The Association for Canadian Studies has looked at the number of Quebecers who left the province last year and says it's the highest it's been for over a decade. Data also showed the number of people moving to Quebec is at a record low.
28 439 Quebecers left the province in 2013, the highest number since 2000.
Two out of three moved to Ontario, one in ten to Alberta and one in ten to British-Columbia.
Although the increase coincides with the Parti Quebecois returning to power, Jack Jedwab, the Association’s Executive Vice President says the perception of Quebec's economy is responsible for the increase.
“The main factor that you would need to attribute to it right now is the economy and not politics, however if the trend continues I suspect a lot of people will begin to think it is about political uncertainty.”
Jedwab says there are fewer young Canadians coming to study in Quebec and more allophones leaving.
He says the government needs to pay more attention to job creation for immigrants and their kids if it wants to attract and keep people here.