Archive for the Category ‘News’

The New Temporary Foreign Worker Rule a Worry for Quebec

On April 30th 2015, a new set of regulations would come into effect, changing the present Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) criteria for the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW). The TFW work permit duration has been shortened and a cap of 10% on hiring low-wage TFWs has been introduced by the federal government. This new change […]

New Changes in LMIA Coming Into Effect from 30th April 2015

The Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will see new changes in its policies for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) from 30th April 2015. This change will help in identifying the requirements of the employers in recruiting the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW). This was announced by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). […]

Migrating to New Zealand Under the Skilled Migrant Category

If you are below 55 years of age and are a healthy person with a decent character who knows to communicate well in English, then you pretty much have the basic qualities to settle in New Zealand (NZ) permanently under its Skilled Migrant Category (SMC). Three main steps for application 1) Explain about yourself, your […]

US State Bills Extend healthcare, legal rights for Undocumented aliens

United States, 9th April: US State Bills have extended legal rights and healthcare for undocumented immigrants. As per the details, a comprehensive package of 10 bills will be extending legal protection and healthcare to undocumented immigrants in California. US State Bills bring healthcare, legal rights for undocumented immigrants—California Democrats have offered healthcare and legal rights […]

Job Opportunities Opening up in British Columbia in the Coming Decade

British Columbia (BC) will soon have lots of job vacancies opening up in various professions in the coming decade as more and more of the working population nears retirement. Given below is the list of 10 jobs that are in high demand: 1) Nursing – Around 25,000 nurses will be needed in BC by the […]

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 […]