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What's the alternative?

Continuing to pretend it is refreshing rain when you get pissed on like you insist on doing?
Alternative ... let's all whine and complain endlessly on a financial forum, that'll fix it! :)

Absolutely nothing wrong with 2.7mln backlog growing at 300k/month, holding up tens of thousands of healthcare workers. - all is well here, nothing to be concerned about. We have doctors and nurses to spare - they can continue to wait in lines while government employees continue to sit at home.
Ya ... Let's just let them all in, free pass with no background checks or process needed, if fact they can just claim to be healthcare workers ... we trust ya, we're Canadians!
 

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Alternative ... let's all whine and complain endlessly on a financial forum, that'll fix it! :)

Ya ... Let's just let them all in, free pass with no background checks or process needed, if fact they can just claim to be healthcare workers ... we trust ya, we're Canadians!
No, the alternative is to hold people responsible for it accountable. Accountability is not a foreign word for Canadians, is it?


Or, let's improve the system, or at least get people back to the offices so they can properly do their jobs?
But that would take effort, some intelligence, and good management system - guess those are too high of an expectations from Government of Canada?

You really have absolutely no standards at all? Whatever happens; however long the lines are at hospitals, passport offices, immigration, airports - you are simply all fine with it?
 

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The number of people around the world who want to come to Canada continues to grow faster than we can process the applications properly.
Of course because they hear we have all this free healthcare and lots of great social programs and safety nets

Meanwhile our own Canadians who served the country for decades can't get a doctor or minor medical procedure for years

The wealth that pays for it all is leaving Canada while you think we can just print more CAD fiat toilet paper
 
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Oh, people who are coming here will be waiting in the same lines. They just don't know it yet. Canada has decent PR, and is relatively irrelevant on world stage so news out of here about people dying in waiting rooms and about campgrounds around service Canada doesn't make it to foreign media - meanwhile if it happened in UK, US, or other relevant country it would.

Although it did take the hit here with War Measure Act implementation. Media in central and south-eastern Europe were comparing current regime to soviets, since they used war measure act to quash 'Solidarity' movement and other protests
 

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Why would someone have to go back to the office when his job doesn't need it?
Yeah, because things have been going splendidly well with people working from home!
No problems with immigration, administration, service canada, CRA - everything is functioning fantastically!

What if there is a difference of opinion between employer and employee on whether job can (and has) be done from work efficiently? Just because job is done mostly on computer doesn't mean it is done efficiently enough at home
 

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No problems with immigration, administration, service canada, CRA - everything is functioning fantastically!
Just because there are people working from home doesn't mean that those issues are caused by them.

Many studies have shown the benefits of WFH on both productivity and well-being.
 

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Just because there are people working from home doesn't mean that those issues are caused by them.

Many studies have shown the benefits of WFH on both productivity and well-being.
So what caused the putrid performance?

Again, what do you do if there is disagreement between employer and employee on whether work from home is efficient?
Study was done over what period of time, in which industry, in which sector?

There is so many variables, and single biggest change between 2019 and now is wfh. If government services went to **** now compared to 2019 than the single biggest change is likely to blame.

Get their assess back to work and maybe then immigration backlog won't triple, AIDS conference attendants will actually be able to come in, tens of thousands of healthcare workers might help Canadian system, and Canadians will be able to return their tents back to Costco after they are done camping out by service Canada offices.
 

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Again, what do you do if there is disagreement between employer and employee on whether work from home is efficient?
There should be KPIs in place. Every company should be able to assess its performance. Performance is not measured by whether you are at home or at the office and it's not measured by whether you've been working 35 hours or 45 hours. Some people can reach their goals working 35 hours at home while others can't reach the same goals working 45 hours in the office.

Get their assess back to work
Why working from home is not work? People working at home are already "back to work". (Actually they never stopped working during the pandemic)

Let people who are more productive at home be at home and let people who are more productive at the office be at the office and let the flexibility to choose based on those observations.
 

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The waiting list of immigrants doesn't really mean much, as most of them aren't going to qualify to come to Canada anyways.

Many immigrants apply to many countries at the same time and hope to immigrate to one of them.

Canada appears to be exceeding it's immigration goals, so the waiting list is immaterial, except for the qualified immigrants who are needed in Canada.

In a country of 35 million people already challenged with a rental market, there is a limit to how many immigrants we want to bring in.

When we fast track immigrants to escape war in their countries, it also bumps out other immigrant applicants.

Bring in the Syrians, bring in the Afghanis, bring in the Ukrainians,......there is a limit to how many immigrants we can accept.
 

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There should be KPIs in place. Every company should be able to assess its performance. Performance is not measured by whether you are at home or at the office and it's not measured by whether you've been working 35 hours or 45 hours. Some people can reach their goals working 35 hours at home while others can't reach the same goals working 45 hours in the office.



Why working from home is not work? People working at home are already "back to work". (Actually they never stopped working during the pandemic)

Let people who are more productive at home be at home and let people who are more productive at the office be at the office and let the flexibility to choose based on those observations.
Well, 'backlog' is a pretty decent KPI and it has grown three-fold, and continues to grow violently every single month.
So clearly the performance sucks while working from home. Is it true for every individual? Probably not.
But as a collective results are terrible

And not sure if they stopped working or not. They stopped performing and continued to get paid, as seen by the backlog. So as a collective they aren't performing when 'working' from home
 

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^ And so who's causing the "backlog(s)"?

Don't suppose it's the upper echelons, pointing with their polished fingers here and there down on their minions yelling "get your duffs back to work to clear the backlogs!!!!" Well, why aren't you?!!!!

And meanwhile, the upper echelons KPIs are shooting up in the stratosphere with this usual strategy, meaning the annual bonuses with a 30% raise at minimum is expected. Besides, the upper stiffs have the excuse of needing to keep their shareholders (super)-happy.
 

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Pay people who can't efficiently WFH to sit on their asses all day at taxpayer's expense while the government services collapse?
At least this way the taxpayers will save money if they get fired
That's my interpretation of your post: what's better - slow service or no service at all - and your answer is no service at all is better.
 
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