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Coleman Greig Lawyers
The 457 visa scheme will be abolished and replaced by a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa by March 2018.
McCullough Robertson
Reforms have been implemented to both temporary and permanent working visas, with further changes to be rolled out.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
In August 1, 2014, the statutory definition of "dependent child" in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations was amended from "less than 22" to "less than 19", reducing the number of family members eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Family reunification is one of the pillars of Canada's immigration system. On December 17, 2016 the Government of Canada announced significant changes to its spousal sponsorship application procedures...
Green and Spiegel LLP
The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) has implemented a Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) of 15 per cent on the purchase or acquisition of an interest in a residential property location in the GGH by individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada or by foreign corporations and taxable trustees.
Dentons
Certain skilled workers can expect their Canadian work permit applications (and Canada visa applications, where applicable) to be processed within two weeks under a new program, beginning June 12, 2017.
Green and Spiegel LLP
April 19, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,665 people to apply for Permanent Residence to Canada through Express Entry.
Green and Spiegel LLP
April 20, 2017- The province of Alberta and the federal government have teamed up to create a job program to encourage companies to hire Alberta skilled workers ahead of any foreign workers in 29 high wage jobs.
ADMD
Turkey has introduced a new immigration regime for foreigners similar to ‘Green Card' issued by U.S., titled ‘Turquoise Card'.
Dentons
Applicants use Form EEA (PR) to apply for, replace or renew a document certifying permanent residence or a permanent residence card.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 7, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received more H-1B petitions than visas available under the statutory cap of 65,000 general-category and 20,000 U.S. Master's for the fiscal year.
Littler Mendelson
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order (EO), which addresses H-1B visas.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Of particular note, processing of H-1B petitions under the annual quota (i.e., the H-1B cap) will proceed unaffected.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
USCIS revealed that it has now completed the random selection of the 85,000 petitions for the quota and that in total, the agency received 199,000 H-1B cap-subject submissions.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March, 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was suspending premium processing for all H-1B petitions commencing April 3, 2017.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a follow-up Executive Order (EO) revoking the original travel ban of January 27, 2017.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March 21, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new restrictions on electronic devices carried on U.S.-bound direct flights from 10 airports in primarily Muslim countries.
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
On March 6, 2017, President Trump reissued the Executive Order, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," with an effective date of March 16, 2017.
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that provided the following...
Green and Spiegel LLP
The past few days has generated a flurry of news regarding the H-1B specialty occupation visa, including some interesting developments that surprised many in the U.S. immigration realm.
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the annual H-1B quota for both the regular 65,000 visa petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 visa petition U.S. master's degree cap has been met for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 17, 2017, that it had completed its annual H-1B lottery and had selected a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 65,000 petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 petition U.S. master's degree cap.
Immigration.ca
Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 7th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 57th overall, inviting 3749 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs.
Green and Spiegel LLP
The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has recently announced three substantial changes to the Express Entry System starting June 6, 2017.
Immigration.ca
Beginning June 6, 2017, the Canada immigration department will award points under the comprehensive ranking system in two new areas including strong French language ability, and having a sibling in Canada.
Immigration.ca
The Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI) announced a maximum number of 5000 Skilled Worker Program applications submitted on line ("Mon projet Quebec"), will be accepted for its intake period in 2017. The period of reception will be revealed at a later date.
Dentons
Effective October 1, 2016, green cards will become more readily available for most people immigrating to the United States on employment-based (EB) immigrant visa categories.
Immigration.ca
British Columbia immigration's latest BC PNP draw saw a focus on skilled workers in a move away from the recent shift towards international students.
Immigration.ca
April 19, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 inviting 3665 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 415, an all-time record low CRS score for Express Entry.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening date of the registration period for the FY 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery.
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