Demography of Canada at a Glance

Population growth of Canadian cities (1951-2011)

Canada's current annual population growth rate is 1.238%, or a daily increase of 1,137 individuals. Between 1867 and 2009 Canada's population grew by 979%. Natural growth accounts for an annual increase of 137,626 persons, at a yearly rate of 0.413%. Montreal was Canada's largest city in terms of population until Toronto succeeded it in 1981. Between 1951 and 2011, the city of Oshawa in Ontario shows the greatest population growth of 1086.67%. This map displays the increase in population of 20 most populous cities in Canada. Hover on each city for more information.

Population (people)

% change 1951-2011

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