Canada's population has grown to nearly 38 million: StatsCan

Jul 13 2020, 9:29 am

The population of Canada has grown to nearly 38 million.

According to the latest demographic estimates from Statistics Canada, the population has grown by 76,221 from January 1 to March 31, 2020.

Factors of this population growth include a 13,494 natural increase. This natural increase represents the variation in the population size as a result of the difference between the numbers of births and deaths.

There has also been an increase of 62,727 in net international migration. This refers to the total number of moves between Canada and abroad that result in a change in the usual place of residence.

Breaking it down by the country’s provinces and territories, Ontario accounts for the highest populated province with over 14 million residents. Ontario also makes up 38.8% of the country’s demographic weight.

Quebec is the second highest populated province with 22.5% of the country’s demographic weight. From January to March, the province has seen a 1,660 natural increase and a 12,676 net international migration.

British Columbia has seen a population growth of over nine thousand, with an overall population of over five million.

Alberta’s population has grown at a rate of 0.3%, which is above the country’s growth rate of 0.2%

Manitoba makes up almost 4% of the country’s demographic weight but has seen a negative population growth in net interprovincial migration. This net interprovincial migration number represents the difference between in-migrants and out-migrants, involving a change in their usual place of residence. Manitoba’s population sits at 1,379,121, as of April 1, 2020.

Saskatchewan has also seen negative population growth in net interprovincial migration. The province’s population has seen a growth of just over 300 from January to March.

There has been a negative natural increase in Nova Scotia. Although, the population in the province has grown by nearly one thousand. The province also makes up 2.6% of the country’s demographic weight.

There has also been a negative natural increase in New Brunswick. The province has seen a population growth rate of 0.1%.

Newfoundland and Labrador make up 1.4% of the country’s demographic weight and have both seen negative growth in natural increase and net interprovincial migration.

The remaining provinces and territories all individually make up less than 1% of the country’s demographic weight.

Prince Edward Island comes in at 0.4% of the demographic weight but has also seen a growth rate of 0.4%.

Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon only make up 0.1% of the country’s demographic weight.

Statistics Canada has created a population clock to show residents changes to the size of the Canadian population, in real time.

It will also show rates for birth, death, immigration, emigration, and more, by province or territory.

The population of Canada has grown substantially in recent years, according to StatsCan.

It has increased from 30.7 million people in 2000, to now almost 38 million.

Projections show as growth continues over the next 50 years, the population could reach between 44.4 million and 70.2 million inhabitants by the year 2068.

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