Canada’s population has surpassed 41 million residents nine months after reaching a previous threshold of 40 million, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

The figures come from StatCan’s population clock, a model that estimates the population of the country in real-time. The population figure had reached 41,003,926 at time of publication.

In another report released on March 27, StatCan noted that in 2023, Canada’s population increased by 1,271,872 people—the highest annual population growth rate since 1957, and which was mostly driven by immigration.

The agency notes that most of the 3.2 percent population growth rate stemmed from temporary immigration, such as student visas and temporary foreign workers. Without temporary residents, the population would have still grown by 1.2 percent.

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