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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 municipalities of Vaughan, Surrey and Laval

Among the 25 largest municipalities (or census subdivisions) in terms of the number of workers having their usual place of work there, the three with the sharpest increase in the number of workers, in the most recent intercensal period, were all peripheral municipalities in their respective CMA: Vaughan, in the Toronto CMA (+22.2%), Surrey, in the Vancouver CMA (+17.0%) and Laval, in the MontrĂ©al CMA (+15.8%).

However, in terms of the net increase in the number of workers, Calgary came first. In 2006, 71,510 more workers than in 2001 had their usual place of work in this municipality, a 15.4% increase.

In the two main municipalities in the nation's capital region, employment grew faster in the municipality of Gatineau (+9.7%) than in that of Ottawa (+3.7%).

Table 9
Distribution of workers by their place of work and their place of residence for the 25 municipalities with the largest number of workers, 2001 and 2006

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