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Commuting Patterns and Places of Work of Canadians, 2006 Census: Portrait of census metropolitan areas and their municipalities

Place of work

Sharp increase in the number of workers in the CMAs of Barrie, Kelowna and Calgary

Between 2001 and 2006, the number of people whose place of work was in the Barrie census metropolitan area (CMA) rose 20.2%, from 54,300 to 65,300 workers. This was the largest increase among all the CMAs. Kelowna (+17.3%) and Calgary (+15.7%) stood out with well above-average increases in employment.

Most often, the increase in the number of workers in the different CMAs reflects correctly their population growth. For example, the Barrie CMA, which had the largest increase in the number of workers, was also the one with the sharpest population increase in the intercensal period.

Table 7
Distribution of workers with a usual place of work or working at home, census metropolitan areas, 2001 and 2006

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