Video explanation of Canada's population clock

Video explanation of Canada's population clock - Transcript

(Population Clock title card is on screen)

(Laurent Martel, Director of Demography Division at Statistics Canada, appears onscreen.)

Hi. My name is Laurent Martel, and I am the director of the Demography Division at Statistics Canada. Thanks for visiting Canada's population clock! This clock lets you see just how fast the population of the country changes.

(The "Canada's population clock" web page is shown. A red box highlights the portion of the website containing the 6 different coloured bars.)

By looking at the six uniquely coloured bars, you can see how often a birth, a death, or a migration occurs, and how often an immigrant or a non-permanent resident comes to Canada.

(The red box highlights the "Immigrant" box as it fills up. Underneath the box, a map of Canada and the population of each province and each territory is shown. The province of Quebec is highlighted.)

Each time a bar is filled, one of these demographic events occurs.

(Laurent Martel appears onscreen.)

The interactive map below the national population clock shows you in which province or territory a demographic event just occurred.

(The "Canada's population clock" web page is shown. The "Birth" bar is filled up and the province of Quebec is highlighted on the map. The bar "Non-permanent resident" fills up and the province of Alberta is highlighted on the map.)

When this happens, the population table beside the map updates too, so you can watch the population counts change for the different provinces and territories.

(Laurent Martel appears onscreen.)

(The "Canada's population clock" web page is shown and the "Population change since midnight" is highlighted by a red box.)

The page also includes the population change since midnight.

This population clock is a model in real time, based on the most recent data from the demographic estimates program.

(The "List of demographic events modelled in real time" is highlighted by a red box.)

(Laurent Martel appears onscreen.)

Statistics Canada's population estimates are used in the context of many governmental programs. More information on the Canadian population, including population estimates and projections,

(The mouse cursor clicks on the arrow beside "Related products and notes" revealing several links.)

is available through the links at the bottom of the page. Thanks for watching!

(Laurent Martel appears onscreen.)

(The Canada Wordmark appears.)

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