Public input sought for Calgary region future growth

The growth plan will reflect the changing needs of people, businesses and ecosystems that contribute to our region’s success

Public input sought for Calgary region future growthThe Calgary Metro Region Board, which includes 10 municipalities, is seeking public input to create a regional growth and servicing plan to support the long-term economic, environmental and social well-being of its member municipalities. "The quality of life of the Calgary Metropolitan Region draws tens of thousands of new residents here every year," said Calgary…

Easing population growth weighing on Canadian housing market

Due to the pandemic, the national population count expanded by only 75,000 in the first quarter of the year – the weakest such gain since 2015

Easing population growth weighing on Canadian housing marketEasing population growth will weigh on the Canadian housing market, according to a report by Rishi Sondhi, Economist with TD Economics. “The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown sand in the gears of Canadian population growth, with the national population count expanding at the slowest pace since 2015 in the first quarter and immigration collapsing in April.…

Population growth for Alberta despite weak economy

Between January 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020, Alberta’s population increased by 92,479 people for a growth rate of 2.1 per cent

Population growth for Alberta despite weak economyAlberta's economy may be struggling but its population continues to grow. Data released Thursday by ATB Financial's Economics & Research Team shows that population growth in the province has outpaced the national average. Between January 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020, Alberta’s population increased by 92,479 people for a growth rate of 2.1 per cent.…

Canadian immigration taking a big hit due to COVID

Permanent resident additions were down 30 per cent in March versus a year earlier, according to a report by RBC Economics

Canadian immigration taking a big hit due to COVIDPermanent resident additions were down 30 per cent in March versus a year earlier and temporary foreign worker entries in the agricultural sector fell 45 per cent, according to a new report released Friday by RBC Economics.  The report also said the number of students entering on study visas fell 45 per cent in March…