US Gov’t Aware of Visa Delays; Canada’s Immigration Backlog Shrinks Further

US Gov’t Aware of Visa Delays; Canada’s Immigration Backlog Shrinks Further

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The White House recently confirmed that it is aware of the lengthy delays in visa appointments in India. This is good because with awareness comes the intention to solve the problem. Let’s hope US visa processing truly recovers faster than projected. Over in Canada, the immigration backlog is decreasing. This will not only benefit temporary residence applicants, it will also address the skills shortage in the country. Let’s all hope that the spate of good news continues and we end the year on a happy note.


US Gov’t Aware of Long Delays in Visa Appointments in India: White House

The White House confirmed that the Biden administration has acknowledged the lengthy delays in visa appointments in India and is working to address the “significant demand for these visa services.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also mentioned that visa processing is recovering faster than projected and is expected to reach pre-pandemic processing levels this year.

The Tribune

Canada’s Immigration Backlog Continues To Shrink, Temporary Residence Applicants Benefit Most

The most recent figures from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed that Canada’s immigration backlog decreased from last month’s 2.4 million to just over 2.2 million. Since there were 1.5 million applications pending as of September 30th, the IRCC successfully processed over 350,000 of those applications.

The Economic Times

Should Indian Students in the UK Drop Out and Switch to Skilled Worker Visa? Experts Weigh In

According to the new UK regulations, international students without a degree-level qualification can obtain a job from a company recognized by the UK Home Office and then transition to a skilled worker visa. While the process is completely legal, experts are worried that the changes to the requirements for the UK’s skilled worker visa would have a significant impact on international students entering the country, particularly Indians.

The Free Press Journal

Indian Students Can Benefit From Ireland’s Stay-Back Visa: Irish Consul General Anita Kelly

In an interview with the Free Press Journal, Irish Consul General in Mumbai Anita Kelly talked about the opportunities for Indian students, the accommodation crisis, and student visas, among other things. One of the highlights of the interview was about Indian students being able to avail of Ireland’s stay-back visa schemes in key sectors such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, ICT, and financial services.


Australia Wants International Students To Stay and Work After Graduation. They Find It Difficult for 4 Reasons

Some predictions say 2023 could see record numbers of international students in Australia. The forecasts come following reports that overseas students are flooding back to the country’s universities. Part of the plan of the Albanese government to boost skills in Australia is to try and guarantee more students stay longer after graduation and be part of the workforce.

The Conversation

Job Vacancies Set To Fall as International Student Numbers Increase

New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Wood has said that even though students cannot expect to become automatic residents after they complete their education, they can exercise their rights to job access. He added that his government recognizes how important the export education sector is as well as the value brought by international students. The emphasis though will be on quality instead of quantity.

Indian Newslink

International Students Are Returning to the United States, but Will That Last?

The United States has effectively reversed a pandemic-fueled decline in student enrolment and remains the world’s leading host destination for international students, accepting 15% of the global total in 2021–22, according to the IIE’s annual ‘Open Doors’ report. It also shows a 3.8% increase to 948,519 international students enrolled in US institutions.


Government Funds New Program To Promote Western Australia to International Students

In increasing the effort to make Western Australia a “preferred study destination,” the Minister for International Education and Training announced that a total of $1 million is projected for a program called the “International Education Familiarisation Program.” This aims for education providers across Western Australia to be given eligibility to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding.


International Students Bring Substantial Benefits to UK, Government Told As Crackdown Considered

Amid controversial statements by the home secretary, a report by the Migration Advisory Committee stated that international students contribute substantially to local economies. After Brexit, the number of European Union (EU) students dropped while applicants coming from outside the EU rose.

IQ Fin

How Familiar Are You With These COVID-Related Visa Changes in Australia?

Several COVID-related visa changes have been made in Australia. First of all, student visa work-hour restrictions have been temporarily lifted. Secondly, requirements for health examinations have also been relaxed for temporary visa applicants. Meanwhile, skilled visas in the health and education sectors are being prioritized. Aside from these, there are four more visa changes to consider.


International Students Earn Well After Degrees in Denmark

A large proportion of international students stay and work in Denmark for years after they graduate. An analysis conducted by the Damvad Analytics reveals that 50% of international graduates are still in the country, contributing 3.2 million Danish Krone to Denmark’s economy. 

India Education Diary

An Insight Into How Careful Planning Can Help Cope With the Higher Costs of Studying Abroad

The current inflation is a challenge for international students from India. The unprecedented exchange rate fluctuation is increasing the costs of studying abroad. However, there are multiple ways students can reduce the expense of overseas education. One of which is to carefully choose a fixed-rate loan. 

The Times of India

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