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Canada received more than 320,000 immigrants in the last 12 months, approaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. The per capital immigration rate at .88%, is consistent with previous Liberal government policies.
September 27th, 2016 - Nearly 650 new immigrants have been issued invitations to apply to come to Canada under British Columbia's Provincial Nominee Program.
A new report has challenged the argument that Canada's temporary foreign worker numbers has declined since changes were made by the previous Conservative government.
A parliamentary report on the temporary foreign worker program has made 21 recommendations on how it should be adapted to further meet the needs of Canadian employers. We assess what Ottawa intends to achieve and why.
Canada's mandatory new pre-screening system for visa-exempt visitors has been further extended until November 9, 2016. Immigration authorities have agreed to this new extended deadline to give travelers and airlines more time to prepare.
Calmhill Partners
The expansion of the West African regional market to foreign investors, and the search for emerging markets has led to a continuous increase in business mobility and cross border investments with Nigeria.
Perchstone & Graeys
Without a doubt, the more pertinent issue remains the continued stability of the financial system in spite of the current state of the economy.
Perchstone & Graeys
Data protection laws exist to strike a balance between the rights of individuals to privacy and the ability of companies to use data for the purposes of their business.
Perchstone & Graeys
Following the privatisation exercise that took place in the Nigerian power sector, investors that took over the power assets have been unable to realise a return on their investments.
Perchstone & Graeys
Although the CDI has been criticized by many due to its ability to engender systemic risk; especially the more exotic types.
Clyde & Co
Qatar's strategy for developing its healthcare sector in Qatar includes a commitment to improve the quality and standard of ‘life' by promoting education and reform in Life Sciences.
As budget cuts take effect, a slow-down in construction projects has been evident in Qatar. It is becoming even more difficult to secure payment under construction contracts.
Clyde & Co
The holy month of Ramadan began on 6 June this year and marked the beginning of the most significant month in the Islamic lunar calendar.
In our June market overview we are seeing that the low price of oil is continuing to affect the economy in Qatar, with cut-backs and redundancies evident.
Clyde & Co
The terms of employment of the majority of employees currently working in Qatar are governed by Law No.14 of 2004 (Labour Law) except those individuals and entities which are expressly excluded...
As per the new Companies Law that came into effect on 2 May 2016 and which we have described in previous updates, single owner LLCs may be formed...
Gowling WLG
Recent fee increases are just one area of change creating challenges for brand owners in the Middle East and Africa.
Jones Day
Jones Day
The new Saudi Arabian Companies Law, discussed in our November 2015 Commentary, came into effect on May 2, 2016.
Jones Day
Clyde & Co
The pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in the GCC region has over the past few years enjoyed one of the most robust growth rates in the world...
Clyde & Co
The pricing of pharmaceutical products is a sensitive issue in which governments across the world adopt varying approaches.
Clyde & Co
A number of major players in the international and regional pharmaceutical industry are looking to the UAE as a potential market and a regional base to support their operations elsewhere...
Clyde & Co
Whilst servicing a growing population (both foreign and national) the UAE is also becoming a hub for companies' regional operations as well as a centre for medical tourism.
Clyde & Co
Global law firm Clyde & Co has advised Aster DM Healthcare on its acquisition of a majority interest in Harley Street Medical Centre LLC and certain affiliated companies in Abu Dhabi.
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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.
September 7th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 19th round of invitations under Express Entry this year and 42nd overall, inviting 1000 applicants for permanent residence with a CRS score of 491, a decrease from the previous draw.
August 24th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 18th round of invitations under Express Entry this year and 41st overall, inviting 750 applicants for permanent residence with a CRS score of 538, the highest in 2016.
A unique feature of the new Canada express entry immigration system is that candidates can improve their comprehensive ranking score while in the express entry pool, without submitting a new application. We review important strategies.
Under Saudi Arabian law, the employment relationship between employer and employee is governed comprehensively by the Labor and Workmen's Law (the Labor Law).
Everlaw Associates
Registering and protecting foreign IPR in Nigeria is a necessity for any non-Nigerian business that desires to take a slice of the almost 200 Million strong import-dependent domestic market...
The federal government is considering allowing Canadian immigrants to pay more to speed up their applications.
September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
Clyde & Co
Until recently, salaries and any other sums payable to employees under their contract of employment were paid to an employees' account at a bank agreed by the parties, or to an agent appointed by the employee.
Songhai Advisory LLP
Cement prices rose in Nigeria by 44% in August shortly after Dangote Cement hiked its own price. A 50kg bag of cement used to cost about US$5 in the country. Now it costs about US$7.
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