Canada's population clock (real-time model)

Release date: July 11, 2018 Updated on: September 27, 2018

Important notice

This population clock models in real time changes to the size of the Canadian population and the provinces and territories. However, population estimates and Census counts are the measures used to determine the size of the population in the context of various governmental programs. Additional information related to Canadian population trends can be found in the Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada.

Population of Canada (real-time model)

Population change since midnight

Current time is Paused time is


Population of provinces and territories (real-time model)

Population of provinces and territories (real-time model)
This column contains an image of the provincial and territorial flags Provinces and territories Population
Note: The population values in this table are modelled in real time.
Provincial flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial flag of Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island
Provincial flag of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Provincial flag of New Brunswick New Brunswick
Provincial flag of Quebec Quebec
Provincial flag of Ontario Ontario
Provincial flag of Manitoba Manitoba
Provincial flag of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
Provincial flag of Alberta Alberta
Provincial flag of British Columbia British Columbia
Territorial flag of Yukon Yukon
Territorial flag of Northwest Territories Northwest Territories
Territorial flag of Nunavut Nunavut
Related products and notes

Analysis products:

  • Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada (91-209-X)
  • Canadian Demographics at a Glance (91-003-X)
  • Demographic Documents (91F0015M)
  • Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories (84-537-X)

Population estimates:

  • Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories (91-215-X)
  • Quarterly Demographic Estimates (91-002-X)
  • Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas (91-214-X)

Population projections:

Tables:

  • Table 17-10-0009-01 Population estimates, quarterly
  • Table 17-10-0059-01 Estimates of the components of natural increase, quarterly
  • Table 17-10-0045-01 Estimates of interprovincial migrants by province or territory of origin and destination, quarterly
  • Table 17-10-0040-01 Estimates of the components of international migration, quarterly

Notes

Note that discrepancies may be observed when running more than one instance of the tool. The location in which events are occurring may differ due to the randomization of the modelled data.

Some demographic events of the population clock (emigrants and non-permanent residents) are modelled as a net number in order to facilitate the calculations.

A net emigrant is calculated by adding emigration and net temporary emigration and by subtracting return emigration.

Net non-permanent residents represent the variation in the number of non-permanent residents. This variation can be positive or negative. A non-permanent resident is a person who is lawfully in Canada on a temporary basis under the authority of a valid document (work permit, study permit, Minister's permit or refugee) issued for that person along with members of his family living with them. This group also includes individuals who seek refugee status upon or after their arrival in Canada and remain in the country pending the outcome of processes relative to their claim.

List of demographic events modelled in real time

Provincial flag of Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial flag of Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial flag of Prince Edward Island

Provincial flag of Prince Edward Island

Provincial flag of Nova Scotia

Provincial flag of Nova Scotia

Provincial flag of New Brunswick

Provincial flag of New Brunswick

Provincial flag of Quebec

Provincial flag of Quebec

Provincial flag of Ontario

Provincial flag of Ontario

Provincial flag of Manitoba

Provincial flag of Manitoba

Provincial flag of Saskatchewan

Provincial flag of Saskatchewan

Provincial flag of Alberta

Provincial flag of Alberta

Provincial flag of British Columbia

Provincial flag of British Columbia

Territorial flag of Yukon

Territorial flag of Yukon

Territorial flag of Northwest Territories

Territorial flag of Northwest Territories

Territorial flag of Nunavut

Territorial flag of Nunavut

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