The agency also went the extra mile to predict that despite some provinces seeing increases in population in the future, some would witness a decrease over the next two and a half decades.
Alberta and Ontario population
According to Statistics Canada, Alberta is expected to have the highest growth in population in the next 25 years. The population of the province could hit a potential 7.3 million individuals by 2043. That’s three million more than that of 2018. Based on most of the scenarios by the Canadian agency, Alberta’s population might exceed that of British Columbia.
Ontario’s population, on the other hand, is also expected to increase in the coming years based on all the possible scenarios. The province’s population could, therefore, reach 20.4 million individuals by 2043. That means it will have more than 6 million more residents as compared to the 2018’s population that stood at 14.3 million.
In each of the scenarios, the two provinces might take responsibility for more than half of the possible population growth in the country from 2018 to 2043.
Growth in population in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec
In as much as Alberta and Ontario had the highest expectations for population increase, they were not the only ones. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are also in the same category. As indicated by all the scenarios by Statistics Canada, the two province’s total population would surpass Quebec’s by 2043.
It’s worth noting that Quebec’s population was among those expected to reduce. In 2018, the province accounted for 22.6% of the entire Canadian population. Now according to the government agency, the population would reduce to 20.1%-20.6% of the country’s total population.
By 2068, the overall population of Canada is expected to rise to 55M. Despite considering all other factors, immigration is expected to have a significant impact on population growth. It’s a trend that differs from that of other developed nations.