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Canada relaxes work rules for international students

Under normal circumstances, the IRCC pointed out, the stringent PGWP norms limit an international student’s ability to pursue a programme via distance learning. The time spent studying outside Canada is deducted from the length of the work permit for which they would otherwise be eligible, it added.

Can’t afford to go back, & can’t afford to stay in UK: Stranded Indian students

Around 8,000 Indian students are still stranded in Britain with no money for food, rent or ticket back home. Students, did not qualify for the first of the seven repatriation flights which left the UK for India on Saturday with the elderly, vulnerable or people with emergencies on board.

Asymptomatic Indians cleared by UAE health authorities only to fly back home from Thursday: Embassy

The Indian nationals cleared by the UAE health authorities and found to be asymptomatic will only be allowed to fly back home in one of India's biggest ever repatriation exercises, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has said ahead of the first set of flights on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Over 32,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

Within minutes, the site faced technical issues, prompting the missions to delete the tweet about it and repost it hours later. In a tweet posted in the wee hours of Thursday, the Indian Consulate asked applicants "to bear with it if it takes time for the page to load due to high traffic.

COVID-19: Indian missions in UAE open online registration for its citizens who wish to fly home

"It is informed that the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of India, Dubai, have started a database to register Indians wishing to travel back to India under COVID-19 situation. The details can be entered through the website of the Embassy by following the link 'Register in Database of Indians to Travel Back to India under COVID-19 situation'," India in Dubai tweeted.

No last goodbye for Gulf migrant workers lost to pandemic

Millions of foreigners work in the United Arab Emirates and across the other wealthy Gulf nations, providing the backbone of the workforce in hospitals and banks, as well as on construction sites and in factories.

Kuwait processing applications from Indians under amnesty scheme: MEA

Kuwait has announced an amnesty till April 30 for those who do not have valid residency permits in the country. The initiative allows such people to leave the country without paying any fines.

The Great Escape: 9 exploited in Yemen steal boat, set sail for India

Nine Indian fishermen who were allegedly harassed and not paid by their employer in Yemen for nearly a year have escaped that country by stealing their employer's boat and sailing for Kochi, a peril-filled voyage of than 3,000 km of open sea, according to the families of two of the fishermen.

Over 13,000 complaints received from Indians working abroad: MEA

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan gave data according to which as many as 13,665 complaints were received in 2019 (till October 31), while 17,379 complaints were received in 2018.

Expat pay packages are bigger & better in Japan: ECA survey

The average expatriate pay package provided by companies in Japan to mid-level employees is $386,451 a year.

Be wary of fake job recruiting agents: Indian embassy tells job-seekers

Be wary of fake job recruiting agents: Indian embassy tells job-seekers

The embassy advised the job-seekers to "always ask" for a copy of the agent's Qatar ID to be sure of the authenticity of the job being offered.

Canada holds doors wide open for Indians

Canada holds doors wide open for Indians

Under Global Talent Stream programme, processing of applications filed by sponsoring employers takes just two weeks.

US immigration authorities force-feed detainees from India, Cuba

US immigration authorities force-feed detainees from India, Cuba

11 detainees in El Paso had refused to eat; four other individuals at different ICE detention centres across the country were also on hunger strike.

8 Indians stranded for months on ship off UAE coast cry out for help

8 Indians stranded for months on ship off UAE coast cry out for help

The ship was detained by the UAE coast guard on April 15, 2016 and the passports and seaman books of the sailors were confiscated.

UAE shrinks job categories for expats from 3,000 to 700

UAE shrinks job categories for expats from 3,000 to 700

Companies can apply for new work permits for their expat employees with job titles selected from the new list, which was introduced last month.

Migration to Gulf for jobs drops 62% over 5 years

Migration to Gulf for jobs drops 62% over 5 years

The five-year outflow of Indian workers to Gulf peaked in 2014 at 7.76 lakh.

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