Canada In 2060
WHAT DOES CANADA HOLD FOR US IN THE FUTURE?
Today's Immigration, Population and First Nations situation in Canada has massively changed comparing to decades ago. Immigrants now whom come to Canada have different reasons why they come to Canada then years back. The First Nation community in Canada is just getting larger each year. Birth and death rate in Canada has a massive difference than in the 1930's. All these current situations vary and can be disparate in 5 decades.
Immigration in Canada
In current situations, Immigrants whom come to Canada seek for job opportunities, free healthcare, and higher education. These Immigrants wanted a better life for them and their children. Most immigrants today come from Asian countries (56.9% of Canadian immigrants are from Asia) such as India, China, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam, etc. Currently Canada is open to welcoming 250 000 immigrants and refugees each year.
In 40 years, I predict that Canada will have more immigrants to replace the baby boomer's. Currently, baby boomer's are of the age 50-70. By 2060, Majority of the baby boomer population will no longer exist. This means a big portion of Canada's population will rapidly decrease until there is no longer anyone who were born from the years 1946-1964. When this happens, Canada's immigration population (Which currently is about 6 million out of Canada's total population) will need to increase because Canada's birth rate is low at 1.61 births per woman. We also have a serious lack in skilled workers in several fields, particularly in construction but also lacking in engineers, physicians and nurses. I also predict that Canada will get immigrants from small densely populated countries and countries in the Middle East.
Our First Nations Community in Canada
Currently in Canada, majority of the first nation population live in provinces such as the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In further years, I envision that the First Nations Community will spread amongst Canada and other Canadians will also do so, which would allow us to live together as one big community. I believe we will give respect and give rights to indigenous people.
Another current situation in Canada related to the First Nations Community is about education. The number of indigenous people whom don't have a high-school diploma is decreasing. I predict that this will definitely change in the future because of the increasing school enrolment for indigenous people. This means they will have a stronger education which will become beneficial for them to have job opportunities and to not live in poverty any more. So in conclusion, I predict that First Nations will not have to face unemployment and poverty in the year of 2060.
Trudeau Makes Promises
Trends in Demographics
Currently in Canada our birth rate is 10.3 births/1000 population (2014 est) and our death rate is 8.3 deaths/ 1000 population (2014 est), which makes the natural increase rate 1.98. I predict that by 2060, the natural increase rate would decrease to about a natural increase rate of 1. This would be because the birth rate in Canada is slowly decreasing and the death rate is slowly increasing.
Other things that may change in 2060:
- Fertility rate: Currently Canada's fertility rate is 1.61 births per woman. My prediction is that it will only decrease a slight amount but won't make a big difference.
- Population Growth Rate: Currently Canada's growth rate has a 1.2% annual change. My prediction is that it will increase slightly.
- Life Expectancy: Currently Canada's Life Expectancy is at age 81.24 years. My prediction is that it will increase slightly.
My Life in 2060
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