Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives by Bernard R. Blishen, Frank E. Jones, Kaspar D. Naegele, John

By Bernard R. Blishen, Frank E. Jones, Kaspar D. Naegele, John Porter


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7 million. Thus it increased by 47 per cent during the decade, while the national population rose by 30 per cent. 16 million, or by 45 per cent. 3 million, or 7 per cent of the national population. 3 million or 18 per cent of the population. Of the national population 30 per cent is listed as rural- but this percentage is somewhat misleading. 07 million, were actually farm dwellers. The remaining 19 per cent were mostly smallviIlage dwellers and rural non-farmers such as Indian trappers; some were country dwellers commuting to work in eities.

Since young people under 18 are not admitted without their parents, it seems unlikely that there can be much change in this group in the short ron. ll this gap then would be in the years 1966-7. By that time the 15-year-old of 1961 will be in the 20-24 group, able to enter the country on bis own. However, most of the gap would not be 61Ied until the period 1971-6 when this group will have become the 25-29-year-olds. The second group of needed entrants, the 2O-24-year-olds of 1961, will be easier to handle.

In view of the large percentage who settled in eities, one might expect some of the rural areas to be without decade immigrants. This, however, is not so. Every census district and significant area showed some of them resident at the 1961 census. Still, there is no doubt that Canada's 1951-61 immigration was overwhelmingly a movement to urban centres with a population in excess of 10,000. 3. TOTAL EMIGRATION FROM CANADA, 1951-61 For decades, politieians and business leaders, and the public in general, have bewailed the loss of Canadians through emigration, particularly to the United States.

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