B.C. losing residents

Statistics Canada reports province suffers loss of 2,748 residents in third quarter of 2012

  • Jan. 6, 2013 1:00 p.m.

B.C. continues to be plagued by population losses through interprovincial migration.

Statistic Canada has reported that B.C. suffered a net loss of 2,748 residents in the third quarter of 2012, bringing the total number of British Columbians seeking opportunities elsewhere in Canada through the first nine months of 2012 to 6,423.

“According to Statistics Canada increasing numbers of British Columbians are leaving their home province for higher paying jobs and better opportunities elsewhere in Canada,” said BC Conservative leader John Cummins.

The July-September decline represents the fifth consecutive quarter that B.C. has experienced a net interprovincial migration loss, an unbroken string going back to the July-September quarter of 2011.