Canada immigration led to population growth in the nation
Canada, 1st February: Increasing number of overseas immigrants coming to Canada has led to an increased growth in Canada’s population in the year 2009.
The third quarter of the last year witnessed population of Canada go up by around 129,300 due to a net inflow of around 84,200 overseas immigrants.
The fastest growth of population was seen in Prince Edward Island in Q3/2009 when its population went up by 2.8 percent to touch 143,200. BC(British Columbia) was the second province to register fastest population growth rate in the same quarter by making an increase of 1.9 percent.
Population of Ontario and Quebec registered a growth of 1.8 percent and 1.3 percent respectively. In the third quarter of the year 2010, population of Canada witnessed an increase of 1.2 percent in its population from the third quarter of the year 2009 to reach 34,238,000. This is in sharp contrast to the drop seen in Canada’s population in Q2/2009.
Total number of immigrants coming to Canada in the year 2009 was 252,177 while the number of immigrants leaving Canada for other nations was 53,955.
Alberta witnessed arrival of highest number of overseas immigrants in the year 2010. The number of international immigrants coming to Alberta in the first three quarters of the year 2010 was 18,922.
Although, during the last 15 years, Alberta continued to attract higher number of overseas immigrants, however, the number of immigrants coming to this Canadian province has been exceptionally quite high between the year 2008 and 2010.
And the reason behind a higher number of immigrants from different parts of the world choosing Alberta is due to the economic prosperity of this Canadian province.
No wonder, the number of immigrants settling in Alberta in the year 2010 was 10 percent as compared to the 1990s when the number of international immigrants settling in Alberta in the 1990s was only 5 percent. And, it’s quite likely that this Canadian province is going to attract large number of international immigrants in the coming years.
This can prove to be highly beneficial to the economy of Alberta especially if the immigrants coming to Alberta have the requisite skills in high demand in this province.