This newsletter links to recent media releases relating to immigration in Australia.
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Last night's Federal Budget announcements confirmed the Government's assumption that Australia's international border may only begin to gradually re-open from mid 2022.
The Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 permanent visa was granted to secure the services of a senior staff member.
The Australian immigration system of temporary work visas does not provide a clear or simple pathway for IT start-ups.
A workplace investigation was conducted into allegations of a serious breach of the NFP organisation's code of conduct.
The IT sector is vibrant and dynamic, but Australia is a small market, so access to global skills and knowledge is vital.
Sourcing skilled staff in the health & aged care areas is a challenge for hospitals, clinics and even state governments.
The 482 visa program enables employers in the engineering sector to source critical skills not easily found locally.
Candidates for Canada's newly announced temporary permanent residence streams can use language test results up to two years old to support their applications.
February 11, 2021 - Canada has issued 654 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in a new program-specific Express Entry draw.
February 11, 2021- British Columbia immigration has issued 74 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.
February 11, 2021 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that anyone coming into Canada through a land border as of the day after Valentine's Day will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test or face a fine.
February 11, 2021 - The city of Vernon in British Columbia has become the latest to launch its website for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.
February 11, 2021 -Ukraine rose in the rankings of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents in the first 11 months of 2020 despite COVID-19 global pandemic restricted travel.
February 11, 2021 - Canada's Start-Up Visa Program is an increasingly popular way for Hong Kong residents to gain permanent residency in Canada – a trend that is holding true despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.
International travelers are continuing to face Covid-19 entry requirements, however, China has recently announced that it will simplify its visa applications for foreign nationals...
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Effective March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in the United States will begin to facilitate visa applications for those that have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccinations and obtained the..
Envoy Global, Inc.
To attract more skilled foreign workers, the Chinese government has relaxed eligibility requirements and certain rules for Shanghai Work Permit applicants.
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On 31st January 2021, applications opened for a new UK visa route – the Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) visa ("BN(O) visa").
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The government of Hong Kong has announced that British National Overseas (BN(O)) passports can no longer be used as proof of identity or for travel to Hong Kong.