On July 1, 2015, Canada’s estimated population was 35,851,800, up 308,100 or 0.9% over the last year (2014/2015). Although this was the lowest population increase since 1998/1999, it was the largest increase among the G7 countries over the most recent comparable annual period.
For the first time, the number of persons aged 65 years and older exceeded the number of children aged 0 to 14 years.
For the most recent comparable annual period (see the note to readers), Canada’s population growth rate (+0.9%) was the highest among the G7 countries, exceeding that of the United States (+0.7%), the United Kingdom (+0.2%), France (+0.2%), Germany (+0.1%), as well as Italy and Japan, whose populations were stable.
Population growth was lower in 2014/2015 compared with 2013/2014 in most provinces, especially Alberta. Alberta’s population growth rate fell 1.0 percentage point to 1.8%. Despite this decrease, this rate was twice the national average.
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