Ottawa – Canadians will elect more lawmakers nationwide by 2024, as the number of seats in the House of Commons increases from 338 to 342.

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While the number of seats in most provinces remains unchanged, Alberta will be receiving the most new rides, while Quebec will lose one.

Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault announced the new seat allocation Friday, as Elections Canada begins a decadal and years-long redistribution of seats process that could replace your current ride in some ways.


Here’s how the changes pan out across the country:

  • British Columbia: +1, for a total of 43 seats

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    Alberta: +3, for a total of 37 seats

  • Saskatchewan: 0, occupies 14 seats

  • Manitoba: 0, 14 seats held

  • Ontario: +1, for a total of 122 seats

  • Quebec: -1, for a total of 77 seats

  • New Brunswick: 0, 10 seats

  • Nova Scotia: 0, 11 seats

  • Prince Edward Island: 0, 4 seats

  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 0, 7 seats

It is made in the process that the seat allotment for the regions remains unchanged.

The number of seats in the House is recalculated every 10 years according to the population change of Canada. The calculations by Perrault included the latest census data as well as a . has been used constitutionally prescribed formula which weighs a range of factors.

Not later than 1 November, a three-member independent commission should be established in each province, with each commission headed by a provincial chief justice and a member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Then, due to the changes shown in the incoming population data divided by each electoral district, the rescheduling of federal electoral districts is expected to begin in February 2022.

District boundaries can be attributed either to changes in the number of rides, or to changes in population within a province.

According to Elections Canada, in the last two federal redistribution processes, about 90 percent of ridings have been replaced in some form. Your ride may be renamed, its shape and size may change, your neighborhood or city may become part of a new ride, or may be moved to a neighbor’s ride.

As part of the process – which has been controversial in the past – there will be public hearings to discuss and hear about where new lines are being drawn in constituencies. Lawmakers will also have the ability to object to the proposed changes, which a parliamentary committee will consider before issuing orders describing and naming Canada’s new electoral districts.

“The new electoral map is expected to be officially completed in October 2023, but will not be effective immediately,” Elections Canada said in a statement.