Why is immigration important to Canada?
Canada’s acceptance of immigrants demonstrates compassion and leadership, and enhances our global standing.
• boost trade ties between Canada and the world
• strengthen culture and diversity
• are motivated, innovative, and entrepreneurial
Canada’s fertility rate is
1.5 babies per woman, well below the replacement rate of 2.1
By 2030, Canada’s
9.2 million baby boomers will all be of retirement age
Immigration currently drives 82% of Canada’s population growth
Labour force growth
Canada’s worker-to-retiree ratio in 2036 will
By 2040, 23% of Canada’s population will be 65 or older
By 2030, immigration
could add 5 million workers to the labour market
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Immigration will account for 100% of labour force growth over the next five years
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