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Interprovincial Migration to and from Alberta


This Alberta Official Statistic compares interprovincial migration to other provinces and territories from Alberta and from other provinces and territories to Alberta between 2006 and 2011, based on the information from the 2011 National Household Survey. Interprovincial migration represents movement of people from one province or territory to another involving a permanent change in residence. Net interprovincial migration represents the difference between in-migrants and out-migrants for a given province or territory.


June 16, 2015

AOS Alberta Official Statistics Interprovincial Migration

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Every 5 years

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Treasury Board and Finance

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Alberta, Inter-Provincial

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The results for interprovincial migration were derived from responses from the population aged 5 years and over in private households of Canada. That means the population under 5 years of age, as well as the population in collective dwellings such as hotels and institutions etc. were excluded from the analysis. Furthermore, since the 5-year mobility status compares the place of residence for two specific dates (i.e. May 10, 2011 vs. May 10, 2006), any movement without changing the province of residence on these two dates would not have been captured in the interprovincial data. For example, if a person moved to another province/country on July 1, 2006 and returned to his/her original province of residence on January 1, 2011, he/she would not have been counted in the interprovincial migration figure under the NHS, even though he/she has been an interprovincial migrant during this period.


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Office of Statistics and Information

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(780) 427-2071