Baby boomers will be able to apply for permanent resident status in Canada starting this fall, as part of a major government announcement.
The changes mean that baby boomers who grew up in the years from 1960 to 2000 will be eligible for permanent residency.
The change, which will come into effect in July, comes at a time when the Canadian economy is struggling.
The Canadian economy has shrunk by almost one-third in the past decade.
The country’s economy shrank by 0.6 per cent last year, the first decline since the Great Recession began in 2007.
The economy has been on the mend since the global financial crisis.
Canada’s economy grew by 3.5 per cent in the last quarter of last year.
In comparison, the U.S. economy grew 3.4 per cent, the UK’s by 3 per cent and the U!
by 2.3 per cent.
The government announced the changes Tuesday in a memo to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials.
A spokesperson said the changes will “provide certainty for our families, communities and economy.”
The government is also updating the Canada Border Services Agency’s website to reflect the changes.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade said the change would affect more than 1.5 million people.
The Canada Border Service Agency says that between July 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, more than 700,000 applications were received.
The new changes will affect a smaller group of people who are in the country illegally and are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
They include people in temporary protected status who have been in Canada for less than five years, and people who were born in Canada before the country changed its immigration laws in 2015.
The group of applications will be reviewed at a random basis by CBSA staff.
They will also be examined for any outstanding immigration applications, which means they could be flagged for review.
The department said that while the new rules will allow people to stay in Canada, it will not guarantee permanent residency status to everyone who needs it.
That process will depend on the individual’s eligibility and circumstances.
The announcement comes just days after the Liberals announced a major boost to the economy, saying the country’s unemployment rate would fall to 6.4 from 7.4.
The number of unemployed people has been declining in Canada since the mid-2000s.
The Conservatives have said the government’s policies are not enough to revive the economy and that they need to raise taxes to help the economy.