Region of Peel and City of Toronto Remain Top Destination for Millennials in 2020, Even as Many Flee in Search of More Affordable Housing
By: Diana Petramala and Hannah Chan Smyth
January 18, 2021
Statistics Canada released annual population estimates for Canadian major cities (approximated here by census divisions1) for July 1st, 2020. The data shows how the Millennial population in Canada changed between July 1st, 2019 and July 1st, 2020 (referred to as 2019/2020 from here on out). Millennials are defined as those who were born between 1981 and 1996 or were 24 to 39 years of age in 2020.
The data shows that the pandemic curbed the growth in the Millennial population for most major cities across Canada.
On net, 130,000 Millennials immigrated to Canada in 2020, both on a temporary and permanent basis, down from 175,000 in 2019.