CANADA – Changes to List of Designated Countries for Immigration Medical Exam

Effective 23 November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the list of “designated countries” whose residents require an immigration medical examination (IME) to apply for a temporary or permanent residence visa.

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CANADA – Government Announces Three-Year Immigration Plan

On 1 November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s immigration plan. The plan breaks with practice of previous years by laying out immigration targets for the next three years.

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CANADA – Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to be Expanded and Streamlined

Effective 2 January 2018, the Province of Alberta’s Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) will streamline its provincial economic immigration program into two streams.

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CANADA / EUROPEAN UNION – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Facilitates Business Mobility

Provisionally effective from 21 September 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union includes provisions for the entry of short-term business visitors and temporary foreign workers.

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CANADA / EUROPEAN UNION – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Facilitates Business Mobility

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CANADA – New Job Match Service

Effective 28 August 2017, Canadian employers who want to hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will be required to use the new Job Match service when advertising a position on Job Bank, before they can apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

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CANADA – New Job Match Service

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CANADA – Government Implements Global Skills Strategy

On 12 June 2017, the Canadian government implemented its Global Skills Strategy (GSS), and provided further details of the two-year pilot program.

Two-week work permit processing is available for certain highly skilled occupations under the Global Talent Stream (GTS) or the International Mobility Program (IMP).

The Global Skills Strategy also encompasses two new work permit exemptions for short-term work.

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CANADA – Government Implements Global Skills Strategy

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JAPAN – Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Chinese Nationals

AZERBAIJAN – New Rules for Payment of Work and Residence Permit Fees

CANADA – Government Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Certain Spouses and Revises Age Threshold for Dependents

TAIWAN – Upcoming Relaxation of Visa Rules for Nationals of Southeast and South Asian Countries

ANGOLA – Amendments to Rules on Hiring of Foreign Employees

PORTUGAL – All Travellers Subject to Border Control 10-14 May 2017 Due to Pope’s Visit

JAPAN – Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of Five Central Asian Countries

AUSTRALIA – New Foreign Worker Levy and Increased Visa Application Charges

COSTA RICA – New Expedited ID Card Process for Registered Companies

SWITZERLAND – Government Invokes “Safeguard Clause” to Impose Quota on Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

 

CANADA – Government Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Certain Spouses and Revises Age Threshold for Dependents

Effective 28 April, 2017, the Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status.

Effective 24 October 2017, the Canadian government will reset the age of dependency back to “under 22”.

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CANADA – Government Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Certain Spouses and Revises Age Threshold for Dependents

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