Canada in 2060

By: Nader. Nassereddine

Introduction

Canada is the second biggest country in the world, and known as the land of immigrants. Canada is filled with so much diversity and peace that brings us all together as one. In today's present time, Canada is growing much stronger than it was before. But if we go into the future 45 years from now, what will Canada be like in 2060? Will it's immigration policy change? Will Canada's population trend decrease or how the relationship between the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit's and Canada stay the same? Or, will all that change drastically.

Immigration

Point Systems:

Canada's point system will dramatically change over the years. Instead of focusing on language ability, it will be mostly on experience with work ethics. Since Canada's population in 2060 will be growing much older, there will be no citizens working in the job fields. So if more people from all over the world with skilled working abilities and have a good education immigrate to Canada, Canada's economy will become much more sustainable than usual.

(Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center, Feb. 9th 2015)

Where Immigrants Are Coming From:

During the year 2060 in Canada, most immigrants will becoming from China, India, and some parts of the Middle east. Most immigrants will immigrate to Canada from China and India because of over populated despite their economy being stronger than Canada's. If this is the case, then some of these citizens will immigrate to Canada where it's not crowded. In today's time period, some parts of the Middle East are experiencing poverty and risk of life in war. It is said that this will keep going. I believe most families would want to immigrate out of the country where they feel safe, and not threatened. But mostly, to live a better life for themselves and for their kids.

(Abernethy, Mar. 3rd 2015)

Economy:

Canada's economy in 2060 will have a dramatic impact in comparison to what it was before. It is said Canada's economy will go down due to population declining which means, less job opportunities available. This is a big deficit to Canada, without jobs available the economy cannot promise its citizens any support to help them live better lives. In 2060, China will have a viable economy than any other in the world, with many employment opportunities. If this is the case, most Canadian citizens would want to move to China if they want a better job and earn a high salary that helps keep their families from living in poverty.

(The Globe And Mail, Nov. 9th 2012)

Key Prediction

One prediction I can make about how the economy in Canada will be a huge loss of skilled workers. With less immigrants migrating to Canada, the population will become less dense or in other words, aging overtime. Canada's economy is becoming less stabilized meaning, it won't be able to offer service to citizens which is a must for example; health care.

Population

Demographic Transition:

Currently, Canada is in stage 4 in the Demographic transition model. By the year 2060 Canada will be in stage 5 because, population will grow much older than it was from before. Thus explaining the chance of decline over time. Pollution occurs causing health issues due to many people using cars so death rate will increase due to cities being crowded (like Toronto). Once more people get sick, hospitals will be filled with many sick patients. Birth rate will decrease due to many people realizing kids are too expensive to take care of and cost of living is too high.

Birth Rate:

Since Canada in 2060 will be in stage 5 on the demographic transition model, birth rate will eventually decrease over time due to many parents having fewer kids. Having many kids are too expensive to take care of; parents have to pay for health care so that their kids are cured from diseases that are currently spreading throughout the world. School and education also need to be paid for in order for them to get a job in the future, food to keep children healthy instead of being in starvation, pre-school/daycare expenses when both parents have jobs and can't stay home for their kids. As well as house expenses like the water bill, if too many people are living in one house and are taking a shower, then the water bill will be expensive.

(Andy Radia, Mar. 2nd 2009)

Death Rate:

Canada's current population has been aging for quite awhile and soon there will be an increase in the mortality rate by 2060. Canada will soon experience more citizens in need of help. If there are more patients that need to be treated in hospitals than average, the health care expenses will increase and people could not afford it. Without medical treatment or care, people will have nothing to help cure them. Thus explaining why the mortality rate would be high.

(Statistics Canada, Dec. 20th, 2012)

Demographics of Canada's Future Workforce

Population Pyramid: Canada 2060

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Key Prediction

Canada will experience stage 5 on the Demographic Transition Model in 2060. If this is the case, Canada's birth rate will begin to decline due to cost of living being too expensive for individuals to handle. For example, parents trying to feed and take care of their children is expensive which is a common factor in parenting. Death rate will increase because economy will stumble through obstacles and experience many situations like less job employment spots. This means, the cost for health care will increase and some people, like retired citizens, will not have enough money.

First Nations Métis & Inuit

Equality:

The relationship with Canada and the FNMI will be much stronger in 2060 because, the population of Aboriginals is six times more than non-Aboriginals. The population in Canada during 2060 will decrease, so if Aboriginal citizens begin to migrate to Canada, their population will increase. As well, Canada treats people with respect and equality, so if Canada begins to discriminate Aboriginals for who they are, it would set an awful image to Canada's reputation as a country.

Expansion:

Aboriginal population is currently six times of Canada's non-Aboriginal population. In 2060, the birth rate of Aboriginal children will most likely increase since half of the Aboriginal population is young or ages between 0-25 years. Death rate in the future will increase, so this means most adult Aboriginals will have a high mortality rate due to health care being to expensive in Canada. If the Aboriginal population begin to migrate to Canada, they can expand the population, by increasing the country's growth rate, creating more job employment's with a good education.

(Statistics Canada - May 5th 2013)

Job Opportunities:

Since the size and growth rate of Aboriginal population is larger than Canada's population, than this can help the country's economy in 2060. Most Aboriginals have a good education, so this is helpful in a way to improve job opportunities that help Canada's economy to be much more stronger. In addition, Aboriginals have a very young population, meaning whatever job position they currently are will mostly likely last longer. This way it helps keep retired citizens out of the way because, those particular citizens affect the economy in a big way.

(Katrina Clarke, Aug. 7th 2014)

Key Prediction

Most Aboriginals have a young population meaning, the population will continue to increase over the years. This can help Canada bring it's economy back to state, where there is more job opportunities available to the citizens so they can help pay for their expenses. As well, the Aboriginal population will help increase and expand Canada's growth rate and their country. Aboriginals youth is the key to fixing all of Canada's economic problems in 2060.

Conclusion

Life is constantly leading us to experience change, and Canada will challenge us to change in the next 45 years. Canada will experience adversities leading to 2060. Population may have aged over time, and the economy may be struggling with job losses. We may never be able to predict what will happen in the future, but all we can do is reinforce the Canadian values and Canadian spirit, and know that Canada will always find a way to persevere through whatever challenges the future may bring on.

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