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Most sought-after professions in Portugal's D3 visa program

Most sought-after professions in Portugal's D3 visa program

Most sought-after professions in Portugal's D3 visa program

Highlights: Top professions in Portugal's D-3 visa program list

  • Web developers, software engineers, and data analysts are among the top professions for Portugal's D-3 visa.
  • The D-3 visa program welcomes highly skilled professionals from non-EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.
  • Implementing the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Mobility Agreement has significantly increased D3 Visa applications.
  • The high average salaries offered by the country to its employees are one of the factors that increased the applications for a D3 visa.

 

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Portugal’s D-3 visa applications on the rise

The D-3 visa program aims to welcome highly qualified workers from Switzerland, the European Economic Area and non-European Union countries. Immigration lawyer Vanessa Mororo says that Portugal is becoming a global technology hub and is planning to bring several companies and professionals to strengthen the technology industry. 

 

Mororo also states that there are increased applications for D-3 visas because of the high average pay offered to IT professionals, which attracts Brazilian applicants. Moreover, the implementation of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries) has made the process of obtaining residence permits easier.

 

According to Mororo, the implementation of CPLP has also made the Portuguese job market more accessible to Portuguese-speaking countries like Brazil.

 

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Top professions for obtaining a D-3 Visa

The following are the most sought-after professions for obtaining a Portuguese D-3 Visa, as reported by Mororo:

  • Web developers
  • Data Analysts
  • Software Engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Economists
  • Doctors
  • Statisticians
  • Actuaries
  • Senior management administrators

Mirian Gasparin reports that the longest wait time for D-3 visa processing is for getting your residence permit converted after you arrive in Portugal rather than waiting for the Visa to be processed.

 

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Eligibility for D-3 Visa 

To benefit from the Portugal D-3 visa, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must have a valid and genuine Employment Contract or
  • You must be engaged in an independent activity which requires knowledge and skills.

 

Processing time 

The processing time for D-3 Visa includes a special 30-day period, as emphasized by Mororo. However, the processing time may vary based on the location and the time of the year you are applying.

 

Validity of the D-3 Visa Program

You can apply for a D-3 visa from the country of your legal residence. The validity for this Visa is four months to enter Portugal. The Visa has to be converted into a temporary residence permit after entering the country.

The first temporary residence card would be valid for two years and the second for three years. You can apply for Portuguese nationality after being a five-year legal resident.  

 

 

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Posted on February 29 2024

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Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

Highlights: Quebec temporary immigration increases by 50%

  • Quebec reported 167,435 temporary work permit holders in 2023. 
  • The temporary resident population increased to 528,034 in Quebec. 
  • Reports state that Quebec had 117,745 international students, mostly asylum seekers with the right to work. 
  • Temporary immigration to Quebec comes with no limits, whereas permanent immigration has a cap of around 50,000 people annually.

 

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Temporary Immigration Surge in Quebec

Premier Francois Legault ordered to cut down on the number of asylum seekers in Quebec as not many of them speak French, and increasing temporary immigration has become a challenge of the hour.

Reports by the IDQ economists state the reason behind increasing temporary immigration is the rapid delivery of work permits in Quebec in 2022. The province has no limits on temporary immigration programs but maintains a cap of 50,000 people per year for permanent immigration. 

 

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Growth in Quebec's Labour Pool  

Immigration was the primary source of growth in Quebec's labour pool, as 112,000 temporary residents were welcomed to the province. Quebec's labour pool grew significantly between 2015 and 2023, with 272,000 permanent immigrants entering the workforce.

About 1.8% of Quebec's population comprises new temporary immigrants. The province gained around 100,000 working-age individuals in 2023, almost three times the average annual increase between 2015 and 2022.

 

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Temporary Immigration Programs in Quebec

The two primary temporary immigration programs in Quebec are the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program. While the former helps Quebec employers fill vacancies, bringing temporary foreign workers, the latter welcomes temporary residents such as international students.

IDQ economists report that the International Mobility Program issued 107,615 work permits to foreign workers, the biggest source of temporary foreign workers. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program generated 59,820 temporary immigrants in 2023, of which 23% were agricultural workers.

 

Also Read...

What is the difference between Canada's TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program) and IMP (International Mobility Program)

 

Vacancies in the healthcare and construction sector

According to recent IDQ reports, Quebec has 45,000 vacancies in healthcare jobs and 10,000 positions for construction workers. Canadian authorities are emphasizing the recognition of foreign degrees and competency of the workers in these two fields.

Emna Braham, the executive director of Institut du Québec, suggests improving the data collection on temporary immigration and devising better policies to fit the economic needs. Braham indicates that focusing on international recruitment missions in construction and healthcare would also fill up vacancies in these sectors.

 

 

 

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Web Story:  Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

Posted on February 29 2024

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General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

Highlights: Canada Express Entry General Draw issued 1,470 ITAs

  • The latest Canada Express Entry draw was held on February 28, 2024.
  • 1,470 eligible candidates were issued ITAs via the General draw.
  • Express Entry candidates with a CRS score 534 were selected for the draw.
  • Individuals from immigration programs like FSTP, FSWP, CEC and PNP were chosen for the draw.

