Table 3 
Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits,1 by census metropolitan category2 – Seasonally adjusted 

Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits, by census metropolitan category – Seasonally adjusted
  September
2022
August
2023p
September
2023p
August to September 2023 September 2022 to September 2023 August to September 2023 September 2022 to September 2023
  numbernumbernumber changechange % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Census metropolitan areas 4,200 3,690 3,760 70 -440 1.9 -10.5
St. John's 4,200 3,690 3,760 70 -440 1.9 -10.5
Census agglomerations 4,350 3,880 3,860 -20 -490 -0.5 -11.3
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 23,960 20,960 21,440 480 -2,520 2.3 -10.5
Prince Edward Island              
Census agglomerations 3,980 2,950 2,870 -80 -1,110 -2.7 -27.9
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 4,600 3,680 3,690 10 -910 0.3 -19.8
Nova Scotia              
Census metropolitan areas 4,350 4,320 4,350 30 0 0.7 0.0
Halifax 4,350 4,320 4,350 30 0 0.7 0.0
Census agglomerations 7,730 6,570 6,520 -50 -1,210 -0.8 -15.7
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 12,060 10,670 10,540 -130 -1,520 -1.2 -12.6
New Brunswick              
Census metropolitan areas 4,890 5,180 4,300 -880 -590 -17.0 -12.1
Moncton 2,430 2,730 2,140 -590 -290 -21.6 -11.9
Saint John 2,460 2,450 2,160 -290 -300 -11.8 -12.2
Census agglomerations 5,850 5,790 4,680 -1,110 -1,170 -19.2 -20.0
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 17,970 17,470 14,620 -2,850 -3,350 -16.3 -18.6
Quebec              
Census metropolitan areas 58,000 58,300 58,460 160 460 0.3 0.8
Montréal 40,350 41,620 41,860 240 1,510 0.6 3.7
Ottawa–Gatineau (Quebec part) 2,900 2,890 2,840 -50 -60 -1.7 -2.1
Québec 7,200 7,040 6,940 -100 -260 -1.4 -3.6
Saguenay 2,670 2,200 2,270 70 -400 3.2 -15.0
Sherbrooke 2,610 2,540 2,520 -20 -90 -0.8 -3.4
Trois-Rivières 2,250 2,010 2,040 30 -210 1.5 -9.3
Census agglomerations 14,050 13,090 12,860 -230 -1,190 -1.8 -8.5
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 37,880 34,490 34,180 -310 -3,700 -0.9 -9.8
Ontario              
Census metropolitan areas 90,210 94,540 94,320 -220 4,110 -0.2 4.6
Barrie 1,870 1,960 1,930 -30 60 -1.5 3.2
Belleville 1,160 1,070 1,060 -10 -100 -0.9 -8.6
Brantford 1,280 1,460 1,450 -10 170 -0.7 13.3
Greater Sudbury 1,940 1,790 1,770 -20 -170 -1.1 -8.8
Guelph 1,070 1,140 1,130 -10 60 -0.9 5.6
Hamilton 6,620 6,150 6,130 -20 -490 -0.3 -7.4
Kingston 1,290 1,370 1,340 -30 50 -2.2 3.9
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 3,790 4,510 4,550 40 760 0.9 20.1
London 5,180 4,950 4,780 -170 -400 -3.4 -7.7
Oshawa 3,550 3,560 3,540 -20 -10 -0.6 -0.3
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 5,490 6,600 6,730 130 1,240 2.0 22.6
Peterborough 970 1,000 980 -20 10 -2.0 1.0
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,640 4,250 4,220 -30 -420 -0.7 -9.1
Thunder Bay 1,370 1,210 1,190 -20 -180 -1.7 -13.1
Toronto 43,090 49,690 49,910 220 6,820 0.4 15.8
Windsor 6,900 3,820 3,630 -190 -3,270 -5.0 -47.4
Census agglomerations 12,930 12,290 12,080 -210 -850 -1.7 -6.6
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 16,910 15,920 15,920 0 -990 0.0 -5.9
Manitoba              
Census metropolitan areas 8,160 7,970 7,450 -520 -710 -6.5 -8.7
Winnipeg 8,160 7,970 7,450 -520 -710 -6.5 -8.7
Census agglomerations 1,370 1,410 1,290 -120 -80 -8.5 -5.8
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 6,830 6,540 6,210 -330 -620 -5.0 -9.1
Saskatchewan              
Census metropolitan areas 4,660 5,080 4,590 -490 -70 -9.6 -1.5
Regina 1,960 1,990 1,880 -110 -80 -5.5 -4.1
Saskatoon 2,690 3,090 2,710 -380 20 -12.3 0.7
Census agglomerations 2,610 2,360 2,420 60 -190 2.5 -7.3
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 7,510 6,330 6,840 510 -670 8.1 -8.9
Alberta              
Census metropolitan areas 33,000 32,140 32,610 470 -390 1.5 -1.2
Calgary 14,780 14,650 15,160 510 380 3.5 2.6
Edmonton 17,260 16,300 16,500 200 -760 1.2 -4.4
Lethbridge 970 1,180 950 -230 -20 -19.5 -2.1
Census agglomerations 6,320 6,520 6,370 -150 50 -2.3 0.8
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 8,490 8,450 7,860 -590 -630 -7.0 -7.4
British Columbia              
Census metropolitan areas 23,870 28,780 31,080 2,300 7,210 8.0 30.2
Abbotsford–Mission 2,110 2,010 2,090 80 -20 4.0 -0.9
Kelowna 1,930 2,080 2,190 110 260 5.3 13.5
Vancouver 17,650 22,290 24,520 2,230 6,870 10.0 38.9
Victoria 2,170 2,400 2,280 -120 110 -5.0 5.1
Census agglomerations 10,080 10,540 10,420 -120 340 -1.1 3.4
Outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations 8,030 8,150 8,460 310 430 3.8 5.4
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