www.immigrantscanada.comPopulation Growth Dept:
Once the centre of Canada s growth, Ontario is still growing at a healthy rate, 5.7 per cent, but nowhere near the pace it once boasted. Faced with diminishing job prospects in the manufacturing and auto sector, Ontarians are migrating to other provinces after the fallout from the recession. That, coupled with lower levels of immigration, means it s the only province that didn t see an increase in population growth. Toronto s growth rate increased by 4.5 per cent, but the real change was in Brampton, which jumped by 20.8 per cent, fuelled by an influx of immigrants from South Asia and, in particular, expansion in the Sikh community, according to Globe and Mail. Quebec saw its share of the Canadian population slide further, as it has for several years. It s now down to 23.6 per cent from 29 per cent in 1951. By contrast, Ontario s share climbed from 32.8 per cent in 1951 to 38.4 per cent in 2011. Still, Quebec s population did increase 4.7 per cent, thanks to higher levels of immigration and fertility and ontario: The looming slump Quebec: A shrinking share (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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