 

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Details of the Express Entry Draw #286

The IRCC led the most recent Express Entry draw on February 28, 2024, issuing 1,470 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates. The All-program draw had a minimum CRS score of 534. The General draw chose candidates from:

 

 

Five Express Entry draws have been conducted in the Leap Month so far, and 13,610 ITAs have been issued to apply for Canada PR.

 

Draw No.

Date

Category

No. of ITAs issued

CRS score

#286

28.02.2024

All-program draw

1,470

534

#285

16.02.2024

Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)

150

437

#284

14.02.2024

Healthcare occupations (2023-1)

3,500

422

#283

13.02.2024

All-program draw

1,490

535

#282

01.02.2024

French Language proficiency (2023-1)

7,000

365

 

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Express Entry Draw invites 150 candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations

 

Steps to Apply for Express Entry

You can follow the steps given below to apply for Canada Express Entry:

Step 1: Acquire an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)

Step 2: Complete the language ability tests.

Step 3: Create your Express Entry profile

Step 4: Check your CRS score

Step 5: Apply for the Express Entry program

Step 6: Receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply)

Step 7: Apply for a visa

Step 8: Fly to Canada

 

 

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Latest Canada Express Entry Draw invited 1490 candidates to apply for Canada PR

 

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Posted on February 29 2024

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Top 10 cities in Europe hiring foreign nationals

Top 10 cities in Europe hiring foreign nationals

Top 10 cities in Europe hiring foreign nationals

Highlights: Top 10 Cities in Europe where it is easiest to find a job

  • The Quality of Life in European Cities report has revealed the list of the top ten EU cities with the highest job availability.
  • Around 53%of Northern and Western Member States find it easier to find a job In Europe.
  • 79% of respondents in the Czech Republic find job search easy, with Prague leading the list of most accessible cities to find a job.
  • German cities such as Munich and Bratislava have a high employment rate, as 72% of respondents reported.

 

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Job Market across European cities

According to the recent report by Quality of Life in European Cities, it is revealed that western and northern European cities offer a more accessible job market than cities in Southern Europe.

The EU Commission report stated that 53% of respondents from the western and northern cities claimed it easier to find a job, whereas only one out of four people in the southern Member states found it so.

 

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Top 10 EU cities with the highest employment rate

Recent reports published by the EU Commission reveal that it is easier to find specialized and high-paying jobs in urban or capital cities than in rural areas in Europe. Outside the European Union, cities in the UK and EFTA report higher job satisfaction.

 

The list of the top ten EU cities with the most accessible job market is described in the table below:

Rank Name of the EU city Percentage of respondents
1 Prague 79%
2 Cluj-Napoca 73%
3 Munich 72%
4 Bratislava 72%
5 Hamburg 71%
6 Oslo 69%
7 Stockholm 68%
8 Warsaw 66%
9 Sofia 65%
10 Tallinn 65%

 

 

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Canada to consider 30 hours work policy for international students

Canada to consider 30 hours work policy for international students

Canada to consider 30 hours work policy for international students

Highlights: 30-hour work policy to be considered for international students in Canada

  • The Immigration Minister of Canada announced multiple changes in the international student program to benefit international students.  
  • IRCC is to increase weekly working hours to 30 hours for international students.
  • Canada will extend full-time work for eligible students until the end of April 2024.
  • The Canadian government has set an annual cap on the total number of international students entering the country. 

 

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Who is eligible to work full-time till April 2024?

The temporary policy introduced by the former Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, allowed international students to work more than 20 hours per week. There was no cap on the number of working hours, and students could work for as much time as they liked while maintaining their study program requisites.


However, not all international students were eligible to work full-time. 

 

  • Students whose study permit applications were received by the IRCC by October 07, 2022, are eligible to work more than 20 hours starting November 15, 2022, till April 30, 2024.
  • If the IRCC received your study permit application between October 8, 2022, and December 7, 2023, you can work more than 20 hours weekly from January 1, 2024, to April 30, 2024.

 

You are eligible to work full-time till April 30, 2024 if: 

 

  • You are a full-time DLI student with a study permit, or
  • You are a part-time DLI student in your last semester with a study permit.
  • You are enrolled as a full-time (or part-time if you are in your last semester) student at a DLI while maintaining your study status even after the expiration of your study permit.
  • You are yet to enter Canada even though your study permit has been granted.

Note: Students whose study permit applications were received by IRCC after December 07, 2023, are ineligible to work for more than 20 hours weekly.

 

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Canada's 30 hour work hour policy

The Canadian Government's decision to increase the weekly working hours to 30 focuses on benefiting international students. It is supposed to compensate for the reduced number of international students entering Canada with PGWPs and SOWPs.

 

Reports state that several current students rely on working for more than 20 hours per week to manage their expenses, affecting their studies. The IRCC plans to examine options for this policy and increase off-campus work hours to 30 hours per week while classes are in session.

 

 

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 Canada PNP Draws: Quebec, Alberta, BC, PEI invited 1701 candidates.

 

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Most sought-after professions in Portugal's D3 visa program

Posted On February 29 2024

Most sought-after professions in Portugal's D3 visa program