Canada’s current and future statistics for diversity and employment
- – 30. percent of Canada’s population will be immigrants by 2036, based on current projections; these will be the highest proportions since 1871
58 percent of Canada’s immigrant population are likely to have been born in Asia by 2036, up from 45 estimated in 2011
18 percent are likely to have been born in Europe, down from 32 in 2011
20 percent of the Canadian-born population is projected to have at least one parent born abroad (ie be second-generation Canadians)
18 percent of the Canadian-born population was second-generation in 2011
44 – 50 percent of Canada’s population would fit into the categories of immigrants and second-generation individuals in 2036
38 of the Canadian population could be counted as immigrants and second-generation individuals in 2011
35 – 40 percent of Canada’s working-age population (15 to 64 years), could belong to a visible minority group in 2036
20 percent of the working-age population belonged to a visible minority group in 2011.
92 – 93 percent of immigrants are likely to live in a census metropolitan area (CMA) in 2036, showing little change from 2011
39 percent of immigrants are likely to settle in Toronto
14 percent are expected to choose Montreal
13 percent are projected to call Vancouver home
81 percent of Toronto’s population in 2036 is expected to be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant
74 percent of Vancouver’s population in 2036 is expected to be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant
63 percent of Calgary’s population in 2036 is expected to be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant
26 – 31 percent of Canada’s population in 2036 are expected to be individuals whose mother tongue is neither English nor French
20 of Canada’s population had a mother tongue other than English or French in 2011.
70 percent (approximately) of those whose mother tongue was neither English nor French were immigrants in 2011 and this is projected the be the case as well in 2036
In 2036, the largest number of visible minority individuals are expected to continue to be South Asian, followed by Chinese.
The most rapidly growing groups are predicted to be the Arab, Filipino, and West Asian groups; they account for a larger percentage of the immigrant population than of the population as a whole.
(Source: Immigration and Diversity: Population Projections for Canada and its Regions, 2011 to 2036. Numbers have been rounded.)
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