Dec 19, 2023
By Bob Komsic
The country’s population shot up over 430,000 during the third-quarter – the fastest pace of growth of any quarter since 1957.
A majority; about 313,000 non-permanent residents who came here from July to September, mostly work and study permit-holders, and to a lesser extent refugee claimants.
As of October 1, there are more than 40.5-million people living in Canada.
Surveys suggest Canadians are concerned about the impact immigration is having on services and infrastructure.
A recent Leger poll found about three-quarters agreed the increase in immigrants is adding pressure to the housing market and health-care system.
Compared to March last year, the percentage of respondents who said they want Canada to welcome more immigrants than it has in the past had fallen nearly in half; from 17% to 9%.