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Target: To be in the top three among the provinces based on rate per 1,000 population
In 2018, Manitoba’s total net migration rate of 8.16 migrants per thousand population ranked seventh among provinces. The rate is the difference between the number of people coming into the province and the number of people leaving throughout the year. In the past few years, Manitoba’s total net migration has decreased because more people are leaving the province to other jurisdictions.
The formula for total net migration combines all the components of migration.
International migration + Interprovincial migration = Total net migration
Total net migration estimates are derived from Statistics Canada’s demographic estimates program. The source data are extracted from administrative files and derived from Statistics Canada surveys and other sources.A rate per thousand population is calculated by dividing the number of events for a specific time period, by the population at the mid-point of the period, then multiplying by 1,000. These rates allow for standardized comparisons across jurisdictions.
Total net migration combines the inflows and outflows of residents relocating between Manitoba and other provinces, territories and countries. An increase in the number of residents relocating out of the province can have a negative impact on population growth.
The government will continue work to create conditions to improve quality of life and provide opportunities to reduce the amount of people leaving to other provinces.