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BC conducts First Entrepreneur Draw of 2019 with a Low Minimum Score February 05, 2019
British Columbia conducts First Entrepreneur Draw of 2019 with a Low Minimum Score

The immigration authorities in British Columbia, on January 20, have conducted the first draw of 2019 in the Entrepreneur stream. Additionally, they have, set a new low standard in the minimum score.In this draw, 19 candidates also received the invitation at a low score of 109 points under the Provincial Entrepreneur...

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Australian Government makes a few Changes in Immigration Policies February 04, 2019
Australian Government makes a few Changes in Immigration Policies

Australia is a favourite place for settlement and has made numerous changes in the immigration policies. Moreover, there are indications that immigration will be reduced in some states and some others will provide employment. We mention some of the changes in Immigration Policies:Changes in Region Wise Immigration•...

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Manitoba issues 1,082 fresh invitations totally during January 2019 February 02, 2019
Manitoba issues 1,082 fresh invitations totally during January 2019

On January 31 The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program held a second EOI draw for the year. It was specific for candidates figuring in these streams:• Skilled Worker in Manitoba• Skilled Worker Overseas, and finally,• International Education immigrationDetailsThis program, issued invitations to 456 candidates in...

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Extension to the Open Work Permit Program for Spouses and Partners February 01, 2019
Extension to the Open Work Permit Program for Spouses and Partners

The federal government in Canada has extended the duration of the open work permit pilot. It caters to the spouses/common-law partners residing in Canada.DetailsThe previous date of expiry was January 31, 2019, but now it will run until July 31, 2020. They can submit the PR applications through the Spouse/Common-Law ...

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110th Express Entry Draw in Canada: CRS Requirement Is 438 January 31, 2019
110th Express Entry Draw in Canada: CRS Requirement Is 438

In the most recent 110th Express Entry Draw of January 30, IRCC has invited 3,350 candidates to seek permanent residence in the country. It was an all-program draw which happened only after a gap of one week. In the 109th Express Entry Draw held on January 23rd, 2019, it had issued Issued 3,900 Invitations at the Min...

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Ontario invites 988 Skilled Trades and French-Speaking candidates in January January 30, 2019
Ontario invites 988 Skilled Trades and French-Speaking candidates in January

Ontario issued 988 invitations to apply, seeking the provincial nomination for PR to Express Entry candidates in the French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades streams during January 2019.The detailsOn January 24, the OINP issued 889 NOIs in the first draw held in 2019 by using the Skilled Trades Stream, which...

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Canada - Sponsoring the Family Immigrants - Online Applications Hit the Limit Quickly January 29, 2019
Canada - Sponsoring the Family Immigrants - Online Applications Hit the Limit Quickly

It hardly took 11 minutes for people to fill 27,000 spots on online application as the annual limit to bring parents/grandparents into the country.Speedy developmentsThere was a huge frustration added with fury in the people about an unfair system. IRCC opened the receiving of applications online regarding the form...

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H-1B Visas: US Shutdown Threatens the Status of Contractor Employees January 28, 2019
H-1B Visas: US Shutdown Threatens the Status of Contractor Employees

Employees of Federal contractors, on H-1B visas, have a risk of deportation if they receive the termination orders for lack of work.• Contractors still need to pay the employees, even when they do not work, or terminate them. The other scenario is to pay a stiff penalty.• An exodus of H-1B workers on a big scal...

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