the rennie outlook 2021



Compared to the disruption to BC’s and Metro Vancouver’s international migration flows that Covid-19 brought in 2020, domestic migration was somewhat more resilient. This likely reflected, to varying degrees, the limited scope and enforceability of inter- and intra-provincial travel restrictions, a relatively effective response to the pandemic here in British Columbia, and a labour market that is outperforming most other provinces and the country’s largest metro areas. Domestic migration to BC was particularly strong in Q2 2020, despite the onset of the pandemic. During this period, British Columbia added almost 8,000 people from other parts of Canada, while Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario combined to lose almost 9,000 people.

OUR 2021 OUTLOOK With a relatively favourable experience managing both the spread of Covid-19 and the ongoing functioning of the economy (compared to other provinces), BC will add up to 20,000 people through net domestic migration in 2021. Metro Vancouver can expect to lose up to 10,000 residents through domestic migration—all to other parts of BC.


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