33,476,688 People
As of May 2011, 33,476,688 people were enumerated in Canada, nearly twice as many as in 1961 and 10 times the number in 1861.

Population Growth Speeds Up
Canada’s population grew by 5.9 per cent between 2006 and 2011, up slightly from 5.4 per cent during the previous five years.

Go West
For the first time, more people in Canada live west of Ontario (30.7 per cent) than in Quebec and Atlantic Canada combined (30.6 per cent).

We’re Number One
Canada’s population growth between 2006 and 2011 was the highest among G8 countries.

Exceptions To The Rule
Every province and most territories saw their population increase between 2006 and 2011; the rate of growth increased everywhere except in Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Ontario Falters
The growth rate in Ontario declined to 5.7 per cent, its lowest level since the early 1980s.

Saskatchewan Out Of The Red
Population growth in Saskatchewan hit 6.7 per cent, compared with a negative growth rate of 1.1 per cent between 2001 and 2006; the province welcomed more than 28,000 immigrants during the latest census period, nearly three times the number of the previous five-year period.

Yukon And Manitoba Take Off
The rate of growth in both Yukon (11.6 per cent) and Manitoba (5.2 per cent) has doubled since 2006

The East Is Growing Too
The rate of growth in Prince Edward Island (3.2 per cent), New Brunswick (2.9 per cent) and Newfoundland and Labrador (1.8 per cent) has increased substantially between 2006 and 2011.

Cities Rule …
Nearly seven of every 10 Canadians lived in one of Canada’s 33 main urban centres in 2011.

.. Except Not In Ontario…
The rate of population growth in almost all census metropolitan areas located in Ontario slowed between 2006 and 2011

Maybe Because Everyone Moved To Alberta
Of the 15 Canadian communities with the highest rates of growth, 10 were located in Alberta.