Canada 2050

The Future for Canada?


Since Canada is constantly changing I can't even begin to imagine how Canada will evolve in the year 2050. These are my predictions about the Demography, Immigration and The Aboriginals/First Nations situations in the year 2050.


The birth rate in Canada has shifted quite a bit within the span of 31 years (1981-2011). From 1981-1991 the birth rate had been at its prime by having a rate in the range of 14 (rate per 1000) with 1981 being Canada's highest era of birth (14.9-rate per 1000). Beginning in 1996 the birth rate then proceeded to drop until the year of 2007 where it began to increase gradually from 10.9 (rate per 1000) in 2006 to 11 (rate per 1000) in 2011 (Milan-StatsCanada). Although the birth rate is currently not as high as it was in 1981 due to the steady increase that is currently shown throughout these past few years I think that Canada's birth rate can begin to grow as it once did in the past. Therefore I predict that by the year of 2050 the Canadian birth rate will continue to increase and possibly surpass the highest era of birth in 1981.


Immigrating to Canada has appealed to many individuals throughout the world. There are 3 types of main immigrants : Family Class, Economic Class, and Refugees. From 2003 to 2012 there has been a steady fluctuation throughout for each class. For the Family Class the highest rate of immigrants being 70,156 people in 2006 immigrating into Canada and the lowest rate being in 2011 with 56,450 people . There has been no visible pattern of an increase/decrease of immigrants in the past years but I predict that in the year of 2050 the amount of Family Class immigrants will increase due to our world's overall increase in population and the significant increase that occurred from 2011 (56,450) to 2012 (65,008). For the Economic Class the highest rate of immigrants was in 2010 with 186,916 people and the lowest rate was in 2003 with 121,047 people coming into Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) . From 2003 all the way up until 2010 there has been quite a consistent increase for the most part but from 2010 to 2012 the rates have been decreasing. So my prediction for the Economic Class is that there will be many fluctuations of increases and decreases the years leading up to 2050 but when 2050 finally arrives the immigration rate will ultimately be increased. For the Refugees the highest rate of immigrants was in 2005 with 35,776 people and the lowest rate being in 2008 with 21,850 people (Citizenship and Immigration Canada). From 2003 to 2005 the amount of immigrants coming into Canada had been increasing but since 2005 up until 2012 the rate had been decreasing. My prediction for Refugees is that by the year 2050 the rate at which Refugees immigrate will be decreased due to the consistent decrease over the years.

The Aboriginals/First Nations

There are many issues regarding The Aboriginals/First Nations in Canada. One of the very significant issues is regarding the youth of The Aboriginals. As of the late 1800's Canadian authorities/Church officials took it upon themselves to begin taking away Aboriginal children from their families to place them into residential schools. Residential schools did not allow the children to practice their culture and were instead forced to practice the ways and culture of the mainstream Canadian society. Even though these residential schools do not exist anymore, long term effects caused by this act include shattering cultural identities and emotional abuse ( issues). Presently there has been much done by the Canadian government to try expressing their apologies and help compensate for the The Aboriginal victims and families affected by the past such as "formalizing a $1.9-billion compensation package for those who were forced to attend residential schools" (CBC News Canada) and having a 24h hotline to provide support for former residential school victims (Health Canada). Many school curriculums also discuss and make aware to students about the unfortunate situation of residential schools. My prediction for the youth of The Aboriginals in Canada 2050 is that it will be certain for them to be able to receive a fair education and chance at earning a job. Another prediction is that there will be more Aboriginal people living diversely spread out across Canada due to the steady increase of Aboriginals over the years: 1996 (2.8% of Canadian population), 2001 (3.3% of Canadian population), 2006 (3.8% of Canadian population) and 2011 (4.3% of Canadian population) (Milan-statscanada).

Canada's Apology to the Aboriginal People for Residential Schools

Stephen Harper offers his apologies.
Canada apologizes for residential school system


Canda 2050 Prediction by torim07


These are my predictions as to what Canada will be like in the year 2050 in regards to the Demography, Immigration, and The Aboriginals/ First Nations


Works Cited

Aboriginal Issues- Education. Centre for Social Justice. Web. 8 Mar. 2014

Anne Milan. Number of Births. Statistics Canada. 10 Jul. 2013. Web. 8 Mar. 2014

CBC News. A history of residential schools in Canada. CBC News. 7 Jan. 2014. Web. 8 Mar. 2014

Canada- Permanent residents by category and source area. Government of Canada. 7 Aug. 2013. Web. Mar. 8 2014

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Support Program. Health Canada. 5 Mar. 2013. Web. 8 Mar. 2014

Part 1: Aboriginal People -Diverse groups living across the country. Statistics Canada. 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 8 Mar. 2014