According to the latest Canadian census results by Statistics Canada, Canada has shown strong and steady growth in every part of Canada and has reached a total population of 33.5 million.  An open approach to immigration is the major contributor towards the growth spurt.

However, the numbers did reveal a westward shift in the population.  For the first time in Canadian history, the population living west of Ontario (30.7%) is greater than the population living in the east (30.6%).  The West’s growth has been recently recognized in an electoral reform package approved by Parliament.  The results also clearly show that Saskatchewan has emerged as Alberta’s partner in the oil-and-gas economic boom.

Infographic from the National Post 

National Portrait


Provinces & Territories


Census Metropolitan Areas


Mid-sized urban centres


Small and rural towns