Statistics Canada revealed that the official population of Canada rose to more than 36 million by 1 July, the Canada day, this year as immigrants and asylum seekers came to this North American country in record numbers.
The national statistics agency of Canada said that 437,815 people were added to the country’s population compared to the same day in 2015, taking its official population figure to 36,286,425.
According to analysts, it is the highest growth in population recorded by Canada since 1988 as it grew by 1.2 percent.
India Blooms quotes Doug Porter, Bank of Montreal Economist, as saying that it was one of the largest growths since the baby boom happened in the 1950s. But this recent surge was said to be a result of immigration.
Of the 320,932 immigrants who came to Canada during the period between 1 July last year to the same day this year, more than were 30,000 refugees from Syria, who have also been accorded the permanent resident status by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Statistics Canada, in its release, said that their country had not seen so many immigrants arriving in a single year since the early years of 1910-20 decade when Western Canada’s settlement was happening.
Available data shows that two provinces make up for the majority of Canada’s population. They are Ontario and Quebec with populations of 13.9 million and 8.3 million, respectively.
If age is taken into consideration, people aged between 50 and 54 were Canada’s single largest demographic segment and their population was 2,711,318.
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