Renfrew County Real Estate Board

Ontario 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 44,580 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was an increase of 56.3% from the net gain in the previous fourth quarter.

Changes in population from movement within Canada:

Some 13,055 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was down 17.8% from a year earlier. Fewer people came to Ontario from British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec compared to a year earlier.

A total of 12,987 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, an increase of 1.4% from the same period in 2018. An increase in migrants from Alberta and Quebec was offset by a decline in the number of people moving from British Columbia and New Brunswick.

The result was a net gain of 68 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter. This was a decrease of 97.8% from the fourth quarter of 2018 and marked the smallest net gain since the second quarter of 2015.

Changes in population from immigration:

International immigration added 44,512 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was an increase of 74.8% from the same period in 2018.