Highlights / population

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Nova Scotia’s population hits a record high

Over the past few decades, Canada’s easternmost provinces have seen a decline in population, so statistics that show Nova Scotia’s population has recently grown to almost a million are good news. The four eastern provinces saw declines in the fishing» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Almost 22 per cent of Canadians are immigrants

Government census figures from 2016 show that 21.9 per cent of the population reported they were or had been an immigrant or permanent resident. That is the very close to the highest level of 22.3 per cent in 1921. Most» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Canada ill-prepared for aging population

Although most won’t know it, Oct. 1 is “National Seniors Day” in Canada. Not a holiday, it is however a day declared by the federal government as a time to appreciate and celebrate seniors, generally considered age 65 and above.» 


Canada has more seniors than children, census reveals

Canada’s population is rapidly greying and centenarians now represent the fastest growing age group in the country, according to Statistics Canada’s 2016 census figures released today. For the first time since Confederation, the percentage of seniors in the population (16.9» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Record number of newcomers arrive in Canada

Government census figures reveal that 320,932 newcomers came to Canada in the past year. That’s the highest number on record. Among them were thousands of Syrian refugees who began arriving in November 2015 and now number over 30,000. New arrivals» 


Many Canadians respond quickly to the census

Every household in Canada will get a request to fill in a census form in this first week of May and the initial response has been called enthusiastic. Monday was the first day and there were about 700,000 online responses,» 

Environment, Society

Messing with the eggs to keep geese in check

Canadians know it’s spring when they hear loud honking and see large, v-shaped flocks of Canada geese flying overhead, but not everyone is happy about it. The geese which can land in great numbers are sometimes aggressive and leave large» 


Canada’s population figures

It seems Canada is growing faster than other G7 countries, but not as fast as it has been in the past. The Canadian statistical information agency, Statistics Canada has just released its latest population estimates. It indicates that as of» 


Canada’s population now at 35 million, says Statistics Canada

On July 1, 2013, Canada’s population was at 35,158,300, according to the government data agency Statistics Canada. That was an increase of 1.2% over the estimate of 2012. And, except for the period between 1986 and 1990, the population growth rate has»