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Historical population of Canada since confederation, 1867–2009

The historical growth of Canada's population is complex and has been influenced by several factors, such as indigenous populations, expansion of territory, and human migration. Being a new world country, Canada has been predisposed to be a very open society with regards to immigration, which has been the most important factor in its historical population growth.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Canadians comprise about 0.5% of the world's total population.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> An estimate in 2014 had the population at 35,344,962.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Despite the fact that Canada's population density is low, many regions in the south such as Southern Ontario, have population densities higher than several European countries. The large size of Canada's north which is not arable, and thus cannot support large human populations, significantly lowers the carrying capacity. Therefore, the population density of the habitable land in Canada can be modest to high depending on the region.

Population of Canada broken out by Province and Territory as of July 2013. Data provided by Stats Canada (www.statcan.gc.ca)

Population of Canada sections
Intro  Historical population overview  Components of population growth  Population by years   Census data by years and projected data  Modern population distribution   See also  References  Further reading   External links  

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