Canada Demographics

Nearly A Third Of Canadians Will Be Immigrants By 2036

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada

And another 20 per cent will be children of immigrants.

Little Brexits All Over Canada

Peter Landry | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

Brexit supporters are said to be xenophobic, ignorant and short-sighted, among other things. It's as if Canadians would never make such a bad decision, the worldly people we think we are. But is that true?

Canada's Population Just Hit A New Milestone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada

Population growth was positive in all provinces and territories, except the Yukon.

Canada Must Take A Longer View On Falling Immigration Numbers

Jack Jedwab | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

The ratio of working-age Canadians to seniors was narrowing, and the inevitable outcome would be a shrunken tax base and acute labour shortages. Over the next decade, a million jobs risk going unfilled. And yet, only around one in 10 Canadians agrees that Canada currently admits too few immigrants. The annual (and sometimes multi-year) public consultations held by the Federal Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration on levels of newcomers do not seem to have yielded much success in changing this attitude.

Federal Parties Are Fighting to Secure the Senior Vote

Susan Eng | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

What do seniors want? What will seniors get? Who gets the seniors' vote? Now that "everybody knows" that seniors are Canada's most committed voters -- peaking at 75 per cent turnout when the general turnout was 61 per cent in 2011, politicians of all stripes are pitching for their vote.

Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern Canada?

Elvira Truglia | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Elvira Truglia

According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?

It's Only Monday and I've Already Read Romney's Obituary

Todd Herron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Todd Herron

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In the modern world of reporting news before it happens, conservative bloggers are already writing Mitt Romney's political obituary. Conservatism in the USA will face an unprecedented crisis. It is no longer a proud animal; it is a fearful one.

Exploring the Lonely Exurbs of America's Midwest

Peter Behrens | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Behrens

The exurban neighbourhods of El Paso County, Colorado seem, to this observer, environments designed for alienation and loneliness: street after street of developer-built houses fronted by enormous, power-operated garage doors, which display an defensive attitude to the street, and to the larger world. It all makes The Netherlands, where I currently live, seem mighty urbane, and civilized.

Which Countries Will Rule the Future? Check Their Demographics

Diane Francis | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

According to David Foot of the Boom, Bust & Echo fame, "You can forecast economic success based on whether there are too many young people or too many old people in a country." Obviously, demographic advantages alone are not sufficient to create success. All governments and businesses must shape decisions to reflect their demographic realities.

We're So Old, It Hurts

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business

BANFF, Alta. - Canada's aging population, combined with a lacklustre birthrate, is going to dramatically impact our country's economic performance in ...

Is 'Semi-Retirement' Canada's Future?

CP | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Business

David K. Foot is a professor in the Economics Department at the University of Toronto and co-author of the ``Boom Bust & Echo'' series of books about ...

Canada Population Aging Quickly, But Toddlers On Rise

CP | Heather Scoffield | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Living

More On Canada Census 2011: - Canada's Population: Aging And Changing More Diapers - Baby Boomers Driving Nation's Health Care Concerns - For Can...

Canada Census 2011: Are You Part Of This Home Trend?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Style

More and more people are ditching detached homes in the suburbs for high-rise life in the big city. According to figures released this morning from...

Canada's 10 Fastest Growing Cities

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Business

The population figures from the 2011 census are in, and they paint a picture of a country undergoing fairly rapid demographic change. For the first...

PHOTOS: How Fair Is Tory Bill To Add Seats To House?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Politics

The Tories passed bill-C20 at lighting speed last year to add 30 new seats to the House of Commons with the aim of making things fairer for the countr...

PHOTOS: All The Census Highlights

The Huffington Post Canada | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada

The 2011 Canadian Census number are out. As usual, Statistics Canada has provided a daunting amount of information to look through. And this is...

Canada's Population Passes 33 Million Mark: Census

CP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - The population in Western Canada has finally surpassed that on the other side of Ontario — a trend that has been decades in the making, but...

New Census Population Data Has Policymakers Excited

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The first tranche of fresh, new census data is coming out this week, and Ted Hildebrandt is giddy with anticipation.The director of social pl...

History Study Helped Shed Light On Colonization

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada

A study of genealogical history going back to some of Quebec's earliest settlers is providing a tantalizing clue about how human evolution was shaped ...

Rachel Mendleson

Canada's Aging Population May Create $67-Billion Annual Budget Hole: Study | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business

There is no shortage of ominous characterizations for the demographic shift currently underway in Canada. Often described as a “grey wave” or a ...