Edmonton now Canada’s 5th largest metro region

The Edmonton area’s surging metro population is now larger than Ottawa-Gatineau, making it the fifth most populous urban region in Canada.

That’s according to the latest population data from Statistics Canada, which showed the Edmonton CMA (census metropolitan area) had 1,328,290 residents as of June 30, 2014, up 3.3 per cent over the previous 12 months.

The Edmonton CMA’s growth rate was the second-fastest in Canada over that period, trailing only Calgary’s 3.6 per cent uptick, and it was three times faster than the national growth rate of 1.1 per cent.

As usual, the Toronto CMA (6,055,724) remains the country’s most populous urban centre by a wide margin.

Read full article HERE.

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