Provincial growth grew by nearly 17,000 or 1.4% since this time last year, according to the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics (MBS).
It’s the biggest increase in individuals since 1971, when modern-day record keeping began.
Over the last 12 months, an estimated total of 13,101 immigrants made their new homes in Manitoba. This is well above the 10,902 who arrived in the previous 12-month period.
According to MBS estimates, Manitoba’s population stood at 1,226,000 as of October 1.