Alberta Real Estate Association
Alberta continues to lead the way in in migration from both other provinces, and newly landed immigrants. Alberta’s population is expected to reach 6.2 million in the next 25 years from a current 4 million. This is largely due to international migration who view Alberta as the land of opportunity for years to come.
Changes in population from migration and immigration:
Inter-provincial migration and international immigration added 25,686 people to Alberta’s population in the second quarter of 2014. This was a 22 per cent increase from the same period in 2013 and marked the highest level of net migration in more than four decades. This was also the first time since 1980 that any quarter had recorded a net influx of more than 25,000 people.
There was a gain of 13,204 people from inter-provincial migration to Alberta in the second quarter. This represented 25 per cent more migrants compared to the second quarter of 2013 and was the highest level of net inter-provincial migration since the third quarter of 2006.
International immigration added a record 12,482 people to Alberta’s population in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 20 per cent compared to levels in the second quarter of 2013. This was only the third time in history that net international immigration levels had exceeded 10,000.