Canada in 2060
Current information and what can happen in the future.
Current Status Of Canada. -2015-
Immigration Information in Canada
Most immigrants come here just for a better life. Education is free (until you get to college and university) and free health care once you become a citizen. Some countries don't have this and are wanting the chance to take this opportunity.
Most immigrants in Canada are from China, India and Philippines. They mostly reside in Ontario, that's why Ontario has the largest population in all of Canada with 13.6 million people. (En.Wikipedia)
One of the three countries, people would want to emigrate away from there because of the political situation is bad, the environment is unhealthy and lastly the population is very large with over 1.35 billion people. In this picture, it shows that most people lived in the eastern side of the country. 20,999,000 is only the total population of one province (Guandong). (en.wikipedia) Which means that it's only off by a few million (14 million) from Canada's total population. The pull factors of China would be that they have a high employment rate, because of many factories that offer jobs, and also businesses. (chatt.hdsb - Halton District School Board)
Another country where most people emigrate from, there are many reasons why they would emigrate to other countries. Natural disasters like Typhoon Ketsana which occurred in 2009 (emigration.link) , being a populated country (12th most populated) with a population of about 100 million people, lack of pay, poverty, and high employment rate. By the map you can also see that Philippines is pretty populated. Pull factors vary from person to person but some include family and emotional issues.
One of the three countries where most emigrates migrate from to, Canada. A similar reason, like the other two other countries is because of the population. India has an astonishing population of 1.2 billion people, has the second largest population in the whole world, right behind China. There are many other reasons for immigration, like the floods, poverty, political issues, and pollution which is everywhere. Pull factors, would be tradition, culture and family issues.
Demography of Canada
Right now Canada's birth rate is higher than their death rate, even if it's only by a small amount. The population is still increasing slowly. (Abernethy)
Another reason why our population would be growing slowly, and not fast as other countries because as you can see on the graph (left side) mostly we have age 45-50's, which would effect birth rate in the future.
Canada's relationship with Aboriginals
Now, they are starting to get along since, Canadians are starting to acknowledge them, making a cultural center where people can see what unique things they did, making fair contracts. Also how Prime Minister Stephen Harper has apologized a few years ago in 2008 (Toronto Star) for the events that happened, especially the residential schools.
The Indian act is also something that has been creating trouble, to the first nations. This lead, to first nations living in reserves, and denied some people from their status as first nations. (en.wikipedia.) This treaty also has banned many rights from them.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, apologizing to First Nation Chief
Immigration in 2060
Since Canada is a safe country (one of the safest) 8th safest (Felix on ohtopten), there would be more and more people looking for safety. Canada would still probably continue accepting immigrants often, so that would also increase the population. As for skilled workers and businessmen, that may be something to look forward to, technology will expand and evolve which can mean more jobs.
The world's population would be going down, in the top 3 highest immigrating countries, so I think that the continent of Africa would have the highest of emigrants going to Canada, there are many reasons to back this up, there's a high crime rate, religious persecution, extremists, and many other problems. Even right now they're having those , the biggest problem though is their increase on birth rate, it is increasing more and more maybe over the years they are able to surpass the other populated countries.
As more people migrate to Canada, there is a chance that more skilled workers would come too. With skilled workers they can take some jobs that are needed to be filled in. Some of these jobs can include engineers, doctors, nurses, and many others.
On here as you can see, there are many more people at Millennial and Generation X. This is only the present, so if it was the future there would probably more people living there more.
These are the people we need since, we are lacking engineers in this field. The field is new which is why we still only have a limited amount of people in here. It has not been introduced that long ago. Skilled workers are needed in this area.
We also need some people in the medical field, like nurses. Nurses are important, especially when there are only minimal. They not only take care of the sick but also the elderly that are in need.
First Nations in 2060
This was their land first, so they should allowed to work on this land with a proper pay and treatment, with this we should be able to get along with each other and be able to teach or learn something new. We know a lot about our culture, but I'm sure there are some things we still yet have not known about them.
In the future, if the first nations do go to school like all of us right now, then there's a chance that at a workplace you would be working right beside them, or work for them. Also how in the future we can just reunite all the clans/tribes, and make Canada to 1 land everyone can share fairly, like a cookie.
Looking at the future just by this, you can see that the population will increase.
First Nations back then, location: British Columbia.
Demography of Canada in 2060
In the future, we would also probably ending up in stage 5. I would say stage 5 since later on Canada's population would decline, as it will decline the death rates may increase more than the birth rate. Canada's population can be decreasing, but also may be stable because the amount of immigrants coming in for safety.
Some countries, may also decrease in population since, the drop in the world's total population. If the immigration rates do decrease then that can be a bad conclusion for Canada.
The picture explains below what a stage 5 would look like.
Stats Canada site; different sections l Taken 10/03/15
OhTopTen; Safest countries in the world l Taken 12/03/15
En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada l Taken 10/03/15
Mr. Abenathy l Taken 12/03/15