Canada is the fastest-growing G8 country thanks largely to immigration, according to new Statistics Canada data. Leading the charge is Alberta and Saskatchewan, which both grew more than 2% between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012.
“These numbers are very, very positive for the province,” said Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. “They speak to a province that’s growing and attracting people, not just from other provinces in Canada, but from around the world.”
“The provincial government has worked hard to keep Manitoba moving forward through uncertainty in the global economy and to make Manitoba an even better place for families to put down roots and build a life,” Trade Minister Peter Bjornson said in a release Thursday.