More than 16 thousand ethnic Kazakhs received Kandas status since January

Astana. September 27. KazTAG – More than 16 thousand ethnic Kazakhs have received kandas status since the beginning of 2023, reports the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population.
“As of September 1, 2023, 16,026 ethnic Kazakhs returned to their historical homeland and received kandas status. In total, since 1991, 1 million 123.2 thousand ethnic Kazakhs have returned to the motherland,” reads the report.
According to the data, more than half of the Kandas (53.6%) who arrived in Kazakhstan since the beginning of this year came from Uzbekistan, 19.6% from China, 10.9% from Mongolia, 7.8% from Russia, 5.9% from Turkmenistan and 2.2% from other countries.
As of September 1 of this year, the number of ethnic migrants of working age was 61.4%, 30% were people younger than working age and 8.5% were pensioners.
“Among the working-age repatriates, 15.6% have higher education, 34.4% have secondary specialized education, and 41.2% have general secondary education,” the department reported.

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