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Green and Spiegel LLP
October 18, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invited applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System score of 436 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
October 18, 2017 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 24th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 74th overall, inviting 2,757 applicants for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 436, two points lower than the previous draw.
October 18, 2017 - A November 1st deadline is fast approaching for the federal government to publish its Canada immigration levels plan.
October 18, 2017 - The Express Entry Canada immigration system is geared towards awarding Comprehensive Ranking System points to applicants most likely to quickly integrate and enjoy economic success. Read how age is factored.
October 17, 2017 - The Saskatchewan immigration office will conduct the latest draw of the province's Entrepreneur stream on Tuesday, October 31.
October 16, 2017 - The Ontario immigration office has closed the Masters Graduates Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program after the application intake threshold was quickly reached.
October 16, 2017 - Canadian permanent residents must now present their permanent resident card or permanent resident travel document to board a flight to Canada, or enter the country. If a permanent resident is already outside Canada when their card expires, they still have options.
Eurofast Global Ltd
Ukraine has recently announced the plan to start an automatic exchange of information on financial accounts under the international Common Reporting Standard as of 2020, pertaining to data relating to 2019.
Jus Privatum Law Firm
In accordance with the above-referenced law, foreign employees may fall under one of several categories essential for issuing Russian work permits for them.
The issue of free movement is one of the defining issues of the Brexit debate and the topic of workforce mobility is one of the key priorities for business leaders as they prepare for the UK's departure from the EU.
As highlighted in our September Round-Up, we are participating in a call for evidence published by the UK's Migration Advisory Committeee (MAC).
As highlighted in our September Round-Up, we are participating in the call for evidence of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide ...
Green and Spiegel LLP
Two District Courts have halted the third iteration of the Travel Ban, which was set to go into effect today.
Green and Spiegel LLP
In statements made to the Heritage Foundation on October 17, acting ICE Director Tom Homan stated that he has instructed the agency to potentially quintuple worksite enforcement actions next year.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Like Elsa, the Princess in Disney's classic Frozen, once again the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has utilized its power to freeze.
Duane Morris LLP
In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") began auditing the I-9 practices of Asplundh Tree Experts Co. Last month, the Company pled guilty in Pennsylvania federal court...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On September 1, 2017, DOS revised its guidance on how to interpret when a visa applicant may have misrepresented information in an application for a visa...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide serves as a reminder..
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The U.S. Mission to Turkey has announced that it has suspended all nonimmigrant (temporary) visa processing at posts in Turkey.
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October 11, 2017 - The Nova Scotia immigration office has announced it will open the most popular category of its Canada Express Entry stream at 9am on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry will be open to up to 300 applications and will close once the target figure is reached.
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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.
July 3, 2017 – Changes to the Canada Citizenship Act Bill C-6 will come into force in stages with some taking place immediately, others in fall 2017 and the final modifications in early 2018. Our summary outlines when new changes will be made with comparisons to the old law.
September 22, 2017 – Federal, provincial and territorial governments have given another clear indication that Canada immigration levels will rise in 2018 after a recent forum and will include a multi-year plan.
September 18, 2017 – Applicants applying for permanent residence to Canada are required to prove English language skills by taking a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Read our discussion on important policy requirements governing english language tests.
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