Sunday, 2 October 2016

Good news for Canada

Did you see the Statistics Canada report Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories 2016 (pdf)

  • On July 1, 2016, Canada’s population was estimated at 36,286,425, up 437,815 (+1.2%) in the past year (2015/2016).
  • In absolute numbers, Canada’s population growth in the past year was the largest since 1988/1989 (+485,034).
  • Population growth in Canada remained the strongest among G7 countries.
  • In 2015/2016, net international migration was responsible for 71.7% of the population growth in Canada.
  • Canada has never registered such high net international migration as in the past year (+313,925) since the beginning of the period covered by the current demographic accounting system (July 1971).
  • Canada received 320,932 immigrants in the past year. The country had not received as many immigrants in a single annual period since the early 1910s, during the settlement of Western Canada.
That's good news as the population is getting older.

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