Canada’s Population to reach 55 million by 2068

September 17, 2019 – With the drastic rise in Canada’s population, other developed countries are expected to see a large fall in population decrement.

Due to a large number of immigrants year by year, Canada’s population could drive to 55 million people by 2068 under a medium growth scenario, according to the statistical data.

Statistics Canada (a Canadian government agency) stated that they have created long term scenarios to predict what Canada population may look like in the future. The scenarios created are:

·         Low growth scenario

·         High growth scenario

·         Five medium growth scenario that differ in interprovincial migration assumptions

·         Fast-aging scenario

·         Slow aging scenario

In all the above scenarios, population growth through immigration would be the major way to drive Canada’s population – added statistics Canada in their statement.

Ontario and Alberta Will See Surge in Population than Other Provinces

According to Statistics Canada, the population in Ontario and Alberta will see a huge rise, whereas in other provinces and territories there will be a decrease in population growth over the upcoming 25 years.

Ontario’s population is increasing with an estimate of 20 million residents in 2043 compared to 14.3 million in 2018. 

Population growth in Alberta will be the highest among all the Canadian provinces – said Statistics Canada. The agency estimated the population will rise to 7.3 million people by 2043. 

Atlantic Provinces, Prairie Provinces, Quebec, Territories:

Manitoba and Saskatchewan will also be going to see large population growth over the next 25 years. Population percentage of both the two provinces can exceed the population of Quebec by 2043; as per all the scenarios stated by agency. 

Most scenarios exhibited that the Quebec population is growing at a slower rate than other provinces. Quebec’s share of the total Canadian population was 22.6 percent in 2018 and is decreasing to between 20.1 percent and 20.6 percent by 2043, said Statistics Canada.

In all the scenarios, Canada’s three territories will see a rise in population growth over the next 25 years. And, their share of the total Canadian population would remain at about 0.3 percent over the next 25 years.


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