Canada’s population is based a lot on immigration. Canada is expected to increase the number of immigrants allowed to 300 000, where the previous number was 260 000. Canada attracted a lot of people because immigrants thought of Canada as a land of opportunity and the promise of a better life. Many also thought that Canada was a great place to get a job. Those who arrived were happy that they got jobs and had affordable housing.
In the 1920’s, half of the Canadian foreign born population was from British Isles. During the next 50 or so years, 38% of the foreign born population was from Asia. Canada now wants 172 000 immigrants that are skilled business workers and caregivers. They also changed the family class number. It changed to 84 000 immigrants, from 80 000. Currently, the immigrants that are in Canada are living in more popular cities, such as: Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa.
In 2050, immigration is going to increase. This is because the Canadian population is going to decrease and we need a way to keep it stable. The only way to do this is to get immigrants to come to Canada. Many different people will come to Canada because of the pull factors which are, Canada has many economical opportunities, it has a high standard of living, healthcare and low crime rate. In the future, we will have many different jobs for many people, so immigrants will want to come to Canada. The immigrants that arrive in Canada will have to live in less populated areas like Saskatchewan because the popular places are going to be over populated. Immigration is going to increase because we need to be above the replacement level which we are currently not.
This graph show the population from 1851 - 2061.