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

  • Canada Elections
    Will Canada’s 2019 federal election affect immigration policies?

    Canada goes to poll on October 21, 2019. It is will indeed be interesting to note as to how the outcome of the Canadian federal elections shall affect the future immigration policies of Canada. Here, we will be talking about federal programs only. What happens if the Liberals gain majority? If Justin Trudeau manages to… Read More »

    Oct 19, 2019
  • Donald Trump
    Not just H1B; L1 refusals also increase in the US

    Not just the H1B Visa; it is getting increasingly difficult to even get the L1 Visa. The refusal rate for both the L1A and L1B Visas have increased in recent times. The L1A Visa is for Managers and Executives while the L1B Visa is for workers with specialized expertise. Since India does not qualify for… Read More »

    Oct 19, 2019
  • Canada
    The latest Saskatchewan draw was the largest ever!

    The latest Saskatchewan draw held on 17th October was the largest provincial draw ever. The province invited 986 Express Entry candidates for a provincial nomination for Permanent Residency of Canada. Invited Express Entry candidates had lodged a separate EOI with the SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program). Those invited had specific skills which were in high… Read More »

    Oct 19, 2019
  • Australia PR immigrants
    Immigration cuts in Australia-Myth or reality?

    The coalition government in Australia led by Scott Morrison had proposed a 30,000 cut in Australia’s migrant intake in March this year. The motives behind this proposal were: To reduce congestion in cities like Sydney and Melbourne where the growing population is creating pressure on the infrastructure and quality of life. To encourage skilled migrants… Read More »

    Oct 18, 2019
  • Canada
    CRS drops to 357 in the latest trades-only Express Entry draw

    Canada conducted the second trades-specific Express Entry draw of this year on 16th October. 500 invitations were issued to Federal Skill Trades Class candidates with CRS scores dropping to 357. Foreign nationals who have a qualification certificate to work in an eligible trade in Canada can apply under the Federal Skill Trades Class. Such applicants… Read More »

    Oct 18, 2019
  • Antlantic Canada
    Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: A route to Canada PR

    By Atlantic Canada is meant the 4 provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Launched in 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), is a fast-track mode of abroad immigration allowing employers belonging to the Atlantic Canada region to hire foreign nationals for any job vacancies that they have… Read More »

    Oct 16, 2019
  • Canada PR
    Indians get the highest number of Canada PR in 2019

    25% of all the Permanent Residency Visas granted by Canada in 2019 have gone to Indians. Canada has issued 2,28,510 PR Visas from January to August 2019. Out of these Indians have got 57,185 Permanent Residency Visas which accounts for an impressive 25%. Thus, India tops the list of nations to get the highest number… Read More »

    Oct 16, 2019
  • Study in Australia
    2019 International Student Enrolments – Australia

    Australia is a popular destination for students who want to study abroad. The country has many reputed universities offering diverse courses. The quality of education and the numerous opportunities encourage students to choose Australia. Australia is a favorite destination of international students. The universities provide a fun, challenging and innovative environment. Students who complete their… Read More »

    Oct 15, 2019
  • Saudi Arabia
    Things you need to know before you visit Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has launched a Tourist Visa for the first time in its history. More than 49 countries across the world are now eligible to apply for an e-Visa for Saudi Arabia. You can apply for the Saudi Tourist Visa if you are over 18. The Tourist Visa is multiple-entry and has a validity of… Read More »

    Oct 15, 2019
  • Australia
    Australia reveals details about the new Regional Visas

    Australia is gearing up to launch two new Regional Visas in November this year. The Subclass 491 and Subclass 494 Visas will become effective from 16th November 2019. The Subclass 489 and Subclass 187 Visas will no longer be available in Australia. They will be replaced by the Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional ) and… Read More »

    Oct 14, 2019
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