Federal electoral districts redistribution 2022

House of Commons seat allocation by province 2022 to 2032

On October 15th 2021, the Chief Electoral Officer calculated the House of Commons seats to be allocated to each province using the representation formula found in the Constitution and the population estimates provided by Statistics Canada.

This seat allocation will only take effect when a new representation order comes into force. Consult the federal redistribution timeline to find out more.

Allocation of Seats in the House of Commons

Will take effect when the representation order comes into force

Province/ Territory Population estimate ÷ Electoral quotient1 = Initial seat allocation + Senatorial clause + Grandfather clause + Representation rule = Total seats
British Columbia 5,214,805 121,891 43 - - - 43
Alberta 4,442,879 37 - - - 37
Saskatchewan 1,179,844 10 - 4 - 14
Manitoba 1,383,765 12 - 2 - 14
Ontario 14,826,276 122 - - - 122
Quebec 8,604,495 71 - 4 2 77
New Brunswick 789,225 7 3 - - 10
Nova Scotia 992,055 9 1 1 - 11
Prince Edward Island 164,318 2 2 - - 4
Newfoundland and Labrador 520,553 5 1 1 - 7
Yukon 42,986 n/a 1
Northwest Territories 45,504 n/a 1
Nunavut 39,403 n/a 1
Total 38,246,108   342

1 The total population of each province is from Statistics Canada's quarterly estimate of July 1, 2021. The electoral quotient is obtained by multiplying the quotient of the last decennial redistribution (111,166) by the average of the population growth rates of the 10 provinces (9.647%) in the last 10 years. The new electoral quotient thus calculated is 121,891. The number of seats initially allocated to each province is calculated by dividing the population number of each province by the electoral quotient. This figure is then rounded up to the next whole number.

Comparison of Seat Allocation by Province

Province/Territory Percentage of combined provincial populations (38,118,215) House of Commons seats
Current seat allocation Seat allocation after redistribution (Will take effect after the representation order comes into force)
Seats % of provincial seats Seats % of provincial seats
British Columbia 13.68% 42 12.54% 43 12.68%
Alberta 11.66% 34 10.15% 37 10.91%
Saskatchewan 3.10% 14 4.18% 14 4.13%
Manitoba 3.63% 14 4.18% 14 4.13%
Ontario 38.90% 121 36.12% 122 35.99%
Quebec 22.57% 78 23.28% 77 22.71%
New Brunswick 2.07% 10 2.99% 10 2.95%
Nova Scotia 2.60% 11 3.28% 11 3.25%
Prince Edward Island 0.43% 4 1.19% 4 1.18%
Newfoundland and Labrador 1.37% 7 2.09% 7 2.07%
Provincial total 100% 335 100% 339 100%
Yukon   1   1  
Northwest Territories 1 1
Nunavut 1 1
Total 338 342

For more information on the seat allocation to each province or on the redistribution of electoral boundaries, please consult our frequently asked questions.