Saskatchewan’s population growth mirrors national growth

Statistics Canada has the new population estimates for the province and the country.
As of Oct. 1 of this year, the population in Saskatchewan is up to 1,205,119 million people according to StatsCan, from the 1,194,803 million in the previous quarter.
That’s a population rise of 10,316 people.
Nationally, the trend is the same, with 362,453 more people in Canada in October as compared to July, jumping up to 39,292,355 people.
It’s the second highest quarterly growth rate since the second quarter of 1957.

This recent three-month growth of over 362,000 people is a similar level of growth that Canada used to see in an entire year about one decade ago,” said the report on Statistic Canada. “For example, during the whole of 2011, Canada’s population grew by 350,253 people.”

They said Canada’s population growth for the first nine months has surpassed the total growth for any period since Confederation. International migration of 340,666 was responsible for 94 per cent of the population jump.

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