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

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada, Rekai LLP, the European Commission and the Canadian Government.

NICARAGUA – New Entry Request Form Required Before Travel

Effective immediately, the Nicaraguan Immigration Directorate (DGME) has introduced a new requirement for travelers entering Nicaragua for reasons other than tourism to submit, at least seven days in advance of travel, an entry request form by email.

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NICARAGUA – New Entry Request Form Required Before Travel

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Consortium Legal.

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

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada and the Canadian Government.

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CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Law 16/2017 of 17 March 2017 transposes into Romanian law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services), and replaces Law 344/2006.

Effective 20 May 2017, all companies based in an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland posting employees to Romania, as well as Romania-based companies posting employees to an EU or EEA member state or Switzerland, must comply with new notification and document retention rules.

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ROMANIA – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Rilvan Relocations.

Peregrine, a CIBT company, builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Newland Chase, also a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ANGOLA – Work Visas No Longer Limited to Three Years

Presidential Decree No. 151/17 of 4 July 2017 removes the three-year maximum duration for work visas for foreign nationals established in Article 75.1 of the Visa Law Regulations.

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ANGOLA – Work Visas No Longer Limited to Three Years

This news alert was prepared using information provided by AVM Advogados.

Peregrine, a CIBT company, builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.
Newland Chase, also a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.
CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

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

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada and Kranc Associates.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ZAMBIA – Additional Supporting Documents Required for Work Permit Applications

Effective 29 May 2017, the Department of Immigration in Zambia has issued revised guidelines for the issuance of standard employment permits, requiring additional information and documentation in support of applications, including evidence that newly compulsory labour market testing has been carried out.

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ZAMBIA – Additional Supporting Documents Required for Work Permit Applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corpus Globe Corporate Solutions.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.