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May
30
2014

More occupations added in Canada worker programs

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If you are planning to settle in Canada with your family for good, worker programs that lead to permanent residency have been offered in the recent years by the Canadian government.

At present, Filipinos and other nationalities can work and live permanently in Canada through the following worker schemes:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

For this year, more eligible occupations were added in the list to qualify for employment and permanent residency programs in Canada.

The three different worker programs accept a certain number of eligible applicants who, apart from being eligible in the occupations under the worker program, are assessed based on their language skills, adaptability, educational background, work experience, age and available arranged employment.

See the complete list of eligible occupations for FSWP

See the complete list of eligible occupations for FTSP

See the complete list of eligible occupations for CNC

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May
19
2014

Qatar announces plans to amend labor law

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter (right) and Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad al-Thani, chairman of Qatar World Cup committee. CREDIT: Associated Press/Osama Faisal

FIFA president Sepp Blatter (right) and Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad al-Thani, chairman of Qatar World Cup committee.
CREDIT: Associated Press/Osama Faisal

The Qatari Ministry of Labor has announced major and possible changes to the Qatari Labor Law that will mutually benefit expatriates, or those foreign nationals who work in Qatar, and their employers.

The amendments in the Labor Law has been anticipated and asked for a long time now as the kafala or sponsorship system, which is implemented for years, is met by mixed opinions.

The amendments, however, will not yet take effect, and further announcements must be awaited.

List of amendments to be revised in the Qatari Labor Law

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Published in: Laws and Immigration
May
12
2014

US work visa rule tweaked to keep migrant workers

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The United States do not want to lose highly skilled foreign workers, and so, to prevent this from happening, the country has expressed its plans to make a minor tweak in the prevailing visa rules and may soon start implementing it for migrant workers in the US.

The old visa rule goes like this: Migrant workers who has an H-1B visa, the visa issued to those who secured a job in the US under a company sponsorship are allowed to work under a limited term/contract. IF their spouses plan to go to the US and stay with them, they can get an H-4 visa (which allows them to stay in the US but not to work).

Under the revised visa rule, a spouse of an H-1B visa holder may also get the same visa to be able to work in the US, live with their partner and thus, retaining the highly skilled worker.

The visa rule change also applies to spouses of H1-B visa holders who have applied for green cards or permanent residency cards.

This move by the United States is aimed to retain highly skilled migrant workers especially in the science and technology industry and help n the growth of the US economy.

The visa rule change will be available after it is published in the Federal register and open for public comment.

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Published in: Laws and Immigration
Mar
3
2014

Saudi at PH mas Pinaghusay ang Recruitment Process

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Sa nagdaang 2nd Joint Committee Meeting na ginanap sa Riyadh, napagkasunduan ng gobyerno ng Saudi Arabia at Pilipinas ang ilang improvement sa paraan at haba ng recruitment process ng mga domestic helper.

Sa nasabing meeting, tinalakay ang mga sumusunod:

-babawasan ang process cycle time (PCT) ng OFW documentation

-i-improve and 24-hour assistance center ng pamahalaan ng Saudi sa mga reklamo ng mga Pinoy domestic worker sa Saudi

-pagbawas sa PC ng medical exam mula 5 araw hanggang 3 araw -pagkolekta ng data ng mga madalas itanong ng mga Pinoy domestic worker sa 24-Hour Assistance Center ng Saudi government upang maisama sa tatalakayin sa PDOS para sa mga domestic worker

Dagdag pa rito, nagpaplano ang Saudi government na pondohan ang isang online portal para sa Saudi-PH e-contract scheme.

Ano ang masasabi mo? Hanap na nang trabaho sa Saudi!

Source: DOLE

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Jan
31
2014

Pinoys should be using e-Passport after October 2015

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All non-machine readable passports may no longer be extended beyond October 31, 2014 and must be completely phased out by November 24, 2015.

All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports after October 31, 2014.

They must instead apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current MRRP (green) or MRP (maroon) passports. Those who fail to do so will likely encounter difficulty at immigration checks when traveling through any ports of entry around the world after October 2015.

   

 

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