Almost 2% of Canada’s population lives in Mississauga now


Published June 15, 2023 at 3:53 pm

Canada’s population will hit the 40 million mark tomorrow (June 16), and Mississauga has a 1.8 per cent share of that accomplishment.

Statistics Canada numbers show that the country will hit the milestone somewhere near 3 p.m. on Friday and very shortly thereafter the population will exceed 40 million as the figure continues to grow nearly by the minute.

Canada’s “population clock,” a real-time model provided by StatCan, shows the country’s population as of 3:45 p.m. today (June 15) to be 39,996,985.

The model uses factors such as births, deaths and migration to track the up-to-the-minute population.

Since midnight last night, 2,064 people have joined the ranks of those living in the Great White North.

The StatCan online tool also shows real-time populations of the provinces. As of Thursday afternoon, 15,579,153 people live in Ontario, by far the country’s most populous province.

Quebec is a distant second, at 8,840,605.

With a population of 717,961, according to 2021 Census data, Mississauga has within its borders nearly 1.8 per cent of those living in Canada.

Late last year when the global population hit eight billion, Mississauga was able to claim .008975 per cent of that total.

According to StatCan, Canada leads G7 countries in population growth. It added more than one million people between January 2021 and the same month in 2022.

Additionally, last year’s annual population growth rate of 2.7 per cent was the highest on record since 1957 (3.3 per cent that year).

StatCan projects Canada to hit the 50 million mark by 2043.

Officials are excited to hit the 40 million mark.

“This is a historic milestone for the country, and it occurs after a record-setting year of growth. In 2022, Canada’s population grew by an unprecedented 1.1 million people, most of them permanent and temporary immigrants. Thanks to this influx, the 40-million mark was reached even faster than expected,” Statistics Canada officials said in a news release.

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