Canada is one of the fastest-growing G7 countries. Other countries in the group of seven nations are the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan. Canada is retaining its position as one of the fastest-growing G7 countries because of its rapid population growth.
According to Become a Canadian, about 1.8 million people entered Canada between 2016 and 2021. Almost 80% of the new residents who arrived came from other countries. The report shows Canada’s population growth is about twice as fast as other G7 countries. Even during the pandemic, Canada maintained its position as the fastest growing country in the G7.
Immigration: The Reason for Canada's Population Growth
The population growth in Canada is due to no other reason than immigration. Currently, Canada houses over 37 million people. Become a Canadian reported that a large proportion of the 1.8 million people who were added to the population in the past few years were either immigrants with permanent status or temporary residents. A minor proportion of the population growth was a result of natural increase.
Generally, immigrants are more likely to settle in cities. As a result of this factor, urban centres in Canada are growing at a faster rate than rural areas.
Increase in Population in Canadian Provinces
For most provinces and territories in Canada, immigration continues to be the main reason for population growth. Based on the accommodation of Canadians for newcomers, many more immigrants are hopeful of entering the country.