(Waridaad) - First quarter 2007 (preliminary)
Statistics Canada today released population estimates for Canada, the provinces and territories, as of April 1, 2007.
During the first quarter, Canada's population increased 0.23%. International migration accounted for two-thirds of the increase.
As of April 1, Canada's population was estimated at 32,852,800, up 75,500 from January 1, 2007. Only the four westernmost provinces had growth rates at or above the national average.
Alberta again led the provinces in growth. Its population increased 0.57% over the first quarter, more than twice the national average. However, this growth was slower than what was measured over the course of the first quarter of 2006 (+0.77%).