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  • British Columbia invites 87 in Tech Pilot draw
    British Columbia invites 87 in BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

    The province of British Columbia has held its latest round of invitations – under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada – through the BC PNP. On February 23, 2021, the BC PNP issued 87 invitations to apply [ITAs] for a nomination through BC for Canadian permanent residence. As this was a Tech Pilot draw,… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2021
  • Canada invited every single CEC candidate in Saturday Express Entry draw
    Canada invited every CEC candidate in historic EE Draw

    Further details have been revealed by Canada’s Immigration Department regarding the historic Express Entry Draw #176 wherein a record 27,332 invitations to apply were issued. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC], every one of the Express Entry candidates that were eligible for the Canadian Experience Class [CEC] received an invitation in the latest… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2021
  • Most Europeans hope they’ll be able to travel before August 2021
    Most Europeans hope to travel before August 2021

    As per a report – Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European Travel [Wave 5] – published on February 21, 2021, “54% of respondents consider travelling in the coming 6 months”. This is the second consecutive period that the sentiment of the Europeans for domestic as well as intra-European trips is recovering. The Report is by… Read More »

    Feb 24, 2021
  • VFS resumes Biometrics Appointment in India
    VFS resumes Biometrics Appointment in India

    As per a latest update by VFS Global, with effect from February 24, 2021, Canada visa applicants that have submitted their visa application “under Economic PR (E or EP), can enrol biometrics at Canada Visa Applications Centres in India”. A prior appointment – to be booked online – will be needed for visiting the VAC… Read More »

    Feb 24, 2021
  • New rules for traveller flying from abroad to India
    COVID-19: India Issues Fresh International Travel Rules

    Union Health Ministry, India issued fresh travel guidelines for international passengers. The new guidelines came into effect from February 22, 2021 until further orders. The norms were issued keeping in view the spread of three SARS-CoV-2variantsviz-a-viz (i) UK variant (ii) South Africa variant and (iii) Brazil variant,whichhave been found in 86, 44, and 15 countries,… Read More »

    Feb 24, 2021
  • Croatia Will Soon Travel Visa-Free To USA Via Visa Waiver Program
    Croatia Will Soon Travel Visa-Free To USA Via Visa Waiver Program

    Croatians will soon be able to travel visa-free to the USA. The US embassy in Croatia confirmed the Baltic nation’s inclusion into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This news comes after United States secretary Mike Pompeo had announced last year about possibilities of visa-free entry for Croatian citizens. During the US secretary’s visit to the… Read More »

    Feb 23, 2021
  • Canada releases list of 11 government-authorized hotels for quarantine
    Canada COVID-19 Travel Mandate: Authorized Quarantine Hotel List Released

    Canadian government released a list of authorized hotels that international travellers can stay in during the mandatory three-day quarantine period. Once the travellers land at one of the four airports currently open for international flights, they have to take the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. They should then await the test results at one of… Read More »

    Feb 23, 2021
    PEI PNP holds a draw: 121 immigration candidates invited

    The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) conducted a draw for Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact candidates on February 18, 2021. A total of 121 invitations were sent out. Of which,102 went out to  Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. The remaining invites went to Business Impact candidates as long as… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2021
  • Canada to end special Temporary Foreign Worker Program processing
    Canada To Terminate Special Temporary Foreign Worker Program Processing

    Effective April 1, 2021, candidates applying under the owner/operator category will be evaluated on the same level as other Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) applicants. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) said that after reviewing its policies, they decided to remove this exemption. By removing the exemption, ESDC will ensure TFWP runs effectively within its… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2021
  • 200+ Indians in leadership roles in 15 countries
    200+ Indians in leadership roles in 15 countries

    As per the 2021 Indiaspora Government leaders List – released on February 15, 2021 – there are “more than 200 leaders of the Indian diaspora that have ascended to the highest ranks of government in 15 countries across the globe.” Indian diaspora leaders, reaching the pinnacles of public leadership, currently serve as prime minister, presidents,… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2021
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