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Over One Million Job Vacancies in Canada

Statistics Canada has published its May 2022 payroll employment, earnings, hours, and job vacancy report. According to the report, the number of Canadian employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer has declined for the first time since May 2021. According to the survey, which was compiled using data from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours, 26,000 jo…

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Australian Government taking action to process more visas faster

The Australian government issued a statement recently regarding the backlog of offshore visa applications. The Albanese Government has made addressing the visa backlog an urgent priority, and the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs has directed the Department of Home Affairs to devote more staff to addressing the current visa backlog. The Dep…

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IRCC holds second All-Program Draw in a row after an 18-month hiatus

On July 20, 2022, Canada held their second all-program draw in a row, inviting 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. Express Entry is one of the primary methods by which Canada welcomes newcomers. Canada is on track to welcome 55,900 immigrants through Express Entry in 2022, with the target increasing to 111,500 by 2024. Candidates with a Compre…

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Canada: Expect Targeted Express Entry Draws in 2023

An internal memo from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed a while ago that the department was considering introducing targeted Express Entry draws to select candidates best suited to meet Canada's labour market needs. The IRCC has now confirmed that these Express Entry draws will start in early 2023. According to IRCC, the Department plans to con…

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Australia’s NEW Options Available for Skilled South Africans

South Africans looking to emigrate to Australia may discover a plethora of skilled job opportunities, particularly in Western Australia. Australia is currently facing a potential visa system gridlock as federal officials deal with a massive backlog of visa applications for thousands of skilled workers. Many employers have stated that if a solution to the chronic labour sh…

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4 Reasons Why YOU Should Enter the Express Entry Pool NOW

Express Entry draws have resumed, which means that candidates who are eligible for all programmes can now apply for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on July 6. The cut-off score for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) was 557. IRCC issued 5,000 Invitations …

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Canada Invites Skilled Immigrants for The First Time Since 2020

The Express Entry draws have officially resumed, and according to Canada's Immigration Minister, applications will be processed at a 6-month standard. This is fantastic news for skilled workers, who are critical in addressing Canada's labour shortages. This is Canada's first invitation to Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates since December 2020. Candidates fro…

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Proposed Visa Numbers for Australia 2022/2023

With the intention of boosting Australia’s economy and recovery post-pandemic, the Australian Government has released new proposed numbers for the 2022-2023 Migration year. Overall, this figure remains unchanged; however, differences exist within the visa categories, specifically the residency and work permit categories. Total skilled pathway numbers were 79,600 in 2021/…

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Australia: Practical Assessments Resume

VETASSESS has announced that its assessors will be returning to South Africa to begin conducting offshore practical assessments for licenced trades. They plan to assess the occupations of Plumber, Electrician, and Air-Conditioning or Refrigeration Mechanic in South Africa in June and July. VETASSESS will continue to negotiate for additional international assessment locat…

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Important Express Entry Changes Coming in November

The most recent improvements to the Canadian immigration system will involve significant revisions that will have a considerable influence on numerous Canadian immigration programmes, particularly the Canadian Express Entry Program. The new NOC codes have had the largest influence on the adjustments. There are currently five distinct NOC categories in the NOC classificati…

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