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Travel between Canada and other countries, September 2015

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Released: 2015-11-19

Residents of overseas countries made 477,000 trips to Canada in September, up 3.6% from August. The gain was mainly attributable to a 10.2% increase in visitors from China.

Travel from Canada to overseas countries fell 6.5% to 956,000 trips in September.

Canadian residents made 3.5 million trips to the United States in September, down 1.9% compared with August. The decrease was mainly due to a 3.9% decline in same-day car trips to the United States.

In the other direction, travel from the United States to Canada was relatively unchanged from August.

  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. For information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

Overseas countries refer to countries other than the United States.

A Canadian resident traveller is a Canadian resident who has travelled outside of Canada for a period of less than 12 months.

A non-resident traveller is a resident of a country other than Canada who is travelling to Canada for a period of less than 12 months.


The September 2015 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 31, no. 9 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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