Latest Australia, Canada, US, UK immigration and visa news updates:

  • Saskatchewan
    Saskatchewan issues 150 new invites in the latest draw

    Saskatchewan conducted the latest draw on 15th August. The SINP issued 150 new invites to EE and Occupations In-demand candidates. 45 candidates were invited under the Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream while 105 invitations were issued under the Occupations In-demand category. The minimum cut-off in the latest draw was 78 points. The SINO uses a unique… Read More »

    Aug 17, 2019
  • Australia Immigration
    Australia to conduct a fresh review of its migration program

    At a new parliamentary inquiry, Australia is all set to conduct a fresh review of its migration program. The Morrison Govt. will soon announce the upcoming review. The review will be headed by the Federal Parliament’s Joint Migration Committee. The Joint Migration Committee generally looks at visa laws and Australia’s detention centres. However, the new… Read More »

    Aug 17, 2019
  • Switzerland
    You will now need to pay more for a Switzerland Schengen Visa

    You will now need to shell out more for a Switzerland Schengen Visa as the country will raise the costs for adults and children aged 6 to 12 years. Switzerland is part of the Schengen Zone even though it is not a member state of the European Union. Hence, Switzerland will need to adopt the… Read More »

    Aug 17, 2019
  • Canada struggling with labour shortage; 429,000 jobs unfilled

    The job vacancy rate in Canada’s private sector is at a record high. The CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) recently issued a media release. As per the media release the vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2% for the last 4 quarters. This means at least 429,000 jobs went unfilled in the second… Read More »

    Aug 16, 2019
  • Czech Republic
    The Czech Republic is the most popular Schengen Visa in Europe

    New data from Schengen Visa Info has revealed that the Czech Republic received the maximum applications for Schengen Visa in 2018. In 2018, Prague Consulates across the globe received more than 660,000 Schengen Visa applications. Poland was the second most popular destination in Europe receiving 518,000 Schengen Visa applications. Almost a third of the Schengen… Read More »

    Aug 16, 2019
  • PEI
    PEI in Canada invites more EE candidates in the latest draw

    Prince Edward Island conducted its latest invitation round on the 15th of August. 143 invitations were issued under the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact categories of the PEI PNP. 133 invites went to candidates under the Express Entry and Labour Impact stream while 10 were issued under the Business Impact stream. The Express… Read More »

    Aug 16, 2019
  • US Immigration Law
    New US rule could cut legal immigration by half

    A new rule unveiled by the Trump Govt. on Monday could possibly cut legal immigration by half. The rule may deny low-income immigrants visa extension or Green Cards. The new rule is slated to come into effect by 15th October. The new rule will deny temporary and permanent visas to applicants who do not meet… Read More »

    Aug 14, 2019
  • Alberta
    Alberta invites EE candidates with CRS score of 352 in the latest draw

    Alberta conducted two invitation rounds on 31st July and 7th August and invited 354 Express Entry candidates. The 31st July draw saw 319 NOIs (Notifications of Interest) issued to EE candidates who had a CRS score of 400 or above. The smaller 7th August draw saw 35 NOIs being issued to EE candidates with a… Read More »

    Aug 14, 2019
  • Quebec
    Quebec needs more immigrants to meet labour needs: Business lobby

    A major business lobby in Quebec believes that the province needs to increase immigration intake. Quebec should also relax the French language requirement to meet the labour needs of the province. The business lobby, Federation des chambres de commerce du Quebec, says that Quebec needs 60,000 immigrants per year. The admission target for 2019 is… Read More »

    Aug 14, 2019
  • Cayman Islands
    How can you get the Permanent Residency of the Cayman Islands?

    The Cayman Islands is an overseas territory of the British comprising of 3 islands in the west Caribbean Sea. Permanent Residency of the Cayman Islands can be acquired in two ways: Based on 8 years residence Any person who has been a legal resident of the Cayman Islands for at least 8 years but no… Read More »

    Aug 13, 2019
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