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09-07-2024

Indian Immigration to Canada Surges 326% in the Last Decade

United kingdom, United state

#immigration

A new report reveals a 326% surge in Indian immigration to Canada over the past decade. The National Foundation for American Policy found that skilled Indians, including students, prefer Canada due to easier visa and permanent residence processes compared to the US.

Indian immigrant numbers rose from 32,828 in 2013 to 139,715 in 2023. Meanwhile, US universities saw a decline in international enrolment, while Canadian universities experienced significant growth.

H-1B visa difficulties in the US and fast PR pathways in Canada contribute to this trend. Although recent diplomatic tensions may impact visa processing, long-term Indian student preferences for Canada are expected to remain strong.

11-07-2024

UK Visas Drop by a Third After Family Immigration Crackdown

United kingdom,United state

#immigration

#dependents

The UK's issuance of skilled worker, study, and health and care visas fell by 34.1% in the first half of this year, following measures to reduce immigrants bringing dependants.

Visa numbers dropped from 397,800 to 262,000, with dependants falling 36.1%. Net migration, currently at 685,000, is expected to decrease further due to policies like raising the skilled worker salary threshold.

Rishi Sunak aims to cap immigration annually. Labour, while also aiming to reduce net migration, has yet to set specific targets. Some within Labour call for relaxed visa rules, especially for the science sector, to attract global talent.
11-07-2024

France Relocates Homeless Immigrants from Paris Ahead of Olympics

United kingdom,United state

#asylum

#deport

Ahead of the Olympics, France has relocated thousands of homeless immigrants from Paris. Promised housing elsewhere, many ended up on unfamiliar streets or were flagged for deportation. Paris's emergency shelters can't accommodate the 100,000 homeless people, leading to temporary shelters across the country.

The government's program, linked to Olympic preparations, screens immigrants for asylum, with many deemed ineligible. Most immigrants face repeated evictions and eventual homelessness in new cities.

Critics argue the program is an "antechamber to deportation." Local officials, unconsulted about the relocations, express frustration over the lack of support and resources for the displaced individuals.
11-07-2024

Ontario Issues 1,666 Immigration Invitations to International Graduates

United kingdom,United state

#studentvisa

#immigration

Ontario issued 1,666 invitations for immigration through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program on July 9, 2024. In the Master's Graduate stream, 1,556 candidates needed a score of 54 or higher.

The PhD Graduate stream invited 110 candidates with scores of 50 or above. All profiles were submitted within the past year. These streams offer international students pathways to permanent residence without requiring a job offer.

Applicants must meet criteria such as legal residence in Ontario for a year, sufficient settlement funds, and intention to live and work in Ontario. Applications must be submitted within two years of graduation.

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