Five spots in Quebec among top growth cities in all of Canada

Jan 10 2023, 8:20 pm

If you’re looking for domestic development, five spots in Quebec are among the top cities experiencing growth, 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.

Five Quebec cities were ranked among the company’s top 25:

Trois Rivieres (2nd overall), Quebec City (4th), Montreal (9th), Sherbrooke (18th), and Saint-Hubert (20th).

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€

Specifically, 50.2% of U-Haul traffic arrived in a Quebec city in 2022, trailing only New Brunswick as the top growth province in all of Canada (51.1%).

Only Ontario had more growth cities (11) than Quebec’s five.

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