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Minister Miller to reveal strategy to improve Canada’s immigration system today

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marc Miller will announce plans to improve Canada’s immigration system today.
Note: This is a developing story. CIC News will update it following Minister Miller’s announcement at 1:15 PM Eastern Time.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a media advisory stating the minister will “unveil the Strategic Immigration Review report and the plan to improve Canada’s immigration system” beginning at 1:15 PM Eastern Time today.

IRCC expects India visa processing to return to normal by early 2024

A press conference with Canadian Immigration Minister Marc Miller on October 19th, 2023 has revealed that the ongoing dispute between Canada and India will result in slower processing times for Indian visa applications.
Nonetheless, Miller emphasized that newcomers from India play a vital role in Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will continue to welcome them.

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023: A newcomer’s guide to online safety in Canada

This guide provides a step-by-step journey into understanding, recognizing, and safeguarding against potential cyber threats.
With October being Canada’s Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberMonth2023), Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSE) is looking to reinforce the importance of cyber security.

Low unemployment and high participation rate indicate persistent job vacancies in Canada

Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey reveals signs of healthy employment, as the country’s economy continues to normalise after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the latest report covering September of 2023, Canada’s unemployment rate—the number of unemployed individuals in the country over the age of 15, divided by the country’s total labour force (population aged 15 and older)—was stable at 5.5%, seeing little change from the start of the year.

Canada’s immigration department is undergoing major changes

Last week, Canada's immigration department implemented major changes that have been influenced by a recent study it commissioned.
The purpose of the changes is to improve the operations of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Earlier this year, IRCC received a report from one of its previous Deputy Ministers, Neil Yeates, on how IRCC can become a more effective and efficient department. Yeates' report was commissioned by IRCC to evaluate whether the department's current structure best enables it to achieve its mandate.