AUSTRALIA – Stricter Criteria for Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Migration

On 18 April 2017, the Australian government announced tighter eligibility criteria for the permanent employer-sponsored skilled migration programmes, alongside major changes to the subclass 457 visa which we described in this alert.

The implementation of these reforms began on 19 April 2017 and is expected to be completed in March 2018.

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AUSTRALIA – Stricter Criteria for Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Migration

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Visa Executive and Newland Chase Australia.

CANADA – Quebec Immigration Program Reaches Limit in One Day

Quebec Immigration opened its online application system between 16 August 2016 and received 5000 applications for immigration under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program in a mere five hours.

The online application system, which is known as Mon Projet Quebec, will only accept applications that are validated and complete, which meant that all of the hopeful applicants had carefully prepared their applications well in advance of the intake date. A previous intake in June also yielded 5000 applications and the province has now reached its overall cap of 10,000 applications for the fiscal year (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

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CANADA – Quebec Immigration Program Reaches Limit in One Day

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.