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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Labour Market Outcomes Before and After Acquisition of Permanent Residence by Temporary Foreign Workers

Temporary foreign workers can quickly fill local or occupational skill shortages, and some go on to become permanent residents. The acquisition of permanent residence can remove restrictions on job mobility and may improve the wage-bargaining position and job opportunities of these individuals.

Research Suggests Pre-Retirees Relying on Homes to Fund Retirement

New research released by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) suggests that many Ontarians could be overestimating their ability to finance their retirement using their homes. The research is based on a survey of Ontarians aged 45 and older on financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours towards retirement planning. The survey found that nearly half (45 per cent) of pre-retired Ontario homeowners are relying on the value of their home increasing to fund their retirement.