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  • Prince Edward Island first draw of 2020
    Prince Edward Island conducts the first draw of 2020

    Prince Edward Island conducted its first draw for the new year 2020 on 16th January. The PEI Provincial Nominee Program invited 123 candidates in the Labour Impact, Business Impact and Express Entry categories. 110 candidates were invited under the Labour Impact and Express Entry sub-categories. These candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination to… Read More »

    Feb 22, 2020
  • Quebec draw
    Quebec’s latest Arrima draw invites 23 for Canada PR

    Quebec invited 23 applicants to apply for Canada PR in the latest Arrima draw held on 16th January. Candidates were issued invitations under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Quebec had cancelled 16,000 QSWP applications due to the immigration reforms or Bill 9 in June 2019. The applicants invited in the latest draw were among the… Read More »

    Feb 22, 2020
  • international students
    The US could impose new restrictions on international students

    The Trump Govt. is expected to publish a new restriction on international students this month. The new rule would require international students to get approval at each stage of their education in the United States. The new restriction, as per Forbes, would limit the stay of international students in the US. What is the new… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2020
  • work in Britain
    EU migrants need to earn at least £23,000 to work in the UK

    The UK is all set to introduce a points-based immigration system by the end of the year. The new immigration system also aims to reduce the number of low-skilled immigrants entering the UK. The new Australia-style points-based immigration system may awards points for skills, occupations or salaries. Immigrants may need to meet specific points criteria… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2020
  • Australia Working Holiday Visa
    Australia extends Visa for backpackers in bushfire repairs

    Australia has announced that it will allow backpackers on a Working Holiday Visa to stay for longer if they help with bushfire repairs. Working Holiday Visa holders applying for an extension of their Visa must be in paid construction work or volunteering in areas hit by the devastating bushfires. The work could include clearing land… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2020
    Canada invites 4500 in the largest ever Express Entry draw

    Canada conducted the largest ever Express Entry draw on 19th February issuing 4,500 invitations for Canadian PR. The minimum CRS score in this draw was 470, which was a 2 point drop compared to the previous draw. The Express Entry Program is the main source of skilled immigrants in Canada. It manages the application pool… Read More »

    Feb 20, 2020
  • Switzerland
    Switzerland may no longer be a part of the Schengen Zone

    Switzerland has warned its nationals that a positive vote in the May 17 referendum would have serious consequences. The Swiss Govt. has asked the people to reject the referendum proposed by the Swiss People’s Party. If the referendum is passed, it could put an end to free movement with the European Union. It could also… Read More »

    Feb 19, 2020
  • Ontario Latest Draw
    Ontario invites 486 Express Entry candidates in the latest draw

    Ontario, the most popular province in Canada, invited 486 candidates from the Express Entry Pool in the latest draw held on 13th February. All 486 invitations were issued under the Human Capital Priorities Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. Invited candidates had a CRS score ranging between 467 and 471. The 13th February Ontario… Read More »

    Feb 19, 2020
  • tax in India
    Indians working abroad do not need to pay tax in India

    The Indian Govt. recently clarified that the new NRI provisions do not intend to put Indians working abroad in the tax net. Doubt over the new regulation had worried several Indian expatriates working abroad, especially in the Gulf countries. The new Finance Bill 2020 proposes that an Indian citizen shall be considered an Indian resident… Read More »

    Feb 19, 2020
  • Canadian Study Permits
    Indians got 1,39,000 Canadian Study Permits in 2019

    For the second year in a row, Indian students got more than a lakh of Canadian Study Permits. Canada granted over 4 lakh Study Permits in 2019, out of which India obtained 1.39 lakh accounting for 34.5% of the total issued. Chinese students came second receiving 21% of all the Study Permits issued. In 2018,… Read More »

    Feb 19, 2020
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