Cananda in 2060
what will happen to Canada
Population growth is the change in size of population between two dates. It is the result of a country's natural increase and its net migration.
The rate of growth in Canada has declined in recent years. Canada's average annual growth rate from 2000 to 2010 was 1.1%. The growth rate is expected to slow even further over the next several decades (0.9% between 2010 and 2060).
the baby boomers and what will happen
Demographic changes will have a major impact on the ratio of retirees to workers; the ratio of the number of people ages 65 and over to the number ages 20 to 64 is expected to grow from about 20% in 1997 to 41% in 2060
Close to 42.5 million Canadians in 2060
- Since 1851, population growth in Canada has been defined by three distinct demographic regimes. From 1851 to 1900, the population grew slowly by a few million. High fertility was offset by very high mortality levels. Then, in the first half of the twentieth century (1901 to 1945), despite the two world wars, the growth rate generally accelerated, notably because of the settlement of Western Canada. Owing to the baby-boom and strong immigration, the second half of the twentieth century saw the Canadian population grow at an even faster pace. During the last 60 years (from 1946 to 2006), Canada's population went from 12.3 million to 32.6 million, an increase of more than 20 million.
- this growth is expected to continue in the coming decades, and Canada could have 42.5 million inhabitants in 2056, under the medium growth scenario of the latest population projections. However, Canada's population growth is expected to fall off somewhat, mainly because of a decline in natural increase.