Originally published: January 25, 2017
A comprehensive report commissioned by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) projects that up to 49.7 percent of the Canadian population could be first generation immigrants and their children by the year 2036.
The study, which was released by Statistics Canada, states that the proportion of immigrants in Canada’s population could reach 30 percent by 2036 — compared to 20.7 per cent in 2011 — while around in one in five would be the child of an immigrant, up from 17.5 percent in 2011.
Multiculturalism alive and well
In what may be seen as bucking the global trend, the study projects that the country will continue to embrace diversity and multiculturalism well into the future.