Canada 2060 Assignment

What will Canada look like in 2060

Introduction

Do you ever wonder what your future will be like, what your kids and grand kids life will be like in Canada? Well I can show you what your life could be like in 2060. But before I show you that I will have to take to back to Canada's history. The current immigration rate, birth rates and death rates, the Aboriginals and where all of Canada's population is coming from. So hold on tight as I take you on a walk through your current life and your future life.

Current immigration rate in Canada

The current take of immigrants in Canada is 250,000 people per year. In fact, census data from 2006 shows that almost 20% of the entire population of Canada was born outside the country. There are more than 34 ethnic groups in the country. The earliest immigration to Canada came from France, Britain and Ireland. However, today the largest percentages of immigrants to Canada come from Asia (Philippines, China and India in particular).

Immigration to Canada from the 7 continents

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Birth rate and Death rate currently

Birth rates in the most recent census

Over the past 20 years, Canada has seen both upward and downward trends in the number of births. In 1990 at 405,486 births, the number of births fell steadily throughout the 1990s. In 2000, there were 327,882 registered births, the lowest level since the end of the Second World War.

There has been an upward trend in the number of births since 2001, with a slowing rates in 2008 compared to the two previous years. From 2007 to 2008, the number of births rose in all provinces and territories except the Northwest Territories. The largest birth rates were in Newfoundland and Labrador (7.6%). On the other hand, a first sign of slowing in the increase of births was observed in 2008, mainly in Ontario and the Western provinces.

In 2008, three provinces accounted for 76% of the total increase in the number of births. Quebec was the largest contributor with 35% of the total increase, followed by Ontario (23%) and Alberta (18%).

Death rates in Canada

In 2005, Canada registered more births (342,176) than deaths (230,132). Its natural increase was therefore positive at 112,000.In 1960, with the baby-boom in full swing, Canada recorded a record level of natural increase of 339,000. That year, Canadian women had given birth to 479,000 children.With Canada's population steadily growing from year to year, the number of deaths has understandably increased over time, and it will continue to do so in the future. When the baby-boom generations reach the ages of high mortality, this trend is expected to accelerate
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The Aborignals

Today Canada is the most multi-cultural country in the world, and the home of immigrants of every ethnic and religious group from every country in the world.

But less than 500 years ago, the only people living in Canada were the Aboriginal people of Canada. "Aboriginal" means the original inhabitants, the people who were here first. The words "Native" or "Indigenous" are also used, and mean the same thing.

Current population of Aborignals in Canada

Aboriginal peoples in Canada, or Aboriginal Canadians, are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of present-day Canada. They comprise the First Nations, Inuit and Metis. As of the 2011 census, Aboriginal peoples in Canada totaled 1,400,685 people, or 4.3% of the national population.
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Birth Rate of Aboriginals in Canada

According to the 2006 Census 196,070 persons, or 4.8% of the total population reported Aboriginal identity. Approximately 66% identified as ‘North American Indian,’ 30% identified as Métis, less than 1% identified as Inuit, and the remaining 3% identified with more than one Aboriginal group and/or self reported as Status Indians and/or band members without identifying themselves
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Death rate of Aboriginals in Canada

One in four children on Canada's First Nations reserves lives in poverty. Four years ago, an extensive study of infant mortality in Manitoba showed that the death rate for aboriginal babies was more than twice the Canadian average. For Inuit infants, the rate is four times higher.
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Aboriginal population

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Prediction of Canada's population in 2060

Statistics show that the Canadian population would grow steadily, increasing from 33.7 million in 2009 to 43.8 million in 2036 and then to 52.6 million in 2061, the population would grow at an average annual rate of 7.4 per thousand in 2060/2061.The number of deaths would parallel the growth of the population as well as its aging. It would accelerate appreciably as the large generation of baby boomers reaches the advanced ages, associated with high mortality.
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Prediction of Aboriginal population 2060

Aboriginal people in Canada could number between 1.7 million and 2.2 million,at a growth rate faster than the non-aboriginal population. aboriginal people would represent between four and 5.3 per cent of the total Canadian population.
A Statistics Canada Minute - Immigration and Diversity