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Alberta Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration:

Positive international immigration added to gains due to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 12,015 people to Alberta’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was an increase of 44.5% from the previous fourth quarter.

Changes in population from movement within Canada:

Some 12,771 people moved to Alberta from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was down 5.4% from a year earlier. Fewer people came to Alberta from British Columbia, offsetting an increase in migrants from Ontario compared to a year earlier.

A total of 10,519 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 12.6% from the same period in 2018. Fewer people leaving for Ontario accounted for the majority of this decline.

The result was a net gain of 2,252 people to Alberta’s population in the fourth quarter. This was an increase of 53% from the fourth quarter of 2018.

Changes in population from immigration:

International immigration added 9,763 people to Alberta’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was an increase of 42.7% from the same period in 2018.