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November 17, 2017 - British Columbia immigration officials conducted the latest draw for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program inviting 379 candidates to apply for British Columbia immigration through provincial programs and Canada Express Entry.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The subject of free trade in Canada is increasingly garnering front page headlines. Not since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the early and mid 1990's has the subject triggered such a response from the Canadian public.
Investment Immigration
November 17, 2017 - The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has launched a new Business Investor Stream, featuring two updated pathways to Canada permanent residence.
November 16, 2017 - The Manitoba immigration department has published a new In-Demand Occupations list for Skilled Worker Overseas Stream.
November 16, 2017 - The Manitoba immigration department has overhauled the structure of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, with new streams and an extensive new In-Demand Occupations list.
November 15, 2017 - Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 28th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 78th overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 439, 19 points lower than the previous all-program draw.
Green and Spiegel LLP
November 15, 2017 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 439 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Investment Immigration
November 14, 2017 - The Bahamas government says it has agreed in principle to increase the threshold of the Bahamas Investor Residence Visa from BS$500,000 to BS$750,000.
Pitblado Law
The Government of Canada has immigration programs for various economic classes. The main objective is to select applicants on the basis of their ability to become economically established ...
The Government has published further details on how the new settled status scheme for EU citizens and their family members will work as the UK leaves the EU.
O Gabinete do Ministro da Economia anunciou a criação do Startup Visa. Esta é uma das iniciativas a implementar pelo Governo no âmbito do Programa Startup Portugal...
We are currently receiving lots of queries from EEA nationals asking about the need to apply for residence documents, and in particular documents certifying permanent residence.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the latest district court decisions involving the President's so-called travel ban, in which a Hawaii court fully enjoined the proclamation ...
Green and Spiegel LLP
On November 15, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 170, better known as the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act, clearing the way for the new bill to move forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Asplundh Tree Expert Co., one of the largest privately owned corporations in the country, with 30,000 employees and 3.5 billion in annual sales...
Pryor Cashman LLP
On November 4, 2017, Counsel Michael Cruse will present a lecture entitled "Navigating the Waters: A Primer on U.S. Immigration Regulations" at City Kinder's first annual Ich Bin Expat Fair in downtown Manhattan. Cruse will discuss the various visa categories, green card options, citizenship and current developments within the U.S. immigration landscape.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Since becoming elected, President Trump has unveiled a slew of new immigration policies which have heightened anxiety and uncertainty among attorneys, employers and immigrants in the United States.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On November 13, 2017, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco partially granted an emergency request by the United States government to allow the travel ban issued by President Trump ...
Foley Hoag LLP
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan recently announced that ICE would increase worksite audits by "four or five times" in the next year.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
October brings seasonal reminders for employees who are starting employment pursuant to H-1B status as well as some current changes to employment-based permanent resident applicants.
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Recruitment and retention will be impacted and employers need to review their approach to recruiting overseas talent.
Green and Spiegel LLP
A bipartisan bill proposing major reforms to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is gaining traction in Congress. If signed into law, H.R. 392, or "The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act...
Hammond Taylor
There has been change and disruption in Australian immigration, in particular for the Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa.
November 8, 2017 - Using a new ranking format, Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 27th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 77th overall, with 2,000 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 458, 22 points higher than the previous all-program draws.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes summaries and links to recent media releases relating to immigration issues in Australia.
The Office of the Ministry of Economy announced the approval of the Startup Visa program. This is one of the initiatives to be implemented by the Government under the Startup Portugal Program, ...
Fakhoury Law Group
It is common knowledge, even outside the immigration world, that the Trump Administration is attempting to tighten immigration.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to a High Court case and a legislative instrument relating to citizenship in Australia.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
This new arrangement allows for a broader group of NZ citizens to be eligible to become permanent Australian residents.
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
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