Move over Boomer: Millennials, Gen Z dominate in the territories, StatsCan says


The North’s population continues to skew younger than the country as a whole with millennials now outnumbering baby boomers in all three territories, and Generation Z dominating in Nunavut, according to new census figures released on Wednesday.

“What we’re generally seeing is a continuation of trends that have been going on for a while,” said Stacey Hallman, an analyst with Statistics Canada.

“[The territories] have some of the youngest populations in Canada.”

According to 2016 census data, boomers then still made up the largest generational group in Yukon. By 2021, millennials had edged them out to become the larger group.

It means that all three territories are now out of sync with Canada as a whole when it comes to demographics.

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