Strong Migration to
Ontario from the Rest of Canada
- The 2001 Census reported strong net interprovincial
migration of 51,905 to Ontario from other provinces between 1996 and 2001. This
was attributable to Ontario's strong economic growth.
- Ontario recorded the second strongest net
interprovincial migration gain of all provinces and territories between 1996
and 2001. Only Alberta gained more people (119,420), on a net basis.
- Ontario's net gain between 1996 and 2001 more than
offset a net loss of over 47,000 during the previous five-year period.
- Ontario recorded net population gains in exchanges
with all but two provinces. It had a net loss of about 11,800 with Alberta, and
a net loss of about 5,900 with British Columbia between 1996 and 2001.
- The majority of Ontario's net gain came from
- The migration between Ontario and the rest of
Canada was comprised mainly of people of prime working age (those between 15
- 155,315 interprovincial migrants to Ontario were
people in this age group. They represented 64% of all interprovincial migrants
to Ontario. This compares to 118,165 in the same age group or 62% of all people
who moved from Ontario to other parts of Canada.
CMA Recorded the Largest Net
Interprovincial Migration Loss of Any Canadian
- 7 out of the 11 Ontario
CMAs gained more people than they
lost in migratory exchanges with the rest of the country between 1996 and 2001.
- Between the 1996 and 2001 Census, the Toronto
CMA lost 44,500 more people than
it gained in its exchanges with other parts of Canada, the largest net loss of
any CMA in Canada. About 258,300
people moved from Toronto compared to the nearly 213,800 who moved in. Greater
Sudbury and Thunder Bay CMAs also
experienced sizeable net interprovincial migration losses.
- The Ottawa-Gatineau
CMA (Quebec part included)
recorded the highest net gain among Ontario
CMAs. This was followed by the
Oshawa and Hamilton CMAs with net
gains of 17,420 and 16,635, respectively.
Internal Migrants, Ontario
|St.Catharines - Niagara
|Total, Ontario CMAs
||Ottawa-Gatineau includes the Quebec
||CMA = Census Metropolitan Area
||Statistics Canada, Census of Canada,