Immigration to Canada Accounts for 2/3 of Canadian Population Growth

Statistics Canada released figures in February of 2017 showing Canada’s population has increased five percent between the years 2011 and 2016. The population number is now 35,151,728. Immigration accounted for two-thirds of this jump in population.

BecomeACanadian reports that Director of demography division at Statistics Canada, Laurent Martel, said in an interview, “Fifty years from now, basically all population growth in Canada will be related to another factor which will be immigration.

We know already that natural increase will no longer be a key contributor.” He mentioned statistics showing more immigrants settling in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where the unemployment rates have been minimal.

Canada’s provinces in the west have had above-average population increases. The data collected affirms that Canada surpassed the USA, the UK, Italy, France, Germany, and Japan in population growth. BecomeACanadian has a team dedicated to facilitating your move to Canada in a straightforward, fast, and professional manner.