The country is continuing to grow, even in the midst of a pandemic. Canada's population growth has brought the country up to 38 million people. You can even see the changes happening in real time.

According to a July 11 tweet from Statistics Canada, the nation had almost hit 38 million by April 1, with the officially recorded number sitting at 37,971,020.

From January 1 to March 31 of this year, the population of the country increased by 76,221, resulting in an overall growth rate of 0.2 percent.

Broken down even further, that increase is made up of a natural increase of 13,494 and 62,727 from international immigration.

While most of the provinces and territories saw less than a percentage in their overall population growth, it was actually Nunavut leading the pack, with 389 new residents putting its rate at one percent.

The territory's current population sits just shy of 40,000.

Meanwhile, on the east coast, Newfoundland actually saw negative population growth, with a recorded 928 people leaving the province in the first quarter of the year. 

Its current population is just over 519,000.

Ontario also remained the most populous province in Canada, with over half of the country's people living there.

Quebec comes in second with just over 8.5 million residents.

On the other end of the provincial spectrum, Prince Edward Island remains the least populated, with just over 159,000 people calling it home.

However, using the StatsCan population clock reveals that the country has already surpassed the 38 million mark by a solid 100,000 people as of writing.

The online tool allows you to see how Canada's population changes in real time using metrics like birth and death rates, as well as immigration.

In 2019, StatsCan projected that by 2068, the country could have a population anywhere between 44.4 million and 70.2 million.

Out of all the provinces, Ontario and Alberta are expected to see the largest population increase, according to the study.

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