Canada 2060

Canada in 2060

Have you ever thought about how Canada will look in the future? Many things are going to be different about Canada demographically, and will impact many factors such as birth rate and economy. These trends will be seen trough immigration, population and even the aboriginal population of Canada. Let's explore how Canada will change in the future.

Immigration Trend #1- Heading To The West

Many of Canada's future immigrants are predicted to be heading towards provinces like Alberta, British Columbia , Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Immigrants are attracted to these provinces due to their booming economies with industries such as oil, mining, natural gas sectors and construction.

Immigration Trend #2- Diverse Population

Through immigration Canada’s population will be more diverse due to the foreign- born citizens. It is predicted that approximately 25 to 28% of Canada’s population will be foreign born by the year 2031. Imagine how those numbers will change by the year 2060, there are going to be a lot of different races and cultures by the year 2060.

Immigration Trend #3

It is predicted that due to Canada's aging population they will accept many skilled workers to help fill future jobs in Canada. This is because many people in Canada are heading towards there retirement age as they over the age of 65.

Population

Population Trend #1- Aging Population

In Canada, by the year 2060 it is predicted that approximately 25.5% of Canadians are going to be over the age of 65. The aging population will impact various factors such as the economy. The increase in seniors will impact Canada’s future economy, as there won’t be enough young people in Canada to fill the future jobs. This will pressurize the future generations in Canada to fill in these job positions. As we see in the graph below between the years 2051 and 2061 the number of seniors has gone up by 0.8 within just 10 years.

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Population Trend #2- Low Birth Rate

Canada is going to experience a low birth rate in the future as we are declining in our baby booming population as many of them are heading toward their retirement age. Also families tend to have few children due to high cost of living, and women being more career oriented in the modern day.

Population Trend #3- Slower Growth In Population

According to "Statics Canada' it is estimated that Canada's population will grow at a rate of around 2.6 per thousand in the year 2060.This future trend shows that Canada's population is greatly affected by the drop in birth rate as this plays a major role in this decrease in population growth. We notice this future trend in the bar graph below, if you look at this graph carefully in the year 2060 we see that there is not a major increase in Canada's population growth it is still around the 45,000 people.
Canada's demographic and geographic shift
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First Nations, Metis & Inuit

First Nations Trend #1- Increase In Population

The rapid growth in the Aboriginal population is predicted to grow faster due to their high fertility rates and younger population. According to the graph below we notice that the Aboriginal population is growing quiet quickly compared to the non- Aboriginals. For example, in the age group of 0 to 14 we see that the aboriginal population is growing a lot faster compared to the non- aboriginal population in 2011. The aboriginal population is growing at 28% and the non- aboriginal population at 16.5%. At this rate, the aboriginal population would be very high compared to the non- aboriginal population in Canada by 2060.
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First Nations Trend #2- Economy

As Canada's non aboriginal population gradually ages, the Aboriginal population is still quite young. This young population can highly benefit Canada's economic future as many of the jobs that non- Aboriginals don't currently fill, can be given to the Aboriginals. This will greatly help in increasing Canada's economy for the future, and prevent stress on the young non- Aboriginal generations to come.

Inuit Trend #3- Growing Population and Benefits

According to Statics Canada in 2011, 59,445 people were identified as Inuits in Canada. At this rate if this population continues to grow it can greatly benefit Canada, as it will help grow Canada's population at a much faster rate than it is now, also it will allow Canada to have a better economic growth, as in 2060 their will be a lot more people in the Inuit population which lets Canada fill more empty jobs.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Canada is going to face many problems throughout it's future in 2060 demographically such as slow population growth and it's effects on the the economy.