Calgary is the Fastest Growing City in Canada... Again.

The first segment in a near year long roll out of Canadian census data was released yesterday and Canada's population was reported at 35.1 million.  Throughout the course of 2017 Stats-Can will release a variety of data that will eventually paint a detailed picture of the country, right down to the local level — including age breakdowns of the population, family makeup, languages spoken, immigration and ethnic origin, the level of education attained and income earned.

Calgary had the highest growth rate of any metropolitan area in the entire country over the past five years, despite being in the grip of an economic downturn and has surpassed Ottawa to become the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country. Several communities on the outer edges of reported explosive population growth since 2011, with Cochrane, Airdrie, and Chestermere leading the way.

Further census date release dates and topics from Statistics Canada are - May 3 age and sex as well as type of dwelling; May 10 census of agriculture; August 2 families, households and marital status, language; September 13 income, October 25 immigration and ethnocultural diversity, housing and Aboriginal peoples; November 29 education, labour, journey to work, language of work, mobility and migration. To download your own complete copy of Statistics Canada's census data on population and dwelling counts CLICK HERE.