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Government of Canada to eliminate immigrant investor and entrepreneur programs

On February 11, 2014, the Government of Canada announced its intention to terminate the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program and eliminate the large backlog of applications. These immigration-related announcements were contained in the Canadian Government’s 2014 Budget.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

Emergency response plans in the workplace: A recent HRinfodesk poll asked readers if they have an emergency response plan at their workplace. Out of 146 respondents, 105 respondents (72 percent) said they do… Stepping up employment standards enforcement and education: The province of Alberta is proceeding on plans to step up employment standards enforcement. These […]

 

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Neither too little nor too much: HR spending and resignations

Here is one of the first interesting results produced from the Human Resources Metrics Service database. There is a clear relationship between what an organization spends on HR and the level of resignations it experiences…

 

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Federal budget 2012 – don’t forget the Old Age Security changes!

Effective, April 1, 2023, with full implementation by January 2029, the eligibility age for Old Age Security (OAS) is increasing to age 67 from 65 to reflect the reality that Canadians are living longer and healthier lives, and intending to keep working and delay retirement. In line with the increase in age of OAS/GIS eligibility, the ages at which the allowance and the allowance for the survivor are provided will also gradually increase from 60–64 today to 62–66, starting in April 2023.

 

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Is three a magic number?

The joy of numbers and tracking activity through a consistent and repeatable system is that it gets past the biases of perception and limits of cognition which can skew the decisions we make about people and organizational practices.

 

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Federal budget expert commentaries

The federal government tabled its new budget yesterday, outlining how it plans to continue to improve Canada’s economic recovery after the recession. A large part of the budget revolves around the traditional growth strategies of creating jobs, building the economy and balancing the budget. Look here for commentaries from the Canadian Payroll Association and Ernst & Young LLP.

 

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