• Open Work Permit Pilot program for spouses extended

    December 16, 2017

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended its Open Work Permit Pilot program for spouses and common-law partners sponsored by Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The pilot program under the Spouse or Common Law Partner in Canada (SCLPC) Class is being extended till January 31, 2019. This is the third time the government is extending the […]

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  • Number of unfilled job vacancies in pvt sector reaches record high in Canada

    December 15, 2017

    The number of unfilled job vacancies in Canada’s private sector reached a record high in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report released by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The private sector of Canada is witnessing a labor shortage of around 361,700 jobs, according to the report. The proportion of unfilled jobs […]

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  • British Columbia sends 290 Invitations to Apply (ITAs)

    December 15, 2017

    British Columbia has sent 290 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the last two draws that took place on December 6th and 13th. The draw that took place on December 13th was limited to Tech Pilot stream of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The latest draws showed a slight increase in […]

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  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream reopens

    December 12, 2017

    Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (NSDEE) Stream reopened briefly on December 9. In this opening, Nova Scotia would accept between 175 and 225 applications. This time too, the NSDEE reached the intake limit quickly. The Stream operates on a first come, first served basis. So it is advisable that the candidates planning […]

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  • Scotland may introduce post-study visas for students

    December 11, 2017

    John Swinney, the deputy first minister of Scotland, has given a hint that Scotland is mulling on granting post-study visa to Indian students. During his visit to Delhi and Mumbai last week, Mr Swinney said that Scotland wanted to welcome more Indian students to Scottish institutions. “But for that, we need to make sure that […]

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  • Updates: Canada Express Entry Draw

    December 6, 2017

    Invitation to Apply: Canada Express Entry, 2017 The 29th Express Entry Draw for this year took place on December 6, 2017. IRCC sent out Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Residence to a total of 2,750 applicants with a score of 452 or more in CRS. Since its launch in January 2015, Canada has welcomed over […]

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  • British Columbia Sent 383 ITAs under BC PNP

    December 2, 2017

    The Government of British Columbia sent a total of 394 invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the recent draws held on November 22 and 29. Those who received invitations include workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs. Out of the total ITAs sent, 383 were sent through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP); […]

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  • Canada has the Highest Proportion of College Graduates

    December 1, 2017

    According to the 2016 Canada Census, Canada has the highest proportion of college graduates compared with other OECD countries (developed nations). According to the data findings released on November 29th, this achievement is partly because of the recent immigrants, who are well educated. Immigrants contribute to Canada’s economy by bringing their skills and high levels […]

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  • Australia Immigration: Changes in Partner & Prospective Marriage Visas

    November 29, 2017

    Australia Immigration: Changes in Partner and Prospective Marriage Visas Important changes were introduced to the Partners and Prospective Marriage visa applications for Australia immigration effective November 18, 2017. The changes were mooted at the national conference of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). Partner Visas A Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) lets the partner […]

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  • Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) Signed

    November 27, 2017

    Ontario and Canada have signed a comprehensive agreement on immigration that aims to strengthen long-term partnership between both. The agreement was signed on November 24, 2017 by Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. With the aim to welcome and settle immigrants, boost the economy […]

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  • Canada Plans to Change Medical Inadmissibility Rules

    November 24, 2017

    Canada plans on changing its policy of refusing immigrants who are likely to cause “excessive demand” on health and social services. The need to change the medical inadmissibility rules was raised in front of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Immigration by Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. He said that the current rules are out of […]

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  • SkillSelect : Australian Immigration Updates

    November 23, 2017

    SkillSelect SkillSelect is an online service that enables Australia to manage its Skilled Migration Programme. SkillSelect is designed to identify individuals who possess the skills required in Australia, fulfilling Australia’s economic needs and addressing regional skill shortages. It also helps manage and streamline who can apply, when they can apply and the quota of applications. […]

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  • NOW is the best time to apply for Canada Family Class Immigration

    November 19, 2017

    Why this is the best time to apply for Canada Family Class Immigration On November 1st, 2017, Canada’s Minister for Immigration, Ahmed Hussen announced the country’s immigration plan for 2018-2020. In the next three years, Canada is planning to welcome 9,80,000 permanent residents to the country. While the majority of these newcomers will be economic […]

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  • Major Changes Introduced to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

    November 17, 2017

    Manitoba has recently announced major changes to its Provincial Nominee Program. Besides the changes introduced to The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), a new International Education Stream has also been introduced. MPNP The new changes that were introduced are a part of a broad restructuring of the provincial nominee program. The changes were implemented for the: […]

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  • High Tech Workers Fast-Tracked in Canada

    November 15, 2017

    Canada’s New Immigration Program for High Tech Talent The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot program that makes it easier for high tech foreign workers to find jobs in Canada. In just two and half months, more than 2,000 people have already applied and over 1600 applications to the program have been fast-tracked. The two-year […]

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  • Australia: Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

    November 14, 2017

    Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa was introduced by Australia in April 2017 to replace the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa). The new visa aims to help businesses in Australia address skill shortages. It also involves some conditions that aim to prioritise Australian workers. Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 […]

