Canada’ century Initiative calls for a bigger, bolder Canada with over 100 million people by 2100.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney supports the new national policy that would commit to tripling Canada’s population by 2100.
By 2026, Century Initiative says Canada should pin the annual immigration target to 1.25 percent of its population per year. This could add up to 500,000 new immigrants in 2026.
Canada had 401,000 new immigrants in 2021 and up to 421,000 in 2023. The Century Initiative calls for 450,000 in 2024, and 475,000 in 2025.
Business as usual with current immigration policies and demographics would see Canada with a population of about 50 million in 2100.
The 100 million person target would reduce the impact of an aging population and increase annual GDP growth by 1 percent.
The plan also calls for more financial support for families with new children. This would promote increased fertility and larger families. A national childcare strategy (like the Quebec provincial plan) could get Canadian families closer to the ideal family size they desire in surveys. Surveys indicate Canadian families would want 2.4 children but actually are ending up with about 1.5 children.
The Century plan calls for megaregions. If the plan is followed there would be 33 million people in the Toronto region, 15.5 million in a Calgary-Edmonton Region, 12.5 million in the Montreal region and 12 million in the Vancouver region.
In this future, the world population will be about 11.2 billion, US population around 450 million, India population around 1.1 billion, China at around 750 million, Japan at 60 million.
SOURCES -Century Initiative, WEForum
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4 thoughts on “Plan for Canada to Triple Population to 100 Million by 2100”
If they intend for population to increase, they really should do something about the current housing crisis, where most people either can’t find decent housing or can only find housing that is eye-wateringly unaffordable. It even prevents millenials and everyone younger from having children, as they all need multiple roomates or to live with family. Building hasn’t been keeping up with population increase for more than a decade; we would need to build housing at maximum capacity for at least two or three decades to get to a place where people could get adequate housing
What is th epoint of a country which is highly dependent on natural resources and agriculture for exports to increase its population to be nearly triple in 80 years when we are about to enter the era of robotics and artificial intelligence?
Who benefits from a bigger population? Higher GDP is not the same as high GDP per capita – which is the goal to have a higher standard of living.
A GTA increasing from 8.8 to 33.5 million – there is a Green belt after all – and not that much vacant land left to develop.
The goal is supposedly that a bigger country has economies of scale and more specialization – but population growth is not free – we have to use capital to increase infrastructure and also reduce GHGs – our target for 2030 is not per capita but a total – more people means even lower GHGs per person.
Who benefits? Corporate Canada and the 1%, not the rest of us. The Century Initiative is back by several banks, mcKinsey, Power Corp and The Globe and Mail.
re: Who benefits? Corporate Canada and the 1%, not the rest of us. The Century Initiative is back by several banks, mcKinsey, Power Corp and The Globe and Mail.
I’m sorry to say but, you are completely incorrect and obviously don’t understand the obvious need for a much larger population in Canada, the world’s second largest country….100 million people is nothing!
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