Sorry to re-post the facts but since some people continue to deny them:
The actual data corroborate the story/article from Vancouver Magazine in the original post and prove that Vancouver's population growth (i.e. NETTING-OUT incoming people with out-going people) is down to near 10 yr lows due to plunging immigration and net OUT-migration to other provinces - Vancouver is way behind other Canadian cities in population growth, jobs, etc...Here are the facts with back-up data citations from StasCan etc..:
http://www.central1.com/publications/ec ... 9%20BC.pdf
"Slower population growth in recent quarters has
refl ected a sharp decline in the fl ow of landed international
immigrants to the province and an increased
outfl ow of residents to other provinces.
"This slowdown in international immigration
likely refl ects ongoing challenges in the global
economy and tepid labour markets that have slowed
both the demand for and supply of immigrants.
Meanwhile, B.C. also recorded an estimated net loss
of 746 persons to other provinces during the quarter.
While the infl ow and outfl ow of migrants to and from
B.C. has trended higher since late 2009, the outfl ow
has risen substantially faster, refl ecting stronger
labour market fundamentals in other regions. The
unemployment rate in B.C. was 7.5% in August, while
comparable rates in the Prairies ranged from 4.5%
in Saskatchewan to 5.6% in Alberta. Year-over-year
employment growth in Alberta was 4.2%, in contrast
to no change in B.C. Tighter labour markets and thus
higher potential for income gains has increased the
incentive for individuals to cross the provincial border
for economic reasons."
And, for comparative data for Canadian cities showing Vancouver trailing in all major economic categories and trailing Toronto, Calgary, Saskatoon and other CDN cities in population growth: