20 years from now...
Will Canada be the greatest country to live in 2035?
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Well, Right Now...
Canada’s average immigration rate annually has been a consistent 250 000 for about 23 years, this high intake has had major negative economic consequences for Canadians who are looking for work because many of Canada’s own unemployed are forced compete with the new immigrants coming in. Along with that, Canada's population is pretty large as it is, currently there are approximately 40 million people living in Canada and our population growth rate is at 1.238%.
The First Nations that are living in Canada presently are in a very negative situation, they are so because of multiple reasons such as the fact that they are still fighting in court about the agreement they had with the Canadian government regarding their share of land or the fact that disputes over things like natural resources are a growing problem between Canada and the First Nations which is resulting in tension and distrust.
Here is a graph showing Canada's population growth from 1995 to 2011
And the Fertility Rate?
Considering the fact that Canada's fertility rate is slowy decreasing I believe it's safe to say that eventually the population will decrease as well. The children that are being born at this time will be around the reproductive age by 2035 and the current reproductive age will be beginning to die off which means that as they are dying off, the population will get smaller. With Canadian's talking that into consideration, I think they'll need to, and will start having more children for many reasons, such as;
Since the reproductive age of this time will be starting to die off by the year 2035 the population will decrease greatly, meaning that the new reproductive age will want to start increasing their birth rate to even out their population.
If the new reproductive age at that time doesn't start to increase the population Canada will have problems in the future, like there being too many jobs that are available but not enough people to fill them.
Also, with the lack of jobs being filled, comes a lack of resources. Without there being people to work means that there won't be anyone to produce our basic needs like food, water and shelter.
With this in mind I feel that as the Canadian population will begin to decrease, it creates more space for immigrants to come in. The decrease in population would make Canada a great place for immigrants and current citizens to live in.
Here's a graph showing the fertility rate in Canada 1921 to 2011
Living Situations for the First Nations People
Currently the First Nations are fighting for promises that were made to them in the Indian Act by the Canadian government, and so far they aren't making any progress.
By the time the year 2035 comes around I think that most of the First Nations living in Canada will have died and the descendants of those First Nations may not even know of the Indian Act or what they were promised, and if it is still a known thing among the First Nations that are left, I feel that eventually they will realize that the Canadian government is not going to make any changes to improve the First Nations way of life and so they will decide to end the fight.
On the other hand if there are still some First Nations that have chosen to continue to fight for their fights, I still believe that there will not be enough to be able to make a difference for or that they will even be looked at by the Canadian government.
So, despite the fact that Canada could become a great place to live for immigrants and current citizens, it is most likely it will not improve for the First Nations people due to their current living conditions.
First Nations in a Parade
This is more of a present photo taken of some First Nations participating in a cultural parade.
First Nations Family
This is a historical photo of some First Nations people.
First Nations Protesting
This is a recent photo of some First Nations protesting.