Canada in 2060
how will Canada be in 2060 ?
what we will be covering?
- And first nations.
what is demographics ?
Demographics can be very useful for company's launching new products. It can also be very helpful for investors to plan their next investment.
Demographics also helps the country decide their future development plans. It also gives the country an idea of how much workforce do they have.
The history of Canadian demographics.
- According to the 1915 Canadian census the total population was 14 million, it has doubled now (30 million).
- During the 1915 the birth rate was 32 (per 1000 people).
- The death rate was 13 (per 1000 people).
- The gap between the two rates had increased the natural increase rate to 19.
- Immigration reduced during the period of world war one.
- Population was slowly growing.
Current situation of Canada's demography.
- The current birth rate of Canada is 11.
- The current death rate of Canada is 7. This has caused the dependency load to increase.
- Canada's natural increase rate is 3 (per 1000 people)
- annually there are 250,000 immigrants entering Canada, they contribute to the population growth.
- 31.5 % of population are dependents.
- 68.5 % of population are work force (people who could economically contribute to the country.
- the chart below shows the gender distribution and the age of the whole population in the form of a pyramid.
A Video On the Current Canadian Demographic Sitiuation
The Most Possible Projection For Canada's Demographics
- By the year 2060 Canadian population would have doubled, mostly because of high immigration, increased child survival rates and low death rates.
- Chances of the birth rate decreasing are good. As family planning would be introduced and use of birth control methods would be used more frequently.
- If the birth rate decreases the result would be that there would be a low dependency load.
- Population would have been distributed evenly, and not be concentrated only in one area, for example Ontario.
what is immigration ?
History of immigration
- Significant increase in the immigration rates took place in the year of 1857
- In 1857, Clifford Sifton came up with the idea to advertise Canada to the world
- Advertising was very effective, immigrants came pouring in to the new country.
- The vast unused and fertile lands attracted them as 80% of world population were farmers.
- Most of the immigrants were either refugees or farmers who were suffering to pay back the unjust loans to their cruel landlords
The current situation of Canada's immigration
- Canada has one of the largest and the most successful immigration programs in the world
- The number of immigrants coming depends on factors as job availability, and can a Canadian fill in for the job.
- Annually there are estimably about 250,000 immigrants entering Canada. This is 1% of population.
- Canada accepts three classes of immigrants; economic immigrants, family class immigrants, and refugees.
- Canada accepts one in every ten refugee cases which is the highest in the world currently.
- Canada needs legal immigrants to keep their economy stable.
- Immigration has played a major role in the growth of the population.
- China provides the most immigrants to Canada. followed by India and Philippines.
the possible future of Canadian immigration by 2060
- Immigration rates would decrease as it wont be necessary because the immigrants now would reproduce and help the population grow.
- There would be immigrants coming in but most of them would be people who are refugees or are skilled workers
what is first nations ?
first nation's history
- They have been here in Canada even before the Europeans came here.
- They are the original Canadians.
- They were cheated by the Europeans and were tricked to move onto another land.
- They were considered as ignorant people by the Europeans.
- Their children were kidnapped and sent into residential schools, so they could reform them and get rid of the Indian culture in the children a.k.a the future generation.
- As if they weren't treated bad enough the Europeans proposed the Indian act.
- The Indian act of 1876 was a statute through which federal governments administered the Indians in a province.
- Stereotypes were created for the Indians. one of them was that Indians always wear feather headdress and believe in mystical beings.
- The following video will explain it all
First nation's present
- After years of strikes and patience many amendments have been made to the Indian act.
- The first nations have evolved, they are blending and are becoming influential people in the society, for example Web Kinew.
- the Indian population in total are 850,000.
- Most of the Indian population is concentrated in provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
- Most of the stereotypes have gone but some still remain.
- The Indian act still exists but after the amendments the Indian act has loosened.
- The first nations have established governments that specialize in maintaining the system.
- These first nation's government are paid 7 billion CAD annually to maintain the system.
- Currently there are 635 such governments registered in the federal government.