What Canada will look like in 2060

Canada's Demographics, First nations situation vs in 2060

Introduction

Canada's immigration rate has decreased drastically in the past century, Canada is one of the countries that still accept a great amount of immigrants. Also, Canada has one of the highest per capita immigration rate in the world which has many advantages and disadvantages to it, affecting demographics and our Fist Nations situation.

current immigration rate vs immigration, population, birth and death rate in 2060

In 2015 Canada welcomed 260,000 to 285,000 immigrants soon to become permanent residents. As a result of many of our opportunities, education, healthcare and land many people choose to emigrate to Canada for a better life. Canada has four categories of immigrants, family class immigrants are related to Canadian residents living in Canada , Economic immigrants which are business people, skilled workers who are selected by the FSW (Federal skilled worker) to immigrate to Canada because of their work experiences and skills in a certain area or people accepted for compassionate and humanitarian reasons, lastly refugees, people who have been tortured with unusual and unfair punishment or have tried escaping wars and violence. Since Canada has more seniors than children because of the increase in baby boomers, the increase in population will soon be very dependent on immigration, but a huge part of our population will decrease because of all the baby boomers reaching old age and dying off.





In my opinion, not much will change if the current rate stays the same because of immigration taking up 67% of Canada's population growth. But, statistics prove that in the next 25 years the current immigration rate will expand to 80% and possibly 100% by 2060. Even though immigration might take up the population, the increasing rate of baby boomers will soon become seniors and die off, then leaving us with the birth rate increasing because of all the new children being born which will balance out our population with equally the same amount of births and deaths per year. Therefore, in my opinion the immigration rate and population will not change drastically due to our birth and death rate.

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How Will Our First Nations Community Change ?

Since our First Nations community is increasing at a rate 8 times faster than our community, it will have a great impact on our population and growth rate. In 2014 almost 148,455 people were registered as First Nations in Manitoba. There was a total of 88,000 members and more than 50 % still live on reserves. The First Nations community will change by population, but will face some challenges with land, more resources and economic problems if the current birth rate stays the same.
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What changes might Canada face?

Canada has a population of 35.16 million people including the First Nations community growing at a rate 8 times faster than our community. At this rate by 2060 Canada will have over 45,534,000 people which is not too far from our current population. Some challenges Canada might face with a growing population are, less job opportunities, more people to take care of which can cause a lack of money and leaving more people in debt, education might be charged due to overpopulated schools, minimum wage will decrease due to more people working, in need of more land, taxes and prices will go up because of more people buying products causing the businesses to increase the tax rate so they would make more money. These are many of the challenges Canada might face with an overpopulated country.
A Statistics Canada Minute - Regional Demography