28 Mar Immigration expected to keep Alberta’s workforce strong for decades
Immigration expected to keep Alberta’s workforce strong for decades
There have been plenty of warnings about the looming impacts of Canada’s ageing labour force, but a new report suggests the working population in Alberta will remain relatively young — and become increasingly diverse — in the coming decades. The report projects a growing gap between urban and rural areas in particular, with young Canadians and immigrants flocking to major cities, while smaller communities grow increasingly older by comparison. Outside of major cities in Ontario, for example, the labour force participation rate is projected to fall to 58% by 2036. In 2017, about 31% of people working in the Calgary and Edmonton metropolitan areas were born outside of Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report. People born outside Canada are projected to make up 43% of Calgary and Edmonton’s labour force by 2036.
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Canada’s capital population will hit one million
According to the recent demographic data from the capital municipality, sometime before Canada Day, Ottawa’s population will hit one million. The growth of the capital city makes it easier to develop the industry, create new jobs and introduce innovations. A population of one million arises a new set of discussion whether Ottawa should amalgamate with Gatineau-Hull to become a national capital district, similar to what the District of Columbia is in the United States. The growth of Ottawa population is based on both increased immigration and in-Canada migration to the capital.
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