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Canadian population crosses 37 million mark in record 2 years

Posted by; BBC Migration | Date: January 30, 2019

Canadian population crosses 37 million mark in record 2 years

The new Canadian statistical report estimates that the Canadian population has crossed the 37 million mark on April 2018. This report comes close in heel after the recent express entry result in June which was the largest draw for the year 2018.

According to the report, it took two years and two months for the population to go from 36 million in 2016 to 37,067,011 in 2018. This is the shortest time for a population to grow in this magnitude and obviously, this is due to the increase in international migratory specifically from, January 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018. They also link this magnitudinal growth to increase in work permit holders and refugee claimants.

The first quarter of the year saw increase in non-permanent resident by 22,283 while it received 79,951 immigrants. A total increase of 88,120 has been recorded which is the result of adding returning immigrants, immigrants and net- non permanent residents and then removing immigrants and net temporary immigrants from the equation.