Population Growth

B-C’s strong economy seems to be behind another population increase in the province. The year over year hike through the first quarter of 2008 is 1.5 percent, second only to 1.8 percent, in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In fact three western provinces are the only ones posting increases, above the national average, of 1.1 percent In BC net international migration remains the main contributor to the growth, totalling more than 10 thousand people. By comparison inter-provincial migration showed a net increase, of less than two thousand. Put another way eighty-five per cent of net migrants are coming to B-C from other nations and, only 15 per cent from other provinces. There were also nearly 10 thousand 500 births recorded in the province, during the first three months of the year. However, the death toll was over 85 hundred and, that’s the largest number of recorded deaths in the post war era.

Thanks for Reading!

Energeticcity.ca is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it–but we need your support.


Give $10 a month to Energeticcity.ca today and be the reason we can cover the next story.

Don't miss a news

story with our daily email!

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.