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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Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

Visa and migration changes for Australia

New Zealand pathway

An additional pathway to permanent residence for New Zealand Special Category visa holders has been introduced and is available to certain New Zealand citizens. This pathway is included in the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa as a new stream.

Changes to the Eligible New Zealand Citizen definition

The definition of Eligible New Zealand Citizen has been amended to align with Australian social security law. Consequential changes have also been made to the New Zealand Family Relationship (Subclass 461) visa.

Online Visitor visa lodgement for Indian nationals

Indian passport holders can now lodge Visitor (subclass 600) visa applications online.

Online lodgement of Visitor Visa Priority consideration service requests

Eligible countries (Visa, India, and United Arab Emirates) will be able to apply online for the Priority consideration service for Visitor visa applications.

Skilled visas

A number of changes are being made to the temporary and permanent skilled visa programmes.

Medical Treatment visa

Amendments have been made to the Medical Treatment (subclass 602) visa. Applicants who are in Australia and do not hold a substantive visa need to provide additional documentation from 1 July regarding their proposed medical treatment in order to lodge a valid application.

Visa application charges

As part of the 2017–18 Budget, the Australian Government announced a number of changes to existing visa application charges, including the introduction of a number of new products.

Refugee and humanitarian changes

Lodgement of Protection visa available online 

If you are seeking a protection visa in Australia, you can now apply online for a Temporary Protection visa, Safe Haven Enterprise visa or Permanent Protection visa. If you are lodging a paper application, you can now only apply by post.

Community Support Programme

The Department is providing more information for prospective approved proposing organisations on the Community Support Programme (CSP) from 1 July. The CSP enables communities and businesses—as well as families and individuals—to propose humanitarian visa applicants and support new humanitarian arrivals in their settlement journey to Australia.

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Canadian immigration system will remain immigrant-friendly says Trudeau

Canadian immigration system will remain immigrant-friendly says Trudeau

Canadian immigration system will remain immigrant-friendly says Trudeau

Canadian immigration system will remain immigrant-friendly says Trudeau

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has said that the Canadian immigration system will remain immigrant-friendly even as the international community is debating over the controversial travel ban of Donald Trump.

Addressing a press conference in Ottawa to conclude the sitting of the Parliament Justin Trudeau said that the officials of the government of Canada have held several deliberations with the US government regarding safeguarding the rights of Canadians owing to stringent immigration policies of the US.

Elaborating on the domestic Canadian immigration system Trudeau said that the citizens of Canada perceive immigration as an overall positive phenomenon and Canada does not need to have concessions to security for creating resilient and stronger community, as quoted by the CBC CA.

Trudeau said that he will continue to uphold the values of the Canadian immigration system irrespective of the destination in the globe he is present whether it be Hamburg or Washington. Canada accepts immigrants from all over the world, has bilingual official language system with hundreds of other languages, its people practice diverse faiths and represent diverse cultures, added the Prime Minister of Canada.

Canada’s identity and heritage have multi-ethnicity as its core and Canadians realize that the diversity is the strength of the nation, said Trudeau. Old problems have received innovative solutions and fresh perspectives have resulted from the multicultural tradition of Canada, added Justin Trudeau.

Making note of the fact that the nation is celebrating its 150th Confederation anniversary and Charter of Freedoms and Rights’ 35th anniversary the Prime Minister of Canada said that these landmarks remind us of the core values that unite the nationals of Canada – Inclusion, openness and great respect for diversity.

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Indians are the second largest immigrant community in Australia

Indians are the second largest immigrant community in Australia

Indians are the second largest immigrant community in Australia

Indians are the second largest immigrant community in Australia

Indian migrants have become the second largest immigrant community in Australia with a population of 1,63,000 second only to the immigrants from China, as revealed by the updated census statistics.

The updated statistics of the highly dynamic demographics and the population of Australia have been revealed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It has announced that 1.3 million fresh immigrants arrived in Australia between 2011 to 2016 from almost 180 nations that include China and India.

The official data has revealed that in 2016 1, 63, 000 fresh Indian migrants arrived in Australia making them the second largest immigrant community after Chinese migrants whose numbers were recorded as 191000 fresh immigrants, as quoted by the Times of India.

The latest census figures have also updated the population of Australia from 21.5 million in 2011 to 24.4 million people in 2016. Australian Bureau of Statistics further elaborated that of the total residents of Australia almost 26% were born outside Australia with the UK continuing to remain as the most common nation of birth after Australia.

The census observed that for the first time Indian migrants along with migrants from China and the Philippines emerged as one among the top common nations for birth apart from Australia-born residents.

