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Top Canada Province by Population 2022

Canada’s population according to Statistics Canada is 38,264,108 (38.26 million) as of July 1, 2021. As per the United Nations Population estimates, Canada’s Population in 2022 is estimated at 38.4 million or 3.84 Crore. 

Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Let’s have a look at the population of States & Territories.

Source: Statistics Canada

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Province wise Population 2022

Canada’s international borders have changed several times, and the country has grown from the original four provinces to the current ten provinces and three territories. Unlike the provinces, the territories of Canada have no inherent sovereignty and have only those powers delegated to them by the federal government. 

The majority of Canada’s population is concentrated in areas close to the Canada–US border. Its four largest provinces by area (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta) are also  its most populous; together they account for 86% of the country’s population. 

The territories (the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon) account for over a third of Canada’s area but are only home to 0.3% of its population, which skews the national population density value.

Lets have a look at population of 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada 

# Province & Territory Population 2021
1 Ontario 14,826,276
2 Quebec  8,604,495
3 British Columbia  5,214,805
4 Alberta  4,442,879
5 Manitoba  1,383,765
6 Saskatchewan  1,179,844
7 Nova Scotia  992,055
8 New Brunswick  789,225
9 Newfoundland and Labrador  520,553
10 Prince Edward Island  164,318
11 Northwest Territories 45,504
12 Yukon  42,986
13 Nunavut 39,403

 SourceStatistics Canada

Top Candian Province by Population

The top 5 provinces states are Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta & Manitoba. Almost 90% of Canada’s population lives in these 5 provinces. British Columbia has the highest growth rate followed by Manitoba

#Top Province Population 2021
1Ontario 14,826,276
2Quebec 8,604,495
3British Columbia 5,214,805
4Alberta 4,442,879
5Manitoba 1,383,765

SourceStatistics Canada

Least Populated Canada Province

Nunavut is the least populated followed by Yukon. 5 least populous provinces contribute only 2% of the Canadian population.

#Province & TerritoryPopulation 2021
2Yukon 42,986
3Northwest Territories45,504
4Prince Edward Island 164,318
5Newfoundland and Labrador 520,553

SourceStatistics Canada

Canada Province by Growth Rate

The population of provinces and territories as of July 1, 2021, and growth rates since July 1, 2020. 

#ProvinceGrowth Rate
1Yukon 1.93%
2Prince Edward Island 1.85%
3British Columbia 1.09%
4Nova Scotia 1.04%
5New Brunswick 0.77%
7Ontario 0.55%
8Alberta 0.52%
9Quebec 0.31%
10Northwest Territories0.29%
11Manitoba 0.23%
12Saskatchewan 0.05%
13Newfoundland and Labrador -0.16%

SourceStatistics Canada

Provinces and territories of Canada by Population 2023