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Recent migration trends in census divisions : Fort McMurray, Calgary and Edmonton

Description

Between 2004 and 2006, Alberta’s economy expanded at an exceptionally rapid pace, attracting a record number of people to the province. The surge in oil sands investment and rapid growth in the Fort McMurray area helped create a perception that Fort McMurray was the main destination for migrants to Alberta. However, a detailed examination of migration trends reveals a more complex picture. This issue in the Demographic Spotlight series looks at migration flows over the past decade for three key Alberta census divisions: Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray), Calgary and Edmonton. It finds that from 2000 to 2010, 80 per cent of migrants to Alberta settled in Calgary and Edmonton, while only four per cent of the total net migration settled in Wood Buffalo.

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immigration interprovincial migration population trends

Title and publication information

Series Title

Demographic spotlight

Extent

7 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Finance and Enterprise (2008-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-03-01

Date Added

2018-01-25T18:29:15.642289

Date Modified

2011-03-01

Date Issued

2011-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Office of Statistics and Information

Contact Email

osi.support@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

Phone 780-643-1074