Former prime minister wants Canada’s population to grow to 100 million

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:00:58 +0000

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has a message for Canadians, “we need more people— a lot more.” Mulroney, who is remembered for tripling immigration over his term as prime minister, called for Canada to grow its population to 100 million by 2100. Last week, he spoke at a forum hosted by the Globe and Mail […]

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Canada’s population growth slows to a standstill following reduced immigration in 2020

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2021 09:00:47 +0000

Canada’s population growth rate stood still in the third quarter of 2020, between July 1 and September 30, 2020. The country only saw a net population increase of 2,767 people.  This is the slowest ever recorded growth, since national quarterly data became available in 1946. This information is according to the quarterly demographic estimates released by Statistics Canada. The slow […]

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Canada sees record-low fertility rates same year as record-breaking immigration levels

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:00:54 +0000

Canada saw a record low fertility rate last year, according to new Statistics Canada data. Canada’s low fertility rate is a major reason why Canada announced on Friday a historic Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023 that will see it now target over 400,000 new immigrant admissions per year. The total fertility rate in 2019 was 1.47 […]

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After coronavirus: Immigrants will be key to Canada’s economic recovery

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 05:00:35 +0000

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on economies around the world. The IMF projects the global economy will contract by 3 per cent in 2020, in what it calls the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Just days before it announced travel restrictions to help contain the spread of COVID-19, Canada said […]

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Bigger population smaller employment gap; immigrants driving population growth in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 22:07:44 +0000

Most of Canada’s recent population growth has been thanks to immigrants, and as a result, the country is becoming increasingly diverse. There is also evidence that the employment gap between immigrant workers and Canadian-born workers is narrowing. Statistics Canada says 82 per cent of Canada’s population growth between 2018 and 2019 was the result of […]

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New Brunswick eyes major increase in immigration over next five years

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:24:56 +0000

The Government of New Brunswick is calling for a significant increase in immigration to the province over the next five years to address the economic and social challenges posed by its ageing population. The government’s new population growth strategy would see the number of economic immigrants settling in New Brunswick each year reach 7,500 by […]

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