Canada at a Glance
Canada's population grew by +5.4% between 2001 and 2006 – more rapidly than any other G8 country over the same period – for a total population of 31,612,897 (2006 Census). This was due primarily to an increase in international migration.
Immigrants now account for more than 70% of all Canadian labour force growth and, by 2030, will account for all population growth. Canada's recent immigration levels have been double those of the United States , with priority given to high-skill workers.
- Canada has the highest percentage of individuals achieving at least college or university education among the 50 countries surveyed (Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2006).
Canada is becoming increasingly urbanized, with the vast majority of population growth taking place in metropolitan areas. Nearly 25 million people, or 80% of Canadians, now live in Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau, Calgary and Edmonton.
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Becoming a Canadian CA has allowed me to bridge from my previous working experience given me ways to leverage my background, and opened the doors to an exciting career progression in Canada. Read more
- Joe Lai, CA, Senior Manager, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP, Calgary, AB, Home country: Singapore
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