The oilsands boom is reshaping Canada in many ways, and nowhere is this more obvious than where people are moving.
We've known for a long time that Canadians are flocking to Alberta for jobs, but a new chart from BMO shows just extreme the trend has become.
Atlantic Canada’s population is shrinking, while Alberta’s population growth is basically doubling the national average, BMO economist Benjamin Reitzes wrote in a client note Wednesday.
Reitzes found the trend is especially strong among working-age people (15 to 64), with Atlantic Canada losing more than one per cent of that group over the past year.
Those numbers put some context to all the news recently about that growing chasm in Canada’s economy: Alberta versus everyone else.