Table 3 
Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits1 by census metropolitan category2 – Seasonally adjusted 

Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan category – Seasonally adjusted
  October
2018
September
2019p
October
2019p
September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 2019 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 2019
  numbernumbernumber changechange % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Census metropolitan areas 4,550 4,180 4,130 -50 -420 -1.2 -9.2
St. John's 4,550 4,180 4,130 -50 -420 -1.2 -9.2
Census agglomerations 4,340 4,360 4,400 40 60 0.9 1.4
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 24,940 24,320 24,380 60 -560 0.2 -2.2
Prince Edward Island              
Census agglomerations 3,530 3,430 3,470 40 -60 1.2 -1.7
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 4,570 4,460 4,460 0 -110 0.0 -2.4
Nova Scotia              
Census metropolitan areas 5,220 4,690 4,510 -180 -710 -3.8 -13.6
Halifax 5,220 4,690 4,510 -180 -710 -3.8 -13.6
Census agglomerations 8,860 8,330 8,370 40 -490 0.5 -5.5
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 13,390 12,610 12,390 -220 -1,000 -1.7 -7.5
New Brunswick              
Census metropolitan areas 5,050 5,160 5,210 50 160 1.0 3.2
Moncton 2,730 2,590 2,640 50 -90 1.9 -3.3
Saint John 2,320 2,570 2,570 0 250 0.0 10.8
Census agglomerations 6,180 6,360 6,360 0 180 0.0 2.9
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 18,010 18,880 19,210 330 1,200 1.7 6.7
Quebec              
Census metropolitan areas 61,400 58,200 57,210 -990 -4,190 -1.7 -6.8
Montréal 42,890 40,780 40,250 -530 -2,640 -1.3 -6.2
Ottawa–Gatineau (Quebec part) 2,970 2,910 2,870 -40 -100 -1.4 -3.4
Québec 7,860 6,910 6,700 -210 -1,160 -3.0 -14.8
Saguenay 2,920 2,860 2,750 -110 -170 -3.8 -5.8
Sherbrooke 2,660 2,510 2,450 -60 -210 -2.4 -7.9
Trois-Rivières 2,100 2,230 2,190 -40 90 -1.8 4.3
Census agglomerations 13,750 13,920 13,630 -290 -120 -2.1 -0.9
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 37,730 38,730 38,370 -360 640 -0.9 1.7
Ontario              
Census metropolitan areas 82,100 87,640 88,470 830 6,370 0.9 7.8
Barrie 1,850 1,970 1,950 -20 100 -1.0 5.4
Belleville 1,200 1,150 1,200 50 0 4.3 0.0
Brantford 1,450 1,580 1,590 10 140 0.6 9.7
Greater Sudbury 2,050 2,140 2,180 40 130 1.9 6.3
Guelph 960 1,090 1,280 190 320 17.4 33.3
Hamilton 5,620 5,610 5,600 -10 -20 -0.2 -0.4
Kingston 1,300 1,550 1,590 40 290 2.6 22.3
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 3,940 4,420 4,480 60 540 1.4 13.7
London 3,970 4,300 4,600 300 630 7.0 15.9
Oshawa 3,290 3,300 3,480 180 190 5.5 5.8
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 5,900 5,680 5,690 10 -210 0.2 -3.6
Peterborough 970 1,080 1,080 0 110 0.0 11.3
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,310 4,750 4,900 150 590 3.2 13.7
Thunder Bay 1,400 1,410 1,410 0 10 0.0 0.7
Toronto 41,460 44,160 44,020 -140 2,560 -0.3 6.2
Windsor 2,460 3,450 3,420 -30 960 -0.9 39.0
Census agglomerations 13,120 13,490 13,670 180 550 1.3 4.2
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 18,260 19,060 18,890 -170 630 -0.9 3.5
Manitoba              
Census metropolitan areas 7,610 7,170 7,180 10 -430 0.1 -5.7
Winnipeg 7,610 7,170 7,180 10 -430 0.1 -5.7
Census agglomerations 1,360 1,280 1,290 10 -70 0.8 -5.1
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 6,710 6,620 6,720 100 10 1.5 0.1
Saskatchewan              
Census metropolitan areas 5,420 5,070 5,180 110 -240 2.2 -4.4
Regina 2,020 1,920 1,930 10 -90 0.5 -4.5
Saskatoon 3,400 3,150 3,250 100 -150 3.2 -4.4
Census agglomerations 2,730 2,670 2,720 50 -10 1.9 -0.4
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 7,280 7,110 7,140 30 -140 0.4 -1.9
Alberta              
Census metropolitan areas 34,510 31,810 31,800 -10 -2,710 0.0 -7.9
Calgary 15,240 14,730 14,610 -120 -630 -0.8 -4.1
Edmonton 18,360 16,070 16,160 90 -2,200 0.6 -12.0
Lethbridge 920 1,020 1,030 10 110 1.0 12.0
Census agglomerations 6,270 6,230 6,320 90 50 1.4 0.8
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 8,240 8,760 8,810 50 570 0.6 6.9
British Columbia              
Census metropolitan areas 19,720 20,150 20,170 20 450 0.1 2.3
Abbotsford–Mission 1,700 1,830 1,860 30 160 1.6 9.4
Kelowna 2,070 2,040 2,060 20 -10 1.0 -0.5
Vancouver 14,030 14,150 14,090 -60 60 -0.4 0.4
Victoria 1,920 2,130 2,150 20 230 0.9 12.0
Census agglomerations 10,500 11,240 11,450 210 950 1.9 9.0
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 8,440 9,190 9,480 290 1,040 3.2 12.3
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