More Canadians are 65 and over than under age 15, StatsCan says

For the first time ever, there are now more people in Canada age 65 and over than there are under age 15, according to Statistics Canada.

The data agency said Tuesday that Canada’s population sat at 35,851,800 at the start of July, a figure that has increased by 308,100 or 0.9 in the past year. That’s the smallest annual increase in 17 years, but still the largest pace of growth seen in any G7 nation.

Much of growth came in the form of people coming from other countries, as migration accounted for 60.8 per cent of the population growth. The rest was natural population growth, as people already in Canada had children

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Canada needs Mexicans!

    • Fran800

      Not at all. Need children.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        New Canadians for a new Canada!

        • Rosenmops

          HELL NO! You kept ’em.

          • Drunk_by_Noon


        • G

          “Hey kids! Who wants plane tickets to Canada?”

      • tom_billesley

        Need androids…..but they wouldn’t have a vote would they?

        • Fran800

          Children best. Androids okay. Third World immigrants no.

          I don’t think androids would have a vote — at least not yet.

  • Clausewitz

    Must be why we keep importing all of those Islamist’s. Somebody has to start killing off all of those old farts.

  • Everyone Else

    unfortunately it’s good news

    there won’t be enough work to go around in the near future
    and masses of underemployed young people will wreck any society

  • Ho Hum

    And to counter the problem our leaders in Ottawa are bringing in each year 25,000 sick and aging parents and grandparents of landed immigrants who promptly get free healthcare.

    • Rosenmops

      That’s because they are vote whores

    • tom_billesley

      Cameron has decided for the UK that he wants Syrian families and vulnerable (infirm, disabled) individuals remaining in camps in the Middle East, rather than take a quota of the young men who make it to Germany. The good news is that there may be fewer jihadis among them. The bad news is they have less economic potential.

  • Xavier

    Frau Merkel has a solution.

  • Brett_McS

    Come on Canadians, get busy. Don’t want to left behind by Niger, do we?

  • FactsWillOut

    So, this older demographic is still able to vote NDB or Lib?
    Say goodnight.

  • tom_billesley

    UK has the answer – minimum retirement age is being increased, first to close the 5 year gender gap, then to move from 65 to 67 by 2028, then review every 5 years with regard to life expectancy. Keep ’em chained to the oars longer.

    • canminuteman

      Retirement age is a very twentieth century concept. The first old age pensions were in Germany under Bismark. You had to be 65 to collect one. The average life expectancy was 61.

      I work for a big organization (quasi-public) where people can retire when there age plus years of service equal 82. It is not uncommon for people here to retire before 55 with 30 years of service. It is highly likely that they will be retired collecting a pension for more years than they worked. That is totally unsustainable. I didn’t start there until I was 40 so I’ll be there at least until I am 65.

      In the not too distant past the vast majority of people worked until they died or were no longer capable, at which point if they were lucky they had family who would care for them for the last few months of their lives.

      • John

        I’m in my late fifties, have been working for gov’t for nearly 30 years, and I think I,ll still be working when I’m 70.

        I know of so many former co-workers who retired, got bored and within six months were back in the job market.

        I’m so used to getting up early and going to work, that I can’t picture myself sitting at home day in and day out doing next to nothing.

        • Clink9

          You’ll be on your pension plan’s Christmas card list for not tapping into it.

          • John

            OH I’m going to retire, but I’m not going to stop working altogether.

            Work…or at least SOME work… is essential to one’s well being. I’m not the type who’d traipse off to Scottsdale Arizona and park my butt in a rocking chair

          • Clink9

            Sounds good. I’m the same way and just starting my new phase of paid and unpaid work.

        • canminuteman

          I agree with you. I have a lot of co worker who retired, then come back as independent contractors, or working for contractors who work for us, or start their own business. My main point was that they will work for us for 30 years, putting less than ten percent of their pay into the pension, then think it is perfectly reasonable to be on the companies books collecting a pension for 40 more years. The math simply does not add up.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    The entire white population here are not having children the couples that I met before,they have dogs exept children .

  • Ron MacDonald

    Think positive–seniors vote Conservative.

  • DD_Austin

    a success in government culture/population replacement social engineering

    individualism will be extinct in Canada…soon

  • Pavelina

    If you don’t want to bear children, adopt babies from third world countries and bring them up to be civilized.