Migration Trends: Kitchener is No. 9 U-Haul Canadian Destination City

Kitchener is the No. 9 Canadian Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, the same spot it held in last year’s rankings.

Kitchener saw a 19 percent year-over-year decrease in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017, but still remained one of the top 10 busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Kitchener is my hometown, and I’m not surprised to see it continue to place as a U-Haul destination city,” stated David Anstett, U-Haul Company of Western Ontario president.

“It’s a place you can find big-city amenities with small-town friendliness. The Waterloo Region is a wonderful place to raise children, and it’s close to the jobs and excitement of Toronto. Kitchener has become a middle point for many commuters because it has affordable housing and new residences to accommodate a growing population. It may be a commuter city, but we also have job growth. We’re a major player in the technology industry and have cutting-edge universities that bring in fresh faces every year.”

U-Haul has two Company-owned stores and nine independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Kitchener city limits. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Kitchener at uhaul.com/locations.

Moving Season in Kitchener

U-Haul International, headquartered in Arizona, is counting down its top 10 Canadian Destination Cities as a prelude to “Moving Day” on July 1, one of the busiest dates for residential moves in Canada, and specifically Quebec. The No. 1 Destination City will be announced on June 29 via Twitter @uhaul and on myuhaulstory.com.

Vancouver is the No. 10 Destination City. Find Destination Cities 11-50 below and be sure to check back throughout the countdown.

Rankings are based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of DIY movers coming into a community. They do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily signify growth like U-Haul Growth Cities rankings.

U-Haul released its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2017 in January.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 states in the U.S. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

U-Haul Canadian Destination Cities

  1. KITCHENER, ON
  2. VANCOUVER, BC
  3. BRAMPTON, ON
  4. MISSISSAUGA, ON
  5. QUEBEC CITY, QC
  6. SCARBOROUGH, ON
  7. WINDSOR, ON
  8. KINGSTON, ON
  9. BARRIE, ON
  10. OSHAWA, ON
  11. KELOWNA, BC
  12. SURREY, BC
  13. GUELPH, ON
  14. WINNIPEG, MB
  15. ST. CATHARINES, ON
  16. BURLINGTON, ON
  17. ETOBICOKE, ON
  18. GATINEAU, QC
  19. PETERBOROUGH, ON
  20. SASKATOON, SK
  21. CAMBRIDGE, ON
  22. BRANTFORD, ON
  23. MONCTON, NB
  24. DARTMOUTH, NS
  25. ABBOTSFORD, BC
  26. LETHBRIDGE, AB
  27. NANAIMO, BC
  28. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB
  29. SHERBROOKE, QC
  30. REGINA, SK
  31. KAMLOOPS, BC
  32. NIAGARA FALLS, ON
  33. BELLEVILLE, ON
  34. SUDBURY, ON
  35. NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
  36. WATERLOO, ON
  37. LANGLEY, BC
  38. SARNIA, ON
  39. RED DEER, AB
  40. NORTH BAY, ON
  41. NEWMARKET, ON
  42. MILTON, ON

 

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