Canada had the lowest birth rate in 15 years

In 2020, Canada registered the lowest annual number of births since 2006. Statistics Canada noted that while births dropped nationally every year since 2016. Based on data from Statistics Canada, the total number of people dropped by 13,396 nationwide. According to the release, the drop in international migration due to travel restrictions may have led to fewer births. Furthermore, other social and economic factors caused by the pandemic – the closure of schools and daycares, job loss, and financial uncertainty – may have led some families to postpone the birth of children.