Hindu population would increase and would be somewhere between 2.5% and 2.9% of the total population of Canada in 2036, according to a study of population projections developed by Canada’s national statistical agency, Statistics Canada (SC).
The number of religiously unaffiliated people would also continue to increase and could represent between 28.2% and 34.6% of all Canadians in 2036. Nearly one in two Canadians could be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant by 2036, according to this SC study.
Hindu population increases in Canada:
The report (Study: A look at immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada up to 2036, 2011 to 2036) says that the number of people with a non-Christian religion could almost double by 2036, accounting for between 13% and 16% of Canada’s population, compared with 9% in 2011. Within this group, the Muslim (between 5.6% and 7.2% of the total population in 2036), Hindu population (between 2.5% and 2.9%) and Sikh (between 2.3% and 2.7%) faiths would see the number of their followers grow more quickly because of their representation among immigrants, although they would still represent a small proportion of the total Canadian population.
The data collected in 2001, informed that the Canada had 2% Muslim population, 1.1 % Jewish population while Hindu population was 1%.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended the Canadian Hindus for their valuable contributions to the nation and society in Canada. He urged them to continue with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.; amidst so many distractions.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Canadian Hindus make spirituality more attractive to youth and children.