WIS News

Express Entry Draw – Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,991 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residence in the second draw to take place so far this August.

Australia – Changes to skilled visa programs

Australia – Changes to skilled visa programs A number of changes to temporary and permanent skilled migration programs, including the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program, were implemented on 1 July 2017. A summary of these changes is provided below.

New Zealand – Skilled Migrant and Essential Skills policy details

he changes will support already announced changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) residence policy and strike the right balance between ensuring New Zealanders are at the front of the queue for jobs and preserving access to the temporary migrant labour necessary for New Zealand’s continued economic growth.