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Population Growth Stalls For 1st Time Since at Least 1946

  • Population was little changed at 38M (0.0% change) as of Oct. 1, Statistics Canada said Thursday; slowest pace in records back to 1946
  • "In six provinces and two territories, the population decreased for the first time since at least the third quarter of 1951 (the point at which comparable provincial data become available)"
  • Reduced immigration flows amid pandemic accounted for most of the weakness, mainly flows of students who intended to study in Canada
  • "Deaths from COVID-19 had a small impact on population growth in the third quarter. Out of 69,114 total deaths from July to September, 706 were from COVID-19"
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