Population Projections for Canada (2018 to 2068), Provinces and Territories (2018 to 2043): Technical Report on Methodology and Assumptions

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The population projections for Canada, provinces and territories are the result of a close collaboration between Statistics Canada and numerous partners, including the Provincial and Territorial Focal Points, the Advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies as well as numerous federal departments. Moreover, the projection assumptions were largely developed from the responses provided by members of the Canadian demography community who graciously participated in our 2018 Survey of Experts on Future Demographic Trends. I firmly believe that the contributions of all these partners strengthen the relevance of Statistics Canada’s population projections as a neutral and objective source of information to support decision-making. I would therefore like to express my sincere gratitude to them.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals whom contributed to the project in various ways: Julien Bérard-Chagnon, Arnaud Bouchard-Santerre, Éric Caron Malenfant, Jonathan Chagnon, Patrick Charbonneau, Carol D’Aoust, Hubert Denis, Nora Galbraith, Hélène Landry, Stéphanie Langlois, Laurent Martel, Stéphane Mongeau, Jean-Dominique Morency, François Sergerie, Elham Sirag, Peter Tarassoff, Stéphanie Tudorovsky, Gabriel Vesco, Samuel Vézina and Yu Zhang.

Patrice Dion
Chief, Demographic Projections Section
Demography Division
Statistics Canada

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