Week 8 Essay

Submitted By rachelmac
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Rachel Maclure
November 5 2012
ILST 2655
Population Distribution in Canadian provinces and territories
In January 1 2012, thee majority of the population in Canada reside in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta. From 1992 to 2012 the population increased in those particular provinces while other provinces decreased. Population in the territories has been at a stable population. In Ontario, the population is 13,372,996 while Prince Edward Island is 145,855. The Northwest Territories has the biggest population amongst the three territories with 43,675. Nunavut with the smallest population amongst the three territories is 33,322. Quebec continues to fall behind. It suffered a decrease in it population share as of 2011 the population went down from 28.0% to 23.6%.
In 2011, there was a census of Age Distribution in Canada. Toronto has the largest percent of working age markets with 5,583,065. Researchers have wondered why the population distribution of Canada has not been equally spreaded around the provinces and territories. The reason behind that is the majority of immigrants that reside in Canada live in the well-known provinces like Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta. Canada is the lowest population densities in the world with the highest population densities in Toronto (866), Montreal (854), Vancouver (735), Kitchener (546), Hamilton (505), and Victoria (475). Urbanization has steadily increased since Confederation. In 2011, more than