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Statistics Canada forecasts population growth of 21 million thanks to immigration

July 9, 2024

Statistics Canada is projecting that Canada could be home to 63 million people by 2073.

Modeling what Statistics Canada refers to as “various projection scenarios”, data for the period of 2023 to 2073 suggests that Canada could be home to anywhere between 47.1 to 87.2 million people in 50 years.

Note: Statistics Canada clarifies that “projections are not predictions.” Additionally, the department says that its projections account for “recent trends” as well as “the opinions of population experts who were consulted specifically during the development of these projections.”

The projection of 63 million, however, is based on Statistics Canada’s medium-growth scenario (M1).