Canada in 2050
By: Hamza Lodhi
So as we all know that Canada is one of the largest country in the world and has a population of about 34,500,200 people and approximately has a density of 4 people per sq km, What do you think will happen to Canada by 2050? We cannot get the exact information but we can predict what will happen by 2050.In this report I will be talking about:
1.Aboriginals -> treaties and Land Claims
2. Immigration/Emigration -> Point system/Requirements and types of immigrants
3. Demographics -> Birth Rate and Death Rate
1. Algonquins of Ontario, Location: Eastern Ontario (Ottawa River Watershed), Claim Type: Aboriginal Rights and Title, Claim received: August 1985 (Zimmer)
2.Lac des Mille Lacs, Location: Thunder Bay area, Claim Type: Flooding, Claim submitted: 1996 (Zimmer).
Since 2000-2013 there are about 64 land claims which have been made. With this information I can predict that by 2050 there will not be a lot of land claims made because since 1900-2013 the number of land claims made have drastically dropped and with this information you can tell that there might be about 10-30 land claims made or less.
Not enough jobs
Poor medical care
Currently there are over 250,000 immigrants who move to Canada per year. These immigrants move to Canada because Canada has a lot of pull factors which bring them here. Pull factors are positive attractions that make you want to live in a country and pull you into it, some pull factors are:
Better living conditions
Political and/or religious freedom
Better medical care
With this information provided I think by 2050 there will be around 300-350 thousand people which will be immigrating to Canada because now Canada has a lot of better technologies, More job opportunities available and better education so the for the people that are going to be immigrating, Canada will be there best option to move.
Types of Immigrants
In Canada there are 3 main types of immigrants:
1. Family class: immigrants who come to canada to be with family
2. Refugee Class: immigrants who come to canada for freedom
3. Independent Class: this class is evaluated according to the points system, which assigns values to attributes to each person based on personal qualities like education and language ability.
Since the years 1900-2013 Canada had accepted around 250,000 immigrants per year and most immigrants which immigrated to Canada are young, suburban, and are mainly from Asia although Africans are arriving in growing numbers. "The new survey of almost three million people shows that Canada is home to 6.8 million foreign-born residents or 20.6 per cent of the population, compared with 19.8 per cent in 2006." (Canadian Press)
With this information provided I can predict that by 2050 there will be about 4.8 per cent of immigrates from Asia and Africa which will be immigrating to Canada because in 8 years starting 2006-2014 the percent increased by 0.8 percent so I am assuming by 2050 there will be about 4.8 per cent.
With this information provided I think by 2050 Canada's birth rate will be better around 5-10 babies per 1000 people and the other countries like the top 10 might go a bit higher because it has lack of birth control and they still might not care. I believe that each family should have around 1-2 babies because as u can see some countries which have a high birth rate cannot afford to pay for all the material they need to live with and the kids will not have good education. An example is Niger it has a birth rate of 53.38 babies per 1000 people and I am positive that they cannot afford a lot to eat and do not have a lot of money for there kids to get education.
I can predict that by 2050 the number of deaths of children under the age of 5 can decrease only if the births per 1000 people decreases too. If the lack of birth control decrease than eventually the deaths will also decrease because since there are about 4-5 kids per family not everybody got enough food and the families also had less money to feed there family and give them education.
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