Canada in the future!
Canada Demography Today
Canada's being the 2nd largest county in the world has a population of 35,939,000 with a large portion of people aged from 20-54 and a lower number of kids and an even smaller amount of elderly. Ontario makes up for 38% of Canada's population because Ontario has many cites and ethnic enclaves and many job opportunities. British Columbia makes up for 18% of Canada's population mainly because it is closer to Asia and is cheaper to travel there from Asia and since most of our immigrants are from Asia, many people travel to BC. Canada has a birth rate of 1.61 births per woman, which is really low compared to Canada in 1960 which was 3.81. Canada's death rate is 7 deaths/1,000 population.
Canada's Demography In The Future
In 2060, I predict that Canada will have a low birth rate in the future because if you look at a graph of Canada's birth rate from 1960 to 2010 you will see that birth rate is on a downward slope. Which indicates that Canada will have a lower birth rate in the future another reason why I think this is because in the past we use to have a lot of kids because we use to have farms and we needed people to work on the farm so we use to have many kids. But now that most of us don't work on farms anymore so we don't need to have a lot of kids. Another reason is that more and more woman are starting to work in high positions like do high levels of degree so that means that they will have to go to school for a longer time and the longer a woman is in school the fewer babies she wants to have. And after a certain age woman can't have babies anymore.
Also looking at Canada's population you can see that there is a lot older people so this indicates that in the future we will have more old people that young people which could be a problem because we need a lot of young people that work to pay for the elderly through taxes now if we don't have enough working people then that could be a problem for Canada. Since there is going to be a lot of elderly I predict that the death rate will be higher because with a lot of elderly eventually they will die and since there are many elderly their deaths will impact the death rate of Canada.
As of 2013, 20.7 percent of the population were immigrants. Most of Canada's immigrants come from the Philippines, India and China. Most immigrants move to Ontario, Quebec or British Columbia the reason for this is that Ontario and Quebec have many major cities with many ethnic enclaves so this would attract many immigrants who don't speak English. Also, a large number of immigrants also went to British Columbia because it was closer to Asia (where most of the immigrants were coming from) so the cost of the ticket was cheaper.
Canada's immigration system runs on the point system you have to score 67 points of higher to be able to immigrant to Canada. There are 3 types of immigrants, economic immigrants (skilled workers), family immigrants these immigrants have someone related to them living in Canada as a permanent residence and finally there are refugee immigrants who are forced to leave their country. Canada takes in a large number of economic immigrants because they help our economy grow and they benefit our country the most.
Immgration in the Future
In 2060, I predict that immigration will still be a big thing for Canada. I think this because Canada is predicted to have more elderly than young so Canada will need younger people who are adding to the economy. How will Canada get all these people? Canada will look to immigration and try to get more people by immigrating them to Canada. I think that Canada's immigration rate will rise because of the need for immigrants in the future. I also think Canada will still get the majority of their immigrants from India and China because India and China have a population of around 1.3 billion each and after 44 years I don't think their population will change that much. Also, immigrants will continue to immigrate to locations such as Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and also Alberta.
Some pull factors that will be there in the future might be the free health care system because this is one of Canada's biggest pull factor another pull factor is how multicultural Canada , also Canada has many ethnic enclaves which are very important to the people who can't speak English. I think that in 2060 Canada will introduce more pull factors because in 2060 they will need a lot of immigrants. Some push factors for Canada are that the climate is really cold and since most of the immigrants are coming from warmer parts of the world this is a big push factor to Canada, also, a few people think that the taxes are pretty high so that might also be a big push factor.
Current First Nation Situation
The First Nation refers to "Indian" people in Canada. There are around 1,836,035 aboriginals in Canada. 52.6% of the aboriginals live on a reserve and the rest live off the reserves. In Canada, the First Nation were sent to residential schools. The First nation kids were taken away from their parents and sent to school and most of the kids were abused by their teachers and 6,000 kids died while attending school and almost all of them forgot how to speak their own language because the schools didn't allow them to speak their own language. When these kids grew up they most of them were in depression because they never got their parents love. On June 11, 2008, our Prime Minister gave a public apology to all these First Nations. Most First Nations live on reserves . Reserves are parts of land set aside for the First Nation. Reserves are not the best place to live, they don't have clean drinking water and they have to boil their water before you drink it and most of these reserves are located in the colder parts of Canada. Some people think that it is better to live off reserve than on. This is why almost half of the aboriginals live off reserves. Aboriginal also get some tax benefits but it's not a lot.
First nation's future
The future of the First Nation looks pretty good because more and more people are realizing how important the First Nations are and are starting to care for them and with new organizations to help save the first nations like the First Nation Future Program, the First Nations lives might get better. Also, the government is starting to invest in the First Nations education and they are also starting to lift some laws that restrict the First Nations. The government has a big role to play for the pain of the First Nation because of some bad decisions but now that the government and other people are realizing how bad they treated the First Nations, they are trying their best to help them. And if this continues 2060 for the first nations might be one of the best years for the First Nation communities
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By using information about Canada we can predict what will come upon Canada in the future and be better prepared for the future. In the end I believe that Canada's demography looks pretty good as well as our immigration system and the future is not only good for Canadian but also the First Nations too .i think that the future of Canada will look very good