Canada 2050 Assignment

What will Canada look like in 2050?

Introduction

In thirty-six years, it will be the year 2050, and I will be around 50 to 51 years old. What will happen in the 36 years? How will our perspective differ on current situations and ideas? What events will take place, and how may they alter the lifestyles and practices of the citizens of Canada? Many questions race through ones mind when thinking about the future, and these questions don't have definite answers, we can only makes assumptions about what we think might take place. But by basing our predictions on statistics and prior knowledge we are able to make a well-educated guess.

Demography

Over the years the birth rate has been decreasing, and the death rate has been following in pursuit. This is due to the various amounts of medication, variety of food for various nutrients, a decrease in the amounts of children born ( now there is something called family plan to prevent additions to the family, and there is no child labor and very little farms so having a dozen kids isn't necessary). In 2050, the numbers will have drastically decreased and on average each family would have no children at all, maybe 1 to 2 kids at the most. Also new ways to cure certain illnesses will be discovered so less people will die. Since we are an aging population with a lot more elders than young the death rate will surpass the birth rate. This helps reduce our natural increase rate, and in the bigger picture the population will start to decrease. Soon this will not only affect and alter Canada's population, but the whole word's.

Immigration

Many of our immigrants today come from China, India, and the Philippines. Canada accepts 250,000 immigrants each year, that's over 9 million in 36 years. In 2050, I believe that the number of immigrants living in Canada will increase but the amount of emigrants being accepted will decrease, due to vast amounts of emigrants that are compelled by the idea of keeping up with the trend of having one or two kids, there will be tons of emigrants waiting to be accepted into Canada, but Canada wants to have a sustainable population, so they'll probably start reducing the amount of people they'll accept. This means that we will still gain immigrants, and the immigration population will increase, but the amount of emigrants accepted will decrease. In the future i believe that the push and pull factors will not differ from the push and pull factors now, but based on the choices we make the number of obstacles one has to face will increase or decrease. Today many immigrants decide to settle in Central Canada, and other places with large cities. In 2050, these cities will be overpopulated and many people will have to settle elsewhere. Living in a small town, or anywhere but the big city, may be a turn off for many emigrants which may cause them to think twice before immigrating to Canada; this could also possibly reduce the number of immigrants lined up waiting to be accepted. All in all, I believe that we aren't going to be accepting a tremendous amount of immigrants in the future.

First Nations

When the word first nations is said what is the first image that comes to mind? Most would picture a first nation as a red, old, wrinkly man with long, dark hair wearing a headdress made of various feathers. In reality first nations don't look anything like that at all, maybe back in 1800s but definitely not now. They look like regular civilians, just like you or me. In fact it's probably hard for you to depict a first nation from a crowd. Maybe if we acknowledged the many great first nations, society will gain a better understanding of how normal and civilized these tax payers are. I believe that in 2050 the first nations will be known as regular people that walk among us, and we'll have a better understanding of what they went through and how they might have felt.

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Conclusion

I have a feeling that 2050 is going to be a little different from 2014, minor changes that we occur everyday, but no matter what change may bring, I'm looking forward to whatever the future may hold.