Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians

Summer 2004 CSANews Issue 51  |  Posted date : May 10, 2007.Back to list

  • Estimated population in January, 2004: 31,752,842

  • Percentage of Canadians over the age of 55: 23

  • Percentage of personal expenditure on personal health care: 5.2

  • Health-care spending by federal, provincial and local governments, workers compensation boards and the private sector in 2003: $120 billion

  • In 2002, for the fifth year in a row, more Americans visited Canada than Canadians visited the United States.

  • The Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut contain 41 per cent of our land mass but only 0.3 per cent of our population.