Canada’s Population, July 1 2019

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Release date: September 30, 2019

Infographic: Canada’s Population, July 1 2019
Description: Canada’s Population, July 1 2019

Canada’s Population, July 1 2019

37.6 million on July 1, 2019, up more than half a million people (+531,497).

The largest annual growth in history.

Canada's population growth rate was also the highest among all G7 countries.

Demographic growth 2018/2019
Geographic area Demographic growth
Higher than Canada Lower than Canada Same as Canada
Canada     +1.4
Newfoundland and Labrador   -0.8  
Prince Edward Island +2.2    
Nova Scotia   +1.2  
New Brunswick   +0.8  
Quebec   +1.2  
Ontario +1.7    
Manitoba   +1.2  
Saskatchewan   +1.0  
Alberta +1.6    
British Columbia     +1.4
Yukon   +0.6  
Northwest Territories   -0.3  
Nunavut +1.7    

On July 1, 2019, there were 6,592,611 Canadians aged 65 and over. For the first time, baby-boomers make up the majority (51%) of seniors.

More than 10,000 centenarians in Canada.

Because of increased life expectancy, the number of centenarians (10,795) has grown very fast in recent years.

International migration was the main driver of population growth over the last year.

Factors of growth in 2018/2019:

  • Temporary and permanent immigration: 82%
  • Natural increase (difference between the number of births and deaths): 18%

Source: Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2019.

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