Canada is the second largest country in the world. But its population rank is 35. While the population of Canada is growing slowly, its growth rate is higher than that in many developed countries. Current annual population growth rate of Canada is 1.23% and 5.9% between 2006 and 2011. Approximately, the population increases by 1,137 individuals every day.
The main reason for the increase of Canada’s population is due to immigration. Canada had the highest net migration rate of 0.61% between 1994 and 2004 when it is compared to other G8 member countries. Canada received 236,756 immigrants in 2006.
|Population by years|
|Rank||Name of Province and Territory||Population (2011 census)||Population (2012 Q1 estimate)|
|9||Newfoundland and Labrador||514,536||511,036|
|10||Prince Edward Island||140,204||145,883|