Right now, white people are 72,9 percent of the canadian population, but that number is expected to decrease to 50 percent by 2036.
A combination of negative white birth rate and massive immigration is driving the change. Currently, the total fertility rate of whites in Canada is 1,5 (well below the replacement rate of 2,1), while the country also imports 300 000 immigrants per year, mostly from China, India and the Muslim World.
A report this week from Statistics Canada forecasting the country’s demographic makeup in 2036 suggests it’s too late. The transformation of Canada is already far advanced, and continuing. By 2036, the agency predicts, as many as 30 per cent of all residents will not have been born in Canada. Another 20 per cent of the population will be native-born, but with at least one immigrant parent. Since the vast majority of immigrants come from Asian or Pacific nations, within 20 years Canada will likely be as brown as it is white.
The massive demographic shifts under way in Canada speak to both growth and decline across the country. In 2036, StatsCan predicts immigrants will make up at most 10 per cent of the population in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. About a third of Montreal’s population could be immigrant, but in the rest of the province they will be hard to find. In Ontario and British Columbia, about a third of the population will be foreign-born, and Alberta should be near 30 per cent.
Right now, whites are a minority in cities such as Toronto (Canada’s largest city), Vancouver, Mississauga, Brampton, Surrey, Markham, Burnaby, Richmond, and Richmond Hill.
In terms of both population and politics, Canada will be a country of large, growing, young, diverse cites, with everything in between older and whiter and continuing to decline.
Canada is losing its old-time religion. Ninety per cent of Canadians identified as Christians in 1970. Today, it’s two-thirds, and will be just over one half by 2036. Christianity is not being displaced by other religions – only 7 per cent, at most, will identify as Muslim by 2036 – but by no religion at all. A quarter of all Canadians today identify with no faith, and that number could reach a third by 2036.
Late last year, self proclaimed “Feminist” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the New York Times that Canada is becoming a new kind of country, not defined by our history or European national origins, but by a “pan-cultural heritage”.
“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada,” Trudeau said, concluding that he sees Canada as “the first post-national state.”
Even the New York Times called the suggestion “radical.”
Justin Trudeau pledged that “Diversity is our strength”, and that Canada will always remain open for refugees, even for those rejected by the US.
The old Canada is going away. By 2036 it could be barely a memory.