According to a comprehensive report financed by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, it is projected that almost half of the Canadian population could be immigrants and their children by the end of 2036. This study was released by Statistics Canada. It showed that by the year 2036; more than 30 percent of Canadian population could be first generation immigrants and their children. These numbers are way higher especially when compared with 21 percent in 2011.
One of the best projections of this study is related to the country’s multiculturalism. It seems Canada will continue to strongly embrace the diversity and multiculturalism in the future as well.
The majority of immigrants are expected to be from Asia. It is projected that immigrants from Asia’s countries will cover up to 50 percent of the total number of immigrants. The ones from European countries will make almost 17 percent of the total number. On the other hand, the proportion of Immigrants from Africa will continue to increase and it might go up to 11 percent.
Also, among the working age population, the number is expected to be twice as much as it currently is. It could go from one in five that is today, to more than 35 percent by the end of 2036. Statistics Canada has also predicted that the most rapidly growing groups would the immigrants form Arab, Filipino and West Asia. Still, the most visible ones will still continue to be immigrants from South Asia and China.
It is not a big surprise that by the end of 2036, a large number of people living in Canada will have a first language other from English. Also, more than 30 percent of the population will have a first language other than French or English. Else said, more than 11 million Canadian. Currently speaking around one in five people have their first language that is neither French nor English.
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