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USCIS Resumes the Premium Processing for H-1B applications March 14, 2019
USCIS Resumes the Premium Processing for H-1B applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun the premium processing in respect of all H-1B petitions. This translates to a guaranteed processing time covering 15 days. In the other scenario, it will refund the premium processing fee to the petitioner.The reasonsUSCIS has re-opened the premium processing. Earl...

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Saskatchewan Conducts Entrepreneur Stream Draw and selects 39 candidates March 13, 2019
Saskatchewan Conducts Entrepreneur Stream Draw and selects 39 candidates

Saskatchewan conducted the second draw of the year on March 7, in its popular Entrepreneur Stream. Moreover, it issued invitations to 39 candidates to apply by using the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The average score in the draw was 125 points, in the profile score range between 120 and 140 points. So fa...

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Canada - Full-time work in Ontario helps in employment gains during February March 12, 2019
Canada - Full-time work in Ontario helps in employment gains during February

There was a big gain of 56,000 in Employment in Canada during February. The reason behind this is the increase in full-time work in the province of Ontario.The detailsAdditionally, the monthly Labor Force Survey of Statistics Canada for February shows that Ontario had a net gain in employment of 37,000 in the month. ...

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A Startup agrees to finance H-1B visa holders and DACA recipients March 11, 2019
A Startup agrees to finance H-1B visa holders and DACA recipients

Many Indian students need financial help to pursue a master’s degree at the University level in the USA, but cannot apply for a student loan. They are forced to take a loan in India and pledge their home as collateral.Starting the journeyInspired by such experiences two persons have founded a startup, Stilt, which ...

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Launching a Petition on White House website for saving H-1B spouse work-permits March 09, 2019
Launching a Petition on White House website for saving H-1B spouse work-permits

The proposal to withdraw the authorization in H-4 spousal work is coming close to reality; the immigrant community is taking a few remedial steps. Spearheaded by people of Indian origin, it is working to ensure the continuity of the program, introduced by the past President Obama in 2015.Launching of a petitionThere ...

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British Columbia holds an Immigration Draw and Invites 346 candidates March 08, 2019
British Columbia holds an Immigration Draw and Invites 346 candidates

British Columbia conducted a fresh draw on March 5 to attract international graduates and skilled workers in five provincial streams. It issued 346 invitations in the first BC draw covering all programs since Feb 12. The skilled workers required A score of 89 for the direct provincial and Express Entry streams. Addit...

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112th Express Entry Draw - 3350 Candidates Receive the Invitation March 07, 2019
112th Express Entry Draw - 3350 Candidates Receive the Invitation

IRCC conducted the 112th Express Entry draw on March 6 and also invited 3,350 candidates to seek the permanent residence in the country. Additionally, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score points necessary were 454.Details of the drawIn the 111th Express Entry Draw of February 20, the CRS requirement was 4...

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Canada invites applications in the Interim PR pathway for Caregivers March 06, 2019
Canada invites applications in the Interim PR pathway for Caregivers

Canada has opened an Interim Pathway specifically for Caregivers to submit the PR applications from eligible and in-home temporary overseas caregivers, who arrived in the country subsequent to 30th Nov 2014.The DetailsThe temporary pathway will close on June 4, 2019. Additionally, for the IRCC there is no limit to ac...

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