Archive for the Category ‘News’

Manitoba Re-opening its Provincial Nominee Program

The province of Manitoba, Canada, is planning to re-open its Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) on 30th April 2015. They plan to recruit foreign immigrants and new skilled workers through its Skilled Workers Overseas application program. Manitoba Express Entry Manitoba is integrating its visa program with the newly launched Express Entry System and other immigration […]

Better Clarity in L1B Visa Specifications May Help Reduce Rejections

The US government had created the L1B visas to enable Multi-National Companies (MNCs) to transfer foreign employees possessing specialised knowledge to their organisations within the US. But lack of clarity in what constitutes “specialised knowledge” has caused lots of confusion both for the applicants and for the officers concerned affecting the business prospects of many […]

Does Divorce Threaten the Green Card or other Residential Status of a US Immigrant?

If you have received a Green Card for residency in US on the basis of your marriage to a US citizen, then a divorce could hamper your residential status. According to the US laws of immigration, only those marriages that are legal and actual are qualified to be considered for resident visa applications. As long […]

Scholarship Options for International Students Studying in Canada

Canada is one of the least expensive of the developed countries when it comes to pursuing higher studies. Canadian colleges and universities have some of the highest standards in infrastructure and education quality. Many of these institutes offer scholarship programs to meritorious students with the intention of promoting academic achievements, leadership qualities and other talents. […]

Not the End of the Road for Temporary Foreign Workers Facing the New 4in-4out Limit

When the new “4in-4out” policy, introduced by the Canadian authorities to stop the misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) visa, comes into effect on 1st of April 2015, thousands of TFWs and their families would be in a limbo. According to the policy that was introduced in 2011, TFWs who have completed their allotted […]

Skilled Worker Program Allocation Announced by Quebec

The Quebec provincial government has announced the maximum intake limit for its Skilled Worker Program. A detailed announcement is expected on April 1st 2015, on the number of intakes and the new rules governing it. New Announcements For the period starting from April 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016, the maximum intake limit has been […]

New Bars in Place for Sponsorship

Canada is now rectifying some flaws it had in its earlier Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations policy, which was formulated to protect family members who migrate under the Family Class, from being subject to family violence, by preventing sponsors who are convicted of violence and sexual offence against family members, from sponsoring other members of […]

A Reality Check on Canada’s New Express Entry Program

Canada is the second largest country in the world in total area, spanning from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Atlantic Ocean to the east. And it is the fourth largest in land area with 9,093,507sqkms of land. With a population of only below40,000,000, Canada is one of the most sparsely populated countries in […]

Canada’s New Millionaire Scheme Extended – A Possible Flop

The recently announced Canadian millionaire immigration scheme seems to have received a snub from prospective immigrants. This is evident from the fact that immigration authorities have asked for a further extension to the application window which was supposed to have ended last week. The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) pilot program, which grants permanent residency […]

Foreign Candidates Discriminated as Canadian Employers Settle for English Names

Canada presents the picturesque poster of multiculturalism, but at the same time, there is a strong undercurrent of intolerance that is flowing. It is found that an English name is chosen over an ethic name in the process of employing a promising candidate. People other than those who have English names are being antagonized. New […]