Canada's population reached 37,314,442 on January 1, 2019

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A new report from Statistics Canada shows that immigration to Canada continues to be the main driver of population growth, with a total of 321,065 new immigrants in 2018.

By the beginning of 2019, the population of Canada reached 37,314,442 people.

During 2018, the population of Canada increased by 528,421 people. Immigration accounted for 80.5 percent of growth, representing a total of 425,245 new immigrants and temporary residents of the country.

Temporary residents of Canada are persons who are legally entitled to temporary residence in Canada based on a visit, job, study permit, or any other temporary status granted by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC).

General immigration rates exceed natural growth rates for the year, which is 103,176 people.