter of 2022. This was an increase of 71.9% from the same period in 2021. This was also the first time in history that net international immigration exceeded 140,000 people.