Canada should Increase Immigration Level as USA Close Doors for Refugees

US have closed its doors for refugees. The responsibility is now passed on to other nations and Canada to open their doors wider to welcome more refugees, as per various advocates.

The executive order passed by President Donald Trump puts a ban on seven Muslim dominated countries from coming to the United States of America. US has also refused to accept refugees for a period of 120 days.

Indefinite ban has been imposed by President Trump for accepting refugees from Syria. The number of refugees that will be accepted by US in the coming years has also been reduced to 50,000 from at least 110,000. Continue reading “Canada should Increase Immigration Level as USA Close Doors for Refugees”

Trump Passes Executive Order Suspending US Refugees Programs

The entry of Syrian refugees in US has been banned by President Donald Trump till further notice. Wide-ranging executive orders have been signed by Donald Trump and it included suspension of refugee admission for four months.

Six Muslim countries have received ban on entry of visitors to US for a period of three months. The move has been condemned by some high profile figures and human rights group.

Gen James Mattis has been sworn in as the defense secretary at a ceremony held at Pentagon thereafter an executive order was passed by Mr. Trump. Continue reading “Trump Passes Executive Order Suspending US Refugees Programs”

Donald Trump’s First Day at Office – No Talks on Immigration

he day one of President Donald Trump went softly which is quite different from the way he had been promoting himself. As of now, the immigration policies of Obama administration are in place.

Donald Trump conquered the seat of president on the promise that he will build a wall and to deport people who are residing in the country in an illegal manner. Continue reading “Donald Trump’s First Day at Office – No Talks on Immigration”

Largest yet Express Entry Draw Held on January 11, 2017

Ever since the Express Entry system was introduced for the first time, there has been a rise in the number of candidates that are being sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA). The number of invitations sent has crossed the 3,000 mark for the first time in the draw held on January 11.
A total of 3,334 candidates were sent the ITAs and the comprehensive ranking system (CRS) points had gone down to 459 – the lowest ever in the past one year.

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Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) Reopened and Closed Within Hours

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened on January 4 to accept new applications for the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The morning this program opened was a busy one and within few hours the cap was reached.

Potential applicants should take a note of the speed at which this famous immigration program in Canada opened and closed. Once again, it highlighted the need that those who want to immigrate to Canada should be prepared well in advance. Continue reading “Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) Reopened and Closed Within Hours”

Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents to Come to Canada with New ‘Interest to Sponsor’ Form

Immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) has come out with a new form known as ‘Interest to Sponsor’ in the famous Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). This form has been made available on January 3rd and will be there till February 2nd, 2017.

By applying for this program, permanent residents and citizens of Canada can sponsor their grandparents and parents to become the permanent residents of Canada. In the previous month, it was announced by IRCC that it will remove the first-come, first-served system from PGP and bring in the invitation based system for the applications that will be submitted in 2017. Continue reading “Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents to Come to Canada with New ‘Interest to Sponsor’ Form”

Here Is One Immigration Policy That Will Be Liked by Donald Trump

In the past 12 months, there have been lots of talks concerning building a wall at the Mexican border and deporting nearly 11 million people who are living in US without proper documentation. New president Donald Trump may find one immigration law quite supportive to this development plans.

Reference here is being made to EB-5 investor visa, which was started back in 1970s. Ever since its inception, this immigration program has helped in funding numerous projects particularly the real estate ones. Continue reading “Here Is One Immigration Policy That Will Be Liked by Donald Trump”

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. Continue reading “Canada Skilled Worker Visa and Perils of Online Job Portals”

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. Continue reading “Rise in Immigration Fees to USA”

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).

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