What will Canada look like in the future?
Hello my name is Jeevan, I will be sharing my opinion with you on how i think Canada will differ in the future than how it is currently regarding immigration, demography, and first nations persons. This will include current trends, future predictions and push/pull factors. Along with all of those I included an audio clip of me explaining how Canada will look like in 2050.
After World War 2 Canadians were urged to have more children due to the mass decline in population, this time span from 1942 to 1964 was considered the baby boom. Nowadays there is no urge to have children in Canada as there is in other places of the world. Woman have began to start having children later in their lives, the average woman today has their first child at approximately 30 years of age. This trend will be likely to increase because traditional roles of woman have started to change, they RE encouraged to pursue job and educational opportunities. This will also lower the birth rate.
So this means a couple predictions for 2050
- A slow growing population, currently the birth rate is 1.62, i predict that it will be approximately 1.0
- Slower growing population, the population will have reached 40 million by 2050
- Approximately the same death rate (8 per 1000)
Population Pyramid for Canada (2011 census)
Canada allows up to around 250,000 immigrants in to the country every year. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians were born in another country. Canada is a country where population increase comes mostly from immagation. There are many push and pull factors in a situation where someone is considering immigrating to Canada that promote Canada as a great destination. The main change i will see as a pull factor for Canada is going to be job availabilities. I think this because Canada has a old population, the average age in Canada is around 40 years old. If you're a baby boom child you're around 50 - 70 years old, on the verge of retirement. I think in the future there will be a job deficit due to the old population and a lack of younger persons. So i predict that Canada will take in more people of the skilled worker class, and younger individuals to help fill that deficit. I think that this relatively low population will be one of the pull factors for immigration candidates. This along with the low death rate because of the healthcare and education.
First nations people in Canada
Currently 360620 people live on Native American reserves in Canada. Most of which fall under the Indian Act. The Indian Act governs all designated Native reserves. I believe that in the future the Indian Act will come to a end because protest will become heard more and the federal government already supports legislations aimed at eventually getting rid of the Indian Act. I feel that since the Indian Act will be terminated first nations peoples in Canada will remain in the same area as they are currently. In 2050 I believe there will be an increased population of Natives in Canada because the Native Indians have a substantially higher birth rate than us. The First Nations population in Canada is growing faster than the population as a whole. According to Statistics Canada approximately 1 in 5 people Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be aboriginal by 2036, so i think that by 2050 there will be a substantial great first nation population than now currently in 2016. I think that aboriginal peoples life expectancy will rise because they will gain equality and more healthcare benefits as time goes on.