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  • NL Population Continues to Shrink, According to Stats Canada

    The population of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to shrink and is the only province in the country to see its population drop this year.

    That’s according to the latest estimates released by Statistics Canada today.

    Immigration is the main source of population growth in Canada which saw its population pass the 37-million mark this year.

    The country’s growth rate is 0.3 per cent for the first quarter of 2018, up 103,157 people from January 1, according to Stats Can’s preliminary estimates.

    Newfoundland and Labrador saw its population drop by 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, while every other province saw an increase.

    The estimates are based on 2011 Census counts and are not to be confused with the 2016 Census population counts released in Feburary of last year.

    Further information, including how these numbers were reached, can be found at Statistics Canada’s website at this link.

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