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Quebec’s demographic growth resumed in the first half of 2021


As of July 1, Quebec had recorded an increase of 25,100 inhabitants since the start of 2021. This increase remains twice lower than those observed during the first half of 2017 to 2019.

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Quebec’s population growth, which had slowed considerably in 2020 due to a lack of international migration, picked up moderately during the first six months of 2021, according to figures released Wednesday by the Institut de la statistique du Québec ( ISQ).

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On July 1, Quebec had just over 8.604 million inhabitants, an increase of 25,100 since the start of the year. However, this increase remains half that observed in the first half of 2017 to 2019.

Quebec welcomed 25,200 immigrants in 2020, compared to 40,600 in 2019.

The ISQ reported that Quebec also saw slight gains in interprovincial migration in the first half of 2021.

Meanwhile, Quebec registered 81,850 births in 2020, three percent fewer than in 2019. Figures compiled for the first half of 2021 suggest that Quebec will end the year with a number of births comparable to those. registered before 2020.

In the first 10 months of the pandemic, from March to December 2020, the number of deaths in Quebec jumped nine percent from previous years. However, the number of deaths recorded between February and August of this year showed that the province’s monthly death rate had returned to the same level as before 2020.