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October 17, 2018 - Canada is enjoying surging success in attracting international students through innovative study permit programs, including an established post-graduation work permit program and a clear pathway to permanent residence.
October 17, 2018 - A strong employment market and thriving economy are the reasons for a large decline in the number of people leaving Quebec for other provinces since 2014, figures show.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 440 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
October 15, 2018 - Canada immigration authorities match the largest number of Invitations to Apply and the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System score in 2018 in the latest Express Entry draw.
October 12, 2018 - Canada job vacancies have increased by nearly 19 per cent in the last year to well over half a million. New figures from Statistics Canada show there were 547,300 vacancies at the end of June 2018, an increase of 87,100 on June 2017.
October 12, 2018 - On April 6, 2016, Quebec government tabled new legislation "Quebec Immigration Act". On July 18, 2018, it tabled new regulations "Quebec Immigration Regulation" providing for a significant overhaul of its immigration programs (skilled workers, Quebec experience program, investors, entrepreneurs, self employed), which are both now in force.
October 11, 2018 - Criminal inadmissibility rules have seen Canada Border Services Agency officials turn away nearly 270,000 people over a decade, new figures show.
October 11, 2018 - Canada's federal government says the number of people becoming Canadian citizens has increased 40 per cent since important changes were made to the requirements.
October 11, 2018 - New Brunswick immigration has announced the temporary closure of its Express Entry Labour Market Stream.
October 11, 2018 - There is no French speaking requirement to qualify for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP).
The fourth amendment to Regulatory Decree no. 84/2008 of 5 November came into force on 1 October 2018. This Decree regulates Law no. 23/2007 of 4 July ...
Hewitsons LLP
In July 2017 the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to gather evidence in respect of the patterns of EU migration into the UK and the impact of that migration, ahead of the UK's exit from the EU next year.
Clarke Willmott LLP
The strawberry plays a crucial role in the quintessential British summer. In 2017, 23 tonnes of strawberries, amounting to over 2 million individual berries, were served up during Wimbledon fortnight.
Freeths LLP
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), has published its final report on the current and future impact of EEA migration on the UK.
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
The Ministry of Interior, through publication on the Daily Gazette, on October 10, 2018, issued the Agreement by which visa requirement in ordinary passports for nationals of the United Arab Emirates,
Mayer Brown
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico agreed to a US$1.2 trillion trade pact—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or "USMCA."
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
UPDATE: In November, USCIS will accept EB I-485 applications based on the Department of State's Dates for Filing chart.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Applicants for a green card and for most nonimmigrant visas (including work, student and tourist visas) will be subject to the new DHS rule on "public charge" determination.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Among the latest news reports in the cross-border public corruption space that has legally-minded sports fans talking is that a federal grand jury is investigating Major League Baseball's international player...
Holland & Knight
Currently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines a "public charge" as someone who is or is likely to become "primarily dependent on the government for subsistence
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On August 28, 2018, USCIS announced that the suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Petitions will extend beyond September 10, 2018 and will last until February 19, 2019.
Fakhoury Law Group
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 28, 2018, that it is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions
Mayer Brown
In light of recent news regarding data breaches affecting Facebook users, data-mining apps are not the only entities monitoring social media use these days.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Effective September 11, 2018, USCIS will suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers until February 19, 2019 (excluding filings by cap-exempt employers)
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS announced today that its suspension of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions will be extended through at least February 19, 2019.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) Announced The Extension Of Its Suspension Of Premium Processing For All H-1B Cases Subject To The Annual Quota (Also Known As "Cap Cases") For Fiscal Year 2019.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born beneficiaries:
Hammond Taylor
Despite media attention around the new 482 TSS visa, the final product is relatively similar to the previous 457 visa.
Mayer Brown
USCIS announced today that it is expanding its temporary suspension of premium processing to include additional types of H-1B petitions such as change of employer petitions and amendment petitions.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Since July 31, 2018, foreign nationals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East ​are required to provide biometrics.
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