Population Projections for Canada (2018 to 2068), Provinces and Territories (2018 to 2043)
Cautionary note

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The population projections produced by Statistics Canada's Demography Division are not intended to be interpreted as predictions about what will happen in the future. They should instead be understood as an exercise designed to investigate what the Canadian population might become in the years ahead according to various scenarios of possible future change. For this reason, Statistics Canada always publishes several scenarios and formulates several explicit assumptions regarding the main components of population growth. Accordingly, users are encouraged to consider several scenarios when they analyze the projection results.

It should also be kept in mind that the accuracy of the projections produced depends on a number of factors. Various events—for example, economic crises, wars or natural catastrophes—that are difficult (or impossible) to anticipate can affect the growth and composition of the Canadian population. For this reason, Statistics Canada revises the population projections on a regular basis, so that the context in which they are developed is taken into account.


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