January, 2019

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You can enter the UAE even a day before visa expiry

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uae

Suppose you are a Residence Visa holder of the UAE. You plan to visit India for a month long vacation from June 5th to July 5th. However, your Residence Visa expires on the 6th of July. Would you be able to leave the UAE and return without any hassles?

The answer is yes.  A resident of the UAE may be able to enter the UAE as long as the Visa is valid. Hence, you may enter the UAE even a day before visa expiry.

What are the exceptions to the visa validity rule?

Staying for more than 6 months out of the UAE may lead to cancellation of your Residence Visa. UAE residents who leave the UAE for more than 6 months have their Residence Visas cancelled and need to apply for new ones to re-enter the country.

However, there are exceptions to the visa validity rule:

  1. If the wife of a UAE resident is a foreigner and on the sponsorship of her husband, she may be allowed to enter the country. This is despite the fact that she may have spent more than 6 months abroad.
  2. Domestic workers who accompany a UAE resident to study abroad will not lose their Residence Visas for staying abroad for more than 6 months
  3. Domestic workers who accompany a UAE resident for medical treatment abroad will also not lose their Residence Visa
  4. An expat in the UAE who goes abroad for medical treatment for more than 6 months also does not lose the Residence Visa. However, their medical reports need to be approved by the Ministry of Health, as per Khaleej Times.
  5. Domestic workers who accompany Diplomatic or Consular members abroad also do not lose their Residence Visa

 

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Canada to welcome more than 1 million immigrants in the next 3 years

 

Canada to welcome more than 1 million immigrants in the next 3 years

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Canada

Canada has announced plans to welcome more than 1 million immigrants in the next 3 years.

In 2017, Canada welcomed more than 286,000 permanent residents. The immigration target for 2019 is more than 350,000. Canada aims 360,000 in 2020 and 370,000 in 2021. That’s over a million more permanent residents over the next three years.

Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, said that Canada has developed into a strong and vibrant country. That is because of all the newcomers that the country has welcomed in the past.

Mr Hussen is an immigrant from Somalia himself. The CNN quoted him saying that the immigrant population helps offset Canada’s ageing population and decreasing birth rate. The immigrant population helps to strengthen the labour force of Canada.

Many countries like the US and Australia are taking a more restrictive stance towards immigrants. Canada, on the other hand, has a friendlier stance towards new residents. The country is dedicated to offering protection to refugees.

As per the United Nations Refugee Agency, there were more than 68.5 million refugees in 2017.

A budget of $5.6 million has been pledged by Canada’s IRCC towards global resettlement initiatives.

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Working in NT can now get you an Australian PR

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Overseas workers who are willing to live and work in Northern Territory for 3 years can now get Australian PR. Low-skilled migrants in NT now have access to PR under a special visa scheme.

Northern Territory has opened up the pathway to PR for 117 occupations. Many of these occupations have lower requirements for English and other skill levels.

On 1st January 2019, a special visa scheme called the Designated Area Migration Agreement has come into effect in NT. This is the second DAMA signed by NT. However, the first DAMA did not offer a pathway to PR.

Immigration Minister David Coleman said that NT’s second DAMA is an example of how the Govt. can use the migration program to cater to specific needs of regional areas. NT has been able to use the DAMA to fill up its labour shortage. The Federal Govt. hopes to partner with the NT Govt. to support the skills need of employers in NT, as per SBS News.

Employers in NT will now have access to 117 occupations to fill in job positions otherwise not available locally.

Here is Occupation List of Northern Territory under the second DAMA:

