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US will commence accepting H-1B Visa Petitions from April 1
March 20, 2019
US will commence accepting H-1B Visa Petitions from April 1

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services will commence accepting fresh H-1B visa applications for the FY 2020 starting on April 1.The DetailsThe starting date for employment in these visas is October 1. Like in the past, the visa cap limit for H-1B in 2019 is 65,000. Additionally, 20,000 more petitioners, possessi...

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Prince Edward Island Invites Skilled Workers and Businessmen in EOI Draw
March 19, 2019
Prince Edward Island Invites Skilled Workers and Businessmen in EOI Draw

The immigration authorities in Prince Edward Island are planning to hold a new EOI draw on March 21, 2019. It will feature an invitation by using the three PEI PNP streams. These are the Labor Impact, the Express Entry and finally the Business Impact streams. The authorities held a previous draw on Feb 21, and also inv...

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Indian students get the benefit from a refined UK post-study visa
March 18, 2019
Indian students get the benefit from a refined UK post-study visa

Indian students will benefit from a post-study visa regime that is a part of a new International Education Strategy of the UK government.The detailsThe strategy aims to increase the strength of global students in higher education from across the world who opt to study in the Kingdom. The aim is to achieve the figure ...

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Manitoba holds a new draw Issues 337 Letters of Advice to Apply
March 16, 2019
Manitoba holds a new draw Issues 337 Letters of Advice to Apply

2019 is serving to be a busy year for Manitoba. It has conducted a new Expression of Interest draw on March 14th exclusively for candidates in Skilled Workers Overseas stream. Additionally, it has issued 337 Letters of Advice to Apply to seek the nomination for permanent residence in Canada.274 Skilled Workers Overse...

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The UK set to lift the cap on PhD-level work visas
March 15, 2019
The UK set to lift the cap on PhD-level work visas

The U.K. government has a new plan to remove any limit applied on granting the number of work visas at the PhD-level. This development has the potential to benefit Indians in a big way. In fact, they will be the largest professionals group to receive this benefit.The announcementPhilip Hammond, the U.K. Chancellor ...

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USCIS Resumes the Premium Processing for H-1B applications
March 14, 2019
USCIS Resumes the Premium Processing for H-1B applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun the premium processing in respect of all H-1B petitions. This translates to a guaranteed processing time covering 15 days. In the other scenario, it will refund the premium processing fee to the petitioner.The reasonsUSCIS has re-opened the premium processing. Earl...

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Saskatchewan Conducts Entrepreneur Stream Draw and selects 39 candidates
March 13, 2019
Saskatchewan Conducts Entrepreneur Stream Draw and selects 39 candidates

Saskatchewan conducted the second draw of the year on March 7, in its popular Entrepreneur Stream. Moreover, it issued invitations to 39 candidates to apply by using the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The average score in the draw was 125 points, in the profile score range between 120 and 140 points. So fa...

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Canada - Full-time work in Ontario helps in employment gains during February
March 12, 2019
Canada - Full-time work in Ontario helps in employment gains during February

There was a big gain of 56,000 in Employment in Canada during February. The reason behind this is the increase in full-time work in the province of Ontario.The detailsAdditionally, the monthly Labor Force Survey of Statistics Canada for February shows that Ontario had a net gain in employment of 37,000 in the month. ...

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