Newfoundland and Labrador Association of REALTORS®

Newfoundland Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration:

Positive international immigration were overshadowed by losses due to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net decrease of 90 people to Newfoundland & Labrador’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was a decline of 88.7% from the net loss from the previous fourth quarter.

Changes in population from movement within Canada:

Some 858 people moved to Newfoundland & Labrador from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was down 4.6% from a year earlier. Fewer people came to Newfoundland & Labrador from Alberta compared to a year earlier.

A total of 1,189 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 38% from the same period in 2018. Fewer people leaving for Alberta and Ontario accounted for the majority of this decline.

The result was a net loss of 331 people from Newfoundland & Labrador’s population in the fourth quarter. This was a decrease of 67.5% from the fourth quarter of 2018.

Changes in population from immigration:

International immigration added 241 people to Newfoundland & Labrador’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was an increase of 9.5% from the same period in 2018.