New data from Statistics Canada shows that the number of people leaving Quebec for other provinces rose between 2011 and 2016.
Roughly 7000 residents are thought to leave the province each year while the province had a net loss of roughly 36,000 individuals in the 5 year period.
This is a rather large spike as between 2006 and 2011, Quebec’s net loss of residents through inter-provincial migration was 20,245.
Perhaps most important though was the trend showing a decline in immigration, where not only are more people leaving the province but less people are entering it.
It’s the second time in a row that the province’s net population loss through inter provincial migration has almost doubled between censuses. Between 2001 and 2006, Quebec had a net loss of 11,650 residents.
The data shows that the province is not replenishing its depleting francophone population or its below 30 demographic as both groups still choose to emigrate more than to immigrate to the province.