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Canada's population grows thanks to immigration


the CanadaVisa Team - 31 December, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Canada saw a population increase of 133,500 in the third quarter of 2009, due in large part to immigration, according to figures released by Statistics Canada (StatsCan) on Friday.

From July to October, Canada welcomed 90,500 new immigrants, who accounted for two thirds of the population growth.

Population increases were recorded in almost every Canadian province and territory, with the sole exception of the Northwest Territories.

Settlement and integration programs in New Brunswick were credited with helping attract new immigrants from outside Canada to that province, while the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and the growing Filipino community in the province accounted for a significant portion of its growth.

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