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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Moving to Alberta?

That's ok you are not the only ones. Stats Canada reports that a growing number of people are moving to Alberta for a number of reasons. Here in the Edmonton area we are seeing a large number of those people. If you are moving here you need someone is in constant contact and has experience in this market. You need someone who has your interests in mind. We'd like to apply for the position of your life long Realtors. Our Ultimate service promise guarantees our commitment to you. You can search for everything you need on our website. Neighborhood information for all Edmonton communities, you can search all MLS listings and much more. Just visit www.edmonton-homes.ca for all your real estate needs. Below is an article from CBC online about the stats can report.

Alberta's population grew by more than 25,000 in the final three months of last year, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday.

"Record numbers of people flocked to the booming province from other regions of Canada," the agency said. "Only during the oil boom period of 1979-1980 was there similar growth."

Two-thirds of the new arrivals came from other provinces.

The population is growing faster than builders can finish homes in some areas, and is pushing real estate prices through the roof.

Oilsands boomtown Fort McMurray considered setting up work camps to handle the influx of incoming workers.

As people move to Alberta, the population in other provinces and territories fell.

"Seven of Canada's 13 provinces and territories experienced a decline in their population during the fourth quarter," StatsCan said.

It's only the second time in 35 years that so many regions reported a drop in population during the same quarter.
Aside from Alberta, only British Columbia and Nunavut reported growth above the national average. Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba also grew.

Newfoundland and Labrador lost 2,300 people to about 514,400.

With the new arrivals, Alberta's total population is more than 3.3 million.

In some provinces, immigrants helped offset the population loss to Alberta.

Canada took in 55,400 immigrants in the quarter, the second-largest quarterly gain since 2000.

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