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UrbanWarrior

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Congrats man :)
 

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Wow, better numbers than I expected. Calgary seems to have hit that critical mass when it comes to drawing in immigrants.
 

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Wow, better numbers than I expected. Calgary seems to have hit that critical mass when it comes to drawing in immigrants.
I think that's a large part of it. But there's something more about Calgary, perhaps its role as a minor global city. When we compare to our peer cities, immigration to Edmonton in 2018 is 15,740 and to Ottawa-Gatineau is 11,010.
 

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My theory (and I have no evidence to back it up) is that because of Calgary's larger immigration population it's able to draw more immigrants. Immigrants tend to move somewhere where they already have relatives or contacts of some kind. Just look at Winnipeg, the only thing keeping it growing is the large amount of Filipino immigrants Winnipeg gets, due in part to already having a large Filipino community.
 

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My theory (and I have no evidence to back it up) is that because of Calgary's larger immigration population it's able to draw more immigrants. Immigrants tend to move somewhere where they already have relatives or contacts of some kind. Just look at Winnipeg, the only thing keeping it growing is the large amount of Filipino immigrants Winnipeg gets, due in part to already having a large Filipino community.
Definitely a large part of it. I would say that 20 years ago Calgary got about as many immigrants as Ottawa. That's changed now.
 

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Based on that stats can data that @kora posted...

CMAAdmissions of Permanent Residents, 2018CMA Population, 2016%
Toronto​
106,3255,928,0401.8%
Montréal​
43,6854,098,9271.1%
Vancouver​
35,3452,463,4311.4%
Calgary​
18,9501,392,6091.4%
Edmonton​
15,7401,321,4261.2%
Winnipeg​
12,115778,4891.6%
Ottawa​
11,0101,323,7830.8%
Regina​
6,035236,4812.6%
Saskatoon​
5,780295,0952.0%
Halifax​
5,010403,3901.2%
Hamilton​
4,020747,5450.5%
Kitchener​
3,940523,8940.8%
Québec​
2,810800,2960.4%
London​
2,770494,0690.6%
Windsor​
2,225329,1440.7%
Victoria​
2,090367,7700.6%
 

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Winnipeg is an interesting number. Good numbers, but they'll probably grow by less than the 12K they picked up in international immigration.
 

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I was wondering why the Montreal numbers are so high, considering that Montreal is not that racially diverse a city (relative to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton). However, the NYT published this delightful article about the French diaspora in Montreal today: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/world/canada/montreal-quebec-french-in-canada.html. Apparently the French are the second largest group of recent immigrants to Quebec (after the Chinese).
 

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More good news for Alberta. In Q4 2018 we were the fastest growing province for population, growing by 15,531. That's more people added than Quebec or BC. Alberta has broad-based growth divided evenly between natural increase and international migration. We also continue to have net positive inter-provincial migration. Only Ontario and Nova Scotia share that distinction.

StatsCan, Quarterly Demographic Estimates, October to December 2018
 

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Some good stats from that one,
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And also a chart showing nationwide tourism earnings during Q3 2018. Calgary and the Rockies are doing really well better than I thought...

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