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Holman Webb
Members are reminded to update links on websites and other electronic communications to remain compliant with the Code.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The 457 visa is being wound up, but employers with employees on those visas still need to comply with all relevant laws.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Chances are that unless you deal with RMAs and immigration lawyers, you do not know what the difference is between the two.
Holding Redlich
The employer nominated permanent residence pathway, the subclass 186 visa, will soon become more difficult to obtain.
Investment Immigration
May 19, 2017 - A plan to increase the threshold of the Bahamas residency-by-investment immigration program from has been rejected by the real estate industry.
May 23, 2017 – Temporary foreign workers have been brought into Canada to do jobs there may have been Canadians available for, a damning audit of the program has concluded. This comes as Ottawa sets to introduce the new Global Talent Stream a component of the TFP.
May 23, 2017 – Skilled workers were again favoured in the British Columbia immigration office's latest BC PNP draw.
May 24, 2017 – Get your expression of interest in urgently if you want to be considered for the next draw of the Saskatchewan immigration's Entrepreneur stream.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Canada's Global Skills Strategy is scheduled to launch on June 12th, 2017. The Global Skills Strategy is aimed at helping high-growth Canadian companies attract the specialized global talent they need to innovate and grow by providing faster and more predictable streamlined service for foreign workers whose occupations are considered to be in-demand. conducts periodic Face Book live stream sessions each month. Join Managing Partner Colin Singer as he discusses Ottawa's latest initiate involving Canada's temporary foreign worker program, set to launch on June 12th 2017.
May 17, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 12th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 62nd overall, inviting 3,687 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 415, equaling the lowest-ever points total.
Travers Thorp Alberga
Recent commentaries by various offshore law firms on the delay by ESMA in extending the pan European passport for marketing the securities of Cayman Islands domiciled funds throughout...
Eurofast Global Ltd
In 2016, the Cypriot Government announced certain amendments on the criteria which must be met by investors who wish to apply for a ''fast track'' citizenship scheme.
LexCounsel Law Offices
The recent overhauling of the H1B visa policy under the Trump Administration, has led to rising concerns and uncertainties on issuance of visas in the Indian IT industry.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice in the Federal Register evidencing that it intends to carry out President Trump's goal of "extreme vetting."
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.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Super Lawyers Magazine has selected U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati to the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the field of Business Immigration.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The White House formally notified Congress on Thursday of the Trump administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order, "Buy American, Hire American."
Investment Immigration
Dual nationality can be obtained through birth, marriage, naturalisation, and increasingly by investment immigration. We review important considerations.
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May 4, 2017 – The long-delayed federal government's Citizenship Act Bill C-6, has been sent back to the House of Commons for debate with no indication when it will become law.
Green and Spiegel LLP
April 28, 2017- In response to campaign promises to remove "unfair elements" from the current Citizenship Act, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-6 "An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act to amend the current Citizenship Act" in June 2016.
Hammond Taylor
These changes risk making it more difficult for business to secure the right skills for the job on a long-term basis.
Hammond Taylor
The 457 visa will be abolished and the newly minted Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa will commence in March 2018.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The 457 visa scheme will be abolished and replaced by a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa by March 2018.
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.
Holding Redlich
Changes announced by the Government substantially change skilled migration options to Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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