In 2018, Canada’s population grew by over half a million people (528,421 people), with immigration accounting for about 61 percent of the recorded growth.
A total number of 321,065 people emigrated to the North American country in search of greener pastures. This ultimately caused the country’s total population to reach 37,314,442 last year.
Note that Canada’s immigration numbers surpassed natural growth numbers (births minus deaths) last year. Specifically, Canada’s natural population growth rate in 2018 stood at 103,176.