Canada 2060 Assignment

WHAT WILL CANADA LOOK LIKE IN 2060?

Welcome to my Canada 2060 Smore!

Have you ever wondered what Canada would look like 45 years from now? (I know you have) If so, sit tight and prepare yourself for all of the information that is about to be thrown at you! Although of course I am no psychic, this Smore will outline how Canada will look like in 2060 with well thought-out predictions and current statistics to back it all up. Demographics? Immigration? First Nations? We (or should I say I) cover it all! Read all about it below.

Demography

Current

  • Approx. 10 births/1000 people yearly
  • Approx. 8 deaths/1000 people yearly
  • Natural Increase Rate: 2
  • Life expectancy: 81 years old
  • Infant mortality rate: 4 deaths/1000 live birth
  • Majority of Immigrants settle in Ontario

Future Predictions

  • Birth rate will decrease to 9 births/1000 people yearly
The birth rate will drop a tad as it is expensive to have children and provide for them in Canada.
  • Death rate will decrease to 6/1000 people yearly
There will be improvement to our healthcare, preventing more people from passing away.
  • Increase in Natural Increase Rate: 3
Now we would have a balanced population pyramid since the baby boomers have passed away, our natural increase rate would sit at a perfect number.
  • Increase in life expectancy: 85 years old
Improvements to healthcare and technology will be made to help prolong life.
  • Infant mortality rate will decrease to: 3 deaths/1000 live births
Improvements to healthcare and technology will be made to help save infants' lives.

  • Immigrants will continue to settle in Ontario
Ontario is very multicultural and will most likely remain multicultural which will attract immigrants to settle.

Immigration

Current

  • 250,000 immigrants/year
  • 66% of the immigrants are Economic immigrants
  • 1/10 refugees are taken in
  • Mainly comes from China, India, and Philippines.
  • Main aspect looked at = education

Future Predictions

  • Immigration rate will increase 30% to 325,000 immigrants/year
As the baby boomers naturally leave the country, and the birth rate continues to be very slow, Canada will need to take in more immigrants to fill in the open job spaces and support the economy.
  • 85% of the immigrants will be Economic immigrants
Canada will take in more Economic immigrants because there will be open job spaces due to declining population.
  • 1/10 refugees still taken in
Canada will want to maintain our status of taking in a considerable amount of refugees and helping those in need.
  • Continues to come from China and India
These countries will most likely still be overpopulated and there will be a greater ratio of educated people to available jobs.
  • Main aspect still looked at = education
Canada would want educated immigrants so they could easily find a job and help support the economy.
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This graph shows that India and China have been in the top three countries that we get immigrants from for the past years and I believe they will continue to as these are some of the most overpopulated countries.

First Nations

Current
  • 50% of natives are under 24
  • Population grew 40% in 10 years
  • Half of the registered Indians live on a reserve
Future Predictions


  • 60% of natives will be under 24
The birth rate will continue to go up and more of the native community will be under 24.
  • Native community will triple in size
In 10 years it grew 40%.. in 45 years it will most likely triple in size due to all of the resources that will be accessible
  • First Nation school boards will be created and education system will be improved, as well as healthcare system
As the First Nation community becomes larger, the government will want to make sure that the First Nation youth receives full education to help support the economy and improved services/resources will be provided to them.
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This population pyramid verifies that the First Nation population in Canada is growing much faster than the rest of the Canadians and will eventually be a big community.
Aboriginal Education - Solutions for the Future
This video is significant because it explains how the First Nation education has evolved throughout the years and it also indicates that First Nation school boards were being considered and will most likely be created since the First Nation community is continuing to grow.

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"PopulationPyramid.net." PopulationPyramid.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://populationpyramid.net/>.

"Canada." - Country Profile. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.indexmundi.com/canada/#Demographics>.

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in 2006: Inuit, Métis and First Nations, 2006 Census: First Nations People: Large Increase in the First Nations Population. Statistics Canada, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/as-sa/97-558/p15-eng.cfm>.

"Canada's Future Depends on Aboriginal Youth." - AUCC. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.aucc.ca/fr/media-room/news-and-commentary/canada-s-future-depends-on-aboriginal-youth-2/>.