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January 21, 2019 - The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score dropped by six points as Canada immigration authorities conducted the second Express Entry draw of 2019 issuing 3900 invitations to apply for permanent residence.
January 23, 2019 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program opens in less than a week for sponsors to declare their interest in bringing family to Canada.
McInnes Cooper
On December 18, 2018, the maximum sentence possible for impaired driving (among other things) will increase as the result of amendments to Canada's Criminal Code, introduced by Bill C-46.
January 21, 2019 - Prince Edward Island has invited its first batch of candidates of 2019 under the P.E.I. Expression of Interest system. The January 17 draw saw 91 invites issued to Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact candidates.
January 21, 2019 - Manitoba immigration has kicked off 2019 with a large draw, issuing Invitations to Apply to 626 candidates across three provincial nominee program streams.
Yiannis Papazcharia LLC
The aim of the program is to encourage growth and development of the business ecosystem and stimulate job creation and general economic growth for the island.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
EU citizens and their family members may now apply under the EU Settlement Scheme as part of a public test phase, running from 21 January 2019.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The following alert is directed to organizations with a presence in the UK or who anticipate the need to place talent at a UK work site.
In December 2018, the UK Government published its white paper on the skills-based immigration system which it plans to introduce post-Brexit.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The Polish Government published on 11 January 2019 a first draft of the bill regulating terms of stay of UK nationals ...
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law
The right to employment is provided for in Article 49(1) of the Constitution which defines that "Everyone has the right to earn a means of living by lawful work that he/she has chosen or accepted himself.
Cavell Leitch
To supplement construction or infrastructure workers with immigrant labour, employers should be aware of this new CISSL.
Deloitte Nigeria
Prior to this launch, the Nigeria international passport had been issued with a validity of 5 years.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
"I don't want a British passport for myself but should I get one for my child?" This is a common immigration-related enquiry, and one my team and I have been asked about by EU nationals repeatedly since the June 2016 referendum vote.
Giambrone & Partners
The proposed net migration target and visa cap policy that forms one of the key arguments in favour of Brexit has come under fire today with the release of the Institute of Economic Affairs' (IEA) latest report.
TMF Group
The UAE has so many strengths as a place to work and play, it's easy for companies to lose sight of the complexities involved in hiring and maintaining talent in the country.
STA Law Firm
In June of 2018, discussions first began concerning the implementation of a permanent six-month visa.
Duane Morris LLP
The government has been shut down for 29 days, with no signs go reopening anytime soon.
Proskauer Rose LLP
It is now time to prepare for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020).
Fakhoury Law Group
The Department of State's Visa Bulletin for January 2019 shows significant progress in the EB-1 category for all chargeability areas, as well as in the EB-3 and Other Workers India categories.
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December 17, 2018 UPDATE: Congressional negotiations on federal spending for the remainder of FY 2019 remain very active.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
There may be a partial government shutdown if Congress cannot come to an agreement on a spending bill before midnight on December 21, 2018.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2019 opens Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 3, 2018, EDT, and noon on November 7, 2018, EST.
TMF Group
As a foreigner working in Malaysia, there are a number of procedures and rules to follow in order to get a work permit and license. If a company does not comply with the requirements...
McInnes Cooper
Immigration is one of the key solutions to looming worker shortages in Canada.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept new H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota for fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) starting April 1, 2019.
December 31, 2018 - It was another record-breaking year in 2018 for the federal Express Entry system, with 2019 set for new milestones.
Green and Spiegel LLP
In August 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it will accept 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents in 2019 ...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
As mentioned in our December Visa Bulletin post, the employment-based first preference (EB-1) category remains backlogged for all countries.
Since we last addressed the plight of EU citizens in the UK, the government has published further details of its settlement scheme.
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