Canada in 2060
By: Kevin Patel
- First Nations
- Economic immigrants
- Family class
As listed above i have stated the three types of immigrants that are highly important to Canada. These types of immigrants contribute to the many reasons why in the year 2060 Canada will need to bring in more immigrants. First off, Canada will and should bring in more immigrants as the population will not be as young but actually ageing, this will cause more people to be out of jobs and not allow company's and businesses to produce anything. Therefore by bringing in economic immigrants who are skilled workers they can make those immigrants work and this is beneficial as they have vast knowledge of marketing and manufacturing. Thus, causing more citizens to receive what they need and in turn improve the overall economy. Although Canada only really needs skilled workers, without the family class immigrants the economic immigrants will have barely any family in Canada and might think about residing to another country which will wreck everything this country has already worked for. Finally all the refugees, who don't contribute to any other immigrants but make Canada a country that shows it is open to those in need. According to The Conference Board of Canada ''Canada sees it as a moral obligation to offer protection to those in need, viewing refugee resettlement as an integral part of its responsibilities within the international community''. This further affects Canada as more people will come to Canada who may not be skilled workers but still have a lot to offer.
Push and Pull factors
- Push factors ( overpopulation, war, and natural disasters)
- Pull factors ( job opportunities, health care, constitutional rights, and education)
As of now Canada's push factors are overpopulation,war and natural which are severe causes for someone to emigrate out of the country.However, in the year 2060 this could possibly change as due to the natural increase being low more people will die or be old and can't have kids and thus, cause the population to decrease. Next, are pull factors which include job opportunities,health care, political rights, and education. By looking at Canada and these pull factors i conquer that it will most likely stay the same or change slightly.
With Canada being in stage 4 of the demographic transition model and slowly making its way into stage 5, the population is decreasing and they must bring in immigrants from around the world. But have you ever wondered where they came from and where would they stay. Countries like India and China will be the one's who deliver the majority of immigrants. This is because the population in both countries is becoming overpopulated and thus, wont be able to handle the population. So with Canada's dependency load becoming high there will be more job opportunities for them to have and they don't have to worry about coming to a country that's already overpopulated.
At this point many people are settling in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, but with many people settling there already they will have to find a place in Canada that won't become overpopulated. Therefore they will move to places such as Nunavut and Yukon which is the best choice for them and their families as it opens them to a wide range of opportunities and resources.
The death rate will either become lower or stay constant, because of the health care, technology and resources. Right now Canada's birth rate is low because we are gaining more knowledge on how to improve people's health and medication. This means less people will die, and the women could produce babies. Furthermore once the future comes, the health care will be even better because scientists and other people will grasp a better hold of how to improve health and medication. Also the technology we have now a days is adequate, but once the future comes the technology will be far more advanced saving us time and energy. This all may sound good, but with a low death rate the population will start to age and less people will work thus causing the businesses to fail. As well with those who work, they will have to support their families a lot which will put a lot of strain on them.
The birth rate will become very low because of family planning, high dependency load, and later marriages. Currently the birth rate is also low because with many people working they have no time to support their families which will cause people to not want children. In the next 44 years when the dependency load is high many people who work will have even less time for families and then for women it will be nearly impossible to have children. Additionally, with less people being born their will be a great number of old people who don't have anyone to aid them and cause the death rate to be higher. Which means there won't be many old people and the dependency load will lower.
Natural Increase Rate
Natural increase rate will start to decline in 2060. This is due to the birth rate being extremely low when we are in stage 5. As it stands right now the natural increase is leveled and that's okay, but when it comes to the year 2060 we will have a great problem. With more people dying then being born, our population will decline severely and there will even less people in the workforce. This means that the population growth rate will turn out low, but can be stabilized by bringing in immigrants which the government is already working on.
Birth rate: 10.29/1000
Death rate: 8.31/1000
Population growth rate: 0.76%
Life expectancy: 81.57 years
Canada's population pyramid from a previous year and for a future year.
Canada's population characteristics from previous years. Shows how different it is now and how much it will change later on!
Canada's dependency load, and how less people are working and supporting the elderly.
First Nations communities compared to other Canadian communities.
Children from schools in Ottawa showing how First Nations should have equal rights like everyone else.
Canada in 2060 by Kevin Patel
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