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 24,429 people to Ontario’s population in the second quarter of 2021. The province has now experienced three consecutive quarters of positive net growth after experiencing significant declines in the second and third quarter of 2020.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 25,349 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the second quarter of 2021. This was up 7.8% from a year earlier. More people came to Ontario from British Columbia and Alberta compared to a year earlier.

A total of 37,206 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the second quarter, an increase of 52.9% 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 11,857 people from Ontario’s population in the second quarter.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 36,286 people to Ontario’s population in the second quarter of 2021. This was an increase of 192.8% from the same period in 2020 when international travel was heavily curtailed.