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PEI – Out-migration at record level

In 2012-13, P.E.I. experienced a net loss of close to 1,100 Islanders to inter-provincial migration, according to data from Statistics Canada. Capture d’écran 2014-06-20 à 08.15.47

This is the largest loss of P.E.I. residents to other provinces in more than 30 years.

Tourism and business representatives from across the province have expressed concerns about the out-migration of workers, also attributing this to the changes in EI rules.

An increasing number of Islanders, especially from rural areas, are going to western Canada for work.

Some are leaving P.E.I. altogether while other families are seeing husbands and fathers “commuting” to Alberta spending two weeks in the oil patch, one week at home.

via Don’t blame P.E.I.’s record high out-migration rates on EI changes: Harper – Local – The Guardian.

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