Salute those 100 years and older —centenarians are the fastest-growing age group in Canada. The 2016 census counted 8,230 centenarians, an increase over the 2011 figures and the numbers are predicted to grow in the future, said Laurent Martel of Statistics Canada in July this year.
“It’s mostly due to an increase in life expectancy. Canadians are living longer,” Martel said. Only 19% of centenarians are men.