Newfoundland and Labradors population increased

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Newfoundland and Labrador's population increased by 0.28 per cent from April to June this year, making it the second-fastest growing Atlantic province in the last quarter.
This is the fourth quarter in a row during which the province's population, now at 508,925, has increased.
The fastest-growing province is Prince Edward Island, which, due in part to an increasing number of immigrants settling there, grew by 0.53 per cent.

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic, Prince Edward Island

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  • Citizen of Canada
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    With the way the government is cutting our basic servise, like healthcare, schooling etc, you'd think we decreased in Popluation by that and more.

  • James S
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    RE: paidmyeducation from nfld.....

    80 per cent of your education at MUN was paid for by taxpayers in the form of a provincial grant from Confederation Building.

    Tuition cost paid by the student only covers 20 per cent of the actual cost to educate a student.

  • Wait...
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    I have a funny feeling these numbers do not reflect NEW residents, but rather those that left to work in other parts of Canada and have lost employment in those other locations and NEED to return to collect EI and welfare.

    Flipper Danny was trying to have people come back for years due to all these positions that can not be filled..... Mmmm, can someone tell me where they are because I now need to leave this province to work once again on Thursday. Funny how that is. We have such a demand for skilled workers, yet not one job.

  • don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    I wonder what age range these new arrivals represent. Are these folks ex-pats returning from Alberta,Ontario and the USA to retire here? If so, the population will begin to decline again in a few years from now. At present, the death rate out paces the birth rate. No community can survive and flourish in that circumstance. This story is just more of the dutiful media reporting Government statistical bafflegab and promoting the horn blowing of Dictator Danny. Nothing is really changing for the better here! Just more of the same old doom and gloom dressed up as good news!!! In 1965, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador was 500,000 people. In 2009, 44 years later, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador is still 500,000 people give or take a few people. What fantastic progress!!!What baloney!!!

  • Tim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Wonder how many of those are mainlanders setting up shop here because the cost of living here is far lower than living in cities up-along. I'm meeting loads on mainlanders.

  • Frank M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Our population topped 560,000 in the mid 1990's.

    We are still 10 per cent below that figure and lost 10 years of potential growth.

    A sad point is those who left were among our best and brightest, those educated at NL taxpayer expense and then have to take their skills to Alberta and Ontario.

    Pity.

  • paidmyeducation
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    how was my education at the expense of the taxpayer? I got NO help from the government when I went to university. I used Ontario money to pay my loans back...
    just sayin.

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    We left Nfld in 1996 for B.C.My wife,myself and 2 kids.Our son just got married to a girl from B.C. so chances are that we will never go back to live.Like many others people we left for work and as time goes on people get settled in.Nfld will always be our 'home province but B.C. is a very close second.

  • Gaaaawwdd
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    population increased by 0.28 per cent from April to June ------------------ In other words we had some 'old hands' come home for a visit and stayed longer than expected..how can you call .28% growth ----- its like a 'technical' recession

  • Irene
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    My children are in Alberta and Ontario. A good number of their well educated friends have settled back home in the last couple of years. So I am not surprised. I ,however, will be taking my government pension and in 2010 be joining my daughter and grandsons in Alberta.

  • Citizen of Canada
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    With the way the government is cutting our basic servise, like healthcare, schooling etc, you'd think we decreased in Popluation by that and more.

  • James S
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    RE: paidmyeducation from nfld.....

    80 per cent of your education at MUN was paid for by taxpayers in the form of a provincial grant from Confederation Building.

    Tuition cost paid by the student only covers 20 per cent of the actual cost to educate a student.

  • Wait...
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    I have a funny feeling these numbers do not reflect NEW residents, but rather those that left to work in other parts of Canada and have lost employment in those other locations and NEED to return to collect EI and welfare.

    Flipper Danny was trying to have people come back for years due to all these positions that can not be filled..... Mmmm, can someone tell me where they are because I now need to leave this province to work once again on Thursday. Funny how that is. We have such a demand for skilled workers, yet not one job.

  • don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    I wonder what age range these new arrivals represent. Are these folks ex-pats returning from Alberta,Ontario and the USA to retire here? If so, the population will begin to decline again in a few years from now. At present, the death rate out paces the birth rate. No community can survive and flourish in that circumstance. This story is just more of the dutiful media reporting Government statistical bafflegab and promoting the horn blowing of Dictator Danny. Nothing is really changing for the better here! Just more of the same old doom and gloom dressed up as good news!!! In 1965, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador was 500,000 people. In 2009, 44 years later, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador is still 500,000 people give or take a few people. What fantastic progress!!!What baloney!!!

  • Tim
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Wonder how many of those are mainlanders setting up shop here because the cost of living here is far lower than living in cities up-along. I'm meeting loads on mainlanders.

  • Frank M
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Our population topped 560,000 in the mid 1990's.

    We are still 10 per cent below that figure and lost 10 years of potential growth.

    A sad point is those who left were among our best and brightest, those educated at NL taxpayer expense and then have to take their skills to Alberta and Ontario.

    Pity.

  • paidmyeducation
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    how was my education at the expense of the taxpayer? I got NO help from the government when I went to university. I used Ontario money to pay my loans back...
    just sayin.

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    We left Nfld in 1996 for B.C.My wife,myself and 2 kids.Our son just got married to a girl from B.C. so chances are that we will never go back to live.Like many others people we left for work and as time goes on people get settled in.Nfld will always be our 'home province but B.C. is a very close second.

  • Gaaaawwdd
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    population increased by 0.28 per cent from April to June ------------------ In other words we had some 'old hands' come home for a visit and stayed longer than expected..how can you call .28% growth ----- its like a 'technical' recession

  • Irene
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    My children are in Alberta and Ontario. A good number of their well educated friends have settled back home in the last couple of years. So I am not surprised. I ,however, will be taking my government pension and in 2010 be joining my daughter and grandsons in Alberta.