Immigration is rapidly becoming a powerful force in Canada. In the third quarter of 2019, the Canadian population grew by 208,234. This growth, from July 1 – Oct 1, 2019, is the first time in history the Canadian population has increased by over 200,000 in a single quarter since such statistics have been captured beginning in 1971. This population increase is largely a result of immigration, which accounts for 83% of the total increase. The remaining 17% is attributed to natural increases; the net difference of births and deaths in the time period.