Canada in the year 2035
Unit One: Changing Populations
Will Canada be the most desired destination for immigration?
The future immigration of Canada may continue to decrease due to business of immigration competition, when other countries such as the US, UK and Australia are offering the same employment opportunities Canada isn't as intriguing. Also when people immigrate to Canada some can't get hired in jobs which they have skills in because they're new to the country and they have to start slower which may become a financial issue. Since most of Canada's population is Immigrants we need immigrants to keep the population sustainable.
How will Canada's population look?
Unit Two: Interactions in the Physical Environment
Why does Canada have the climate it does?
Canada has 4 distinct seasons, Autumn, Spring, Summer & Winter. Summer Temperatures can reach to a high of 35 degrees while in the Winter can be a low of -25 degrees.
L atitude- The wide range in latitude, most northerly part is Alberta, Nunavut with the temperature of -18 degrees with the latitude of 38 degrees N. Yellowknife halfway between them at 62 degrees N. Pelee Island in Lake Erie at 41 degrees N latitude.
O cean Currents- On the west coast the warm North Pacific currents heats the cool, moist air passes over it. Which is why the coastal regions of British Columbia has a milder climate. The Labrador current cools the air of coastal locations in Labrador and Newfoundland.
W ind & Air Masses- The air mass that's over the Gulf of Mexico will be warm and moist, while the one over the Pacific Ocean will be moist but cold.
E levation- the lowest elevation is at any point along its maritime coast, which are all provinces and territories except Alberta and Saskatchewan because they have a convectional coast.
R elief- Mountain barriers create relief precipitation. Cool air descends on the more protected slope of a mountain range, it then becomes warmer. More evaporation than condensation takes places; as it descends as the air descends cloud forms and precipitation decreased happens in drier climate referred to as "rain shadow".
N ear Water- The large bodies of water store heat in warm periods and release in it cold periods. The areas near water are usually have most air which results in a maritime climate and dry air in the air is most likely to have a continental climate.
The Interior Plains are located in North America. They stretch from the Arctic ocean to the gulf of Mexico. 1300 km wide at south and 275 km wide at the North. The plains in Canada are located in the parts of Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The plains are made up of rolling hills, deep wide river valleys and land slopes down from west to east. Most of Canada's oil and gas resources come from Alberta & Saskatchewan. The plains have good ,fertile soil to grow healthy crops (mostly wheat). Where the climate is too dry or too warm for crops, and cattle are raised for their meat. Since the Interior Plains were covered by shallow inland seas in the past, sediments from the Canadian Shield and The Rockies flowed to these seas and over the years compressed into Sedimentary Rocks.
The Western Cordillera is also located in North America. In Canada they can be found in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta & Yukon. This region has a young, rugged mountain range and was created by the plates colliding creating and uplift which resulted in the mountains in the Western Cordillera region. This region is known for the minerals which is one of Canada's top resources; and also for the recreational activities and logging.
How will climate change alter Canada's physical environment?
Climate change can alter the environment in several ways but the most impact would be the greenhouse emissions. The greenhouse emissions is the release of CO2 into the atmosphere which increases global warming. More changes include increased severe weather and unbalance weather patterns. Having unbalanced weather patterns can result in dry areas receive less precipitation and wet areas receive less precipitation and also sea levels rising as glaciers melt.