Growing to 100 million

The two most crucial determinants in achieving our goal for population growth are immigration and fertility rates. Canada must sustain its commitment to increasing immigration in a well-planned, responsible manner, while supporting policies that could help families who want to have more children.

This section addresses key indicators that are directly related to our goal for population growth, demonstrating how they intersect.

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The report analyzes demographic modeling conducted by the Conference Board of Canada on how immigration and fertility affect population. As we address the challenges of Covid-19, it is important to maintain a long-term commitment to ambitious immigration targets. The report also discusses support for children and families that would provide significant positive impact for Canada.

Population growth
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
Statistics Canada
Target based on a demographic model by the Conference Board of Canada
Immigrant admissions
Direction Canada is trending
On track
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
Statistics Canada
Target based on a demographic model by the Conference Board of Canada
Fertility rate
Direction Canada is trending
Falling behind
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
Statistics Canada, OECD
Target based on a demographic model by the Conference Board of Canada
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On track
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Falling behind
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Canada's Immigration Path to 100M

Source: Conference Board of Canada Modelling