Work Permit Applications Received On or After October 1, 2010

Posted by Donna Habsha|Canada Immigration
Sep 10
30


Effective October 1, 2010, WP applications received for the seven specific IT occupations that were previously under the facilitated process will require an LMO.

Until further notice, the change does not apply to Quebec. Additionally, from October 1, 2010, until March 31, 2011, employers interested in hiring TFW for positions located in British Columbia and in one of the seven occupations covered under the information technology facilitated process will be required to first notify Service Canada and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (AELMD) of their offer of employment before proceeding to have the foreign workers apply to CIC to obtain a WP.

Requests for an extension of a WP or a new WP application that has been filed prior to October 1, 2010, if approved, will allow a maximum duration of one year from the date of issuance of the WP.


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MANITOBA MAKING IT EASIER FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES TO STAY AND WORK IN THE PROVINCE

Posted by Donna Habsha|Canada Immigration
Sep 10
23


The Manitoba government has announced that beginning in 2011, international graduates from a post-secondary educational program of at least two academic years at a Manitoba institution will be able to apply immediately to the Provincial Nominee Program in advance of receiving an offer of employment. Previously, international graduates could only apply to the Provincial Nominee Program after working for a Manitoba employer for at least six months.

As part of the changes, international students applying for the fast-track program will also enrol in an employment-readiness program upon completion of their studies. The program will include job readiness, career coaching and job-matching services.


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H-1B Visas Still Available

Posted by Marwah Serag|US Immigration
Sep 10
15


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that as of September 10, 2010 it had receipted an estimated 37,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 13,700 advanced degree petitions.


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DS-160 Electronic Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form – Helpful Tips

Posted by Marwah Serag|US Immigration
Sep 10
15


While the U.S. Department of State’s new DS-160 form was designed to streamline the nonimmigrant visa application process, it has unfortunately caused confusion and delays throughout the process.  It is important to note that once the DS-160 form has been electronically submitted, it can no longer be accesed to view or edit.  In the event the application has been electronically submitted and changes need to be made, the application can be uploaded again using the .dat file previously saved.  Once the .dat file has been reuploaded, it can be changed and a new application can be submitted, which will produce a new unique bar code and new confirmation page.


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