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More people leaving Alberta than moving in for 1st time in 15 years: Stats Canada

Saddled with dwindling employment and shrinking energy prices, Alberta seems to be losing its status as the promised land for job-seekers from across Canada. For more than a decade the province’s resource-rich economy has drawn in hundreds of thousands of people from Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere. But Statistics Canada’s third-quarter population estimate for 2009 shows more people left Alberta for other provinces than moved in. That’s the first time that has happened since 1994.

Read the full article by Shannon Montgomery, “More people leaving Alta than moving in for 1st time in 15 years: Stats Canada” at Google News.

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