Canadian Historical Population Statistics
 
Year Location Amount Compare with USA (approx)
       
1666 New France 3,215 90,000
1765 French Quebec 50,000 160,000
1784 English Quebec (Loyalists) 50,000 3+ million
       
Upper and Lower Canada and Maritime Colonies      
1803 Canada less than 1/2 million     5.3 million
1861 Canada    2.5 million   31.4 million
1901 Canada    5.3 million   76.2 million
1951 Canada  14    million 151.3 million
2016 Canada  36.5 million 322.7 million