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Top Canada Province by Population 2024

Canada’s population according to Statistics Canada is 40,528,396 (40.5 million) as of 31st Dec 2023. 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 and territories.

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Province wise Population 2024

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.

 Let’s have a look at the population of 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada 
#Province and TerritoriesPopulation 2021 Q4 2023
3British Columbia5,000,8795,581,127
7Nova Scotia969,3831,066,416
8New Brunswick775,610842,725
9Newfoundland and Labrador510,550540,418
10Prince Edward Island154,331175,853
12Northwest Territories41,07044,750
 – Canada36,873,82140,528,396

 SourceStatistics Canada

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Top Candian Province by Population

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

#ProvinceQ4 2023 Population




3Britsih Columbia






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 & TerritoryPop. 2024
2Northwest Territories44,750
3Yukon 45,148

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 2024