STRONG IMMIGRATION HELPS CANADA REACH 37 MILLION PEOPLE
Canada’s population has exceeded 37 million for the first time, driven by a record first quarter for international migration. More than 88,000 people immigrated to Canada between Jan. 1 and April 1, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday. That influx made up for a record-low quarter for natural population growth — the difference between domestic births and deaths. Only 15,031 more people were born in Canada between January and April than died over the same stretch.