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Newsletter June 2019

July 2, 2019BY ISAS Consultants


Maraj Ahmed

Managing Director

The overall skilled migration trend indicates a downward movement mainly due to the governments’ policies of localization and the unemployment level in the major skilled workforce attracting countries. However, new policies are currently in the pipelines that will dissipate this situation.

There are some changes in the immigration policies are expected in the US and UK in near future which would attract the world’s skilled work force towards these countries. Meanwhile, countries like Germany, Singapore and Switzerland show promising prospects for people having skills in the engineering and information technology fields. Apart from the above there were quite a number of approvals seen for Family Sponsorship Cases of USA during the last month.

Coming towards the New Zealand, Australia and Canada region – the skilled immigration points criteria has continued to remain at the higher side. In Canada  it went up to 470 points earlier in end of May and then again showed a downward trend later in mid-June. In Australia the last 02 rounds’ selections have been as high as 75 and 80 points for most of the occupations with only 100 each EOIs were picked up for processing. Experts suggest that keeping high points and slow processing of applications are being used by the governments to manage the immigrant inflow in these countries.

On the contrary, the present situation in the Gulf region will remain vulnerable for the skilled workforce but it is expected that this uncertainty in the market will only last for temporary period. The recently announced investment and business migration policies by UAE and KSA is a highly encouraging indicator for those considering these markets as a good business and investment prospects .

The countries like USA, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand would continue to increase the inflow of students but without compromising quality – for a serious and genuine students particularly for post graduate STEM programs, the current situation is very encouraging to apply,

Concerns NZ visa delays could cost education sector billions:
A briefing document from Education New Zealand warns the lucrative foreign student sector is at risk because of the scale of student visa delays.

No sponsor? No problem: Saudi Shoura Council approves new ‘green card’ residency:
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council on Wednesday approved plans to attract entrepreneurs and investors from overseas with a “green card”-style residency scheme.

Five-year entrepreneur visa launched in UAE:
The UAE Cabinet had in November last year approved the long-term visa system. Under the directives and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

British Columbia extends Tech Pilot to June 2020:
Introduced by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in 2017, the Tech Pilot provides a fast-tracked pathway to Canadian permanent residence for international talent with a job offer in one of the pilot’s 29 eligible tech occupations.

Will recommended changes to the UK’s migration policy bring an end to the industry’s skill shortage?
Recent recommendations will allow more kitchens to access migrant labour from around the world – but is it enough to challenge the skills shortage.

Trump unveils ‘merit-based’ immigration policy plan:
US President Donald Trump has outlined plans for a new US immigration system designed to favour younger, better educated, English-speaking workers.

Germany’s new immigration laws open door for skilled labor:
Non-EU skilled citizens will have it easier now to move and get a job in Germany.

Make it easier for overseas students to work in UK:
Sajid Javid has said he wants to see an end to tough rules on overseas students being allowed to stay in the UK to work, arguing for what he called a more “flexible, sensible attitude” to immigration.


Established in 2003, ISAS Consultants  is recognized Pakistan’s best agency in providing immigration services lead to global settlement. ISAS provides full visa solutions for the countries like New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, Australia and many more. With over one and a half decades of experience and an established network, ISAS promises one stop settlement solution to the people interested to live, work, study, invest and do business in any country of the world. ISAS has an unrivaled team of immigration lawyers, certified immigration practitioners, paralegals and trained educational counselors who have the latest knowledge on immigration legislation and ready information on expected changes. This expertise in the field gives a solid edge making ISAS an undisputed leader in the Global Resettlement industry in Pakistan.

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