Infographic: Population Projections, Immigration and Diversity, Canada and regions, 2011 to 2036

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Release date: January 25, 2017
Infographic: Population Projections, Immigration and Diversity, Canada and regions, 2011 to 2036
Description for Infographic: Population Projections, Immigration and Diversity, Canada and regions, 2011 to 2036

In 2036, immigrants could represent 24% to 30%Footnote 1 of the Canadian population, up from 21% in 2011.

Together, immigrants and their Canadian-born childrenFootnote 2 could represent 44% to 50% of Canada’s population in 2036.

This proportion was 38% in 2011.

Canada - In 2036:

  • 26% to 31% of the population would have a mother tongue other than English or French.
  • 13% to 16% of the population would have a non-Christian religion.
  • 35% to 40% of the population aged 15 to 64 would belong to a visible minority group.

Ethnocultural composition of the population in 2036

Montréal

  • 50% to 56% of the population would be immigrants or the children of immigrants in 2036.
  • 31% to 35% of the population would have a mother tongue other than English or French in 2036.
  • 15% to 19% of the population would have a non-Christian religion in 2036.
  • 38% to 42% of the population aged 15 to 64 would belong to a visible minority group in 2036.

Toronto

  • 77% to 81% of the population would be immigrants or the children of immigrants in 2036.
  • 48% to 53% of the population would have a mother tongue other than English or French in 2036.
  • 28% to 32% of the population would have a non-Christian religion in 2036.
  • 66% to 70% of the population aged 15 to 64 would belong to a visible minority group in 2036.

Vancouver

  • 69% to 74% of the population would be immigrants or the children of immigrants in 2036.
  • 48% to 53% of the population would have a mother tongue other than English or French in 2036.
  • 20% to 24% of the population would have a non-Christian religion in 2036.
  • 62% to 66% of the population aged 15 to 64 would belong to a visible minority group in 2036.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2017, Immigration and Diversity: Population Projections for Canada and its Regions, 2011 to 2036, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 91-551.

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