Canada In 2060
Made by: Hamza Saqib Rashid
Current State Of Canada
First Nations Situation: There are 617 First Nations Communities, and approximately half of them live in Ontario and British Columbia. Their total population is more than 850,000 people. There are many stereotypical thoughts that come to our mind when we think about the First Nations people. For e.g.
- Cultural events and dances.
- Lack of education.
- Traditional clothing (robes, silks)
These are just a few of those thought that leads to discrimination against the First Nations people. They are given 7 billion dollars and are constantly asked what they do with that money. On the other hand, Newfoundland has approximately the same number of people and they receive 8 billion dollars. This is a form of discrimination towards the First Nations people. Underfunding leads to some children not receiving education. Their land is taken from them, for industrial purposes, without even consulting them.
Demography: I predict that the birth rate in Canada is going to be similar to the current low birth rate. The children who are between 0-4 will be the parents of the babies born in 2060. Therefore, the birth rate will be low in 2060 as there are only 5.4% Canadians in the 0-4 category.
I predict the death rate will be higher compared to the current death rate. The baby boomers (people born between 1946-1964) will be dying around the year 2040-2060. This will cause the death rate to become higher. The population pyramid below illustrates the idea that the death rate will be high in 2060, while the birth rate will be low. Therefore, I believe the Natural Increase Rate will be high because there will be a significant difference between the birth and death rate. The dependancy load will increase as many people will retire around the year 2060.
The push and pull factors in 2060 will be similar to the current factors:
- Natural Disasters
- Good health care
- Better living standard
- Good education
- Political and/or religious freedom
- Job opportunities
I believe that Canada will encourage Business/Entrepreneur Immigrants to come to Canada, as this is an effective way to decrease unemployment. Economic immigrants will also be encouraged because of their contribution to the economy.
A big issue related to our immigration is that highly qualified people come to Canada but they are not recognised. Employers want Canadian experience instead of foreign experience, which causes many people to do jobs such as driving a cab. Therefore, I believe their foreign experience should be considered. It will be beneficial for our economy as they can use their skills in Canada. There is a video (further below) that will briefly explain the future of Canada's immigration.
The birth rate of Aboriginal people is much higher than the birth rate of Canadian people. The graph below shows that the birth rate of Aboriginals is very high even though there are approximately 1,400,685 (as of 2011) aboriginal people in Canada. These people will play a key role to keep our natural increase rate stable. If this birth rate tends to become lower in the future, Canada will have to allow a massive number of immigrants to enter Canada.
How my life will be in Canada in 2060? by hamzasaqib11
- "Canadians in Context - Aboriginal Population." / Indicators of Well-being in Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2015
- "Immigration Watch Canada." Immigration Watch Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2015.
- "Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit."Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.