Singapore announced in its 2019 budget that it will lower the percentage of foreign workers allowed in the services sector. Authorities are looking to reduce Singapore’s dependence on foreign labour.
As American immigration policy tightens, more work visa requests are being refused, putting a damper on applications and leading some US-based companies to consider expanding to the UK, Canada and other countries as a means of bringing in skilled foreign workers.
A new Brazilian law loosens immigration restrictions, gives foreign workers additional rights and simplifies the visa process for business visitors and tourists.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that his country’s Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, or 457 visa, used by non-Australian skilled workers, will be replaced by two new visas. Over a million people have used the 457 for work in Australia since it was introduced 20 years ago. Here’s what the changes will mean for businesses operating in or planning to expand into Australia and what they can do to protect themselves.
Players from a Tibetan women’s soccer team were denied tourist visas by two US embassies. The team’s story illuminates the Byzantine, sometimes unpredictable nature of the US visa-application process.
Media coverage of President Trump’s policies and Brexit’s ramifications has thrown changing global immigration laws into the spotlight. Business travelers and expats should be prepared to face relentless questioning when making cross-border trips. This post lists some critical items to consider before traveling abroad for work.
The US system of higher education has over one million international students who inject billions of dollars into the country every year. President Trump’s rhetoric and policies have troubled current and prospective international students, and the Trump White House may damage this highly profitable sector of the US economy.
This week's Global Glance looks at what's really involved in moving to Canada after an election and how a Cape Breton DJ's website went viral.