The total increased population in Canada in the 2nd quarter of 2018 is 168,687. Out of this total population number, 82% (138,978) was of international migration. International migration is the main driver of Canada’s population growth. According to the Statistics Canada, this level was never recorded before.
Increase in International migration is measured by the addition of the number of immigrants, the returning emigrants, and the net non-permanent residents arriving Canada and then subtraction of the net temporary emigration and emigrants departing Canada.
Canada welcomed 87,661 new immigrants during this quarter that was the 2nd most for a 3-month period since the study period started Ii 1971.
Non-permanent residents number got increased by 60,446 during this quarter which was higher than those observed in recent years, according to Statistics Canada. The increase in numbers for the non-permanent residents was for study permit holders, work permit holders, and the refugee claimants.
International Migration Record in different provinces
Quebec recorded a gain of 19,506 non –permanent residents over a 3-month period. Ontario and British Columbia also experience a gain of non-permanent residents in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (28,329 and 8,189).
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia experienced a natural decrease in population that was off-set by international migrant’s number arrived in the province.
Yukon Territory experienced population growth between 1st April and 1st July due to International Migration.
According to Statistics Canada, International Migration either peaked or has been increases in the remaining Canadian provinces and Yukon Territory except for Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, the Northwest Territories.