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Canada - Total population

36,185,000
(persons)
in 2016

Population of Canada increased from 20.4 million persons in 1967 to 36.2 million persons in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.18 %.

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Date Value Change, %
2016 36,185,000 0.93 %
2015 35,851,774 0.87 %
2014 35,543,658 1.10 %
2013 35,155,499 1.16 %
2012 34,751,476 1.19 %
2011 34,342,780 0.99 %
2010 34,005,274 1.12 %
2009 33,628,571 1.15 %
2008 33,245,773 1.09 %
2007 32,887,928 0.97 %
2006 32,570,505 0.80 %
2005 32,312,000