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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
  October 2008 October 2009p October 2008 to October 2009 October 2008 to October 2009
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Newfoundland and Labrador        
St. John's 3,340 4,570 1,230 36.8
Nova Scotia        
Halifax 3,460 4,860 1,400 40.5
New Brunswick        
Saint John 1,070 1,730 660 61.7
Quebec        
Saguenay 3,650 3,740 90 2.5
Québec 6,280 8,070 1,790 28.5
Sherbrooke 1,960 2,620 660 33.7
Trois-Rivières 2,790 3,070 280 10.0
Montréal 40,250 59,660 19,410 48.2
Ottawa–Gatineau, Gatineau part 1,970 2,610 640 32.5
Ontario        
Ottawa–Gatineau, Ottawa part 4,400 6,950 2,550 58.0
Kingston 800 1,340 540 67.5
Oshawa 4,270 5,630 1,360 31.9
Toronto 46,410 82,410 36,000 77.6
Hamilton 4,820 9,980 5,160 107.1
St. Catharines–Niagara 3,890 7,200 3,310 85.1
Kitchener 4,160 8,100 3,940 94.7
London 4,270 6,800 2,530 59.3
Windsor 4,720 6,230 1,510 32.0
Greater Sudbury 1,640 3,990 2,350 143.3
Thunder Bay 1,150 1,800 650 56.5
Manitoba        
Winnipeg 3,270 6,010 2,740 83.8
Saskatchewan        
Regina 660 1,190 530 80.3
Saskatoon 720 1,550 830 115.3
Alberta        
Calgary 4,060 18,350 14,290 352.0
Edmonton 4,190 14,740 10,550 251.8
British Columbia        
Abbotsford–Mission 1,650 3,330 1,680 101.8
Vancouver 13,790 31,000 17,210 124.8
Victoria 1,720 3,730 2,010 116.9
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.