Life expectancy at birth in Canada reached 80.7 years for the three-year period between 2005 and 2007, up from the average of 80.5 between 2004 and 2006, and 78.4 a decade earlier between 1995 and 1997.
Gains during the past decade were stronger among men. Their life expectancy at birth rose by 2.9 years to 78.3 in 2005-2007, while among women it increased by 1.8 years to 83.0.
Life expectancy among seniors at the age of 65 has also been on an upward trend for several years. Gains in life expectancy among seniors during the past decade have accounted for about 70 per cent of the increase in life expectancy at birth.
– STATISTICS CANADA