Kingston, Ontario, has topped the list of cities showing net migration gains in 2018.
That’s according to an analysis of U-Haul moving truck transactions to determine the top 25 Canadian Growth Cities. The rankings are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a city versus leaving that city during a calendar year.
Kingston rose 12 spots in the rankings to become the number 1 growth city, with a 9% increase in arrivals of one-way trucks – to 52.8% of all one-way traffic for the city – while departures were up only 2%.
“Kingston is a healthy and bustling city,” stated Antony Grocott, U-Haul Company of Eastern Ontario president. “It’s in close proximity to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. People priced out of major cities can still easily commute to their jobs while having a livable and diverse community like Kingston.”
Victoria took second place, beating Trenton, Halifax, and Ottawa which was last year’s number one.
“Victoria’s growth can really be seen in the outskirts,” noted Michelle Benson, U-Haul Company of Vancouver and Vancouver Island president. “All the land you could see from the highways has been developed to satisfy the growing populations.”
U-Haul Canadian Growth Cities for 2018
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