1.       Accountant (General)
2.       Accounts Clerk
3.       Aeroplane Pilot
4.       Aged or Disabled Carer
5.       Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
6.       Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
7.       Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
8.       Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
9.       Aquaculture Farmer
10.   Arborist
11.   Automotive Electrician
12.   Baker
13.   Bar Attendant Supervisor
14.   Barista
15.   Beauty Therapist
16.   Beef Cattle Farmer
17.   Bookkeeper
18.   Bus Driver
19.   Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
20.   Cabinetmaker
21.   Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
22.   Cafe or Restaurant Manager
23.   Carpenter
24.   Chef
25.   Chief Executive or Managing Director
26.   Child Care Centre Manager
27.   Child Care Worker
28.   Civil Engineering Technician
29.   Community Worker
30.   Conference and Event Organiser
31.   Cook
32.   Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)
33.   Crowd Controller
34.   Customer Service Manager
35.   Deck Hand
36.   Dental Assistant
37.   Diesel Motor Mechanic
38.   Disabilities Services Officer
39.   Diver
40.   Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
41.   Earth Science Technician
42.   Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
43.   Electrical Linesworker
44.   Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
45.   Excavator Operator
46.   Facilities Manager
47.   Family Day Care Worker
48.   Family Support Worker
49.   Fitter (General)
50.   Fitter and Turner
51.   Fitter-Welder
52.   Floor Finisher
53.   Flying Instructor
54.   Forklift Driver
55.   Fruit or Nut Grower
56.   Gaming Worker
57.   Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
58.   Hairdresser
59.   Hardware Technician
60.   Hotel or Motel Manager
61.   Hotel or Motel Receptionist
62.   Hotel Service Manager
63.   ICT Customer Support Officer
64.   ICT Support Technicians nec
65.   Interpreter
66.   Landscape Gardener
67.   Licensed Club Manager
68.   Linemarker
69.   Management Accountant
70.   Marketing Specialist
71.   Metal Fabricator
72.   Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
73.   Mixed Crop Farmer
74.   Mixed Livestock Farmer
75.   Motor Mechanic (General)
76.   Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
77.   Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
78.   Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
79.   Motorcycle Mechanic
80.   Nursing Support Worker
81.   Office Manager
82.   Out of School Hours Care Worker
83.   Panelbeater
84.   Personal Care Assistant
85.   Pharmacy Technician
86.   Plumber (General)
87.   Pressure Welder
88.   Program or Project Administrator
89.   Property Manager
90.   Recreation Officer
91.   Residential Care Worker
92.   Retail Manager (General)
93.   Retail Supervisor
94.   Sales and Marketing Manager
95.   Sheetmetal Trades Worker
96.   Ship’s Engineer
97.   Ship’s Master
98.   Small Engine Mechanic
99.   Sound Technician
100.                        Supply and Distribution Manager
101.                        Taxation Accountant
102.                        Telecommunications Cable Jointer
103.                        Telecommunications Linesworker
104.                        Telecommunications Technician
105.                        Therapy Aide
106.                        Tour Guide
107.                        Truck Driver (General)
108.                        Vegetable Grower
109.                        Vehicle Painter
110.                        Veterinary Nurse
111.                        Waiter Supervisor
112.                        Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
113.                        Web Administrator
114.                        Web Designer
115.                        Welder (First Class)
116.                        Welfare Worker
117.                        Youth Worker

 

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Do you know about the new Parent Visa of Australia?

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australia parent visa

The Australian Govt. has announced that it will start accepting applications for the new Parent Visa from 2019. The Migration Amendments Bill (Family Violence and Other Measures) was passed by the Federal Senate in November 2018. This Bill paved the way for the much-awaited temporary sponsored Parent Visa.

David Coleman, Immigration Minister, said that the new Visa will help reunite migrant families in Australia. He added that this Visa will provide a route for parents and grandparents of migrants to visit their families in Australia.

The new temporary sponsored Parent Visa will allow parents of migrants to live in the country for up to 5 years. Applicants can choose between a 3-year visa and a 5-year visa. A 3-year Visa will cost $5,000 and a 5-year Visa will carry a Visa fee of $10,000, as per SBS News. The Visa would be renewable for up to another 5 years at the same cost. Migrants in Australia, however, have spoken against the exorbitant visa fee.

Applying for this temporary sponsored Parent Visa would be a two-step process. The sponsor in Australia will need to act as a financial guarantor. They will also be required to pay any healthcare debt in the event of a medical emergency.

The sponsor in Australia will first need to submit a sponsorship application. The sponsor would be assessed by the Govt, and if approved, may proceed to lodge the Parent Visa.

Parent Visa applicants would be required to get health insurance from an Australian provider. In the event of a healthcare debt, the sponsor would be required to pay off the debt despite the huge Visa fee. This would include hospital and aged care fees and any other public health debts.

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The unemployment rate in Canada drops to its lowest in 2018

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The unemployment rate in Canada was 5.6% in 2018 and was the lowest since 1976.

There were 78,000 more people employed in full-time jobs in Ontario in 2018. Ontario’s unemployment rate of 5.4% was the second lowest among Canadian provinces. The unemployment rate dropped by 0.2% in the province as compared to the previous year.

British Columbia had the lowest unemployment rate in Canada at 4.4%. There were 44,000 more employed people in the province in 2018. The employment growth rate in BC was 1.8% which is double that of Canada’s national average.

Saskatchewan had the best employment growth rate in the country at 1.9%. With 11,000 more employed people in 2018, the unemployment rate in Saskatchewan was 5.6%. There was a drop of 0.9% in the unemployment rate in the province.

Statistics Canada reported that 2018’s unemployment rate of 5.6% was the lowest since 1976, as per CIC News. The number of employed people in the country grew by 168,000 in 2018 at a growth rate of 0.9%. The increase has been attributed to the increase in the number of full-time jobs.

The maximum employment gains were recorded in the Service industry in Canada. This was followed by the health care and social assistance with an employment gain of 74,000. Business, building and other support services were in third place with an employment gain of 59,000.

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What are the changes in the Family Sponsorship Program of Canada?

What are the changes in the Family Sponsorship Program of Canada?

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canada family visa

In 2019, Canada will drop the lottery system that allowed immigrants to sponsor their parents and grandparents. It will revert back to the first-come-first-served system it followed prior to 2017.

