Since 2020, BC’s population has grown while Vancouver’s has shrunk, according to the latest quarterly Statistics Canada data.
The population of BC at the end of 2020 was estimated by the agency to be 5,156,587. A year later, it was estimated to be at 5,249,635 – an overall gain of 93,048 residents.
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In Vancouver, between 2020 and 2021, the population estimate dropped from 700,015 to 693,235 – an overall loss of 6,780 residents.
“It’s quite illuminating how the “arrival cities” of Toronto and Vancouver shed population to their surrounding regions,” they wrote on their Twitter.
Overall Metro Vancouver sees a lot of international inflow, too much for all to stay. So where do people go? Mostly to other parts of BC. And this trend has recently increased. pic.twitter.com/PpOUHLjhvN
— Jens von Bergmann (@vb_jens) January 13, 2022
Adding to the recent Statistics Canada data, U-Haul recently showed that people were moving to BC from other parts of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.