Category January 2016

Quebec Announces Application Intake Dates for Skilled Worker Program.

Up to 5,000 applications will be soon be accepted for popular Canadian immigration program On July 19, the government of the Canadian province of Quebec announced that its Quebec Skilled Worker program (QSWP) will open to receive up to 5,000 new applications as of August 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard (Montreal) Time. The […]

TechUK brands Tier 2 immigration visa reforms ‘disappointing’

Government introduces a £1,000 immigrant skills charge for employers of skilled foreign workers Immigration reforms imposing a charge on companies employing skilled foreign workers have been dubbed “disappointing” by a technology industry trade body. TechUK, which represents 850 UK tech firms, expressed its displeasure over the planned changes to Tier 2 immigration guidelines, saying they […]

US to start accepting application for popular H-1B work visas from April 1

The US would start accepting petitions for popular H-1B work visas for the fiscal year 2017 from the beginning of next month, officials announced today.  H-1B visa, popular with Indians, is used by American companies to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialised knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. […]

Thousands of Indian workers to be hit by new UK immigration rules as minimum earnings should be £35,000

Like thousands of others, Shwetal Shah and C. Kesavan came to the United Kingdom as students from India. Shwetal did a one-year masters degree in international marketing from Glasgow and in September 2015 got a job as a business consultant despite a tough job environment for foreign graduates. Kesavan specialised as an audiologist from the […]

What should I do if my institution is closing?

Most students complete their studies in the UK as normal, with no issues around their visa or Tier 4 sponsorship.  However, occasionally a Tier 4 sponsor may have a problem with its licence to sponsor international students.  If a Tier 4 sponsor has its licence revoked, this will affect students currently studying in the UK under their […]

Here’s how you can potentially get a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa

In a bid to drive local tech development, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has made it easier for highly skilled non-EU IT professionals to acquire a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa to live and work in the UK. If you work in tech and have previously been unable to apply for a British work visa, […]

How do you apply for asylum in the UK?

What is claiming asylum? If you want to live in the UK because you fear living in your own country due to persecution then you are looking to claim asylum.  Am I eligible to claim asylum in the UK? In order to be eligible for claiming asylum in the UK you must be regarded by […]

Government of Canada Plans on Admitting Record Numbers of new Immigrants in 2016

The Liberal government of Canada plans on welcoming up to 305,000 new permanent residents this year — the highest projected immigration level in decades, and around a seven percent increase on the 2015 plan. The government provided details in its 2016 Immigration Levels Plan, which was published on Tuesday, March 8. The increase in immigration […]

Common USA Student visa interview questions and answers

Q: Why did you choose to study in US? / Why you want to pursue your degree from US? A: Academic experience from a US university is highly valued around the world. Also, US universities offer excellent research opportunities through many assistant-ship  programs. On top of that, having global exposure tremendously helps to advance my career. […]

UK Shortage Occupations List

The UK Shortage Occupations List details the professions that are in high demand in the UK.  Employers for the occupations listed below are not required to advertise the posts they wish to fill. Engineering Occupations Healthcare Occupations Arts and Entertainment Occupations Other Occupations Please note that while each of the occupations listed below are in high demand in […]