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Ontario Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration overshadowed losses from to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 34,074 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was well above the number of people who came during the previous fourth quarter.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 12,262 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was up 1.1% from a year earlier. More people came to Ontario from British Columbia and Manitoba compared to a year earlier.

A total of 18,858 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, an increase of 54.6% 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 6,596 people from Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 40,670 people to Ontario’s population in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was an increase of 133.4% from the same period in 2020.