As of 2022, one-fifth of Canadians within the working population was between 55 to 64 years old - indicating that they are reaching retirement.
There was only a 6% growth rate for children under 15 compared to an increase six times greater among those 65 and older, resulting in a total count of 6 million seniors.
Canada's workforce is undeniably aging as the number of individuals nearing retirement age grows, and the number of young people entering the labour force remains stagnant.
#Statistics, #population, #retirement, #aging_population
January 19, 2023
To reduce the backlog of visitor visa applications, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is planning to decrease the Visitor visa applications backlog.
The government is considering decisive measures by lifting some eligibility criteria for nearly half a million applications.
This necessary action will significantly shorten wait times while allowing more people to visit Canada. An IRCC memo revealed two potential strategies to reduce the number of visitor visa applications.
The first approach would involve processing an estimated 195,000 applications in bulk, while the second option considers relaxing eligibility criteria for as many as 450,000 candidates.
#IRCC, #immigration_backlog, #visitor_visas, #visitor_visa_backlog
January 18, 2023
On January 17, 2023, the Government of Canada published a program delivery update regarding the updates to work permit instructions due to the Phase 2 National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 implementation.
To ensure accuracy, the instructions have been updated to reflect the new Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) categories which replace all references of skill type 0 and levels A, B, C, and D. Furthermore, all 4-digit NOC code has also been changed to a 5-digit version in accordance with 2021 standards.
#NOC_2021, #TEER, #work_permits, #NOC_2021_implementation
January 18, 2023
The Department of Immigration's Integrity Risk Management Branch recently released a confidential report identifying the approved academic institutions, commonly referred to as Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs), which had the most no-shows, dropouts, and asylum requests.
This list poses important questions about Canada's rapidly burgeoning international education sector, which has seen schools in the country welcome hundreds of thousands of overseas students at tuition fees significantly higher than those for local students.
According to the Canadian government, seven of the ten schools with a record high rate of non-compliance regarding international student attendance are located in Ontario and were private institutions.
The other three universities are Laurentian University in Sudbury, Cape Breton University and University Sainte-Anne, located in Nova Scotia - all publicly funded institutions. These international students often applied for asylum rather than attending their registered courses as expected.
#International_students, #asylum_seekers, #refugee_students, #DLIs, #fraud, #immigration_fraud
January 17, 2023