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Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2016

Released: 2016-12-15

Quarterly population estimate — Canada

36,443,632

October 1, 2016

0.4% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — N.L.

530,376

October 1, 2016

0.0% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — P.E.I.

149,278

October 1, 2016

0.4% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — N.S.

952,333

October 1, 2016

0.3% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — N.B.

757,997

October 1, 2016

0.2% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Que.

8,349,793

October 1, 2016

0.3% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Ont.

14,063,256

October 1, 2016

0.6% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Man.

1,323,958

October 1, 2016

0.4% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Sask.

1,155,393

October 1, 2016

0.4% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Alta.

4,268,929

October 1, 2016

0.4% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — B.C.

4,773,345

October 1, 2016

0.5% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Y.T.

37,624

October 1, 2016

0.4% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — N.W.T.

44,204

October 1, 2016

-0.6% 

(quarterly change)

Quarterly population estimate — Nvt.

37,146

October 1, 2016

0.2% 

(quarterly change)

Strong population growth in the third quarter

According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,443,632 on October 1, 2016, up 157,207 from July 1, 2016.

In absolute numbers, this was the largest increase since the start of the period covered by the current system of demographic accounts (July 1971).

This strong population growth was mainly attributable to a substantial increase in the number of non-permanent residents (+57,362).

The number of new immigrants (68,241) also markedly contributed to Canada's population growth. However, it was a smaller increase compared with the same period last year (78,895).

  Note to readers

Estimates released today are based on 2011 Census counts adjusted for census net undercoverage and incompletely enumerated Indian reserves to which are added the estimated demographic growth for the period from May 10, 2011 to March 31, 2016.

These estimates are not to be confused with the 2016 Census population counts to be released on February 8, 2017.

Definitions

Non-permanent residents include persons from another country who have a work or study permit or who are refugee claimants, and their family members sharing the same permit and living in Canada with them.

Immigrants include persons who are, or who have ever been, landed immigrants or permanent residents. Such persons have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

Products

The second quarter 2016 issue of Quarterly Demographic Estimates, Vol. 30, no. 3 (Catalogue number91-002-X), is now available.

Contact information

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; STATCAN.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.STATCAN@canada.ca).

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