Immigration Trend #1
Currently 1 in 5 Canadians are born in a different country, Canada takes in around 250,000 immigrants every year (which is 750,00 out of the 1,000,000 people either born or immigrated to Canada every 3 years). Canada has been relying on immigrants since the 1600s, but most immigrants are coming either from Europe and Asia.
The reason Canada is such an inviting place to immigrate to is because of 3 main pull factors, a major one being it has a points system, meaning the more skilled you are, or the more money you have, the easier it is to get in. Basically the government makes it easier for you to get in if they can be more assured that you can help the economy and are less likely to depend on it's services. Next, Canada's immigration rules are less strict than other countries so even if you aren't skilled in a certain trade and don't have a lot of money it is still easier to get in than in other countries. The last pull factor is that Canada offers numerous job opportunities for immigrants.
Other countries immigration qualifications
Canada's immigration qualifications
Immigration Trend #2
Asia has been and still is Canada's top immigration source for the last 5 years. This is one, because of the pull factors discussed above, but also because the US had a quota system that stopped, or prevented, over a certain amount of Asian people from any one country to get in.
Another reason that they chose to immigrate to Canada is to establish or expand a business. Canada was such a great place to that because it was easier to get into if they knew you'd be helping the economy by doing opening or expanding a business. Finally, they come to Canada since Canada has many job opportunities, and because of the fact that many people in Asia live on less than 2 dollars per day and are very poor they come to Canada because it is easier to get there; and easier to find a job. Making it easier to take care of their family or themselves.
Asian family that immigrated to Canada to support their child
First Nations Trend #1
Recently the first nations population has been increasing significantly, they are now 3.8% of the population which is still small but it increased from what it used to be. The cause of this rise in population is that more and more first nations people are being born.
First Nations Trend #2
The 8th fire (See picture below) is bringing all of the first nations people together. The 8th fire is the assembly, or, gathering of the first nations people. There are many reasons that they are doing this but the main reasons are to not only raise awareness but to come together as a whole. (Video below explains more about what the 8th fire is)