Immigration & Population of Canada
And what might be the future?
Immigration to Canada
- No criminal record
- An education
- To speak either english and/or french
- A good job experience
Now, Canada rates immigrants who come to Canada in 3 categories. People who come to join their families in Canada, people who are refugees (Humanitarians) and people who are selected for their skills and/or education as they may help the economy in the near future (Economic Immigration; makes up 2/3 of immigrants). Without immigration to Canada, our workforce will decrease; we need our workforce as one of the things to keep our economy going.
In Canada, we have something called a family program. What happens in this program is that there are spouses/partners of immigrants and/or citizens who are brought over to Canada by them. They also bring over their children, parents, and grandparents to Canada.
Did you know that there are refugees around you, yet you don't know it? In Canada, many people come as refugees to escape from their home country due to possible danger that can target them. There are thousands that are admitted as privately sponsored refugees that are brought in by the United Nations. Basically what happens is that people sponsor them and bring them into their home to live with them until they are out of danger. Over the years, the society of countries changed their way when it comes to newcomers. In Canada, mostly China, India, and the Philippines make up 1/3 of newcomers.
Canada needs immigration to keep the economy strong. Immigrants risk their lives to come be part of our economy everyday. They strengthen our economy and enrich our culture to become a more multicultural place.
What might be the future of Immigration to Canada?
The Canadian population is aging and seniors seems to be the fastest-growing age group. This trend is expected to continue for the next several decades due mainly to a below replacement fertility rate (the average number of children per woman), an increase in life expectancy, and the aging of the baby boomer generation. In 2011, it an estimation of 5.0 million Canadians were of 65 years or older, a number that is expected to double in the next 25 years to reach 10.4 million seniors by 2036. By 2051, it is estimated that about one in four Canadians are expected to be 65 or over.
Canada's Population Growth
Canada's population growth has a fast growth rate. Our population growth has been fairly good for over the past fifty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Canada's growth is caused largely by the flow of international immigrats to Canada. In fact, Canada has a large amount of immigrants and multiculturalism, attracting even more immigrants here than the USA. Natural population growth is for only around a tenth of Canada's overall population increase each year. Canada is likely that its population will continue to grow rapidly for decades to come.