Net Migration

The difference between total migration into a region and migration out of the same region. Migration includes both international and inter-provincial migration.

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Mar 30, 2017

In the fourth quarter of 2016, net migration into Alberta totaled 3,555, compared with a net inflow of 7,239 in the same quarter of 2015, which translates into a fall of 50.9%. Net inter-provincial migration into Alberta was -2,573 in the fourth quarter of 2016, down significantly from the outflow of -795 seen a year earlier. Net international migration was 6,128 in the fourth quarter of 2016, down from the 8,034 net international migrants entering Alberta in the fourth quarter of 2015. To put these numbers into context, Alberta's 2016 Q4 net inflow of 3,555 people was still the second highest level of people migrating to any province, though well behind the 21,842 moving to Ontario. Also, this the lowest number of migrants into Alberta in any quarter since Q4 2010.