20th Century Recovery

At the late part of the twentieth century, Embrun did recover and start growing quickly. The 1970 construction of the renowned Highway 417 significantly reduced the amount of time taken to travel to Ottawa, and therefore more and more residents of Embrun started commuting to go to work in Ottawa, and Embrun could attract several new residents.

Between 1985 and 1995, the population of Embrun doubled and there was an indoor business park and shopping mall opened. Another series of significant progress took place in the early part of the twenty-first century. From 2001 to 2006, Embrun became the fastest developing community in the area of code 613 and the eighth fastest in the whole province, with a 26.6 percent growth rate.

The growth of Embrun slowed to some degree during the subsequent part of 2000, from about 27 percent between 2001 and 2006 to only 12.8 percent between 2006 and 2011.

In spite of that, this rate of growth is still a lot higher compared to total growth rate of Ontario which is about 6 percent. Consequently, the growth ranking of the municipality slipped to the sixth fastest growing place in area code 613 and the twenty-fifth fastest in the entire province. Progress is believed to keep going, with projections showing that the population of Embrun will go beyond 10,000 on or before the year 2021, almost two times its population in 2006.