Population of Canada


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
YearPopulation
18512,415,000
18613,174,000
18713,689,000
18814,325,000
18914,833,000
19015,371,000
19117,207,000
19218,788,000
193110,377,000
194111,507,000
195114,009,000
196118,238,000
197121,962,000
198124,820,000
199128,031,000
200131,021,000
201133,476,000

 

RankName of Province and TerritoryPopulation (2011 census)Population (2012 Q1 estimate)
1 Ontario12,851,82113,445,408
2 Quebec7,903,0018,013,073
3 British Columbia4,400,0574,597,919
4 Alberta3,645,2573,817,980
5 Manitoba1,208,2681,258,260
6 Saskatchewan1,033,3811,067,612
7 Nova Scotia921,727945,532
8 New Brunswick751,171756,030
9 Newfoundland and Labrador514,536511,036
10 Prince Edward Island140,204145,883
11 Northwest Territories41,46243,346
12 Yukon33,89734,886
13 Nunavut31,90633,387
Total Canada33,476,68834,670,352

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