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Parent sponsorship no longer first-come, first-serve

As of January 3rd, 2017, Canadians can fill out an online form to indicate their desire to sponsor a parent or grandparent. From those forms, immigration officials will randomly draw 10,000 individuals who will then be asked to submit full applications within 90 days.

Cyberbullying and cyberstalking among 15-29 year old Canadians

Based on data from the 2014 General Social Survey, this is the first Statistics Canada study that examines the characteristics associated with being a victim of cyberbullying or cyberstalking and various indicators of trust, personal behaviour and mental health.

Global Affairs Canada's 2016 International Assistance Consultation

From May to November 2016, Global Affairs Canada held open consultations with the public to help shape an new international assistance policy. 

Here are some highlights (points that repeatedly came up) from the consultation events and written submissions:

DPAWG Meeting Notes from Nov 16, 2016

The Data purchase and access working group (DPAWG) helps the Community Data Program management team identify data needs, improve data access, acquire data, and and address related technical concerns.

Jan 18, 2017 - Taxfiler Data Webinar

Taxfiler data, or T1-derived datasets, are generated from individal tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada. These datasets are published on a yearly basis and are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide income data.

A look at the top 1% Canadian taxfilers, 2014

To be considered part of the top 1% in 2014, a taxfiler must have earned a total income of at least $227,100. Over 268,500 Canadians were in this high-income group.

The Importance of Data Visualisation

Data visualisation – the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – has grown in popularity as an effective form of communication between media outlets and research organisations to the general public.