Provincial population up, according to Statistics Canada

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Newfoundland and Labrador's population has gone up for the seventh consecutive three-month period.
According to latest estimates from Statistics Canada, released this week, the province added 96 people to its population between Jan. 1 and April 1 of this year.
The current population is said to be 510,901.
A provincial government news release states "the increase was due largely to inter-provincial migration."
The release goes on to state that since the middle of 2008 the province's population has gone up a total of 5,059 people.
"This sustained gain is encouraging, and an indication that more people recognize and have confidence in the opportunities offered in Newfoundland and Labrador," said Finance Minister Tom Marshall in the release.
Marshall pointed to projected growth in incomes and employment as positive signs that add to the province's attractiveness.
"We are making the right investments to secure a bright future in Newfoundland and Labrador," he said. "As our economy keeps gathering momentum, we look forward to more people choosing Newfoundland and Labrador to live, work and raise a family."

Organizations: Statistics Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • al
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    What a joke. I am in a six figure job on the mainland but thought of returning to contribute to NL economy but guess what? Even though I can land a senior management role in my field anywhere in Canada, I cannot even get an interview call for a much lower paying job in NL. Why? There is such cronyism and who you know and not what you know happening down there, its not funny. Let the minister find the truth because this will hurt the economy of the province when other folks who wish to return will find themselves in similar situation and choose to stay put

  • anita
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    A whole 96 people ?!!! haha.

    This sustained gain is encouraging, and an indication that more people recognize and have confidence in the opportunities offered in Newfoundland and Labrador - Finance Minister Tom Marshall.

    Or maybe, just maybe Mr. Marshall, NLers who left to find emplopyment elsewhere have now lost their jobs and come home out of it to stay with family and collect UI.

    Or how about this, they are foreign execs wanting a slice of the Big Oil Pie. Which also explains all the big, new million dollar homes going up.

  • Tony
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    96 , wow !!!!! . When the cig smugglers are released , the population is back to square one is it . Is this all you got to report ?

  • don
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    What nonsense! The size of the population is of no consequence here. The majority of the people in Newfoundland and Labrador are over 45 years of age and the death rate exceeds the birth rate. The Government knows that the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador can only support 300,000 people anyway. Eventually that is the level the population must must level off at. A 1% increase in population is not worth reporting. More useless Government propaganda being reported in the Peoples Newspaper, what a shame.