Residents from across Canada are making the move to Greater Victoria – Saanich News

New data released Thursday shows that people continue to move to Greater Victoria from other Canadian cities in similar proportions as in previous years.

Vancouver remains the top exporter of residents to the capital of BC, according to Statistics Canada’s updated migration numbers for those coming in and out of the province. The updated data is valid for the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Greater Victoria received 3,481 people from Vancouver during that time frame. The next highest amounts came from the neighbor of British Columbia, with 1,185 and 941 people coming from Calgary and Edmonton, respectively.

Canada’s most populous city was, unsurprisingly, the next on the list, with 886 coming from Toronto. Outside of BC, the Ottawa area and Montreal posted the next highest, with 482 and 306 people moving to Greater Victoria.

Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina were the only other cities outside of BC that accommodated more than 200 people here.

In addition to Vancouver, Kelowna remained the top state on the mainland to relocate its residents to Greater Victoria, with 366 in 2019-2020.

As of July 1, 2021, approximately 72 percent (27,465,137) of all Canadians live in one of the 35 census-defined metropolitan areas.

While the vast majority of urban areas in Ontario and Alberta saw net losses due to people moving to other provinces, centers in British Columbia and the Atlantic provinces saw net gains from interprovincial migration flows in 2021, according to Statistic Canada.

The four-year trend shows that the number of people moving to Greater Victoria from the respective cities in Canada remains fairly constant year after year.

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