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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
  December 2008 December 2009p December 2008 to December 2009 December 2008 to December 2009
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Newfoundland and Labrador        
St. John's 4,420 5,340 920 20.8
Nova Scotia        
Halifax 4,770 6,000 1,230 25.8
New Brunswick        
Saint John 1,820 2,540 720 39.6
Quebec        
Saguenay 4,840 5,010 170 3.5
Québec 10,310 11,440 1,130 11.0
Sherbrooke 3,180 3,400 220 6.9
Trois-Rivières 3,840 3,970 130 3.4
Montréal 55,480 70,670 15,190 27.4
Ottawa–Gatineau, Gatineau part 2,920 3,390 470 16.1
Ontario        
Ottawa–Gatineau, Ottawa part 5,500 7,770 2,270 41.3
Kingston 1,250 1,770 520 41.6
Oshawa 4,040 6,350 2,310 57.2
Toronto 58,620 87,490 28,870 49.2
Hamilton 7,280 10,880 3,600 49.5
St. Catharines–Niagara 7,140 9,900 2,760 38.7
Kitchener 6,260 8,760 2,500 39.9
London 7,440 8,000 560 7.5
Windsor 6,370 6,580 210 3.3
Greater Sudbury 2,260 4,690 2,430 107.5
Thunder Bay 1,820 2,480 660 36.3
Manitoba        
Winnipeg 5,520 8,710 3,190 57.8
Saskatchewan        
Regina 1,120 1,750 630 56.3
Saskatoon 1,350 2,310 960 71.1
Alberta        
Calgary 6,310 19,640 13,330 211.3
Edmonton 6,700 17,260 10,560 157.6
British Columbia        
Abbotsford–Mission 3,070 4,590 1,520 49.5
Vancouver 20,820 35,920 15,100 72.5
Victoria 2,580 4,470 1,890 73.3
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.