Canadian Provinces Benefited from Immigration in Second Quarter of 2019 -5th October, 2019

Canadian Provinces Benefited from Immigration in Second Quarter of 2019
Immigration remained to drive population progress in Canadian provinces between April and July 2019— a 3 month period that witnessed one of Canada’s biggest quarterly population increases ever recorded.

Overall, the Canadian population increased by 181,057 during those 3 months and was expected to be at 37,589,262 on 1 July 2019.

Statistics Canada announced this number describes as the second-highest quarterly growth, in unlimited numbers, in 48 years.

Global migration (temporary residents, immigrants, and returning emigrants) continued the principal driver of Canadian population increase, estimating for 85% of the quarterly increase, Statistics Canada announced. A record number of 94,281 latest immigrants to Canada came during the second quarter of 2019.

Prince Edward Island Influenced Provinces in Growth

Net global migration was positive in all Canadian provinces and in the Yukon Territory within April & July 2019.

The Prince Edward Island (PEI) province posted what Statistics Canada announced the “most active population increase in Canada” in those three months.

PEI is leading in population growth with 0.8% during the quarter was driven principally by net global migration, which estimated for 78.4% of total population increase in the province.

Net global migration was also the principal contributor to the Yukon Territory’s 2nd place in terms of population increase in that corresponding period. The population of Yukon increased by 0.6 % over the quarter, with net global migration estimating for 62% of the increase.

Net global migration was an even bigger contributor to complete growth in Quebec province (87.1%) and Ontario province (85.5%) between April & July. It also performed a principal role in population increase in the British Columbia province (78.2%) and Alberta province (61.1%).

Global migration was also up in Newfoundland & Labrador province, though the province completed the quarter with a negative population increase due to a high number of deaths related to births and out-migration to different provinces.

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