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Table 4 Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

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Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas
  August 2008 August 2009p August 2008 to August 2009 August 2008 to August 2009
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Newfoundland and Labrador        
St. John's 4,180 5,400 1,220 29.2
Nova Scotia        
Halifax 5,010 6,800 1,790 35.7
New Brunswick        
Saint John 1,900 2,670 770 40.5
Quebec        
Saguenay 4,300 4,650 350 8.1
Québec 10,300 12,180 1,880 18.3
Sherbrooke 2,840 3,860 1,020 35.9
Trois-Rivières 3,890 4,110 220 5.7
Montréal 58,280 80,020 21,740 37.3
Ottawa–Gatineau, Gatineau part 3,340 4,150 810 24.3
Ontario        
Ottawa–Gatineau, Ottawa part 7,010 9,950 2,940 41.9
Kingston 1,640 2,240 600 36.6
Oshawa 4,600 8,270 3,670 79.8
Toronto 63,300 110,990 47,690 75.3
Hamilton 8,140 14,220 6,080 74.7
St. Catharines–Niagara 6,060 10,370 4,310 71.1
Kitchener 5,620 11,480 5,860 104.3
London 5,900 10,010 4,110 69.7
Windsor 6,270 9,410 3,140 50.1
Greater Sudbury 2,370 4,940 2,570 108.4
Thunder Bay 1,960 2,730 770 39.3
Manitoba        
Winnipeg 7,520 10,640 3,120 41.5
Saskatchewan        
Regina 1,390 1,940 550 39.6
Saskatoon 1,950 2,980 1,030 52.8
Alberta        
Calgary 5,680 22,070 16,390 288.6
Edmonton 6,370 19,150 12,780 200.6
British Columbia        
Abbotsford–Mission 1,630 3,330 1,700 104.3
Vancouver 17,160 38,980 21,820 127.2
Victoria 2,160 4,480 2,320 107.4
preliminary
Note(s):
The number of beneficiaries receiving regular benefits excludes claimants receiving training, job creation and self-employment benefits as well as other employment and support measures benefits.