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People Had Sex And Some Other People Moved To Canada And Now There’s 36 Million Of Us!

Let's celebrate with a giant party at Greg's house.

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Canada's population hit a new milestone this year. As of Jan. 1, there are more than 36 million people in the country!


Statistics Canada estimates that Canada's population reached 36,048,500 at the start of the year.

The main source of population growth is from people moving (or moving back) to Canada, the federal agency said.

Between October and January, there was a "natural increase" of 27,400 while international migration brought in 35,400 people.

For the second half of 2015, the population grew in all provinces and territories except Yukon.

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