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Looking North: Canada’s Population Growth Rate (Hour 1)

Looking North: Canada’s Population Growth Rate

Canada’s people-to-maple-tree ratio is getting bigger, as its population recently became 40 million strong. How’d they get there? By politely telling foreign workers, students, and refugee to come on in. Over a million foreign arrivals that Canada welcomed in 2022 accounted for 96% of its headcount growth last year, according to Statistics Canada. That puts its population growth rate at 2.7%, making it the fastest growing high-income economy in the world, per Bloomberg.

Should the US follow suit? We spend the first hour discussing the pros and cons or trying to aggressively increase our population by encouraging immigration.


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