A Sustainable Future Canada 2041

Introduction

Canada is a great place to live because it is a very diverse country. It is multicultural, many people from many nations coming together to make this country special and unique. Canada is known for its natural resources and scenic wonders, such as the beautiful Niagara Falls, the great mountains, and different climates. Canada is one of the best countries to live, because of many factors; Life expectancy, Healthcare, and GDP are leading in comparison to many other countries.

Our Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau wants Canada to be a strong country so everyone would be happy (Citizens or Immigrants). Hello! I am the Youth Prime of Canada and I am panning to make Canada more sustainable by 2041. To make it more liviable, we need to improve ourselves first because the way we are treating it, won't make it more sustainable by 2041.

Some categories which I would be focusing on:

  1. Population (people)
  2. Land (environment)
  3. Resources (industries/energy use)
  4. Liveable communities (cities)

What are some of the current problems/issues in Canada?

  1. Immigration issues
  2. Social issues
  3. Environmental issues
  4. Economic issues
  5. Healthcare issues
  6. Criminal issues
  7. Education issues
  8. Transportation issues

Aging population - Economy

The total population of Canada is approximately 35 million people, which seems to be increasing at a very slow pace over the years. From that population, 16 % is the population of baby boomers. Canada's the most of the population lives in Ontario and Quebec because Ontario has five Great Lakes of fresh water. Most immigrants prefer urban areas to predominantly rural regions. Thus, provinces with large urban centres such as British Columbia and Ontario attract the most immigrants. In fact, the infograph below illustrates that 40 percent of all permanent residents settle in Ontario, and less than 1 percent chooses Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon. The rural regions of the five eastern provinces and Saskatchewan receive the least immigrants. These findings are important in light of the fact that immigration is the main driving force of population growth.

Right now the main issue in Canada is that we have so many people over the age of 65 means there are less people working and paying income taxes; retirement tend to pay lower income taxes because they are not working. An ageing population could lead to a shortage of workers and hence push up wages causing wage inflation. Alternatively, firms may have to respond by encouraging more people to enter the workforce, through offering flexible working practices. A declining birth rate also means a smaller number of young people. This will save the government money because young people require education and pay little, if any, taxes. Though the net cost of retired people is greater than the net cost of young people under 18.

Age structure:

  • 0-14 years: 15.5%
  • 15-24 years: 12.7%
  • 25-54 years: 41%
  • 55-64 years: 13.5%
  • 65 years and over: 17.3%

If most of the population got retired then who do all of the jobs in future. If there are no younger people then who would be doctor means who would take care of senior or old citizens because if they have medical issues then who will take care of them. There would be only a few doctors in the future so it will become a huge problem in the future. Canada is one of the countries that make and sells stuff if there are not younger people then who would make and sell all the things, so how will they make money like that our Canada's economy will go down. Also if there are too many old people then Canada won't stay for long means that who will lead Canada because soon Canada will be left with old people. Houses will not be made and newcomers won't have enough place to live (they won't get better opportunities to live) because there won't be any builders which mean there won't be enough jobs for people to do.

After looking at these many issues in Canada about aging population, I think in future we might need to make old age homes for baby boomres in every major cities in Canada like Toronto, Brampton, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, and some other cities because as we know that as people live longer, their health care needs increase. I think that immiration can help to sustain our aging population in future because if we allow more immmigrants to come to Canada without looking at their points, we should allow them by looking at their experinces and skills in their work that way we will have more than thousand immigrants coming to Canada every year and that can help us for our future in economy growth and also there would be more younger people to care for old people.

Created By
Amritpal Dhami
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