Canada’s population surpasses 35 million:Census Canada.

The population of Canada has increased to 35,151,728 last year largely driven by growth in the West, according to 2016 census data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday.

The growth has picked up in Alberta, Manitoba and has slowed down in Atlantic Canada. The quickest pace of growth was recorded in Alberta (11.6 per cent), Saskatchewan (6.3 per cent) and Manitoba (5.8 per cent).

The four Atlantic provinces recorded the lowest growth in the country: 1.9 per cent in Prince Edward Island, 1% in Newfoundland and Labrador (where more deaths than births occurred in some years) and 0.2% in Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick’s population decreased by 0.5%, the only province with a decline since 2011.
About two-thirds of the increase recorded in 2016 was due to net immigration into the country, while the rest was from new births.