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 Chart 13: Projected life expectancy at birth by sex, by Aboriginal identity, 2017

Gap in life expectancy projected to decrease between Aboriginal people and the total Canadian population

In 2017 the life expectancy for the total Canadian population is projected to be 79 years for men and 83 years for women. Among the Aboriginal population the Inuit have the lowest projected life expectancy in 2017, of 64 years for men and 73 years for women. The Métis and First Nations populations have similar life expectancies, at 73-74 years for men and 78-80 years for women. Life expectancy projections show an average increase of one to two years from the life expectancy that was recorded for the Aboriginal population in 2001.

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Projections of the Aboriginal Populations, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2001 to 2017

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Projections of the Aboriginal Populations, Canada, Provinces and Territories

This analytical report presents population projections of the Aboriginal groups for Canada, provinces and territories, and for different types of residential areas. Among the projections was an increase in the proportion of Aboriginal people in the total Canadian population to 4.1% by 2017, from 3.4% in 2001.

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