Under the Family Sponsorship Program of Canada, 20,500 visa places have been set aside for the year 2019. For 2020, the quota is 21,000. This is a considerable hike from 2017 when the quota was 17,000.

Canada will start accepting applications for its Family Program by the end of January. The announcement was made by an IRCC spokesperson on 31st December 2018.

Ahmed Hussen, Immigration Minister, said that the lottery system received negative feedback from a lot of Canadians. This was the primary reason why it was scrapped, as quoted by CBC News.

Uzma Jalal, who is now a Canadian citizen, has been trying to get her parents to Canada from Bangladesh for 7 years. She had filed her first sponsorship application in 2011. She received consecutive rejections in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. As per Uzma, the rejections had nothing to do with her parents’ eligibility. She says that the rejections happened due to a backlog of applications.

The Family Sponsorship Program of Canada had been swamped under massive backlogs for years. In 2011, there were 167,000 pending applications. As per IRCC statistics, this number has come down to 26,000 in June 2018.

The processing time for the Family Sponsorship Program has also been shortened. Previously application took up to 8 years to be processed. The processing time has now come down to 2 years.

The increase in the quota signals good news for many immigrant families in Canada. These changes in the Family Sponsorship Program of Canada will now help many Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents.

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Top 5 changes that you will see in Australian immigration in 2019

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The Australian immigration system has been dynamic. Here are the top 5 changes that you will see in Australian immigration in 2019:

  1. South Australia visa for startup entrepreneurs

South Australia will launch a new visa for startup entrepreneurs. This visa will be different than the existing Business and Innovation Visa. The startup entrepreneur visa does not need funding arrangement like other entrepreneur visas. Eligible applicants will need to submit a strong business proposal to the state for this visa. The English requirement for this visa is low; just a score of 5 on each band will suffice.

  1. The launch of a new Parent Visa

Australia will launch a new temporary sponsored Parent Visa for parents of overseas immigrants. The quota for this visa will be around 15,000 per year. The validity of the Parent Visa may range from 3 to 5 years. These Visas would be renewable for up to 10 years. A 3 year Parent Visa would cost $5,000 and a 5-year visa would cost $10,000, as per SBS News.

  1. Processing times for Partner Visas would be longer

The Family Violence Bill was passed by the Australian Senate in November 2018. As per the new Bill, the sponsorship application would need to be first approved before lodging the Partner Visa. This would mean stringent scrutiny for sponsors and Partner Visa applicants. The additional scrutiny will result in longer processing times for Partner Visas.

  1. Increase in fund requirement for international students

International students coming to Australia will now need to show funds up to $20,290. If you include your spouse or partner in the application, you will need an additional $7,100. In the case of children, you will need to show $3,040 for each child included in the application.

  1. Australia will ensure employer-sponsored migrants are paid what they are due

In 2019, the Dept. of Home Affairs will take strong action against companies underpaying employer-sponsored overseas workers. In doing so, it will partner with the Australian Taxation Office. The Dept. will gather tax files of Subclass 457 and Subclass 482 holders. They will match them with their current tax records to ensure the migrants are paid the right amount.

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Nova Scotia, Canada approved record no. of applications in 2018

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Nova Scotia in Canada approved a record number of applications in 2018 from immigration candidates. The province is on its way to welcome more Permanent Residents than it ever did in the past.

Nova Scotia has accepted 2,272 applications in 2018 in comparison to 1,651 in 2017. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program accepted 1,400 applications in 2018. The remaining 872 applications were accepted through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

Out of the 1,400 applications, 1,095 applications were approved under the Nova Scotia Demand, Nova Scotia Experience and Labour Market Priorities stream.

The AIPP is operated jointly by the Federal Govt. and the provincial governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. 716 businesses in Nova Scotia are listed under this program.

As per a report from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, the province is expecting a high number of PR landings this year. 5,225 newcomers settled in Nova Scotia between 1st January and 31st October 2018. The Govt. anticipates that the numbers in 2018 will cross the numbers of 2016. 5,845 newcomers landed in Nova Scotia in 2016.

CIC News quoted Lena Metlege Diab, Immigration Minister of Nova Scotia as saying that the figures reflect the work put in by the province. Diab believes that the rise in numbers will help grow the population and strengthen the economy.

There has been an upward trend in Nova Scotia’s immigration numbers in the last 3 years.  The province now houses a record 964,693 residents as of 1st October 2018.

Two new immigration streams were introduced by the Nova Scotia Nominee Program in 2018. The first one was the Labour Market Priorities stream linked with the Express Entry. The second stream was aimed at specifically attracting doctors to the province.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the NSNP to nominate candidates from the EE pool. These candidates have work experience in occupations which are struggling with a labour shortage in the province. The first draw of this stream was held in August 2018. The stream targeted Early Childhood Educators and Assistants.

The Physician’s stream aims at attraction foreign primary care doctors and specialists to the province. It was created in February 2018 and has issued 18 nominations so far.

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