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

Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan category – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2018
November
2019p
December
2019p
November to December 2019 December 2018 to December 2019 November to December 2019 December 2018 to December 2019
  numbernumbernumber changechange % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Census metropolitan areas 4,520 4,160 4,040 -120 -480 -2.9 -10.6
St. John's 4,520 4,160 4,040 -120 -480 -2.9 -10.6
Census agglomerations 4,480 4,350 4,260 -90 -220 -2.1 -4.9
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 25,220 24,140 23,820 -320 -1,400 -1.3 -5.6
Prince Edward Island              
Census agglomerations 3,590 3,450 3,300 -150 -290 -4.3 -8.1
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 4,700 4,410 4,300 -110 -400 -2.5 -8.5
Nova Scotia              
Census metropolitan areas 5,090 4,770 4,810 40 -280 0.8 -5.5
Halifax 5,090 4,770 4,810 40 -280 0.8 -5.5
Census agglomerations 8,970 8,550 8,440 -110 -530 -1.3 -5.9
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 13,080 12,650 12,440 -210 -640 -1.7 -4.9
New Brunswick              
Census metropolitan areas 5,260 5,250 5,070 -180 -190 -3.4 -3.6
Moncton 2,820 2,660 2,620 -40 -200 -1.5 -7.1
Saint John 2,430 2,590 2,460 -130 30 -5.0 1.2
Census agglomerations 6,230 6,500 6,280 -220 50 -3.4 0.8
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 19,250 19,120 18,290 -830 -960 -4.3 -5.0
Quebec              
Census metropolitan areas 58,340 56,370 55,060 -1,310 -3,280 -2.3 -5.6
Montréal 40,800 39,260 38,330 -930 -2,470 -2.4 -6.1
Ottawa–Gatineau (Quebec part) 2,870 2,780 2,750 -30 -120 -1.1 -4.2
Québec 7,380 7,020 6,990 -30 -390 -0.4 -5.3
Saguenay 2,830 2,710 2,690 -20 -140 -0.7 -4.9
Sherbrooke 2,390 2,500 2,270 -230 -120 -9.2 -5.0
Trois-Rivières 2,080 2,110 2,030 -80 -50 -3.8 -2.4
Census agglomerations 13,590 13,630 13,390 -240 -200 -1.8 -1.5
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 37,520 38,000 37,380 -620 -140 -1.6 -0.4
Ontario              
Census metropolitan areas 84,580 88,450 89,080 630 4,500 0.7 5.3
Barrie 2,010 2,000 1,990 -10 -20 -0.5 -1.0
Belleville 1,260 1,190 1,220 30 -40 2.5 -3.2
Brantford 1,420 1,570 1,580 10 160 0.6 11.3
Greater Sudbury 2,060 2,250 2,200 -50 140 -2.2 6.8
Guelph 990 1,170 1,260 90 270 7.7 27.3
Hamilton 5,430 5,790 5,760 -30 330 -0.5 6.1
Kingston 1,360 1,610 1,610 0 250 0.0 18.4
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 3,950 4,540 4,740 200 790 4.4 20.0
London 4,250 4,270 4,130 -140 -120 -3.3 -2.8
Oshawa 3,340 3,560 3,580 20 240 0.6 7.2
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 5,850 5,660 5,590 -70 -260 -1.2 -4.4
Peterborough 1,040 1,140 1,100 -40 60 -3.5 5.8
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,350 4,380 4,370 -10 20 -0.2 0.5
Thunder Bay 1,330 1,490 1,510 20 180 1.3 13.5
Toronto 42,410 44,600 45,200 600 2,790 1.3 6.6
Windsor 3,530 3,220 3,230 10 -300 0.3 -8.5
Census agglomerations 13,170 13,450 13,340 -110 170 -0.8 1.3
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 18,480 18,540 17,940 -600 -540 -3.2 -2.9
Manitoba              
Census metropolitan areas 7,710 7,270 7,280 10 -430 0.1 -5.6
Winnipeg 7,710 7,270 7,280 10 -430 0.1 -5.6
Census agglomerations 1,350 1,350 1,360 10 10 0.7 0.7
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 6,830 6,630 6,600 -30 -230 -0.5 -3.4
Saskatchewan              
Census metropolitan areas 5,730 5,700 5,830 130 100 2.3 1.7
Regina 2,150 2,090 2,090 0 -60 0.0 -2.8
Saskatoon 3,590 3,620 3,740 120 150 3.3 4.2
Census agglomerations 2,820 2,850 2,830 -20 10 -0.7 0.4
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 7,370 7,420 7,550 130 180 1.8 2.4
Alberta              
Census metropolitan areas 34,630 33,230 34,170 940 -460 2.8 -1.3
Calgary 15,570 15,330 15,870 540 300 3.5 1.9
Edmonton 18,120 16,820 17,160 340 -960 2.0 -5.3
Lethbridge 950 1,090 1,150 60 200 5.5 21.1
Census agglomerations 6,710 6,800 6,990 190 280 2.8 4.2
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 8,560 9,280 9,470 190 910 2.0 10.6
British Columbia              
Census metropolitan areas 20,010 20,280 20,730 450 720 2.2 3.6
Abbotsford–Mission 1,760 1,780 1,800 20 40 1.1 2.3
Kelowna 2,190 2,140 2,230 90 40 4.2 1.8
Vancouver 14,000 14,220 14,560 340 560 2.4 4.0
Victoria 2,060 2,140 2,140 0 80 0.0 3.9
Census agglomerations 11,070 11,640 11,820 180 750 1.5 6.8
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 8,950 9,350 9,290 -60 340 -0.6 3.8
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