Canada and the U.S. both face labor shortages. One country is increasing immigration.

In as little as a decade, there will be one retiree for every two workers in Canada. To address the looming labor shortage, Canada’s government announced a new goal in November to accept 1.45 million immigrants by 2025, with 60 percent trained in health care and other urgently needed job skills. 

Meanwhile, in the U.S., similar immigration legislation has stalled as Republicans block Democratic efforts to spur an influx of skilled workers until more is done to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. 

While the U.S. has almost 10 times as many people as Canada, the U.S. brought in the same number — about 275,000 — of legal, employment-based immigrants in fiscal year 2022 as Canada now plans to bring in each year over the next three years, according to data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and drafters of Canada’s new policy. 

In the last session of the U.S. Congress, which

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Identity Theft Is Increasing. Follow These 6 Tips to Protect Yourself

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With identity theft cases skyrocketing, safeguarding your information is more important than ever.


Key points

  • Identity theft reports have gone up significantly in recent years.
  • There are several smart ways to protect yourself, including not giving out sensitive information or opening suspicious links.
  • Strong passwords, credit monitoring, and fraud alerts are some additional measures to keep your identity safe.

The latest numbers on identity theft paint a concerning picture. Identity theft complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more than doubled from 2019 to 2020. They increased by another 22% in 2021, when there were nearly 1.7 million cases.

It’s clear that identity theft is becoming more common, and unfortunately, this type of crime can be a huge hassle to deal with. Many consumers don’t notice it until somebody has already opened an account in their name, racked up debt, and damaged their credit

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