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Australia announces an increase in visa fees for international students to $1,600
zahraa ahmed - 2 weeks

The Australian government announced an increase in visa application fees for international students wishing to study in Australia from $710 to $1,600.

Canada announces new facilities for asylum seeker procedures for these nationalities
zahraa ahmed - 2 weeks

The Canadian government announced a reduction in asylum applications from citizens in Mexico who wish to move to Canada, and the government announced the opening of 3 new visa application centers in Mexico.

Canada issues widespread heat wave warnings until mid-week
zahraa ahmed - 2 weeks

Environment Canada has issued widespread heatwave warnings over much of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan due to a ridge of high pressure that is expected to last until mid-week.

Canada decides Changes To Post-Study Work Permits For foreign students
zahraa ahmed - 3 weeks

The Canadian government announced its readiness to make new changes to the post-graduation work rights of international students, in accordance with the PGWP program, which allows them to work in Canada temporarily after graduation.

Canada warns of High temperatures today in Ontario and Quebec
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Ministry of Environment Canada warned today about the weather expected today, and the agency indicated that it is expected to witness high and severe temperatures in central and southern Ontario and a large part of western Quebec.

Canada warns residents of a severe snowstorm and rain this weekend
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

weather warnings from Canadian forecasters for the Atlantic region as well as the west and north of the nation.

Canada announces new automated tax filing system for low-income employees
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian government is preparing to start implementing the new automated tax filing system that the government recently announced, in order to force non-compliant workers to submit their tax returns. Through this decision, the federal government...

Canada announces new changes to the 2024 Canadian work permit
ahmed atef - 1 month

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in Canada has been revised. These modifications support hiring foreign workers by Canadian firms seeking a favorable Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before granting a work permit.

European Central Bank announces interest rate cuts, first time since 2019
asmaa - 1 month

The European Central Bank (ECB) recently announced its first interest rate cut since 2019, signaling progress in addressing inflation while acknowledging that the battle is far from over.

Canada issues widespread warnings due to thunderstorms hitting these areas
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

This morning, the Government of Canada issued an important and urgent morning warning that temperatures will drop in some areas, with rain falling, and Environment Canada warns of the risk of thunderstorms in southern Ontario.

Canada sets requirements for a Canadian Open Work Permit with Working Holiday Visa
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian Immigration Department has identified some new visas for residence with the aim of intercultural interaction, as the Canadian government offers open work permits for young people from 35 partner countries to work and explore the country,...

Canada issues an emergency alert regarding a water outage in the city of Calgary
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Water conservation companies in the city of Calgary in Canada issued an urgent alert to residents, and the companies asked residents to do a number of requests, including not to shower or bathe. Do not wash dishes or operate appliances that use...

Britain sets an annual cap on visas and work permits before the next election
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a cap on immigration visas, and imposed new limits on work and family visas to reduce immigration to Britain.

The Bank of Canada announces interest rate cuts and expectations for another cut next month
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Bank of Canada announced a reduction in its key interest rate on Wednesday to about 4.75%, by a quarter of a percentage point, according to the new announcement made by the bank.

Canada is giving these residents $1,364 per month this summer
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian government has announced some benefits and credits that include thousands of dollars under the Canada Pension Plan for some residents, which also include the Canada Child Payment, the Ontario Trillium Payment, and Old Age Security, to...

Housing prices in Canada deteriorate in conjunction with interest rate cuts
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Bank of Canada is set to announce a reduction in interest rates on Wednesday, several economists in Canada have confirmed, but some economists have warned that the central bank may have other ideas when it comes to timing the first cut.

Volcano Eruption Causes Cancellation of 29 Domestic Flights in the Philippines
asmaa - 1 month

The Kanlaon Volcano on Negros Island, Philippines, erupted sending a vast plume of ash and steam five kilometers (three miles) into the sky.

Visa Holders on India-UAE Flights advised to Book Return Tickets on Same Airline
asmaa - 1 month

Travel agents are cautioning India-based travelers bound for the UAE to book their roundtrip tickets on the same airline to avoid potential boarding denials, citing advisories from select carriers.

Canada's most dangerous killer "Robert Pickton" dies after being attacked in prison
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Serial killer Robert Pickton has died in Quebec at the age of 74, after being attacked in a Quebec prison.

