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  • Canadian Immigration Boosts Population Growth

    Canada’s population is growing rapidly, mainly due to Canadian immigration. Statistics Canada reported in September 2018 that the Canadian population is rising at a rate not seen in close to 30 years. For example, there were an additional 518,588 people living in Canada in July 2018 compared to 12 months earlier, a surge of 1.4 percent. This was the largest increase in the Canadian population in terms of the total number of residents since 1957. Immigration to Canada was responsible for 80% of the growth in the overall population, with 303,257 new immigrants living in Canada compared with the previous fiscal year, according to information provided by the governmental agency.

     

    In June 2018, Statistics Canada announced that the Canadian population had surpassed 37 million residents during April of the same year. The government's statistics agency also revealed that it only took 26 months for Canada’s population to increase from 36 million to 37 million, which was the shortest amount of time ever recorded for such a large population surge. Nonetheless, the number of people living in Canada is comparable to the population of the state of California in the United States. Thus, although Canada has the fastest growing population of any of the G-7 countries, the world’s second largest country still has plenty of room for newcomers. In fact, skilled foreign workers are in high demand to fill vacant jobs in Canada because of an ongoing labor shortage. As more Canadians retire from the labor force, the need for immigrants to work in Canada is expected to increase further. To find out how you and your family may be able to live and work in Canada, click here!          

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