Canada’s Population Surges

Canada has added 700,000 people to its population over the last 5 months (from Feb, 2023). This is a rate of population increase of 140,000 per month or about 1.7 million per year. If this population increase was sustained then Canada would have 40.9 million people at the end of 2023 and 42.6 million people at the end of 2024. Canada would have 51.0 million people by the end of 2029.

Canada would not only be growing faster than the USA on a percentage basis by adding over 4.2% to its population versus 0.3-0.5% for the USA. Canada is adding more people overall with 1.2 to 1.7 million people added each year while the USA is only adding about 1 million people to overall population.

Canada population is 40.144 million and it was 39.447 million on Feb 12, 2023.

17 thoughts on “Canada’s Population Surges”

  1. i’m wondering how this relates to canadian housing accessibility, construction businesses, land prices, landlords profits etc.
    Is it possible for Canada to keep up with that rapid population increase without creating massive problems elsevere – im from europe, but i’ve already heard that housing in canada are getting hugely expensive.
    I’ll be glad to read Brian’s analysis and predictions covering this.
    Greetings from Poland, thank you Brian for your hard work.

  2. With transcendence/phase shift – ASI/Singularity around the corner, today’s concepts like country, nation, GDP, GDP per capita will become irrelevant, quaint.

    Why should civilization (once again, another today’s concept) of god like entities care about how many people are on some piece of land, instead of on other piece of land. This will be cavemen level thinking for us, when we will reach post Singularity.

    You will be able to travel around the Metaverse, teleporting using mere thought(no spaceships needed) creating stuff just by thinking(more likely simply simulating everything you wish in your mind) but here even I am trapped in my average or maybe a bit above average(who knows) human IQ and imagination. Whatever it will be, it will be wayy crazier than that.

      • 5000 years? Are you following AI news and progress?

        ASI/Singularity is years away. We will get there before 2040, most likely this decade

    • You may be somewhat overstating it and be a little carried away, but I do agree with one very essential point: nowadays and increasingly in the future, prosperity, both individual and as a society, does not primarily depend on sheer numbers of people, but rather on (advanced) technology. This has in fact been true since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and ever more so.
      The ‘more-people-means-more-prosperity’ thinking is very antiquated economics, but unfortunately still very common.
      Sweden, with about 10 million, is much more prosperous per capita than India, with 1.4 billion, and at least until recently, more technologically advanced, with its own automobile, airplane, and computer industry, etc.

      I have always considered Canada an awesome country and a country of the future, and it definitely has room for more people, especially highly educated people. But it is also taking serious risk here.

  3. So why do I get the feeling that you all would not mind increased immigration if the immigrants were all White people?

  4. Although Canada can’t be as easily dismissed as, at best, insane as can The Great and The Good of the USA with their “Diversity is our greatest strength.” religion, it is probably as true of Canada as it is of the US government, that it has held a supermajority of its people in contempt regarding immigration policy for the last half century. So, The Great and The Good of Canada are not going to be very happy when their lesser* form of insanity finally comes home to roost.

    * As I understand it, Canada’s immigration policy has a higher percentage of “skilled” immigrants — at least on “paper” as in “third world paper mill”.

  5. Please be careful, Canada. There is little advantage in mass immigration if the immigrants do not assimilate.

    A country is just lines on a map, with no inherent stability beyond those mandated by geography.

    With one exception, an empire is normally just a collection of countries, and terribly unstable, although becoming a superpower tends to reduce instability, for a time.

    With one exception, a nation is a normally a country where the citizens share a set of core cultural values, and it is eminently more stable than a country (and therefore an empire).

    An empire that is both a nation and a superpower? We shall see.

    • No. There will certainly be a unique Canadian Identity and culture. It just will be different than it would have without the specific pattern of immigration.

      • No. There won’t once a nation has been effectively replaced, its identity is gone. You have something else. It won’t just “be different”.

      • I don’t know if it will be a single identity. The mother countries of origin will still exist overseas, and the various groups of Canadians will still be attached to them. Canada will increasingly become a battleground between rival countries using immigrants Canadians citizens as their proxy groups.

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