Population is up 1.4% from last year.
Canada’s population grew by the largest number of people since 1957, increasing by 518,588 in the past year to reach 37.1 million.
That’s a 1.4% increase, the largest in percentage terms in nearly 30 years – according to Stats Canada.
While legal immigration is the key part of the population increase, the surge in illegal border crossers also contributed.
Overall, immigration accounted for 80% of population growth.
There were 303,257 new immigrants to Canada, while the number of net non-permanent residents increased by 165,729.
The population increase attributed to migration has reached a record level. However, the Trudeau government – without consulting Canadians – plans to push past that record and massively increase immigration in the next 3 years.
The ongoing illegal border crossing crisis has also undermined faith in the Canadian immigration system – with a record number of Canadians opposing higher immigration.
While Canada’s immigration system was long held up as an example for much of the world in terms of integration and economic success, the system is being broken down by the Trudeau government, as it shifts into a tool for identity politics and politicization, rather than focusing on the best interests of Canada as a nation.