The Sunday Review
Canada saw record population growth in 2022The vast majority of 1.05 million residents are from immigration.
This is the first attempt. in the country’s history that its population It has grown to more than 1 million people in A Statistics press release stated that the period was 12 months. Canada published Wednesday.
Total population reached 39,566,248 million on January 1 – 2.7% higher than a year prior, with immigration accounting for 95.9% of that growth, according to the country’s statistics agency.
Other developed countries struggle with slowing population growth, Canada The fastest-growing population G7 country, and 2.7% growth Rate ranks in The top 20 worldwide.
If the country’s population If it continued to grow at the same pace, it would almost double in Statisticians estimate that it took 26 years to reach this point Canada.
Immigration numbers in Canada Attained a record 437,180 in 2022Increased immigration “is related to efforts by the Government of Canada to ease labour shortages in key sectors of the economy,” Statisticians Canada.
“High job vacancies and labour shortages are occurring in a context where population aging has accelerated in Canada and the unemployment rate remains near record low,” The agency was also added.
In late 2022 The Canadian government has announced its intention to introduce in To fill the Gap, 1.5 Million immigrants will be needed by 2025 in Its economy was created by aging population.
Canada ranks highest on Gallup’s Migrant Acceptance Index, and Gallup data released December 7 last year found that Canadians are consistently among the most likely in The world should see their cities as places where migrants can live.
But Statistics Canada There are potential challenges ahead, should they be 2022 Trend continues
“A rise in the number of permanent and temporary immigrants could also represent additional challenges for some regions of the country related to housing, infrastructure and transportation, and service delivery to the population,” According to the agency.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces political opposition over his immigration policies. He is being pressured by critics due to an increase in migrants crossing into Canada. Canada The US.
In January, Canadian authorities encountered nearly 5,000 asylum seekers According to government data, it is illegal to cross.