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- On July 1, 2014, Canada’s population was estimated at 35,540,400, up 386,100 or 1.1% from July 1, 2013.
- This increase was slightly lower than the one observed over the previous year (+1.2% in 2012/2013), but similar to the average annual population increase of the last 30 years (+1.1%).
- Since 1993/1994, net international migration has been the main source of population growth for Canada. In 2013/2014, net international migration was responsible for two-thirds of the country’s population growth.
- Over the last year, population growth was negative in Newfoundland and Labrador (-0.2%) and New Brunswick (-0.2%).
- Growth was above the national level (+1.1%) in Nunavut (+3.2%), Alberta (+2.8%), Saskatchewan (+1.7%) and Manitoba (+1.3%).
- On July 1, 2014, 15.7% of Canada’s population was aged 65 and older. Thirty years earlier, this proportion was 10.0%.
- The highest proportions of seniors aged 65 and over among the population were in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (18.3% in both cases) and the lowest in Nunavut (3.7%).
- On July 1, 2014, people under the age of 15 accounted for 16.1% of Canada’s total population.
- Population estimates show, for the first time, that there are more persons aged 55 to 64, the age when people typically leave the labour force, than those aged 15 to 24, the age when people typically enter the labour force.
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