Immigration drives Canada’s population growth: Explore your options in 2022
Canada is home to almost 37 million people. In 2021, the country grew about twice as fast as other G7 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the U.S., and the European Union). According to Statistics Canada, most of this growth is attributable to immigration.
More and more people from around the world started a new life in Canada, in 2021. In fact, around 1.8 million people called Canada ‘home’. Moreover, nearly four-fifths of the 1.8 million population was attributable to new arrivals to Canada either as permanent or temporary immigrants. Therefore, immigration continues to be the main driver of population growth. “Canada’s population growth has largely been driven by immigration since the 1990s,” says the Statistics Canada report.
The provinces that showed the fastest growth rates (mostly due to immigration) are:
- Prince Edward Island, and
- British Columbia.
Also, in 2021, urban centres grew faster than rural areas because immigrants are far more likely to settle in cities. There were more than 6.6 million Canadians living in rural areas in 2021, a 0.4% growth from five years earlier. By comparison, urban areas grew 6.3% in the same time frame. Also, resort destinations such as Squamish, B.C.; Canmore, Alberta; as well as Wasaga Beach and Collingwood in Ontario, are among the fastest-growing communities in Canada.
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