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B.C. could be home to 500,000 Indigenous people by 2041 – Chilliwack Progress
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Oct. 18, 2021
Canada’s Indigenous population growth projected to outpace non-Indigenous in next 20 years
New figures from Statistics Canada project that Canada’s Indigenous population will continue to grow more quickly than the country’s non-Indigenous population.
Estimates peg Canada’s Indigenous population in Canada, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit, at 1.8 million in 2016. That number could increase to 2.495 million by 2041 under a low-growth scenario or as much as 3.182 million under researchers’ high-growth scenario.
“As a result, the share of the Indigenous population in the overall Canadian population could range from 5.4 per cent to 6.8 per cent in 2041, compared with (five) per cent in 2016,” reads a new report on the topic.