Canada in 2060

What will Canada look like by 2060?

Today there is over 30 million people living in Canada. Not all are born here though, many families immigrated at one point or another. Just like many other countries, Canada has a birth and death rate, dependency load, natural increase load, etc. At times, many of us end up forgetting about the first people who ever lived here, The First Nations. In this Smore, there will be information on Immigration, Demographics, and The First Nations in Canada today, as well as my predictions for the year 2060

Immigration in Canada Today

Immigration is a big part of Canada's population. Each year Canada accepts approximately 250 000 immigrants. Immigration has been taking place in Canada since the 1900's, and still is a big part of our population today. People immigrate here from many different countries, and for many different reasons. There are many different types of immigrants here in Canada today. For example, Business class immigrants, Landed immigrants, Family Class immigrants, Economic immigrants, Refugees, and Skilled Workers. All types of immigrants help Canada's population grow, as well as the economy. Today, most immigrants come from countries in Asia such as, India, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines, and man more. According to statistics Canada, immigration is currently responsible for 67% of Canada's population growth. In the video below, it mentions that “Immigrants have risked their lives to defend Canada, strengthen our economy, enrich our culture and uphold freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law"
Immigrating to Canada

What will Immigration be like by 2060?

Immigration is Canada's main method of population growth, but will immigration still exist by 2060? Well.... lets try to predict the population in the future. By 2060, the baby boomers will most likely not be here, and as people start to get more educated, family sizes start to decrease. If the birth rate is relatively close to what it is today, according to statistics Canada, immigration will be responsible for around 80% of Canada's population growth. I think that by 2060, immigration will mostly be from African countries. Today we don't have a lot of immigrants coming from Africa, instead they come from many Asian countries. As of right now, many sub-Saharan countries in Africa are in severe poverty, and are at the point were they are looking for shoes and food to eat. By 2060, if we look at the global population growth box by box, hopefully countries in Africa, will be able to make it to the bicycle or electric car stage, and have more education opportunities.

By 2060, I think that Canada will start to accept more immigrants than they do today. I also think that since many Canadians pursue educational opportunities for a long period of time, that by 2060 there will already be a lot skilled workers in Canada. Therefore I think that Canada might not accept a lot of Skilled workers from other countries, as they're might already be a lot in Canada by 2060. By 2060, Canada may also become an even more multi-cultural and diverse country, as the number of immigrants from around the world increases.

Demography of Canada Today

In Canada, the birth rate is pretty low. The average number of children per women is 2.0, but in Canada, it's somewhere around 1.67 Children per women. As people become more educated, and start to work more, they decide to keep their families smaller. As of 2009 the death rate was 7.1/1000. When you watch the video below, It mentions that the working age group is the fastest growing. The fastest growing age group in that category is people aged 60-64, the baby boomers. When we look at the population pyramid, you may notice that the death rate is lower than the birth rate, and the birth rate is higher. This is due to the fact that our population Is slowly growing.

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An overview of age and sex data, 2011 Census (standard version 4 x 3)

How will the Demographics of Canada change by 2060?

If we look at Canada's natural increase rate, it is currently 0.76 per each year. Using this rate, I think that by 2060 the population will increase to around 47 million. By 2060, Canada will heavily rely on immigration, due to this there will be more people arriving into the country, many may also decide to have families. Due to this our birth rate will also increase, as many families may decide to have children. If you watch the video above it mentions that by 2061 the number of people aged 100+ will rise. It also mentions that population ageing will accelerate in the coming years as the baby boom generation reaches the age of 65+. By 2060, I think we will have a huge population of seniors, giving us a low death rate and high life expectancy.

Aboriginals in 2015

The First Nations were the first people on this land, until the Europeans came and took over. Today anyone who is a status Indian, non-status Indian, Metis, or Inuit is considered an Aboriginal. As of 2006, there are is a total of 1,172,785 Aboriginals in Canada. In Canada there are many different Aboriginal people, such as the metis, Inuit, and the first nations. The Metis and Non-status Indians are forbidden from living on the reserves. Where we live today (Mississauga), is the territory of the Mississauga's of the New Credit, With the agreement of the Toronto Purchase the government purchased over 250 000 acres of land from the Aboriginals in the area. Due to that agreement, myself and many others are able to live in the city of Mississauga. As of right now, the Aboriginals have a high birth rate, as well as a high death rate. The Aboriginal population is rapidly growing. If we look at the Demographic Transition model, it seems as if the Aboriginal population is currently at the second stage.
A Brief History of Canada

Aboriginals by 2060

The Aboriginal population is at a different stage than the rest of Canada, therefore by 2060 it won't be the same condition as the rest of the population. When we look at the demographic transition model, when we look at the Aboriginal population in 2015, it is easy to predict the birth and death rate in 2060. For that reason, I think that by 2060, the birth rate of the Aboriginal population will slowly start to increase. While the birth rate is high, I think that the death rate of the aboriginal population will decrease, therefore they will have a longer life expectancy. I also think that the Aboriginals will begin to get more rights and freedom, especially the metis and non status Indians.

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Future Predictions

In conclusion, I think that by 2060...

1.) Immigration will increase, and Canada will heavily rely on Immigration to help the population grow

2.) More immigration will start to come from African countries

3.) Population will increase to over 47 million people

4.) The birth rate will be high due to the number of immigrants arriving into the country

5.) The number of seniors will increase over the years

6.) The death rate will be low, and we will have a high life expectancy

7.) Aboriginal population will grow, but the death rate will decrease

8.) The Aboriginals will have more freedom. especially the metis and non-status indians