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Newfoundland Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration added to gains from to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 1,290 people to Newfoundland and Labrador’s population in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 1,400 people moved to Newfoundland and Labrador from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was up 61.1% from a year earlier. More people came to the province from Ontario, and Nova Scotia compared to a year earlier.

A total of 829 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 3.8% from the same period in 2020. Fewer people leaving for British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia accounted for most of this decline.

The result was a net gain of 571 people to Newfoundland and Labrador’s population in the fourth quarter. This was a major increase from the fourth quarter of 2020.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 719 people to Newfoundland and Labrador’s population in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was a large increase from the same period in 2020.