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Travel between Canada and other countries, September 2016

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Released: 2016-11-21

Residents of overseas countries made 541,000 trips to Canada in September, up 1.1% from August and 13.5% higher than the same month a year earlier. This figure was the highest for a month of September since modern recordkeeping began in 1972.

Travel by Canadian residents to overseas countries also reached a new high with 1.0 million trips in September, up 0.5% from August.

United States residents made 2.0 million trips to Canada in September, an increase of 2.0% from August.

Canadian residents made 3.5 million trips to the United States in September, up 1.2% compared with the previous month.

  Note to readers

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

Seasonally adjusted data from June to August 2016 have been revised.

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 2016 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 32, 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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