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Holding Redlich
Employers should consider working holiday visa requirements before filling a short-term labour need with these workers.
Cox & Palmer
The AIP is an excellent option for employers wishing to hire immigrants and for immigrants wishing to immigrate to Nova Scotia: the program is a 3-year pilot program that is scheduled to run until December 2019.
Immigration.ca
February 12, 2019 - Ottawa has spoken out against the Quebec government's plan to place conditions on Canadian permanent residence in the French-speaking province.
Immigration.ca
February 12, 2019 - Canada now grants entry to business people from member countries under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
Immigration.ca
February 12, 2019 - Ontario immigration has conducted the largest French Speaking Skilled Worker draw of 2019.
Investment Immigration
February 15, 2019 - The latest EB-5 visa retrogression data reveals that mainland China remains the largest source of applications for the visa. However, 2018 was the first year since 2013, when China hit its annual quota cap for the first time, that cumulative applications from other countries outnumbered Chinese EB-5 applications.
Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC
Individuals who are not interested in the Cypriot naturalisation by investment scheme (resulting in Cyprus citizenship and a passport) may be interested in the permanent residence scheme that Cyprus offers.
Finance Malta
As of 2019, the Individual Investor Program has received more than 1000 Malta passport applications on behalf of investors from more than 40 different countries.
Cavell Leitch
This immigration update provides a brief overview of key proposed changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework.
Investment Immigration
February 15, 2019 - The UK government recently suspended its popular Tier 1 Investor visa program, only to revoke the suspension days later. The turnaround raises concerns about how the UK permanent residence by investment program is being operated.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
DHS's Fall 2017 regulatory agenda proposed "comprehensive reform" to practical training programs, which allow foreign students to obtain paid work after graduation
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
DHS has announced that it has finalized the previously proposed rule governing the H-1B lottery. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2019.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 28, 2019, E-Verify resumed operations after being offline for more than a month due to the government shutdown.
Fakhoury Law Group
The Department of Homeland Security has published a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions
Fakhoury Law Group
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has just announced that it will resume premium processing for H-1B cap petitions for fiscal year 2019 on Monday, January 28.
Fakhoury Law Group
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, have announced the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2019.
Mayer Brown
The Trump administration has made immigration enforcement an important priority of the federal government.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to advance its plan to rescind the H-4 employment authorization document (EAD
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
During the government shutdown, lasting from December 22, 2018 through January 25, 2019, employers were required to complete and retain Form I-9, Eligibility Employment Verification, for each individual hired...
Duane Morris LLP
The Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of the requirement to use the online H-1B cap registration system until the FY 2021 filing period, as the system is still being developed and tested.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
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Cavell Leitch
This immigration update provides a brief overview of key proposed changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework.
Immigration.ca
January 28, 2019 - Canada's revamped Parents and Grandparents Program opens at noon EST today, with a large rush of sponsors expected to go online to submit applications.
Fakhoury Law Group
December 17, 2018 UPDATE: Congressional negotiations on federal spending for the remainder of FY 2019 remain very active.
Dentons
Since we last addressed the plight of EU citizens in the UK, the government has published further details of its settlement scheme.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
As mentioned in our December Visa Bulletin post, the employment-based first preference (EB-1) category remains backlogged for all countries.
McInnes Cooper
Immigration is one of the key solutions to looming worker shortages in Canada.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2019 opens Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 3, 2018, EDT, and noon on November 7, 2018, EST.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept new H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota for fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) starting April 1, 2019.
Dentons
Time appears to be almost up for more than 100,000 foreign citizens working in the United States under an Obama-era special authorization for spouses of foreign workers here on the H-1B visa.
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