Canada will offer increased skilled worker visas in second half of 2017

Canada will offer increased skilled worker visas in second half of 2017

Canada will offer increased skilled worker visas in second half of 2017

Canada will offer increased skilled worker visas in second half of 2017

Canada will be offering increased skilled worker visas to overseas immigrant workers in second half of 2017 as it has already offered 51, 285 ITAs for Canada PR in the first half of this year. The total of ITAs offered in the first half of 2017 is more than thrice the total of 15,286 ITAs issued in the first half of 2016 by IRCC. It also exceeds the total number of ITAs issued by IRCC in the first half of IRCC ever since the launch of Express Entry by Canada in 2015.

The increase in the number of skilled worker visas offered by Canada is majorly owing to the fact that the CRS threshold for immigrant applicants in the Express entry pool has been decreased in the last 6 months. Out of the 16 Canada Express Entry draws held in the first six months of 2017, seven draws witnessed CRS scores dipping to the record lowest, as quoted by the CIC News.

Elaborating on the trends for the skilled worker visas for the second half of 2017 Attorney David Cohen has said that the second half promises to be great for overseas skilled workers given the total of ITAs issued in the first half of 2017. The improvements to express entry CRS scores by IRCC resulted in significant increase in the number of ITAs issued for skilled workers benefitting a large number of immigrant applicants. The trends in Express entry draws indicate that IRCC intends to have a large diversity and increase in the skilled worker visas, added Cohen.

IRCC had initially forecasted that the improvements to Express entry will result in the decrease in CRS scores and increase in the ITAs offered for Canada PR. This has come true and second half of 2017 could offer a number of skilled worker visas, said David Cohen.

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Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

Latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australia are user-friendly

The updated immigrant worker visa changes by the Government of Australia have addressed the concerns of the diverse stakeholders in the immigration sector and labor markets in Australia. Responding to the concerns expressed by immigration sector stakeholders the government of Australia has once again added 36 jobs to the visa stream for 4 years. These include biochemists, petroleum engineers, metallurgists, and horse trainers. The other vocations that have been reinstated to the visa stream for 2 years include nurse researcher, music director, and helicopter pilot.

The updated immigrant worker visa changes by Australia also include shuffling of jobs between the two visa streams. The occupations of anesthetist and mining production manager have been shuffled to the 2-year visa stream from the 4-year visa stream. On the other hand, 23 vocations from the 2-year visa stream have been shuffled to the 4-year visa stream. These include meteorologists, zoologists, botanists, chief executives, university lecturers, and statisticians, as quoted by The Australian.

Tony Cunningham the Association of Australian Medical Research Institute’s’ President said that the latest Immigrant worker visa changes by Australian government are truly great news for the medical research fraternity. Innes Willox the Chief Executive of Ai Group elaborated on the changes by saying that the changes that have been made effective to the immigrant worker visa are catering to the genuine issues being faced by the industry. The members of the AI group in Australia had been worried owing to the earlier visa changes that had degraded the Corporate General Manager, Managing Director, and Chief Executive jobs to the short-term list, added Mr. Willox.

Expressing his satisfaction over the immigrant worker visa changes Jennifer Westacott the Chief Executive of Business Council of Australia said that the latest changes address the concerns raised that 2-year term visa is not adequate to appeal and hold back the best and brightest global talents.

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Indians are largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

Indians make up largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

Indians are largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

Indians are largest immigrant group with citizenship in OECD countries

India is the largest source country in the world of immigrants receiving citizenship in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations in 2015, a report released on 29 June revealed.

About 130,000 people of Indian origin have received citizenship in these countries in 2015, as they overtook Mexicans, Filipinos, Moroccans, and Chinese.

Entitled ‘International Migration Outlook 2017,’ the report was published by OECD, a global think-tank of 35 member countries, including the US, European nations, Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.

Family migration, with four main subcategories — accompanying family, family formation, family reunification and international adoption — has been the main pathway to permanent migration in the OECD member states in recent years, according to the report.

India ranks fifth in the list of source countries with most migrants to OECD nations, the report added. The year 2015 saw OECD member states receiving more ‘new immigrants’ from China, Poland Romania, and Syria.

In 2015, the number of immigrants from India to these nations was 268,000, which comprises about four percent of the total global immigration to OECD countries in that year.

It was also said in the report that among new migrants to OECD nations, 29 percent belonged to another OECD nation.

India is the second-largest source country for students in OECD nations, as 186,000 people from this country were studying in OECD countries. China, with 600,000 students, is the largest source country for people pursuing studies in this blog.

The US is the most sought-after country for such students, followed by Great Britain, said the report.

OECD Countries:

AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHILE, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY,GREECE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, LATVIA, LUXEMBOURG, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES

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