These temporary skilled visa changes apply to individuals who hold Hong Kong passports and their family members.
Skilled immigrants could fill urgent skills needs in critical sectors and act as job multipliers to rebuild the economy.
There are limited migration places available, so those who may be eligible should take note of this window of opportunity.
The visa changes ensure that employers prioritise hiring and retention of Australian citizens and permanent residents.
The government needs to balance providing economic stimulus via migration and public demands to put Australians first.
The new guidelines demonstrate a more robust system to review, categorize and decide travel exemption applications.
For organisations, trying to access international talent through the immigration system brings various inherent risks.
Staff have been already working remotely and we have systems in place to move our business to a 100% virtual office.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government closed Canada's Visa Application Centres (VACs) around the world.
As of November 21, 2020, the Government of Canada instituted new public health measures that require travellers to Canada to submit information through the ArriveCAN App before they travel to Canada.
MLT Aikins LLP
Countless Canadians enter the U.S. to work every year. For Canadian companies with U.S. operations, U.S. "L status" allows Canadians to work in the U.S. as executive, managerial or...
November 25 , 2020 - Canada has conducted a second Express Entry draw in a week featuring 5,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 469 is the lowest minimum score of 2020 for an all-program draw.
November 24 , 2020 - People all over the world became more interested in immigrating to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study conducted by World Education Services reveals.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
This bulletin will provide a summary of the key immigration updates for the period between November 1, 2020 and November 20, 2020.
November 20 , 2020 - International students attending approved colleges and universities can travel to Canada under an exemption to coronavirus travel restrictions in place since October 20, 2020.
November 20 , 2020 - Canada's largest-ever Express Entry draw saw it surpass the annual record for Invitations to Apply with well over a month to spare. The 5,000 ITAs issued on November 18 is a record for an individual draw with the CRS score falling to 472.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
Effective November 1st, Costa Rica will open its borders, however, the following requirements must be met upon entering:
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, EU citizens' residency rights may no longer be protected by primary legislation.
The German rules regulating immigration for citizens of a number of West Balkan states has been extended and amended.
In 2015, the Indian government merged its PIO and OCI programs.