Canada: 3 people arrested in Brampton with methamphetamine drug and 60 stolen bank cards
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Following the seizure of more than sixty stolen credit cards and illegal narcotics in Brampton, the investigation led to the arrest of three individuals and the filing of charges against them numbering 292.

US confirms another citizen infected with bird flu linked to outbreak of dairy products
Muhammed Farghaly - 1 month

The state of Michigan has announced the identification of a second human case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A (H5) virus infection.

The minimum wage in Canada is scheduled to increase starting next month
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Reports and news currently circulating indicate that the minimum wage in Canada will rise starting next month, and the minimum wage is scheduled to rise from $16.75 to $17.40.

Britain issues strict measures on work permits and deportations within 60 days
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Even as hundreds of Indian care workers who find themselves unfairly stranded in the nation appeal for aid, the UK government on Wednesday celebrated a notable decline in healthcare visa applications following new limitations on family dependents.

Canada: The cheapest Canadian cities to buy a home in Northern Ontario
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The famous Royal Lepage company, in a report published today, revealed the cheapest Canadian cities to buy a home, at a reasonable cost.

Delhi Airport: Two Dubai Passengers Arrested for Gold Smuggling from India
asmaa - 1 month

At New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, two Dubai passengers were apprehended on suspicion of smuggling 1,430 grams of gold.

Canada issues a decision to cancel work permit fees for some residents
ahmed atef - 1 month

The Canadian government has declared that work permits for temporary residents will not require payment.

Italy announces facilitation of visa procedures
ahmed atef - 1 month

Italy has introduced a "digital job seekers visa," which makes it easier for non-EU citizens to live the dream of living in Italy.

Canada issues plan allowing immigrants living in Canada without valid work permits to stay
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Monday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his party's MPs joined unions and community organizations to push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to launch a comprehensive program allowing thousands of migrants living in Canada without proper documentation...

Canada announces updated rules for spouses for study permit holders
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Anaada's International Mobility Program (IMP) work permit category is designed for spouses and common-law partners who are actively enrolled in full-time studies but are not themselves study visa holders. Spouses' entry into Canada and...

Canada announces the granting of 5,000 new residency visas to Palestinians
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian government announced temporary visas for Palestinian citizens, and the government explained that it would grant 5,000 residence visas, under a special program for African Canadians.

Canadian police announce the recovery of stolen cars worth $33 million
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian police announced that it was able to arrest 16 suspects and issued arrest warrants for 10 other individuals, as part of the “Odyssey” project that the police launched at the end of last year, to recover hundreds of stolen cars that...

The Bank of Canada announces the provision of liquidity support to the financial system
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Tony Harafel, commented on questions regarding the exposure of the Canadian banking system to severe pressure during the coming period, coinciding with the continuous adjustment of interest rates and potential...

Canada changes some visa rules
ahmed atef - 1 month

A Canadian province has altered some regulations in response to a notable increase in the number of immigrants.

Canada announces that these temporary residents are exempt from work permit fees
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian government has announced the cancellation of work permits for temporary residents of Canada as well as open work permits and study permits for temporary residents of Haiti in Canada.

UAE-India Flights Cancelled Due to Cyclone Expected to Hit Indian State
asmaa - 1 month

Several flights between the UAE and India have been cancelled on May 26 and 27 (Sunday and Monday) due to the impending Cyclone Remal, which is expected to impact the coastal region of West Bengal, including Kolkata.

Canada issues a decision regarding obtaining citizenship for a specific category of foreigners
zahraa ahmed - 1 month

The Canadian government announced its readiness to introduce a new decision regarding obtaining Canadian citizenship for a specific category of foreigners, who are known as “Missing Canadians.”

Australia announces new visa rules and tightens international student visa rules
zahraa ahmed - 2 months

The Australian government has announced very significant changes to its immigration and education policies, recognizing the importance of international education and the evolving needs of international students in the labor market.

Canada announces new decisions regarding granting citizenship to children
zahraa ahmed - 2 months

New decisions scheduled to be implemented in the coming period require granting Canadian citizenship to some children born outside Canada.

Border workers in Canada go on strike over poor wages
zahraa ahmed - 2 months

Major disturbances are taking place at the Canadian border, after major disturbances from border workers who complain about poor salaries.

The Canadian Meteorological issues a storm and tornado warning
ahmed atef - 2 months

According to meteorologists, this year's severe hurricanes and storms off Canada's east coast are a result of the Atlantic Ocean's record-high water temperatures.