Role of Immigration in Canada’s Growth Rate
Population forecasts show that Canadians themselves cannot produce enough babies to keep the population stable. The “rate of natural increase” (i.e. babies) will be zero.
You can see the blue bars in the graph above. That is projected immigration going on to 2056. So immigration programs are planned past 2020
The lower fertility rate in Canada can lead to its lower growth rate in coming 20 years from now.
Canada in comparison to the USA has a low fertility rate, In the US the illegal immigrants are choosing to be a domestic help or child care.
For economic reasons and to stay competitive in the global market, Canada’s population needs to grow. Immigration here can play an important role in increasing Canada’s growth rate.
There are chances immigration programs might change, get new names or target different types of immigrants, but Canada seems likely to always welcome immigrants.