Canada More Dependent Than Ever On Immigration, Data Shows

Canada's dependence on immigration for population growth — and economic development — has hit an all-time high.

According to a National Bank of Canada analysis of Statistics Canada data, immigration now accounts for three-quarters of Canada's population growth, up from less than half in the early 1990s.

Canada's population grew by 1.2 per cent over the past year, nearly double the 0.7 per cent rate of the U.S., National Bank said.

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