Canada Hits Record Population Growth Through Immigration

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
From The Left
Nasuna Stuart-Ulin for The New York Times

For the first time in its history, Canada grew by over 1 million people last year and most of them were newcomers, signaling that the federal government’s ambitious goal of boosting immigration to fill labor shortages is within reach.

Canada’s population growth rate of 2.7 percent in 2022 put it among the world’s 20 fastest growing nations, a list largely dominated by African countries, according to a new report by Statistics Canada, the census agency.

The growth comes as the federal government makes a push to address its labor shortage and manage...

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