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According to new survey BMO Harris Private Banking almost half of the millionaires in Canada are immigrants or first generation naturalized Canadians. The study which examines trends among high-net worth Canadians (those with investible assets of $1 million or more) showed that almost half (48 percent) are either immigrants to Canada (24 percent) or describe themselves as first generation Canadians with at least one parent born outside of Canada (24 percent). ...
 
 
The ruling Labor Party in Australian has announced that it will not deport foreigners, who are involved in minor crimes. The move comes part of the Coalition's effort to toughen immigration policy against foreign criminals convicted of crimes punishable by at least one year in prison; a policy statement said those criminals could face deportation and a ban from Australia of up to 20 years - double the current ban. ...
 
 
The UK legal establishment has unified in its condemnation of the government to limit the right of immigrants to receive legal aid in some immigration cases. The UK's Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has previously announced that the government plans bar immigrants from receiving state funded legal assistance until they have lived in the UK legally for twelve months. ...
 
 
According to the UK's National Office for Statistics one out of four babies that is born in the UK in 2011 has father, who is foreigner. The most common countries of origin where the foreign fathers come from are Pakistan, Poland and then India and Bangladesh. ...
 
 
The US Department of Commerce has recently released new data that show that the number of international arrivals in 2012 increases. In addition to that there is a forecast that suggests strong continual growth during the next several years. ...
 
 
According to a recent statistical data released by the Canadian Government, the British Immigrants, who live in the country, have an income that is significantly above the average level in comparison with all other immigrant nationalities. The report that was composed by Statistics Canada studied the income distribution of foreign workers that come from all over the world. ...
 
 
The Chilean president Sebastian Pinera has recently announced that United States intends to add Chile to its Visa Waiver Program. During the last several years, Chile has made important progress towards joining the program which gives to the country's citizens permission to visit United States for up to 90 days without having a need for visa. ...
 
 
Europe starts to witness immigration levels that have not been seen since the great exoduses to North America and Australia during the 19 century. This may create a hollow periphery of the European Union. ...
 
 
During a meeting with the Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, US State Secretary John Kerry said that it would like that Poland join the US Visa Waiver Program. Poland is just one of the three countries in the European Union which are not part of the Visa Waiver program, but it is expected to join in the near future. ...
 
 
The government of Canada has announced that it will simplify the citizenship application process and will allow candidates, who fail the relevant tests to rewrite them instead of making an appointment with a citizenship judge, who can make the final decision about their application. After 3 of June 2013 all applicants for Canadian Citizenship will be immediately informed about their results immediately after the test. ...
 
 
The number of skilled immigrants that have entered Australia with subclass 457 visa has increased with 20% during the last year. Currently there are 108 810 457 visa holders. ...
 
 
Bulgaria will insist the issue of lifting of the US visas will be brought up during the talks between EU and USA on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement.The issue will be on discussion during the Foreign Affairs meeting on June 14 when the ministers will approve mandate for negotiations between the EU and the USA. Bulgaria wants the current visa regime with USA to be removed because it will contradict the spirit of the future agreement and will prevent it from achieving its goals. ...
 
 
The readers of the British newspaper Telegraph's Ultratravel magazine have named Australia as the nest country for tourism. Among British readers, Australia is ranked ahead of other countries such as USA, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and China for its desirability as a travel and holiday destination. ...
 
 
The number of international students in UK falls as a result of the current policy of the UK conservative party which aims to reduce the number of immigrants which come to UK. The changes initially had little effect on net migration numbers but eventually began to take hold and the latest report confirms the trend is continuing. ...
 
 
Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney has announced that there will be new immigration visa whose aim will be to attract high-tech immigrants. The new visa is intended to make Canada more attractive destination than USA for immigrants with qualifications which allow them to work for the high tech industry. ...
 
 
Australia has changed its visa rules so that foreign students who have graduate in the country will have the right to remain in the country for four years after they finish their studies. UP until now everyone, who had graduated from Australian university had the right to remain in county for 18 months in order to gain work experience. ...
 
 
After the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 and the recent resource boom in Australia the population rates in New Zealand showed losses as more and more people started searching for work elsewhere. As the rebuild operations in Christchurch start to gain momentum immigration rates are beginning to improve with six of the last seven months showing net inflows - the highest since before the earthquake. ...
 
 
A recently released report by the Australian Statistical indicates that Northern Territory's capital city Darwin is the best place for people who want to find jobs, as it has more job vacancies than unemployed workers. In the last years Australia has experienced steady decline in unemployment mainly because of its booming mining industry. ...
 
 
The Girl Band Saturday had problems with US immigration authorities after it turned out that they have used airbrushed photos for their visa applications. The group is coming to United States in order to participate in their "Chasing the Saturdays" tour, when they were stopped for using digitally enhanced photos. ...
 
 
According to the UK immigration minister Mark Harper the government is right on track for its immigration policy whose aim is to reduce net immigration to tens of thousands per year. The coalition government has inherited an immigration rate of more than 250 000 people per year. ...
 
 
The immigration minister of Canada has announced the immigration department has managed to reduce significantly the number of backlog visa applications since the beginning of the year. Not all of the measures that were undertaken are popular. ...
 
 
The cost of the Australian visa subclass 457 will double in July and will reach a price of $900. The 457 visa which is used as by many foreigners who want to work in Australia on a short term basis has been severely criticized form various people including the Prime Minister of the country Julia Gillard. ...
 
 
The Government of New Zealand considers the introduction of new type of retirement visa that will allow retirees to live in the country without paying taxes. The visa will be suitable for financially independent retirees and will allow them to live in New Zealand on a permanent basis. ...
 
 
Australia's Fair Work Commission is presently considering whether or not to restructure wage rules where there are penalty rates included. Under the current system all employers must pay penalty rates when their employees work Saturday or Sunday. ...
 
 
The UK conseravite-led coalition government has struck harder position immigrants than the Labor Party. The unexpected success of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in recent local elections combined with the looming prospect of Bulgaria and Romania acceding to the European Union (EU) and potentially being able to move to Britain without the need for a UK visa has caused some Conservatives' rhetoric to further intensify. ...
 
 
Five citizens of Fiji are detained in Australia for overstaying their visas and working illegally in the country. In an interview with The Fiji Times yesterday, Australian Department of Immigration spokesperson Lancia Jordana said the Fijians, who were among 27 illegal workers and visa over-stayers, were nabbed following a raid in New South Wales last week. ...
 
 
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has stated that it has attracted more than 170 applications for its new significant investor visa program. The new visa was launched in November 2012 and requires all successful applicants to invest 5 million Australian dollars into the country's economy. ...