2019 has been a successful year for Canadian immigration, with more and more international candidates deciding to move to Canada. The third quarter of the year saw the largest recorded surge in the population growth of Canada, which only proves that the country has become a favorite for immigrants all over the world.
On 1st October, the population in Canada was estimated to be 37,797,496. This marked an increase of 208,234 since 1st July according to the reports made by Statistics Canada. This was the first time that the Canadian population rose by over 200,000 within a single quarter. On further analysis, it means that the quarterly population increase would be 0.6 percent based on this figure, making it the largest growth that Statistics Canada has observed. The country has not witnessed such a dramatic rise in population in a quarter since the implementation of the present demographic accounting system back in July 1971. The boost can primarily be attributed to immigrants and even non-permanent residents like temporary workers.
According to the report, around 103,751 new immigrants came to Canada in the third quarter. Estimates also show that 82,438 non-permanent residents arrived in Canada during this period. Statistics Canada asserts that growth of such magnitude had never been see in a single quarter before. Taking both the temporary international migrants and the permanent immigrants into account, they stand for 83.4 percent of the entire Canadian population growth during the third quarter.
The highest growth was spotted in British Columbia at a rate of 0.7 percent. On the other hand, the lowest population growth was recorded in Labrador and Newfoundland at 0.1 percent. The other 16.6 percent of the boost was because of natural reasons or the variation between the births and deaths in the provinces.