Census Reveals, Canada's Indigenous Population Has Grown Dramatically

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Overall, the indigenous population makes about 5% of the country's population.

"The average age of First Nations people in Prince George was 28.4 years, the average age of First Nations people in British Columbia was a little bit older at 31.8 years".

The agency noted two main reasons for the jump: natural growth that includes increased life expectancy and relatively high fertility rate, and a higher number of people self- reporting as aboriginal.

Nationally, a fifth of Indigenous people reported living in homes in need of major repairs, though that's declined in the past five years for nearly every major subset of Aboriginal groups, except for First Nations people living on reserve.

The Indigenous population on P.E.I is also far younger than the total population.

The minister responsible for the establishment of a national strategy for seniors, Jean-Yves Duclos, has already been warned by officials of the pressure that this paradigm shift in population could exert on the system.

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"In addition to contributing to the social and economic development of the country, immigrants and their descendants play a significant role in shaping and enriching the ethnic, cultural and linguistic composition of the Canadian population", states the Census report.

"A minority of aboriginal people, or about 15.6% of the total population, claimed to speak one of these languages well enough to conduct a conversation ". It means more Indigenous people in politics, media and as educators, he said. Those where there were the largest number of aboriginal people in Winnipeg (92 810), Edmonton (76 205), Vancouver (61 460) and Toronto (46 315).

Most Brampton residents, about 86 per cent, are Canadian citizens.

In BC, the province's Aboriginal population has spiked by 33% since 2006, which now stands at 170,000 people.

More than half of the people now living in Brampton are among Canada's growing immigrant population of 7.5 million, according to data released Wednesday, Oct. 25 from the 2016 Census.

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