Canadian Geographic » A dive into the fascinating evolution of radio, starting from the first received message at Signal Hill, Newfoundland.
The national unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent in August, 2023.
- St. John’s, N.L. 6.1 per cent
- Halifax 7.1 per cent
- Moncton, N.B. 5.5 per cent
- Saint John, N.B. 6.2 per cent
- Saguenay, Que. 4.4 per cent
- Quebec City 3.2 per cent
- Sherbrooke, Que. 3.1 per cent
- Trois-Rivières, Que. 4.0 per cent
- Montreal 5.1 per cent
- Gatineau, Que. 4.5 per cent
- Ottawa 4.9 per cent
- Kingston, Ont. 3.9 per cent
- Belleville, Ont. 10.5 per cent
- Peterborough, Ont. 4.0 per cent
- Oshawa, Ont. 5.1 per cent
- Toronto 6.5 per cent
- Hamilton, Ont. 5.3 per cent
- St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.9 per cent
- Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.6 per cent
- Brantford, Ont. 4.8 per cent
- Guelph, Ont. 4.2 per cent
- London, Ont. 5.6 per cent
- Windsor, Ont. 5.8 per cent
- Barrie, Ont. 4.5 per cent
- Greater Sudbury, Ont. 4.5 per cent
- Thunder Bay, Ont. 4.6 per cent
- Winnipeg 5.3 per cent
- Regina 5.0 per cent
- Saskatoon 5.4 per cent
- Lethbridge, Alta. 5.5 per cent
- Calgary 5.8 per cent
- Edmonton 6.1 per cent
- Kelowna, B.C. 2.6 per cent
- Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 6.0 per cent
- Vancouver 5.8 per cent
- Victoria 3.5 per cent
Source » The Canadian Press via the Winnipeg Free Press
During a visit to Newfoundland last week, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson stated that while exploration drilling is legally permitted within the refuge, extracting the resources and production is not.
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Our world has dramatically changed in recent years. Yet, one thing that has not changed from the the past five years is that Canada remains the fastest growing country in the G7.
Canada is now home to almost 37 million people, 5.2 percent more than in 2016. Most of that growth is attributable to more people arriving in Canada from around the world to start a new life. Approximately 1.8 million more were calling Canada their home in 2021 compared with five years earlier.
Most of that increase occurred prior to the pandemic, with Canada’s population rising by a record high of 583,000 people (+1.6%) in 2019 alone. While the pandemic slowed the movement of people around the world, immigration still contributed to Canada’s population growing by 0.4% in 2020, the fastest among G7 countries.
The latest census confirmed that, for the first time since the 1940s, the population of the Maritime provinces grew at a faster rate than the Prairie provinces. This change was largely due to an influx of Canadians migrating to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island from other parts of the country.
Newfoundland was the only province to see its population decline (-1.8%) from 2016 to 2021.
The latest census showed that immigration continued to be the biggest driver of Canada’s population growth from 2016 to 2021.
Source » Statistics Canada
Fun Fact » The average age of residents in all of Canada is 41.9 years.
Economists say Canada’s east coast is attracting people from all over the country who want affordable homes and a better quality of life.