As the climate warms and sea ice melts, trans-Arctic shipping routes are becoming easier to navigate, a prospect that is enticing to freight companies. These routes can cut up to 9,000 kilometers off a one-way trip between East Asia and Europe compared with shipping through the Suez or Panama Canals—shortcuts that clip roughly 40 percent off the voyage. »
Gurdeep Pandher has been spreading messages of joy, hope, and inclusivity around the world through his viral YouTube videos and speaking engagements. Most of those videos, which have been hugely popular around the world, feature
Gurdeep Pandher, a Sikh-Canadian, is best known for his videos of him dancing Bhangra– the traditional folk dance of Punjab – outdoors in the breathtaking Yukon wilderness. Over time, his posts went viral and his work has been featured on CBC Yukon, CBC National, CTV National News, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, SBS Australia, and many other platforms. Even Canadian embassies abroad shared his works to showcase the wonderful side of multiculturalism that is currently present in Canada.
On his YouTube channel he also talks about his philosophy of joy, hope, positivity, and inclusivity for healing and optimism.
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.
Yukon‘s population grew 12.1 percent, the fastest pace nationally. The population in PEI grew 8.0 percent, and British Columbia grew by 7.6 percent.
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.