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Immigration.ca
On February 20th 2017 Ontario will begin opening its popular streams. The OINP's International Masters Graduate Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream and Express Entry Human Capital Priority Stream will all begin receiving applications for 2017 allocations.
Immigration.ca
Settlement funds required for new immigrants coming to Canada under two federal programs have increased for 2017. As a result of the increases, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has urged those affected candidates in the Express Entry Pool to update their profiles.
Immigration.ca
February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
Immigration.ca
On January 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries for a period of 90 days. We review the implications of this order following a number of important developments at the executive and judicial levels. Updated: February 17, 2017.
Immigration.ca

Immigration.ca conducts period live stream sessions each month.Managing Partner Colin Singer discusses the latest developments in the Canadian immigration industry. Live stream sessions typically include a live question and answer period.

Barnea & Co
In the last year, the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) has been reviewing license applications submitted for obtaining an online own-account financial trading license.
Barnea & Co
This new amendment allows foreign residents to be appointed as external directors of Israeli companies.
Barnea & Co
It is possible to believe the innovations of the Sharing Economy are due to a collective and empowering business model that places the emphasis on the individual.
Barnea & Co
Engaging in any business startup can be risky, and even more so when you are attempting to initiate a startup in the technology sector.
Barnea & Co
On 21 August 2014 a new tax treaty between Israel and Germany was signed. The new treaty, which is based mainly on the model tax treaty of the OECD, introduces a number of favorable amendments...
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
Sections 8F and 8FA contain re-characterisation rules relating to hybrid debt instruments and hybrid interest.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
A number of amendments made at the end of 2016 take effect from 1 March 2017. This includes amendments relating to PAYE.
Field Fisher
Africa is an ever-increasing source of growth for international businesses.
ENSafrica
On 1 November 2016, the South African King IV Report on Corporate Governance ("King IV") was published by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa.
Clyde & Co
Developments in relation to the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 published in terms of the National Environmental Management Act.
Dentons
A recent decision by the Judicial Tribunal casts doubt on the DIFC Courts' ability to act as a conduit jurisdiction. A summary of that decision is set out in this article.
Hassan Elhais
Question: How I can complain about my husband's girlfriend? I live in a GCC country and my husband lives in the UAE with her.
Clyde & Co
The shock fire at the Address Downtown Hotel on New Years' Eve just over a year ago put the issue of the UAE's fire safety firmly on the world stage
Kennedys
A United States intelligence report has recently confirmed that cyber hacking took place during the 2016 US presidential elections, in an attempt to influence the outcome.
Deloitte
When working with family businesses, it's sometimes surprising to see the gap between the founder and the next generation, particularly when the next generation do not see the importance of the business.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions...
Clyde & Co
Educational technologies have the potential to expand the educational horizons of millions and the benefits of improving and having an efficient education system are clear.
Dentons
Private equity (PE) investment in Africa is changing. Fund managers are adopting facilities that are used in developing markets, such as subscription credit.
Appleby
For more than 20 years, high net worth individuals around the world have been using premium financing to help them buy life insurance more efficiently.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In recent years, the number of African countries which have enacted privacy frameworks or are planning data protection laws has vastly increased.
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Immigration.ca
January 25, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 3rd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 53rd overall, inviting 3508 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 453, a continuing trend of decline from previous draws.
Mahayni
By way of Ministerial Decision No. 1982 dated 6 April 2016, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor issued new implementing regulations (the "New Implementing Regulations") to the Labor Law.
Immigration.ca
February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
Field Fisher
Africa is an ever-increasing source of growth for international businesses.
Deloitte Nigeria
The year 2016 took cyberattacks to an unprecedented level; there were reports of it being used to influence and sway votes in democratic elections.
Kennedys
A United States intelligence report has recently confirmed that cyber hacking took place during the 2016 US presidential elections, in an attempt to influence the outcome.
Songhai Advisory LLP
Many were surprised to see a Minister of Regional Re-organisation & Development' included amongst the second batch of ministerial appointees announced by Ghana's new President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Immigration.ca
Canadians crossing into the U.S. can be asked to unlock and handover their mobile phones for inspection by border security agents.
Youssry Saleh & Partners
The minimum obligatory annual increase is set at no less than 7% of the basic salary which is the basis for calculation of social insurance.
Immigration.ca
January 11, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 459, a further decline from previous draws.
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