Introduction - Text Version

Chart 1a - Canadian Population Projection by Age Group

Chart 1
Canadian Population Projection by Age Group
millions of people
Year Age 14 and younger Age 65 and older
1995 6 3.5
1996 6 3.6
1997 6 3.7
1998 6 3.7
1999 5.9 3.8
2000 5.9 3.8
2001 5.9 3.9
2002 5.8 4
2003 5.8 4.1
2004 5.8 4.1
2005 5.7 4.2
2006 5.7 4.3
2007 5.6 4.4
2008 5.6 4.5
2009 5.6 4.7
2010 5.6 4.8
2011 5.6 5
2012 5.6 5.2
2013 5.7 5.4
2014 5.7 5.6
2015 5.8 5.8
2016 5.8 6
2017 5.9 6.2
2018 6 6.4
2019 6.1 6.6
2020 6.1 6.9
2021 6.2 7.1
2022 6.3 7.4
2023 6.3 7.6
2024 6.4 7.9
2025 6.4 8.1
2026 6.5 8.4
2027 6.5 8.7
2028 6.5 8.9
2029 6.6 9.2
2030 6.6 9.4
2031 6.6 9.6
2032 6.6 9.7
2033 6.7 9.9
2034 6.7 10
2035 6.7 10.1
Sources: Statistics Canada; Department of Finance Canada calculations.

Chart 1b - Labour Force Participation Rate

Chart 1
Labour Force Participation Rate
per cent
Year Actual Trend
1976 61.5 61.5
1977 61.9 62.3
1978 62.8 63
1979 63.7 63.6
1980 64.2 64.1
1981 65 64.6
1982 64.5 65
1983 64.7 65.3
1984 65.1 65.6
1985 65.6 65.7
1986 66.1 65.9
1987 66.5 66
1988 66.9 66.1
1989 67.2 66.1
1990 67.1 66.1
1991 66.6 66.1
1992 65.7 66
1993 65.4 66
1994 65.2 65.9
1995 64.8 65.9
1996 64.7 66
1997 64.8 66
1998 65.1 66.2
1999 65.5 66.3
2000 65.8 66.5
2001 65.9 66.7
2002 66.8 66.8
2003 67.5 67
2004 67.5 67.1
2005 67.2 67.2
2006 67 67.2
2007 67.5 67.3
2008 67.5 67.3
2009 67.1 67.3
2010 66.9 67.2
2011 66.7 67.1
2012 66.5 67
2013 66.5 66.8
2014 66 66.7
2015 65.8 66.5
2016 65.7 66.4
2017 65.6 66.2
2018 65.6 66
2019 65.4 65.7
2020 65.2 65.5
2021 65 65.2
2022 64.9 64.9
2023 64.7
2024 64.4
2025 64.1
2026 63.9
2027 63.6
2028 63.4
2029 63.1
2030 62.9
2031 62.7
2032 62.5
2033 62.4
2034 62.2
2035 62.1
2036 62
2037 62
2038 61.9
2039 61.9
2040 61.8
2041 61.8
2042 61.8
2043 61.7
2044 61.7
2045 61.7
2046 61.7
2047 61.7
2048 61.7
2049 61.7
2050 61.7
2051 61.6
2052 61.6
2053 61.6
2054 61.6
2055 61.6
Sources: Statistics Canada; Department of Finance Canada calculations.

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Chart 2 - Unemployment Rates for Selected Groups of Canadians (2016 or Most Recent Year)

Chart 2
Unemployment Rates for Selected Groups of Canadians (2016 or Most Recent Year)
per cent
Indigenous people off-reserve 12.4
Single parents 12.0
Recent immigrants 11.3
Persons with disabilities 10.4
Unattached people 45-64 9.1
All people 7.0
Sources: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey; “persons with disabilities” sourced from Statistics Canada, Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012.

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Chart 3 - Low Income Rates for Selected Groups of Canadians (2014 or Most Recent Year)

Chart 3
Low Income Rates for Selected Groups of Canadians (2014 or Most Recent Year)
per cent
Unattached people 45-64 30.2
Single parents 23.7
Persons with disabilities 22.5
Recent immigrants 20.3
Indigenous people off-reserve 18.7
Overall rate 8.8
Sources: Employment and Social Development Canada, “A Backgrounder on Poverty in Canada”; Statistics Canada, Canadian Income Survey; “persons with disabilities” sourced from Statistics Canada, Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012.

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