Immigration is main source of population growth according to Stats Canada.
Canada’s population grew 1.4% from July 2018 to July 2019, according to Statistics Canada.
The increase of 531,497 people was the largest on record in any single year, and the population increase by percentage was the largest since 1990.
Almost all the growth was from immigration, with 313,580 immigrating in the one year period, while non-permanent residents, foreign students, and asylum seekers (including illegal border crossers) adding another 171,536 to the population surge.
Notably, employment is up by just 350,000, far short of the total new influx in that same period.
While a certain level of immigration can certainly be beneficial for an economy, the influx into Canada is staggeringly high as a percentage of our population. Consider that the United States brings in about 1 million people a year through the regular immigration system, while we are bringing in over 300,000 people through that system. So, with about 1/10th of the population of the US, we are taking in 1/3rd as many people.
Most polls also show Canadians would like to see immigration levels lowered, something the Trudeau government repeatedly ignores as they impose their agenda on the country.
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