Canada in 2050
What is Canada going to look like in 2050?
General Canadian Population:
- In 2013, the total population of Canada was 35 million.
- From 2000-2010, the population growth rate was 1.1% each year and from 2010-2060, it is estimated that the growth rate would be 0.9% each year.
- In 2013, the birth rate in Canada was 10.28/1000 people each year and death rate was 8.2/1000 people each year.
- In 2011, 20.6% of Canada's total population were immigrants.
- Most immigrants either settle in Ontario (28.5% of the immigrants), British Columbia (27.6%) or Alberta (18.1%).
- 65.4% of the immigrants to Canada are economic and 21.8% are family class.
- According to the 2011 National Household Survey, 4.3%of Canada's population is comprised of Aboriginals.
- Aboriginal population is growing faster than the general population of Canada. It was increasing by 20.1% since 2006-2011.
- In 2011, 28% of the aboriginals are under 0-14 age group.
Population Growth Rate
Annual Population Growth Rate of Canada.
Immigrants in different provinces in Canada, 2011.
Aboriginal and Non-aboriginal age groups in Canada, 2011.
General Canadian Population:
As the growth rate is expected to be 0.9% each year and according to my calculation, the population of Canada would be 46-50 million. With this increase in population, there will be more demands of people for houses, food, water, health, jobs and education. To fulfill these demands Canada has to use natural resources which are now slowly decreasing and people have not properly reserved them.
Immigration is the main factor of Canada's economy as the birth rate is low and people who are now working will retire by 2050. So, to take over their jobs people need to immigrate here to sustain the economy. Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta being the place where immigrants choose to settle has people from different cultures and have their own festivals. This makes people come here to watch the festivals leading to tourism.
The growth rate of 20.1%, the aboriginal population will gradually increase and take a big portion of Canada's population. Having 28% of the population with 0-14 age group, means that there will be more working age group by 2050. If the aboriginal people learn to surpass challenges they face, their population will become as high as well Canada's population too.
My life in Canada, 2050.
Life in Canada, 2050. by user458040202
From these information, we can predict that population of Canada is likely to increase in the future. With this increment, Canada might have to suffer from overpopulation as China did. For managing this growth, it will be essential to build more homes ,hospitals, schools, jobs etc.along with the aboriginal people catching up on the population and thousands of immigrants coming year by year. All of this will be affecting Canada's overall population and Canada's natural increase rate. This growth should be managed for attaining sustainable development.