Canada 2060

What will Canada look like demographically in the year 2060

Introduction to Canada:

As of today, Canada is one the largest developed countries in the world. With over 35 million people inhabited. Canada's population is powered by the many immigrants immigrating to Canada and the aboriginals that are still here today. Today we will be going in depth of immigration trends, population trends, first nations, metis and inuit.

Immigration Trends:

Everyday in Canada, there are many immigrants that immigrated to Canada from many countries around the world. Countries such as China, India, Pakistan and the Philippines. All immigrate to Canada for one purpose, to have a better life than they had back in their country of origin. In this paragraph, we will explain the current immigration trends and a prediction of what will happen to immigration demographically in 2060. One of the most noticeable changes are most immigrants are coming from China, Pakistan, India and the Philippines. Most likely immigrating because of the push factors and pull factors. Upon to now, Canada has many pull factors such as free health care, many job opportunities and good education. Canada is also a multicultural country, meaning all races are treated equally and fairly. Most push factors for most immigrants that are immigrating to Canada are health care in their country of origin is very poor and lack of safety in their country. These are the most reasons why many immigrants are immigrating to Canada especially China and India. Another immigration trend are many immigrants immigrate to the Ontario, Quebec and British Colombia. Ontario is the center of the Canadian economy. Attracting many industries. The many immigrants that immigrated to Canada is a total of 250,000 immigrants as of 2013.

My prediction of Canada's immigration trend are there will be more immigrants immigrating to Canada by 2060. Canada will still have the many pull factors that attract immigrants around the world wanting to come to Canada. Most immigrants will most likely come from China, Mexico, and many high populated countries.

Population Trends:

Population is another trend that demographers research on. Population characteristic such as birth rate, death rate, fertility rate and dependency load. Are some characteristics link to population. As of now, Canada's population is over 35 million people. One trend of Canada's population is a low birth rate. As of now, Many families prefer having small family, only consisting 1- 2 children in their family. Averaging 1.54 children per women, also known as the fertility rate. There are many reasoning's why families in Canada rather have a small family. One of them is financial constraints. The Canadian has put effortlessly amount of help in aiding the new created families in finance. Due to this, having 1 or 2 children would be easier to handle in finance with both parent's jobs. This noticeable trend decreases the birth rate in Canada.

Another population trend in Canada is dependency load. Dependency load is the amount of skilled workers currently working to the amount of each retired skilled worker aged 65+. As of now the dependency load in Canada is very low than before and is at 2.2 per retired skilled worker. Right now, Canada is in the 4th stage of the transition model. This is because Canada is fully developed with low birth rates and death rates, while the population is slowly growing. In the 4th stage, health care is improved significantly, fresh water and good education in the country. All of this describes Canada almost perfectly.

My prediction of Canada's population trends are they will still be in the 4th stage in the transition model. This is due to the current low birth rate with a low of fertility rate that will possibility continue the near future of 2060, but not as low. Eventually, Canada will not have enough workers to support the economy growth and will need to start depending more on immigration to fill in the empty jobs Canada needs. Reasoning why immigration is because almost 250,000 immigrants come to Canada every year and I believe will still continue in 2060. Fertility rate will still be low and small families will be still seen in Canada. Death rate on the other hand will most likely decrease. My reasoning for this is the technologically advancement. Eventually, there will be more efficient ways of preventing the deaths. Technology is one of the biggest things that have impacted us humans today and will continue to do so. Technology will contribute by the advanced cures we developed with technology to help decrease death rates.

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First Nations, Metis and Inuits:

Canada would never forget the many awful things that happen to the aboriginals and first nation children. How they were brutalized, abused and were forced to be the same as the "white men." And couldn't fight back because of the Indian Act that happen in 1876 in Canada. The act gave them less "flexibility" and freedom. But now, Canada is trying it best to recover and strengthen the relation of the First Nations and Aboriginals due to being still here at this very moment. As of now, The abuse and brutalizing on the First Nations and aboriginals is hereby banned and now let's them live the way in their liking. One main trend of the First nations and aboriginals is the growth rate. Now that they are living and no longer consider something bad, Many families have many children and that contributes to Canada's population. Canada is not concern of it growth due to being not many aboriginals left in Canada and are slowly repopulating. Something happening today is the spread of the culture they had. Canada wants to recover the culture and keep the culture so the knowledge of it doesn't disappear or no longer exists, proving Canada a real multicultural country.

My prediction of the First Nations, Metis and Inuits are they will slowly increase, also contributing in Canada's population. My estimate guess by 2060, the population of the first nations, metis and inuits will be almost 25 million. Their culture will be known across Canada by 2060 just like everyone's culture.


In summary, Canada will have many changes especially on first nations and population. Canada's population will stabled but will still slowly increase. Immigration will still be the same as of now but in the future, different countries rather than China or India. The first nations population will increase and will fully contribute to Canada's population. Canada will change completely demographically in the year 2060.