Analysing authoritative information from recent census data, contributors present a comprehensive overview of crucial issues, including employment, family arrangements, internal migration, population distribution, urbanization, language, ethnicity, and religion. An invaluable reference for understanding the direction of Canadian society, The Changing Canadian Population synthesizes the monumental information contained in the census in accessible and informative essays. -- "An ambitious and well-executed volume that brings together a great deal of important information concerning historical and, more prominently, current demographic trends in Canada." John Sandberg, Department of Sociology, McGill University --Book Jacket. Current social and economic changes in Canada raise many questions: Will Canada's education system be able to maintain its competitiveness when faced with increasing globalization? Will the growing numbers of immigrants and their children be successfully integrated? How will Canada's social institutions respond to a rapidly aging population? The Changing Canadian Population assembles answers from many of Canada's most distinguished scholars, who reassess the current state of society and Canada's preparedness for the challenges of the future.