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Canadian immigration applications could soon be assessed by computers

Sociology professor Vic Satzewich, talks to the Star about “predictive analytics” technology that would evaluate immigration applications in a way that’s similar to the work performed by officials today.

Jan 05, 2017

Ottawa is quietly working on a plan to use computers to assess immigration applications and make some of the decisions currently made by immigration officers, the Star has learned.

Since 2014, the Immigration Department has been developing what’s known as a “predictive analytics” system, which would evaluate applications in a way that’s similar to the work performed by officials today.

Read the full article in the Star.com