Category: Policies


New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

The New Zealand government on Wednesday 15th August 2018 passed a law banning foreign nationals from buying property in New Zealand in most parts of its housing property but leaving some parts like new apartment complexes and certain parts of the housing market. This is done by the government because it feelsRead More

Quebec Express Entry style system for PR to Canada announced

Quebec Government has announced plans for setting up an Expression of Interest system on the lines of federal Express Entry system for managing the skilled workers immigration stream.   Quebec’s immigration system is unique and the province has significant autonomy in creating its programs. Candidates will make an online profileRead More

Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa – Australian Government reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration visas

  The previous year on 18 April 2017 saw, Government of Australia announce that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. An account of new Temporary Skill Shortage visa is as follows:Read More

IRCC Increases Settlement funds for PR Candidates

Affecting January 5 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in its revisions to the amount of settlement funds has introduced an increase of 1.4 per cent in required funds for all 3 Express Entry economic immigration classes. A 1.42 per cent increase was implemented January 5, 2018, that raised theRead More

New report shows software engineers and designers leading Ontario nominees in 2017

A new progress report on the Canadian province of Ontario’s immigration strategy shows software engineers and designers as the leading occupation category among provincial nominees in 2017, and India and China as the top two source countries. The update by Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides information on the OntarioRead More

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1 million immigrants to Canada by 2020

Nearly one million new immigrants will settle in Canada between 2018 and 2020, under what Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has labeled “the most ambitious immigration levels in recent Canadian history.” Economic migrants will make up the majority of new permanent residents admitted to Canada, with most economic newcomers set toRead More

Inauguration of Integration of eSanad with Parinam Manjusha

May 24, 2017 External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the integration of eSanad with Parinam Manjusha today. eSanad is aimed at online verification of the documents with an objective to extendRead More

Government initiates registration of Indian students studying abroad

Data entered in this module in a voluntary manner by the Indian students abroad will provide useful inputs about the pattern of migration of Indian students globally. By: PTI | Guwahati | Updated: February 3, 2017 5:27 pm The Students Registration Module on the Indian students studying in various countriesRead More

Revoking of OPT extension by Trump to divert Indian STEM students elsewhere

Australia, Canada, New Zealand likely to benefit from revocation plans Newly-elected US president Donald Trump’s plans to reverse extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students could benefit immigrant-friendly nations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand, among others. OPT allows foreign STEM students toRead More

Hyderabad students keep their US dreams alive

HYDERABAD: Scores of US-bound students in the city expressed relief following department of homeland security’s suspension on Donald Trump’s immigration ban. However, fear over deportation still looms large among students. Although Hyderabad for years has been popular in issuing the most F1 visas in the country, those planning to pursue higher educationRead More

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