Montréal experienced losses of -35,900 people in its migratory exchanges with Québec’s other administrative regions in 2019-2020. This is its largest deficit since data became available (2001-2002). Conversely, several regions adjacent to Montréal and others further away saw their migration gains increase significantly over the past year. This is the case for Laurentides, Lanaudière, Estrie, Mauricie, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and Bas-Saint-Laurent.
This bulletin presents the results of interregional migratory exchanges for each of Québec’s 17 administrative regions in 2019-2020. It also presents the major trends at the regional county municipality (RCM) level. The main results are interpreted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been affecting Québec since March 2020.