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Canada Express Entry

August 23 Express Entry Draw Has CRS Cut-Off Threshold of 434

A total of 3,035 candidates for immigration to Canada have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the latest draw from the Express Entry pool, which took place on August 23. Candidates with 434 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points at the time of the draw were invited to apply. The August 23 draw is the third Express Entry draw to take place so far this month, and the fifth since changes to the CRS were implemented in early June. Invited candidates have 90 [...]


Canada the Second-Best Country in the World to be an Immigrant, U.S. Study Finds

Canada has been ranked as the top country outside Europe, and the second-best country worldwide, to live as an immigrant. Only Sweden is ranked higher than Canada. U.S. News and World Report, which compiled the ranking, assesses 80 countries based on their economic stability, income equality, and labour markets in order to create its lists. Thousands of business leaders and members of the public are consulted in order for the ranking to be compiled. On this occasion, the United States was ranked in seventh place, [...]


As US restricts H1B rules, Canada welcomes skilled workers

  Ever since Donald Trump came into the office of the US President, he has been making efforts to restrict immigration into the country. Now, the Trump administration has suspended, albeit temporarily, the expeditious processing of the H1B visas under which skilled International workers come to work in the US. In response to this move, the Canadian government has opened its doors and is asking skilled workers in technology markets to come to Canada either as permanent residents or workers. [...]


Australia tightens citizenship norms after taking back 457 visa program

  Australia, which has long been one of the most sought after immigration destinations for the Indians, has been in the news recently for its visa laws. The Australian Prime Minister recently abolished the famous 457 visa program and followed it up by hardening the rules regarding the granting of the Australian citizenship. The visa which was scrapped by the Australian PM allowed the foreign workers to be employed in the country for four years. In place of the 457 [...]


Australia comes out with a new occupation list for visa applicants

  One of the biggest visa related news in the past week or so has been the abolition of 457 visa by Australia and announcing that it would be replaced by a new TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa which would come into being in 2018 March. Following this, the Skilled Occupation List has now been replaced by MLTSSL (Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List) and now the applicants need to nominate an occupation based on this list. Do make [...]


Expect Nova Scotia to reopen its Express Entry PNP stream soon

  In a great news for all those wishing to migrate to Canada, Nova Scotia, which is one of the three maritime provinces of Canada, has announced that it is planning to reopen its express entry PNP stream in the weeks to come. This was closed in 2015 by the province. The nominee program of Nova Scotia is aligned with the Federal Canadian government’s express entry immigration selection system. All those candidates who are a part of the Express Entry [...]