Canada in 2060
What will Canada be like?
Immigration: Economic, Family Class, Business
So that leaves the other main group of immigrants that currently exist today and are known as the family class immigrants and the business immigrants. The family class immigrants are spouses of people that are already living in Canada and so this program allows people to sponsor their spouse or children to become permanent residents in Canada.
Canada has currently been taking less family class immigrants because of the dependency load Canada has.
Then it leaves the few business immigrants that are accepted in Canada. They're able to come here if they are able to become economically established in Canada.
Immigration: Country of Origin
IMMIGRATION IN 2060
Over the years, Canada has been bringing more and more immigrants and it has been a slow and steady growth and that is due to the fact that over the years the birth rate is also slowly decreasing as shown in the graph below. The steady decline has been going on since 1950 to 1960 after the baby boomers have been born. So, according to all this I think that the immigration will continue to increase to about 300,000 immigrants per year as the right now there are about 250,000 immigrants coming to Canada each year.
Pull and Push Factors
Canada may get more immigrants during this time because now slowly my generation is about to retire so that gives young people who are wanting to immigrate many job opportunities. So many jobs will open up and become available attracting new immigrants because if you compare it today, it is very hard to find a job because of the baby boomers who are still employed.
Moreover, Canada will likely have a better health care system than today because first of all, technology will have improved as a lot can happen in 45 years and secondly, I feel that the healthcare system would of had a lot of "practice" with the baby boomer generation and so the healthcare would of improved.
Although a lot of change could happen in 45 years, it is possible that very little could also happen. What I mean is that, many of the countries may have not yet developed like Canada and if that's the case then people will still come to Canada for the same reasons such as healthcare, jobs and education.
Also there seems to be a pattern or trend that has happened over the years and that is that people from different countries have been coming to Canada for some of the same reasons for example in 1920 people from India are coming to Canada for better education, in 1945 people from Poland have been coming for jobs and education, in 1950 people have been coming for jobs and in 2006 people from the Middle East have been coming for job opportunities, education and for better healthcare. So these are just a few countries that have had the same reasons to migrate to Canada.
Currently immigrants have been settling in provinces like Ontario, British Colombia and Quebec and that may change in the near future. Immigrants will probably settle in a less populated area such as Manitoba and that is because many jobs opportunities will start to open up there and so there will be an increase of the population over there.
Country of Origin
As for the country of origin, I think it will pretty much stay the same. Many of immigrants will come to Canada from places in Asia and the Middle East because countries from there will still likely not be fully developed like Canada and so, people will take the opportunity to move and live a better lifestyle in Canada.
- Canada's population today is estimated to be around 35,675,800 million people.
- Canada has about 2.9 million immigrants
- Canada has about 560,000 emigrants.
Canada's birth rate is about 4.2 million
- Death rate is about 2.7 million
In the population pyramid shown below, you're able to see that there's a big spike around people aged 50-60. These are the baby boomers who were born in the 1950's to 1960's.
Families during that time period had more children and this was right after the war. Some reasons women had lots of children were because back then there was a lack of birth control, kids used to be cheap, some kids died and so people had more children and children would usually be used to help out the family.
However, today the number of children has dropped and families don't have much children because women now go to work and may not necessarily have time to take care of children, kids are now expensive because parents have to pay for University and stuff like after school programs and now we also have birth control.
DEMOGRAPHY IN 2060
Future Population Pyramid
Birth Rate and Death Rate
The death rate of the country will also decrease by the year 2060 because like I said before that the baby boomers have been gone so everything will most likely have improved to help with the future generations healthcare.
So, then there will be chances of low birth rate and low death rate and that brings both the death rate and birth rate to become equal.
Canada will maintain the population by welcoming more immigrants into the country and so Canada will rely heavily on immigration, if there aren't enough babies to bring up the population. Furthermore, if more and more immigrants become accepted into the country then the immigration rate will increase.
CURRENT FIRST NATIONS
- 851,560 First Nations (largest group)
- 451,795 Metis
- 59,445 Inuits
The first nations go through a lot of problems, it's hard for them. Even after many years, the First nations are stereotyped for many things such as the feathers they wear on their head, the war paint on their faces, their long hair, and the long necklaces they wear.
Now the image that's shown down below fully fits the description of what many people first think of when they hear the word First Nations.
Not only are they stereotyped for their image, many people still think that they go hunting, smoking, drinking and that they do not pay for their taxes.
However, everything listed above isn't necessary true in today's time. The First Nations people are normal people just like me and you and if they ever do wear their feathers or long necklaces it'll usually be for cultural celebrations and many other cultures do the same thing so it isn't something out of the ordinary.
Differences or Similarities?
Today many people feel that the aboriginal people and non-aboriginal people aren't the same and that's certainly not true because we are all the same, each and every one of us.
If you're aboriginal or non-aboriginal, it doesn't matter because we all have a lot in common and this information isn't getting through to people today.
The thing is that once you get rid of the barriers or fences that divide us then people may start to find similarities between the two groups and that's what people are working towards to do.
The First Nations in 2060
I predict that in the future that the aboriginals will make up about a third of Canada's population, this is because as of today aboriginal families have up to six kids while the non-aboriginal families are having 2 to 3 kids.
The aboriginal families are almost having double the amount. If you take a look at the graph that shows a population pyramid of aboriginal and non-aboriginal people, you can see that there are more aboriginal children than non-aboriginal children.
This shows how the native population is growing much faster than the rest of Canada's population.
In The Future
In 45 years of time, I feel that the way aboriginals have been portrayed will have improved because even as of today people are trying to slowly make a change such as Wab Kinew, the First Nations ambassador.
Wab Kinew is trying to educate the world on aboriginals and trying to make a difference in the world and to make a change, so I feel that in time it can done and it will be done.
So, I think that Canada is heading towards a good direction as schools are teaching kids the real story behind the First Nations and Canada's history.
Therefore, things will start to change because more people are being educated on this issue, so people may start to think before they judge as they are learning the real story behind all of this.
So I feel that the change will start once Canada is properly educated on this topic.
Just Get Over It
Canada in 2060 by Charita Tupe by Gomez_girl
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