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Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada: 2005 and 2006

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The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada is a document published on a regular basis that presents an analysis of the demographic situation in Canada at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels. The Report consists of two parts. The first one is devoted to a review of recent demographic trends occurring in Canada. Trends in population growth, aging, marriage and divorce, and the evolution of the various components of Canada’s population growth – fertility, mortality, immigration and internal migrations – are presented, analyzed and discussed in order for the readers to be able to quickly understand the meaning and the impact of the numerous on-going changes.

The second part of the Report features in-depth articles on current issues related to the Canadian population. In the 2005-2006 issue, it is devoted to an analysis of internal mobility of Canadians based on the 2006 Census data. In keeping with the other 2006 Census analytical documents, this article has two objectives. First, it strives to describe the major in-migration movements in Canada between 2001 and 2006 at various geographic levels. Second, it focuses on the socio-demographic characteristics of migrants in order to identify the groups most likely to migrate during the year prior to the 2006 Census.