The percentage of Indian migrants increased to 7.4 % in 2016 from 5.6% in 2011 and that of the Chinese migrants increased to 8.3% in 2016 from 6% in 2011.

The most populous state was New South Wales with a population of 7, 480, 228 which was more than the population of Victoria with a population of 59, 26, 624 followed by Queensland with a population of 47,03,193.

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Business Visitors – Work without a Work Permit

Business Visitors – Work without a Work Permit

Business Visitors – Work without a Work Permit

Business Visitors – Work without a Work Permit

In many cases, business visitors to Canada do not require a Canadian work permit.

A business visitor is a foreign national who comes to Canada to participate in international business activities, but who will not enter the Canadian labor market.

Canada is one of the world’s largest economies, attracting thousands of short-term business visitors each year. With an international market-oriented economy and as a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation (OECD) and the Group of 7 (G7), as well as the signatory to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada strives to ensure that international business visitors can come to Canada on business trips. Subject to the nature of the work, as well as the individual’s nationality, certain business visitors can enter the country to conduct business or trade activity without needing a work permit.

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  • Individuals not considered a business visitor
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Business visitors must demonstrate the following:

  • They plan to stay for less than six months,
  • They do not plan to enter the Canadian labor market,
  • The main place of business and source of income and profits is outside Canada,
  • They have documents that support their application and
  • They meet Canada’s basic entry requirements because they
  • Have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
  • Have enough money for their stay and to return home,
  • Plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
  • Are not a criminal, security or health risk to Canadians.

There are a number of reasons why an individual may come to Canada as a business visitor, including:

  • Attending business meetings, conferences, conventions, fairs, etc;
  • Buying Canadian goods or services on behalf of a foreign entity;
  • Taking orders for goods or services;
  • Providing after-sales service, excluding hands-on work in the construction trades;
  • Being trained by a Canadian parent company for work outside of Canada; and
  • Training employees of a Canadian subsidiary of a foreign company.
  • Business visitors to Canada may require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

Allowing international business people to do business in Canada is important for the continued economic success of the country. Similarly, countries that have trade agreements and strong economic partnerships with Canada generally allow Canadian business visitors to enter their countries as smoothly as possible. Visa reciprocity is an important aspect of Canada’s business outlook and economic success.

After-sales or lease services

Individual repairing and servicing, supervising installers, and setting up and testing commercial or industrial equipment (including computer software) may be considered business visitors, and as such may not require a Canadian work permit.

Setting up does not include hands-on installation generally performed by construction or building trades, such as electricians or pipe fitters.

This provision also applies to individuals seeking entry to repair or service specialized equipment purchased or leased outside Canada, provided the service is being performed as part of the original or extended sales agreement, lease/rental agreement, warranty or service contract.

After-sales and lease services also include situations where the sales or lease agreement or purchase order is for a software upgrade to operate previously sold or leased equipment. A service person coming to Canada to install, configure or give training on the upgraded software may be considered a business visitor. A sales or lease agreement or purchase order for upgraded software is a new contract for a new product. Please note that hands-on building and construction work is not covered by this provision.

Warranty or service agreement

For warranty or service agreements, contracts must have been negotiated as part of the original sales or lease/rental agreements or be an extension of the original agreement in order for the foreign national to be considered a business visitor.

Service contracts negotiated with third parties after the signing of the sales or lease/rental agreement are not covered by this provision. Where the work to be performed in Canada is not covered under a warranty, a work permit and a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is generally required.

Individuals not considered business visitors

In situations where a Canadian employer has directly contracted for services from a non-Canadian company, the employee of the foreign company performing the services for the Canadian company requires a Canadian work permit.

This situation arises most often in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The service provider is not to be considered a business visitor simply because he or she is not directly receiving remuneration from a Canadian source. Since there is a contract between the Canadian company and the foreign worker’s employer, there is an entry to the Canadian labor market. And because the foreign employer is receiving payment for the service that is being provided, it is deemed that the worker is receiving payment from a Canadian source. Consequently, the worker cannot be considered a business visitor.

For example, an infrastructure project in Canada contracts the services of a U.S.-based urban planning firm, which sends a small team to Canada work on a site. The team members are working in Canada, and the firm is receiving compensation for being engaged on the project. Therefore, the team members do not meet the criteria as business visitors to Canada.

Individuals who plan to enter the Canadian labor market may require a Temporary Work Permit.

Other individuals working in Canada for short-term periods and in certain situations may work in Canada without a work permit, while not necessarily being considered business visitors.

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