Today, Canada has a real-time population estimate (from Statistics Canada) of 39.88 million people. Canada is adding about 260k people ever 3 months. Canada will pass 40 million people in less than 45 days. This will have Canada join 37 other countries with populations over 40 million.
Canada has increased its immigration levels and is increasing its population by 2.5% each year.
If Canada sustains higher immigration levels then they will pass Spain, South Korea, Argentina over the ten years. Canada will pass 50 million people in that time.
In other notable population news, India passed China for the highest population country in the world.
The World population passed 8 billion people six months ago per UN estimates. World population is growing at about 0.84% a year and growth is slowing.
Canadians are currently about one in every 200 people on Earth. There is a Canadian business and leadership effort to reach a population of 100 million by 2100. This goal will mainly be achieved through immigration policy. If the population goal were to be achieved then Canadians would make up nearly one in every 100 people on Earth. The US is heading for a population level around 400-450 million in 2100.
If Canada keeps adding about 2% to its population each year, then it will move up from
less than 1 Canadian to every 8 Americans in 2023 to
1 Canadian to every 7 Americans in 2030
1 Canadian to every 6 Americans in 2050
1 Canadian to every 5 Americans in 2070
1 Canadian to every 4 Americans around 2100.
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