Sonu's version of canada in 2050 By: Prabhsimran Chouhan (sonu)

This how I think Canada will change. I'm Sonu and I will research trends for demography,immigration and First Nations. Then based on my research I will try to predict My life in 2050 in compared to my parents in 2014.

The trend is the population is getting older. The baby boomers are a big part of our population and the older the baby boomers get the older our total population is.

If most baby boomers are 50-60+ years old in 2016 in 2050 (about 30+ in the future) most of the baby boomers would be about 90 or dead and that is the harsh truth.But their kids the echo of the baby boomers will become seniors. If the echo is about 30-40 years old in 2011 then in 2050 they should be 70-80 years old.

I predict that most of our population would continue to be old because in 2050 most baby boomers would be dead but there children "the echo of the baby boomers" would be elderly or about 70+. The echo of the baby boomers would probably still be most of the population. I also expect the labor workforce to decrease and this will drastically affect our population.

These are graphs showing Canada's the top is Canada's population in 1921 as you can see most of the population is adults and on the right is Canada's population in 2011. The first peak is the baby boomers and the second peak is the echo of the baby boomers. you can also see that the baby boomers are entering elderly and the echo is adults.
The graph above shows natural increase is slowly decreaseing. From 1851 to 1861 natural increase was about 2.5% of the total growth rate but in 2001 to 2011 natural increase was at about 0.5% of the total growth rate. This graph also shows that from 2051 to 2061 natural increase will decrease to the level where natural increase is barely above 0. So I predict that natural increase will continue to decrease and become very low. I think natural increase is decreasing because more people want to have a families later on because they want to work and have a sustainable job. Now that more women are working instead of staying home you need to pay more. So more people work in till they have a job to meet the requirements of a family. More families believe that 2 children is good then they have a kid and a sibling that will interact with each other. People are also facing financial crisis so they can't afford kids.

This video talks about the baby boomers and the old population as well as why people are having less children.

. The trend is Canada's immigrants are increasing.The graph above shows number of immigrants of landed actually on Canada from 1852 to 2014. The graph starts very low and increases a lot in 1902-1912 and then decreases and continues to increases. The graph shows Canada's immigrants start at about 25 thousand in 1852 and ends at about 250 thousand in 2012. If there was a trend line the line would be slowly rising.My prediction is the number of immigrants will continue to rise.

A trend is more people born in Africa are coming to Canada. The number of African born immigrants are increasing. The table states 1.9% (before 1971) of immigrants were born in Africa.Then in 1971 to 1980 5.8% were born in Africa while in 2006 to 2011 12.5% were born in Africa. This shows that in 30 years 1980-2011 the number of African born Immigrants doubled. So with all the information I am getting from this graph i predict in 2050 (35 years from now) a lot more African born immigrants will come to Canada.

My first trend is the M├ętis annual growth is decreasing. The graph shows the annual growth for Metis in 1996-2001 was 8% but in 2006-2011 the annual growth was close to 3%. So this graph tells me in 10 years (2001-2011) the annual growth decreased by 5%. So I predict that the annual growth of the Metis will continue to decrease and the Metis annual growth will be very low. So in 2050 I don't expect to see many people from the Metis.

My second trend is the annual growth for Inuit is increasing. In 1996-2001 the annual growth was about 2% but in 2006-2011 the annual growth was about 4%. So in 10 years the annual growth for Inuit nearly doubled in 10 years (2001-2011).so I predict the annual growth for Inuit will continue to increase. Also in 2050 i expect to see more Inuit.

These were the trends and information found. Then based on this information I made my prediction. My prediction is basically Canada will have a old population and a smaller workforce in 2050 and that more immigrants will come to Canada. Especially the number of African born immigrants will increase. While the Metis decrease and the Inuit increase. So I will expect to be working with very few Metis,some Inuit, a lot of elderly and African born immigrants. This is what I think canada will be like for me.

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