OTTAWA is U-Haul No. 4 Canadian Destination City for 2019

Jul 1, 2020

Ottawa registers as the No. 4 Destination City in Canada, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, moving up one spot from its ranking on last year’s list.

Ottawa held steady year-over-year in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019 while remaining one of the top five busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Ottawa will always attract residents because it’s the capital of Canada,” said Claude Boucher, U-Haul Company of Western Quebec president. “There are a variety of government jobs that are always bringing young professionals into the city. It’s no surprise do-it-yourself movers are coming to Ottawa.”

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U-Haul has three Company-owned stores and 17 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in Ottawa city limits.

Rankings are based by 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 do-it-yourself movers coming into a city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings do.

U-Haul released its complete Growth States rankings; its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities; and its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2019 in January.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 22,000 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 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

Find local U-Haul stores and neighborhood dealers at uhaul.com/locations.

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