STRONG IM­MI­GRA­TION HELPS CANADA REACH 37 MIL­LION PEO­PLE

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - CANADA -

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.

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