Number of births in Canada 2000-2019

In 2018, there were an estimated 382,533 babies born in Canada. This is an increase from 327,107 births in the year 2001.

Births in Canada

In 2018, there were more male babies born than female babies, and overall births have been increasing since 2000. Out of all Canadian metropolitan areas Toronto, Ontario had the highest number of births in 2018. Saint John, New Brunswick was the metropolitan area with the lowest number of births in the same year.

Life expectancy in Canada

Canada is known for being a country with a high standard of living, and with a high standard of living comes a high life expectancy. The life expectancy at birth in Canada stands at just over 82 years and has been increasing steadily over the past decade. The highest life expectancy in the country was found in British Columbia, while the lowest life expectancy was found in Canada’s northernmost territory, Nunavut.

Number of births in Canada from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary.
The time period for each year is from July 1 to June 30. i.e., Data of 2014 represents births reported between July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

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