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Immigration and Migration planning is an incredibly important component of Australia's economy and post COVID-19 recovery plan.
October 14, 2020 - New Brunswick has created a new immigration pathway for truck drivers under the existing New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program skilled worker stream.
October 14, 2020 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program opens for the submission of Interest to Sponsor forms from noon EST on October 13, 2020. The three-week window for the submission of the form closes on November 3. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials will then select at random candidates to be issued invitations to apply.
October 14, 2020 - Canada has equalled the largest Express Entry draw of all time, issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,500 candidates. The October 14 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 471 points, exactly the same as the previous all-program draw.
October 7, 2020 - Google searches on ‘how to move to Canada' once again spiked in the U.S. during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
October 7, 2020 - Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program will open for a new application window later in October, after it was delayed earlier in the year due to coronavirus.
October 7, 2020 - The COVID-19 global pandemic pushed up the death rate and drove down immigration levels due to restrictions on international travel, causing Canada's population growth rate to hit a record low, reports Statistics Canada.
October 2, 2020 - A newly-released Gallup poll reveals Canada is the most welcoming country in the world – and far more tolerant than the United States – for immigrants. Canada scored the highest under a range of factors indicating Canadians are the most welcoming people in the world when it comes to immigration.
October 2, 2020 - Canada immigration authorities issued the second-most Express Entry Invitations to Apply on record in the third quarter of 2020, putting the system on track for a record year.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
As of September 23, 2020, the Foreign Ministry and National Immigration Administration of China has revised their travel entry ban to allow foreign nationals who hold residence permits for work, personal
The third in a series of Technical Notice relating to the end of the transition period was published by HM Government of Gibraltar earlier this week.
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants
With the stated aim of supporting the recovery of Indonesia's coronavirus-battered economy, the Minister of Law and Human Rights ("MOLHR") has issued MOLHR Regulation No. 26 of 2020 regarding Visa...
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Cavell Leitch
Overview of key criteria of the policy outlining further border exceptions for some entrepreneurs and work visa holders.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Many employers have been very flexible about where employees are located when working from ‘home' during the pandemic, particularly in the first few months.
Withers LLP
The United Kingdom (UK) officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, and in doing so entered a withdrawal transition period where freedom of movement is still permitted as the UK ...
Withers LLP
With the end of the Brexit transition period in sight, the end of free movement of EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK is imminent. Companies which depend on an international workforce and global...
Withers LLP
Free movement with the UK will end on 31 December 2020. From that date EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members will be subject to immigration control.
Walker Morris
This week, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has released its views and analysis on the Shortage Occupation List ahead of the introduction of the new points based immigration system in January 2021.
DMH Stallard
The Home Office has this week launched a campaign to help employers prepare for the introduction of the UK's new points-based immigration system, which coincides with the end of free-movement from 1 January 2021.
Hassan Elhais
Day after day we are experiencing a new difficulty as we move towards the end of the year 2020 and we are coming stronger than ever and so is the government of every country...
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