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  • UK: University of Oxford Ranked #1

    November 11, 2017

    University of Oxford has emerged as the world’s best institution for medical and health teaching and research in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. This is the seventh consecutive year that Oxford is in the lead for clinical, pre-clinical and health-related disciplines. The second position is shared by the University of Cambridge and Harvard […]

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  • Australian Immigration: Significant Changes

    November 9, 2017

    Australian Immigration has made some significant changes in November including making changes to 4020 Fraud Public Interest Criteria, introducing a new visa condition and enhancing old visa conditions. 4020 Previously, a visa application was refused if the false or misleading information was provided in the current application being processed, in a visa which has been […]

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  • OINP’s Human Capital Priorities Immigration Stream: Update

    November 8, 2017

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Human Capital Priorities Immigration Stream (HCP) reached its registration intake limit in a week!

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  • Australia Immigration Stats: 20% Indian Immigrants in 2015 – 2016

    November 7, 2017

    Australia Immigration: Recent Figures Recent figures regarding Australian immigration revealed that Indian immigrants make up the major source of skilled and family migration. Approximately 20% of migrants came from India from over 38,854 visas in 2015 – 2016. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Mongolia account for 16.1% migrants, the UK 9.3% migrants and India, […]

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  • Canadian Universities: THE Rankings 2018

    November 6, 2017

    Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 Universities in Canada are attracting thousands of students from across the world. In addition to getting a quality higher education, studying in Canada also means low tuition fees, simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency. THE World University Rankings is an annual publication ranking the top universities […]

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  • Indian Students Welcome to Study Bachelor’s in Canada

    November 4, 2017

    Jennifer Daubeny, Consul General of Canada in Bangalore, covering South India, has invited Indian students to pursue bachelor’s programs in Canada. Many Indian students are choosing to obtain their master’s in Canada, especially niche courses such as animation, but she encouraged more Indian students to also come forward to study bachelor’s courses in Canada. Ms.Daubeny […]

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  • OINP Human Capital Priorities Stream Accepting Applications

    November 3, 2017

    The immigration authorities of the province of Ontario, on November 2nd, announced that the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications. The OINP is also planning to issue new Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to eligible applicants before the end of 2017. In order to be eligible […]

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  • Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 – 2020

    November 2, 2017

    Canada’s Immigration Plan Labeled as the most ambitious immigration plan in recent Canadian history, Canada aims to invite nearly one million new immigrants between 2018 and 2020. The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb from 300,000 in 2017 to 310,000 in 2018. The number will continue to rise each passing year, […]

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  • Canadian Immigration: Immigration Levels for 2018

    October 31, 2017

    Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will be announcing the immigration levels for 2018 sometime this week. These levels will include the number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees who can immigrate to Canada. The liberal government intends on welcoming 300,000 immigrants to Canada in 2018. According to Hussen, immigration has […]

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  • Quebec: Welcoming a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

    October 29, 2017

    Quebec: Immigration The Canadian province of Quebec welcomes approximately 50,000 immigrants annually from more than 100 countries. Recently, Quebec released its Immigration Plan for 2018 with plans to implement a new system based on the declaration of interest model (a lot like Canada’s Express Entry System). The province intends on implementing a system that welcomes […]

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  • Canada: Children Under 22 Now Considered For Dependent Visa

    October 25, 2017

    Canada: Dependent Visa Update The Government of Canada is committed to keeping families together. Through the Family Class, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of 18 years and older can sponsor their dependent children, parents, grandparents, spouse, common-law, and conjugal partners. As of October 24, 2017, members of the family class can be sponsored for a […]

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  • 2018: New Alberta Immigration Streams

    October 20, 2017

    Alberta Immigration Streams The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program which enables applicants who have the skills and experience required in Alberta to receive an Alberta Provincial Nomination Certificate which helps expedite their overall immigration process to Canada. Currently, the AINP has three immigration streams: Strategic Recruitment Stream Employer-Driven Stream Self-Employed […]

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  • Australia: Occupation Ceilings for General Skilled Migration Released

    October 19, 2017

    The Australian Department of Immigration has released the occupation ceilings of various occupations under the General Skilled Migration program. An occupation ceiling is the maximum number of invitations that will be issued to applicants for: Skilled Independent Visa Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa Skilled or Business State or Territory Sponsored Visa Occupation ceilings were raised for […]

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  • Canadian Citizenship: Easier to Obtain!

    October 12, 2017

    Canadian Citizenship: New Regulations  New regulations in the Canadian citizenship process that came into effect on October 11, 2017, will make the citizenship application process for permanent residents (PR) in Canada, easier and faster. Canadian Citizenship Before  If required, permanent residents had to file their income taxes for four out of six years to meet […]

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  • Australian Citizenship – Changing Times

    September 11, 2017

    Controversial Citizenship Bill fails to pass Senate The controversial Australian citizenship bill, moved by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton failed to pass the Senate. Now major amendments will have to be brought to the bill before debates could be restarted on the bill. The minister could not present the bill for a debate in the Senate […]

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