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Canada’s Population Just Got a Bit Younger Thanks to Immigration

Canada’s population got younger for the first time since 1971, a potential reversal of a demographic trend driven by the government’s open immigration policies. 

The median age of people living in Canada in 2022 edged down to 41, the first decline in more than five decades, according to data released Wednesday by the national statistics agency. The median age had climbed steadily from 26.2 in 1971 to 41.1 last year as the population ages, a trend observed in many advanced economies.