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Travel between Canada and other countries, January 2015

Released: 2015-03-19

Canadian residents made 5.0 million trips abroad in January, down 3.2% from the previous month.

Travel by Canadians to the United States decreased 3.2% to 4.2 million trips. This was mainly the result of a 6.0% decline in same-day car travel to the United States.

Travel by Canadian residents to overseas countries decreased 2.9% to 889,000 trips.

In the other direction, travel to Canada from abroad was down 1.2% in January to 2.2 million trips.

United States residents made 1.7 million trips to Canada in January, down 1.4% compared with December. All transportation modes saw decreases.

Travel to Canada from overseas countries declined 0.4% to 439,000 trips.

  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

Overseas markets refer to countries other than the United States.

A Canadian resident traveller is an international traveller from Canada who has travelled outside of Canada for a period of less than 12 months.

A non-resident traveller is an international traveller resident of a country other than Canada who is travelling to Canada for a period of less than 12 months.

The January 2015 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 31, no. 1 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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