Robert McLister·General·June 7, 2007Canadian Population Growth and Trends Canadian birth rates are in the dumps. Immigration could be Canada’s sole source of population growth by 2030, according to a Scotiabank report quoted in the Globe & Mail. Other notes from the Globe story: According to the article, immigrants generally rent when they come to Canada. (Editor: If you’re new to Canada don’t let this deter you from buying. Several new mortgage options have become available for immigrants in the last few years.) Immigrants typically buy homes after they have lived in Canada for at least 10 years (Editor: If this is the case it is clearly based on past data.) Tens of thousands of immigrants are set to become first-time homeowners in the next few years The segment of Canadians aged 65 and older will skyrocket 65% in the next 10 years Senior citizens tend to prefer new construction and low-maintenance options, such as condominiums. Like news like this?Join our CMT Updates list and get the latest news as it happens. Unsubscribe anytime. SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for subscribing. One more step: Please confirm your subscription via the email sent to you.