Census

Protesters march in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. China’s tough zero-COVID lockdowns have been linked to a rare wave of protests across the country in recent weeks — but immigration industry experts say the pandemic rules are also fuelling a surge in immigration to Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ng Han Guan

Chinese immigration to Canada record high from 2015, as some flee zero-COVID strategy

COVID restrictions have been a new motivator for potential Chinese immigrants, one expert suggests

 

Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus is seen here in Nelson. The 2021 census shows an overall increase in residents who have completed post-secondary education. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2021 Census: Higher education and remote workers among Nelson residents

The final Statistics Canada census release reveals the city’s education levels and labour data

 

A sign for help wanted is pictured in a business window in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed light on the changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force as well as how people got to work last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

2.8 million fewer commuters in 2021 than in 2016 during shift toward remote work

 

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. is Canada’s least religious province, has country’s 6 least religious metro areas

For the first time, non-religious people outnumber religious people in British Columbia

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A woman walks through an abandoned church in Thunder Bay, Ont., Friday, March 4, 2016. Statistics Canada says 34.6 per cent of people in this country have no religious affiliation — more than ever before. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

More Canadians than ever have no religious affiliation, census shows

Growth in the non-religious population, decline in people reporting as Christian linked

A woman walks through an abandoned church in Thunder Bay, Ont., Friday, March 4, 2016. Statistics Canada says 34.6 per cent of people in this country have no religious affiliation — more than ever before. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Erin Rooney, co-ordinator of the Rural and Northern Immigration Program, is seen here with Kootenay Tamil Kitchen cooks Macton Milton Gomez (far left), Harigaranraj Ramakichenin (second from right), and owner Ciraj Premanatham. The program makes it easier for people from other countries to get permanent resident status here while meeting local job demands. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2021 Census: Record number of immigrants moving to Nelson

Castlegar and Trail are also seeing jumps in residents from other countries

Erin Rooney, co-ordinator of the Rural and Northern Immigration Program, is seen here with Kootenay Tamil Kitchen cooks Macton Milton Gomez (far left), Harigaranraj Ramakichenin (second from right), and owner Ciraj Premanatham. The program makes it easier for people from other countries to get permanent resident status here while meeting local job demands. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine street Monday April 6, 2020 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Record share of Canadians are immigrants or permanent residents, census shows

Statistics Canada says immigration is the main driver of population growth

Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine street Monday April 6, 2020 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A new home is seen here under construction in Nelson. The city has seen a rise in house owners since 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper

2021 Census: Home ownership on the rise in Nelson

Households that rent are decreasing within the city

A new home is seen here under construction in Nelson. The city has seen a rise in house owners since 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper
Lori Idlout, the federal member of Parliament for Nunavut and NDP representative, said after constituents raise issues around housing, elder care and mental health, language is next on their list. Idlout poses for a photo in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Census records fewer Indigenous-language speakers, but bump in youngest generation

About 243,000 people reported being able to speak an Indigenous language

Lori Idlout, the federal member of Parliament for Nunavut and NDP representative, said after constituents raise issues around housing, elder care and mental health, language is next on their list. Idlout poses for a photo in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette responds to the Opposition while Quebec Premier François Legault, right, reacts during question period on June 1, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. Jolin-Barrette says new data from the Canadian census shows the French language is in danger in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

New census data showing French ‘in danger’ spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

Anglophone rights group worries data will be used to portray English speakers as a threat

French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette responds to the Opposition while Quebec Premier François Legault, right, reacts during question period on June 1, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. Jolin-Barrette says new data from the Canadian census shows the French language is in danger in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
The latest census figures show a record high number of people in Canada now have a mother tongue other than French or English. People shop in Chinatown in Vancouver, Friday, February 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

A growing number of new immigrants to Canada are bringing with them…

The latest census figures show a record high number of people in Canada now have a mother tongue other than French or English. People shop in Chinatown in Vancouver, Friday, February 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

1 in 10 Quebecers report speaking predominantly English at home

People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
As soon as businesses closed their doors in compliance with public COVID-19 health measures, it became near-impossible for Stephanie Fortin to find work. Fortin is photographed in Ottawa, Monday, July 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian incomes went up in 2020 amid uptake of pandemic benefits: census data

Incomes trended 9.8 per cent higher during the early pandemic than five years earlier

As soon as businesses closed their doors in compliance with public COVID-19 health measures, it became near-impossible for Stephanie Fortin to find work. Fortin is photographed in Ottawa, Monday, July 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Multigenerations living under one roof is becoming increasingly common, Statistics Canada’s latest tranche of census data revealed Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Roommates, multi-generational homes rising amid increasing costs, immigration: census

Number of homes being shared grew by 45 per cent over the last 20 years

A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Multigenerations living under one roof is becoming increasingly common, Statistics Canada’s latest tranche of census data revealed Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Nelson’s Charlie Bunce, age 95, is seen here doing volunteer work for the Nelson Electric Tramway Society. The average age of the West Kootenay population is slightly older than it was in 2016, according to the latest Census. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2021 Census: Age of West Kootenay residents older than provincial, national averages

Creston has the region’s oldest residents, while Nelson has its youngest

Nelson’s Charlie Bunce, age 95, is seen here doing volunteer work for the Nelson Electric Tramway Society. The average age of the West Kootenay population is slightly older than it was in 2016, according to the latest Census. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A tradesperson stands atop a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Census shows apartment growth, but supply remains the main issue in B.C.: experts

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more storeys, make up 10.9 per cent of all dwellings in B.C.

A tradesperson stands atop a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

2021 census shows number of seniors over 85 expected to triple in next 25 years

Last year the oldest baby boomers turned 76, and most probably live independently

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Statistics Canada has released data offering an unprecedented snapshot of the transgender community at a population level. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

New census data offers snapshot of Canada’s transgender population for first time

2021’s national survey shows about 100,815 people are transgender or non-binary

Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Statistics Canada has released data offering an unprecedented snapshot of the transgender community at a population level. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
A Statistics Canada 2016 Census mailer sits on the key board of a laptop after arriving in the mail at a residence, in Ottawa in a May 2, 2016, file photo. By the time the 2016 census rolled around, the ranks of Canada’s seniors over age 65 had for the first time outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Upcoming census release to show how country is aging, detail gender for first time

2016 was first time Canadians over age 65 outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger

A Statistics Canada 2016 Census mailer sits on the key board of a laptop after arriving in the mail at a residence, in Ottawa in a May 2, 2016, file photo. By the time the 2016 census rolled around, the ranks of Canada’s seniors over age 65 had for the first time outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pedestrian walks on a trail with the Calgary skyline in the background on Thursday, July 15, 2021.Once Canada’s boomtown, the latest census from Statistics Canada suggests Wild Rose Country is becoming just another Canadian province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Census data suggests Alberta economy shifting but growth expected to stay strong

Canada’s former boom province has actually fallen behind the national average in growth

A pedestrian walks on a trail with the Calgary skyline in the background on Thursday, July 15, 2021.Once Canada’s boomtown, the latest census from Statistics Canada suggests Wild Rose Country is becoming just another Canadian province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh