Canada's Changing Population
Immigration and cultural diversity can create challenges and opportunities for communities of Canada. One such problem is communication. Right now, 73% of the immigration population reported that their first language to be not English or French. 24% of the population reported that their first language was English while 3% of the population reported that their first language was French. This diversity of languages can cause communication problems because not every one speaks the same language, so it is harder to understand what people are saying.
Immigrants' First Language
Another problem with Immigration and cultural diversity is the discrimination it will come with it. Since most immigrants come from different places, there are more religions that are of different culture. So far, the most practiced religion is Christianity, which is about two-thirds of Canada. That being said, not everyone practices that religion, and every one has their own way of doing said religion. Because of this, some will be made fun of or be bullied for their religion being foreign to them or not the same as theirs. Some religious groups will discriminate each other because of their different beliefs. These religions will cause some problems to communities in Canada and will make it harder for every one to safely practice their religion.
Immigration and Cultural Diversity
Neither English or French
Religions in Canada
Global Population Trends
Global population trends can impact Canadian communities. One problems these trends cause is the lack of food because right now, 1 billion people are hungry and the current population is contributing greatly to climate change. The next 2 billion people, demographers expect by 2050, will cause more environment damage then the last 2 billion people added. They are causing damage because since there are shortages of food, we must use more land and water to feed every other people in the world.
Global population trends can also cause climate change. Right now, the poorest people out there is contributing the least, yet they will feel the effects of climate change the most because they have the least resources to respond. As the population grows bigger, there will be more people in poverty and more people vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
1 person = 1 billion people
The red person represents 1 billion people hungry
Demographic Patterns And Trends
Demographic patterns and trends can affect communities in Canada. One way it can affect communities in Canada is its population. Since the year 2000, Canada's population growth has been increased mainly by net migration rate, since natural increase only counts towards one-third of Canada's growth. This means that communities in Canada will be more diverse as it consists of different culture and people.
Demographic patterns and trends can affect where most people choose to live in Canada's communities. In 2011, more than 23.1 million people lived in Canada's 33 CMAs, which is a bunch of cities around an major urban city. The 3 most popular CMAs are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Each year, a majority of immigrants choose to live in these 3 CMAs. This means more people will live in communities within these cities more then others.
Population of The 3 Most Popular CMAs