VIDEO: [CBC News] Survey suggests Justin Trudeau is losing popularity over his treatment of illegal border crossings [August 2018]
Statistics Canada released preliminary estimates Thursday that showed the country’s population hitting 37.1 million on July 1, up 518,588 from a year earlier. That’s the biggest gain since 1957. In growth terms, the 1.4 per cent increase is the fastest pace in almost 30 years and the highest among Group of Seven nations.
The acceleration — which is being driven by international migration — is a boon to the Canadian economy, helping to offset the impact of an aging workforce at a time when companies have been complaining about labour shortages.