Alberta city named one of the most popular moving destinations in Canada

Jan 10 2023, 5:27 pm

Whether people are packing up and moving for those calm streets or more affordable housing prices, one Alberta city welcomed newcomers in 2022, according to the latest U-Haul Growth Index.

The U-Haul Growth Index is compiled according to the net gain (or loss) of one-way U-Haul trucks arriving in a province or city, versus departing from that province or city, in a calendar year.

Migration trends data is compiled from well over two million one-way U-Haul truck transactions that occur annually across Canada and the US.

The sole Alberta spot to make the top 25 was Camrose, which landed at #16.

Chatham, Ontario, took the top spot, followed by Trois Rivieres, Quebec, and Sarnia, Ontario.

 

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ā€œDuring the pandemic, people got into the habit of working remotely. Because of that, they were able to find cheaper housing outside of the major metropolitan areas,” said Devin Mitchell, U-Haul Company of Atlantic Canada president.

“I would bet most U-Haul relocations have one thing in common: cost. People are trying to find the most affordable places with the lowest cost of living while still being able to access the great outdoor amenities for which Canada is known.ā€

Chestermere, Alberta, also got a special shoutout due to just missing the top 25 but saw more arrivals than departures.

For the entire country, New Brunswick was the top growth province.

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