Nunavut’s population is growing faster than that of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec . . . sort of.
Statistics Canada data released Wednesday indicates that from 2014 to 2015, the population of Nunavut grew by 2.15 per cent, the highest growth for a province or territory in Canada. By contrast, Ontario grew by just 0.26 per cent.
However, Nunavut’s growth only amounted to 836 extra people. Ontario received an additional 114, 365.
By census division, Peel Region grew by the most in the province. Approximately 271 more people moved there than to Toronto in 2015.
As of July 1 last year, seven in 10 Canadians were living in a census metropolitan area (CMA), a rise of 1.2 per cent on 2014. Canada’s population as a whole rose by 0.9 per cent last year.
Find your census division’s population change over the past five years using The Toronto Star’s interactive map, compiled by data analyst William Davis.