Woodstock-Ingersoll & District Real Estate Board

Ontario Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration:

Positive international immigration more than offset losses from inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 27,733 people to Ontario’s population in the first quarter of 2020. This was down 25.6% from the previous first quarter.

Changes in population from movement within Canada:

Some 16,949 people moved to Ontario from other provinces in the first quarter of 2020. This edged up 1.6% from a year earlier.

A total of 19,456 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the first quarter, an increase of 23.5% from the same period in 2019. More people leaving for virtually all other provinces accounted for this increase.

The result was a net loss of 2,507 people from Ontario’s population in the first quarter. This was a reversal from the net gain in the first quarter of 2019 and marked the largest net loss of any quarter in five years.

Changes in population from immigration:

International immigration added 30,240 people to Ontario’s population in the first quarter of 2020. This was a decrease of 16.8% from the same period in 2019.