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  • British Columbia invites 476 in three latest draws

    The province of British Columbia in Canada has issued 476 new invitations in three recent draws to immigration candidates to apply for being provincially nominated for Canadian permanent residency. These draws took place on April 7, April 6, and March 30.  With this, British Columbia has invited a total of 1,991 immigration candidates since January… Read More »

    Apr 10, 2020
  • Study Abroad
    5 reasons why Indian students choose to study abroad

    India, with over 1.2 billion inhabitants, is a top contender for sending its students abroad for higher studies. While India does not lack in prestigious colleges and universities, such as the IITs and IIMs, many young Indian students today wish to pursue their studies in universities abroad. 1. More options than traditional courses Despite the… Read More »

    Apr 9, 2020
  • Spousal immigration applications continue to be accepted and processed
    Spousal immigration applications continue to be accepted and processed

    Spousal immigration applications still continue to be accepted and processed despite COVID-19. The government of Canada has announced that sponsorship applications for spouse and common-law partner– both in Canada as well as overseas – will still be accepted and processed. Sponsoring a partner for Canada immigration is still possible even with the coronavirus special measures… Read More »

    Apr 8, 2020
  • BC PNP invites 18 entrepreneurs in latest draw
    BC PNP invites 18 entrepreneurs in latest draw

    In its latest draw, the province of British Columbia in Canada issued 18 new Invitations to Apply [ITAs] to candidates that had their profiles registered in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot category. The minimum score required in this draw was 107 which is the lowest score requirement for this stream since October 2019.  This… Read More »

    Apr 8, 2020
  • Australia to hold online citizenship ceremonies
    Australia to hold online citizenship ceremonies

    As per Alan Tudge, the acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, “The Government will hold online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens during the coronavirus crisis.” The statement was issued in a Media Release dated April 6.  As per the “Statement on… Read More »

    Apr 8, 2020
  • Has COVID-19 impacted Quebec immigration
    Has COVID-19 impacted Quebec immigration?

    Despite COVID-19, Quebec continues with the processing of applications for temporary as well as permanent selection. Quebec is not a part of the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].  As per the 1991 Canada-Quebec Accord, it is the responsibility of the Quebec government for the selection of economic immigrants to Quebec. The selection process for Quebec immigration… Read More »

    Apr 8, 2020
  • Latest Alberta draw invites 136
    Fourth Alberta draw in a row to invite CRS 300

    Latest draw to be held by Alberta – on March 18 – is the fourth draw in a row by Alberta inviting candidates with CRS as low as 300. In the draw, held under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program [AINP], 136 candidates were invited through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Details of the draw were… Read More »

    Apr 7, 2020
  • Australia announces various measures for temporary visa holders
    Australia announces various measures for temporary visa holders

    The Australian government has come out with various measures for the major classes of temporary visa holders. An announcement to this effect was made by the Acting Immigration Minister of Australia, Alan Tudge. The announcement includes international students, visitors, and skilled visa holders in Australia.  Those on temporary visas in Australia and unable to support… Read More »

    Apr 6, 2020
  • Early childhood education and care relief package announced
    Early childhood education and care relief package announced

    The Australian Government has announced the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package to support early childhood education and care services and their families in the midst of COVID-19. On April 2, in a Joint Media Release by Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister and Dan Tehan, the Minister for Education, it was announced that about… Read More »

    Apr 6, 2020
  • Canada Employer to be responsible for protecting TFW against COVID-19
    Canada: Employer to be responsible for protecting TFW against COVID-19

    Despite the travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, employers in Canada can bring in Temporary Foreign Workers [TFW] to the country to work for them.  It is the responsibility of the employer bringing the TFW to Canada to do their part for ensuring the safety of the foreign worker arriving in Canada as well… Read More »

    Apr 4, 2020
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