CANADA & PORTUGAL – New Opportunities for Young Workers

Starting in 2019, the new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement signed May 3 between Canada and Portugal will authorize up to 2,000 young Canadian nationals to live and work in Portugal, and up to 2,000 young Portuguese nationals to live and work in Canada for periods of up to two years. To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of one of the two signatory countries and aged 18 to 35.

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CANADA & PORTUGAL – New Opportunities for Young Workers

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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

Effective 1 April 2018, EU Blue Card holders in the Netherlands whose employment is terminated for any reason are entitled to a “search period” of up to three months to find a new job as long as their residence permit card is still valid.

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NETHERLANDS – Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

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CANADA – Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

On 6 April 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced they will be expanding the current Biometrics Program from summer 2018 to include most nationalities.

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CANADA – Government Announces Expansion of Biometric Collection

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SWITZERLAND – Government Extends “Safeguard Clause” Limiting Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to extend, for the year from 1 June 2018, the quota on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals (EU-2) of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly.

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RUSSIA – New Notification Forms

Effective 20 April 2018, new forms will be introduced for notifying the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the labour activity of foreign nationals.

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GHANA – New Employment Guidelines Released by Petroleum Commission

Effective 2 June 2018. the Petroleum Commission (PC) has released new guidelines covering the employment of foreign nationals.

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KUWAIT – Restrictions for Foreign National Engineers, and Diploma Holders Under 30 Years Old

Effective immediately, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) requires engineers applying to renew or transfer their residence permits to present a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES).

PAM has also issued the decision that, effective 1 July 2018, foreign nationals under the age of 30 will not be allowed to obtain a work permit in Kuwait if they hold a university degree (diploma, bachelor’s, master’s or PHD).

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