2019-10-01 – Immigration drove Canada's largest real number of population increase in history in the last year according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

Canada's population rose by 531,497 to 37,589,262 between July 2018 and July 2019, with immigration accounting for 82.2 percent of the growth.

The growth of 1.4 percent – which equates to more than one person per minute – was the highest since 1990.

It is also the highest among all G7 countries, more than double the rate of 0.6 percent witnessed by both the U.S. and the U.K.

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