Monthly Archives: December 2016

Canada Skilled Worker Visa and Perils of Online Job Portals

Most of the job seekers begin their search for prospective employer on the internet. Employment search consulting firm provide an online job board which is not an effective tool for searching employment by candidates.

Under the express entry immigration system used by Canada, online job board forms a major component. People who are seeking job get in a contest where not enough judges are available. A good portion of employers do not have enough time to go through all the resumes which number in thousands.

Rise in Immigration Fees to USA

For an immigrant seeking US naturalization it has just got considerably more expensive.

It has happened almost after a gap of 6 years, as a range of administrative fees for citizenship applications have been hiked by the Department of Homeland Security. The costs of some of the services have been doubled in few cases.

December 22 Express Entry Draws Send ITAs to 2,878 Candidates

2,878 applicants in the Express Entry pool are now one step closer to becoming the permanent resident of Canada. You heard it right. Canada carried out Express Entry draw on December 22 and to the surprise of many people, a record number of aspirants were sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Manitoba Announces New Immigration Strategy for 2017 and Beyond

WWICS – A new Labor Market Strategy has been released by the government of Manitoba for immigrating under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

In recent years, the province of Manitoba which is situated in central Canada has become one of the most preferred destinations for new immigrants, particularly due to abundant job opportunities and a better standard of living.

The aim of the new immigration strategy will be to match labor market demands with nominees. There is expectation that most nominees in the category of skilled worker will be given nomination with a job offer. There will be some who will be given nomination without a job offer and this group will be given a matching job after they arrive in the province.

Donald Trump Faces Strong Opposition on His Immigration Plans

WWICS  – The new president elect of America, Donald Trump marches ahead with his transition process. The Latino communities in America are preparing for the worst that can happen to them, as the most anti-immigration administration take office in modern history.

The new administration has chalked out plans of what it will try to achieve and do in the first 100 days. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) which was originally created by President Obama by exercising his executive order will be terminated by the President-elect.

Processing Time for Family Category Immigration Visa to be Reduced to 12 Months

John McCallum, the federal Immigration Minister of Canada, has announced that the time taken to process spousal / common-law partner category visa will be halved to 12 months. At present, the government of Canada takes nearly 24 months to process this visa. The ultimate goal of the government is to reduce its processing times to as little as six months.
The announcement was made on December 7 in Brampton by John McCallum. In all probability, the news will be welcomed by thousands of sponsors and sponsored person who are looking forward to settle in Canada.

Donald Trump Can Use His Executive Powers to Implement Immigration Policies

When it comes to making the promised changes in immigration policy, President-elect Donald Trump does not need permission from anyone as he can exercise his executive powers, something for which he criticized President Barack Obama from using  WWICS .

Without any doubt, President has the power to bring in the changes even without having legislative approval. However, the complete implementation of the changes requires funding and this is controlled by Congress.

US Supreme Court Divided on Immigration

The US Supreme Court is divided on the issue of immigrants detained while deportation proceedings for more than six months by the US government should be able to seek their release or not.

This dispute has taken up particular importance as the president elect; Donald Trump makes changes in immigration regulations, something which has put more people who are awaiting detention.