The country is facing a population increase not seen since the 1950s, and cities are struggling to accommodate all the new-comers.
Canada is being flooded with an overwhelming number of new immigrants, according to a recent report by the Globe and Mail.
Temporary residents have largely driven the rapid growth of the Canadian population over the past year, a development that is raising fresh concerns over the country’s ability to absorb these newcomers as it struggles with high living costs.
The population stood at roughly 40.1 million on July 1, an increase of nearly 1.2 million people from a year earlier, according to Statistics Canada figures that were published on Wednesday.
At 3 per cent, this increase was the largest over a 12-month period since 1957, which coincided with the baby boom and Hungarian refugee crisis.
Not only is Canada growing much faster than its Group of Seven peers, but it was likely among the world’s 20 fastest growing countries, the agency said in its report.
Read the full article by Matt Lundy and Marie Woolf at the Globe and Mail here.
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