Last week, The Indy explored the reasons why young people are leaving Newfoundland and Labrador. Today, we’re exploring ideas that might bring them back.
As Newfoundland and Labrador struggles with demographic decline, its provincial government searches for answers from those who left the province behind.
Nowadays, being from Newfoundland is like being some sort of exotic bird.
“In Newfoundland and Labrador, the total population under the age of 20 has dropped by 58 per cent since 1971 while it has increased by 35 per cent in Alberta.” The Globe and Mail reports on the coming crisis of age in Canada, and specifically in Atlantic Canada – the region of the country expected to be impacted the most. “This is a profound demographic shift. In the 1970s, Atlantic Canada’s economy was too weak to absorb all of the young people coming into the work force. Now there are not enough young people just to replace those heading into retirement.” Read more at the link below. Source: The Globe and Mail