Canada in 2060

What will Canada look like in 2060?

Introduction

Canada is a rich country with lots of resources and land. Canada currently has a population of 35.16 million people and is the second largest country in the world. Its home to many emigrants from different continent such as Europe, Asia and Africa. But have you ever wonder about its future in the next 45 years? Canada will face a big demographic shift as Canada's changing population will be watched over by demographer.

Immigration

Canada has four categories of immigration; family class, economic immigrants, referees and others. By welcoming new immigrants into Canada, its population will expand. Its important for Canada to find skilled and well educated immigrants because..


-Canada is seeing signs of worker shortages

-Conference Broad of Canada estimates a shortfall of 3 million skilled worker by 2020

-7.7% of unfilled jobs are construction workers

-Most needed skilled workers are Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta


Some challenges immigrant face when arriving to Canada are that..


-They often having difficultly working in their fields

-1 out of 20 jobs remains unfilled because of an inability to find suitably skilled labour

-Non English immigrants often have trouble learning the language


By 2060, my prediction is that Canada will have a higher increase of immigrate but will still continues to seek high demands for skilled workers. Canada will also experience more competition from high-tech industry such as China, India and the United State for them. Workers in Canada from those countries might want to go back because now, they have a better chance of finding a job back home. Its very difficult to keep skilled workers.

Population Trends:

In the last 60 year, Canada’s population went from 12.3 million to 35 million, an increase of more than 20 million. Today’s current demographic, Canada has a large but stable population with a low birth and death rate. Canada’s changing population we have today could affect the future’s population negatively because..


-Seniors are expected to surpass the number of children

-The youngest baby boomer will turn 65 by 2030

-Those left in the workforce will shoulder most of the burden of supporting the health-care sector

-The largest proportion of seniors will be in British Columbia and Atlantic provinces


Canada will have a major population shift because..


-Population growth in Alberta will be the highest in Canada

-Saskatchewan and Alberta province will share migration from other provinces

-Population in the Atlantes province will decline

-British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec will grow because of immigration

-Nunavut will be the youngest in Canada because of its high birth rate


By 2060, my prediction is that Canada's population growth with continue to increase over the next 45 years. Canada will reach a population between 40 million people and 60 million people with a lower birth rate than death rate. The seniors population will grow and increase by next year and is expected to surpass the number of children as well. The youngest baby boomers (those born from 1945 to 1965) will turn 65 in 2030 and for those who are left still at work will have to support many sectors. Since there won’t be as many children as there is for seniors, there won’t be enough money to provide pension money so taxes will become higher.

Canada's demographic and geographic shift

First Nation, Metis & Inuit

The Indian Act of 1876 is a Canadian federal law that concern registered Indians. The Indian Act placed lots of rules on the Aboriginal people from doing a lot of things. Some of them are..


-Banning Aboriginals from getting job

-Banning religious ceremonies

-Restriction on accessing court

-Preventing Aboriginals from ownership of property

-Forcing Indian children to read and write English


Aboriginal Demographics:

-They have a young population

-Their birth rate is high

-86.3% of the total population for Nunavut

-51.9% for Northwest Territories

-They have a higher fertility rate

-Their life expectancy is short


By the year 2060 my prediction is that Canada will respect natives a little bit better than they did in the past. Canada will respect them equally and provide them with better health care and property ownership. Its very important for native to get better health care because they have a high birth rate but a short life expectancy, having better health care will increase their life expectancy which will also increase their population.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Canada’s demographic, immigration and Aboriginals community will experience changes by its current trends which will affect Canada’s future dramatically than how my parents lived today.
Canada: An Aging Population