The population of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to grow, with Statistics Canada reporting a trend of sustained population growth for the fifth consecutive quarter. Statistics Canada’s latest quarterly population estimates released Wednesday, June 22, show that the Newfoundland and Labrador population increased by 422 persons from January 1, 2022 to April 1, 2022.

This latest report from Statistics Canada confirms that the population growth trend that began at the start of 2021 has continued into 2022. Since January 1, 2021 the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has grown by 3,211 people.

This continued population growth trend remains primarily fueled by immigration; a key priority area for the Provincial Government with the goal of welcoming 5,100 newcomers per year by 2026. Migration from other parts of Canada also continues to contribute to population growth, with migration remaining concentrated from Ontario and Alberta.

Through immigration and attracting people from other parts of Canada, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to grow. Our government understood the importance of growing our population and strategic investments we have made are paying off. Newcomers are incredibly important for our success as a province and Newfoundlanders and Labradorians continue to welcome them with open arms.
Honourable Andrew Furey
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“It’s official – Newfoundland and Labrador’s population growth is near a ten-year high. And it’s because newcomers, from abroad and mainland Canada, continue flocking to our shores. They are being attracted by job opportunities, like those in our fast growing high-tech and resource sectors, and a quality of life that is the best in the nation. The word is out, Newfoundland and Labrador is growing!”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills


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2022 06 24 1:12 pm