What will Persist? What will Change?

What is this Flyer For?

The purpose of this flyer is to illustrate and highlight the changes in important demographic statistics of both Canada and Greece that will occur in the near future.

A Glimpse at Canadian Immigration: 2014 and 2040

Canada has one of the best immigration services in the world. As a result of this, the number of immigrants to Canada will surpass the number of emigrants leaving the country in both 2014 and 2040. As of 2014, most of Canada's immigrants are arriving from India, China, and the Philippines. In 2040, most immigrants will come from the India, the Philippines, and Pakistan. These countries have rapidly growing populations, meaning there would be millions packed into one small country and not enough resources to meet the whole nation's demands. These people would want to migrate to a developed country with many opportunities and resources such as Canada.

A Glimpse at Canadian Demography: 2014 and 2040

Over the coming 26 years, Canada will welcome more than 7.15 million people to the country. Successful immigration is to thank for the increase in Canada's future population. Canada also has an aging population. The outcomes of this are a relatively high median age and a large fraction of our population are and will be seniors.
Before we compare Canadian and Greek immigration and demographics, let's take a look at the difference between the two nations in relation to size.

Greece Compared to Canada: Immigration

Current Pull Factors of Canada Include:

  • free health care and education
  • a strong and sustainable economy
  • a peaceful and accepting environment

Current Push Factors of Canada Include:

  • harsh weather, especially in winter, in some areas of the country
  • problems in housing affordability
  • underemployment, especially for new immigrants

Current Pull Factors of Greece Include:

  • desirable weather year round
  • one of the least polluted countries in the world
  • cost of living is low; many things are affordable

Current Push Factors of Greece Include:

  • substantial costs linked with purchasing property
  • houses can be challenging to sell
  • serious water shortages, mainly in the summer

Greece's weather is what attracts people into the country while Canada's tends to push people out. Greece has water shortages at some periods during the year while Canada doesn't usually have to face this complication since we have an abundance of it. In fact, our stock of natural resources also brings people, usually those looking to open a business in dealing with resources, into the country. Both nations share a similarity of problems in the real estate industry. Renting or buying accommodation is Canada is expensive and in Greece, it's difficult to sell homes. Also, when you buy property or housing in either country, you may have to pay expensive fees associated with the purchase.

Regarding the push and pull factors of both countries, they would remain, more or less, as is in 2040 with the exception of Greece's push factors. People would still immigrate to Greece because of the scenery and culture as well as preferable weather. Some may wish to set up businesses related to tourism and historical museums.

Push Factors of Greece in 2040:

  • economy will continue to collapse
  • considerable issues with the environment
  • cost of living may get expensive in coming years

Greece is already facing many economical issues such as unemployment, corruption, and government overspending. If these problems stay in Greece's hands, their economy will continue to worsen. To help maintain the economy, the government may decide to ask the Greeks to pay more for their basic needs (opposed to the present situation) and different environmental concerns, such as pollution, may rise.

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Greece Compared to Canada: Demographics

Canada in 2014

  • population will increase by 276,297 people, or by 0.79%
  • natural increase of 79,935 people
  • net migration of 196,362
  • growth rate of 1.14% which is higher as compared to recent years
  • median age of 40.2 years
  • fertility rate of 1.59 children/woman
  • 15.3% of the population is over the age of 65

Greece in 2014

  • population will increase by 9,207 people, or by 0.08%
  • natural increase of -16,529 people
  • net migration of 25,375
  • growth rate of 0.12% which is a significantly higher rate compared to recent years
  • median age of 43.5 years
  • fertility rate of 1.41 children/woman
  • 20.1% of the population is over the age of 65

Canada in 2040

  • population will increase by 376,000 people
  • natural increase of 76,000 people
  • net migration of 300,000 people
  • growth rate of 1.25%, higher than what it is currently
  • median age of 43 years
  • fertility rate of 1.20 children/woman
  • 24.3% of the population will be over the age of 65

Greece in 2040

  • population will decrease by 20,500 people
  • natural increase of -15,500 people
  • net migration of -5,000
  • growth rate of -0.30, much lower than what it is currently
  • median age of 50 years
  • fertility rate of 1.10 children/woman
  • 29.2% of the population will be over the age of 65

Unlike Greece, Canada is will add hundreds of thousands of people to the country by the end of 2014. Greece will only add only 9.2 thousand people. In 2040, Greece's population will actually decrease, giving the two nations a colossal difference of 626,500 people in terms of population increase. This accounts for Canada's higher population increase, natural increase, net migration, and growth rates. Greece's population is aging faster than Canada's, resulting in a higher median age, minutely lower fertility rate, and a larger percentage of the Greek population are seniors as compared to Canada. This will reign true in 2040 as well.

Why Will These Changes Occur in 2040?

Canada will jump from a net migration of 196,362 to 300,000 people, meaning Canada will accept an additional 103,634 people in 2040. This expansion in immigration will contribute to Canada's population growth. Compared to the data of 2014, the median age will increase by 2.8 years, women will be having fewer children in the future, and 24.3% of the entire population will be over 65 years old, an added 9% to the current prevailing 15.3%. These demographics are consequences of Canada's aging population.

Right now, only immigration is what's allowing Greece's population to increase but this is scheduled to change. As stated before, Greece's population will continue to decrease. In 2040, Greece will lose about 20,500 people. This is because Greece will have a higher number of deaths than births, similar to how the situation is currently. More people will emigrate from Greece than immigrate to the country. These factors are what will result in the country's low net migration rate, which will reduce by 37,375 people, and natural increase rate, which will reduce by 1,029 people. The Greek population will continue to get older, causing the country's median age to be 50 years old, 6.5 years higher than the median age of 2014, and a lower fertility rate. Lastly, 29.2% of the population will be over the age of 65, an increase of 9.1%.

What Will Greece's Future Hold?

Greece: an aging population
This video explains how Greece's aging and declining population can impact the economy and the people in the country. This video also informs us that most women aren't permitted to work in Greece. This can affect Greece's economy, surrounding European countries, and the women themselves as well as the way they raise their families. These women deserve equal rights as men and should earn the same amount of money as men do in Greece.

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