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The future face of Canada: Our country in 2063 at a glance

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The future face of Canada: Our country in 2063 at a glance

By Lokal_Profil/Paul Robinson via Wikimedia Commons Ever wonder what the future holds? Well, Statistics Canada’s latest report, “Population projections: Canada, the provinces and territories,” offers a glimpse into that future. The report offers a number of projection scenarios for 2063, some promising, others more bleak. The Canadian population, now sitting at just over 35 million people, will reach between 40 and 63.5 million over the next 50 years. Where we fall within that more than 20-point spread depends on a few factors, namely fertility, mortality and immigration levels. Immigration is expected to continue to be the driving force behind our growing population, which will take a blow from the increased number of deaths expected to result from an aging population. That also means the working force population will decrease during that same period, taking a dive from 68.6 percent to 60 percent by 2030 in a medium-growth scenario. On the bright side, a larger senior population also means we’re living longer. Stats Canada projects that there will be more than 62,000 living centenarians (people 100 or older), compared to only 7,000 in 2013. Read the full report here. By Lokal_Profil/Paul Robinson via Wikimedia Commons
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