The article written by Patrick Cain claims that by the time Canada rolls out the 2036 census, the country will be shaped even more by the many trends that are being seen today.
It is expected that 40 percent of the working-age population will be minorities, the number of people practicing non-Christian religion will double, most of the immigrant population will be from Asian countries, and the immigration population will continue to flood to major cities in Canada. However, the most important aspect of this article was how immigration will change “Canada’s always-thorny” language politics. However, the article did not say how they will change.
According to the statistics presented in this article, the change in language policies will be due to the percentage increase of the population having another mother tongue besides English or French, thus it is predicted that the French mother tongue population will fall in places like Quebec and the rest of Canada. This will also result in, according to the article, English to be spoken more often than French. More Francophones will become bilingual and will cause less Canadians to be able to speak French at all, according to Cain.
The results of these changes, according to the article, will hint at long-term pressures on bilingual programs, although English-French bilingualism aren’t expected to go anywhere.
What Canada’s population will look like in 2036