Population of Canada by Province, Territory and City 1871 – 2022

What is the population of Canada? Canada is the 37th largest state in the world by population with 38,719,211 residents as of June 13, 2022. The state on the American continent accounts for 0.487% of the world’s population. But what are the Provinces and Territories with the most residents in Canada? How has Canada’s population evolved throughout history?

Canada provincial populations

What are the provinces and territories with the most inhabitants in 2022? Leading the list of provinces and territories with the most inhabitants in Canada is Ontario. Ontario is in fact the first Province in Canda in terms of number of inhabitants with 14,915,270. In second position among the Provinces with the most residents in Canada is Quebec with 8,631,147 in 2022. In third position instead British Columbia with 5,249,6365. There are a total of 6 provinces and territories with more than 1 million inhabitants. These also include Manitoba with 1,386,333 and Saskatchewan with 1,180,867. Nova Scotia, on the other hand, has a population of just under 1 million. Nova Scotia’s population in 2022 is 998,832.

Closing the rankings are Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. All of these three Provinces/Territories have a population of less than 50,000.

Canada Population by age

The total population of Canada in 2021 was 38,246,108. But what are the population distributions by age? The age group with the largest number of inhabitants in Canada is the 55-59 age group. In total, the number of Canadian people between the ages of 55 and 59 is 2,700,181. In second place, on the other hand, we find the 30 to 34 age group with 2,697,788 people and in third position the 35 to 39 age group with 2,666,647 people in Canada. The number of over-100-year-olds in Canada in 2021 was 12,822. In contrast, the newly born, between 0 and 4 years old, are 1,822,571.

Most populated cities in Canada

In the article, data of the provinces and territories with the most inhabitants in Canada were exminated. But which cities have the largest population? The city with the most inhabitants in Canada is Toronto. The city that is part of the Province of Ontario has an estimated population of about 2,600,000. In second position among the most populated cities in Canada is Montreal, Quebec, with 1,600,000 inhabitants. In third place, however, is Calgary, Alberta, with 1,019,942 inhabitants. The first three cities together make over 5.2 million inhabitants.

More than 21% of the Canadian population lives in Toront, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Emonton. 7.80% of the total Canadian population lives in Toronto, Quebec. 4.80% in Montreal and 3.50% in Calgary.

Most populated cities in Canada:

  • Toronto, 2,731,571;
  • Montreal, 1,704,694;
  • Calgary: 1,239,220;
  • Ottawa: 934,243;
  • Edmonton: 932,243;
  • Mississauga, 721,599;
  • Winnipeg, 705,244;
  • Vancouver, 631,486;
  • Brampton, 593,638;
  • Hamilton, 536,917;
Canada Population Map

Below you can see the population map of Canada in 2022. As you can see, the central-eastern area of Canada is the most populated. The Province of Ontario has 38.5 percent of Canada’s total population. Also in terms of GDP Ontario is the first Provinci acon $59.879 per person.

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