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The New World Immigration Blog provides you with a platform to conveniently gain access to recent news and insightful advice with relation to visa application and immigration information. This blog aims to provide useful content for anyone or business company interested in immigrating to South Africa or Australia. Be open to use this space to comment and share your thoughts on uploaded posts.

Bigger than anticipated, changes to SA’s Critical Skills List are expected

The news that changes to South Africa’s Critical Skills List could come into effect in April 2019 has been met with some trepidation after a draft Critical Skills List was circulated.   In September 2018, then Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced that a new Critical Skills List is expected to be released in April 2019 a draft version of thi…

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Tradesmen are now among the highest earners in Australia

A lack of available qualified and experienced tradesmen has meant that tradesmen are now officially the most employable of all professional occupations in Australia.  Tradesmen, being in such high demand, command excellent fees and are in some cases now officially out earning doctors in Australia.  The shortage of electricians, plumbers, builders, welders etc. means tha…

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Canada: We have trust in Migrants because we trust the Immigration System

Canadians are ‘overwhelmingly in favour’ of immigration because they trust their government’s immigration policies and state departments. Speaking at a news conference in Mississauga, Ontario Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “One of the reasons Canadians do have confidence in immigration as a positive force in our country is because they have confidence in our immigr…

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Global Talent Stream: One of the quickest ways into Canada

Scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians and those in related fields could enter and work in Canada in record time by making use of a special visa program designed to attract the best and the brightest. Canada’s Global Talent Stream is a visa which offers individuals with proven talent in mainly the STEMs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disci…

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Australia’s New Parent Visa Comes into Effect Next Week

From next week Australia will have a new visa which will allow Australian permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their parents to join them in Australia for up to five years.  This renewable visa will be available from 17 April 2019. The visa will allow parents and grandparents to join their children and grandchildren in Australia using a specially designed visa.   …

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Australia to recruit foreign teachers as regions face teacher shortages

"We're not producing very many more teachers," said Ross White from Australia’s Good Education Group adding that Australia as a whole, and using the state of Victoria as an example, is likely to face a massive teacher shortage. Ross indicated that, due to Australia’s population growth through immigration the country will soon face even bigger problems, "We're going to nee…

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Australia to launch new Skilled Provisional Visas

From November this year, would-be migrants may have more visa options to choose from. The new proposed visas, which have been designed to attract skilled migrants to Australian towns that have been identified for growth and development, will provide greater incentives for regional employers to nominate skilled workers.  The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Provisional …

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Canadians and Australians agree; immigrants make their countries stronger

Canadians and the Australians both agree that immigrants play a vital role in the strength of their society and country and that they improve the lives of locals too. When recently asked, the majority of survey takers in the world’s top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries.  The 2018 Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries that hos…

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You could immigrate to one of the world's 6 Most Liveable Cities

Australia and Canada both have the honour of listing three of their cities on the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World ranking and, with the right skillset, you too could soon be living in either of these six wonderful cities. Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide represented Australia while Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto took Canada’s three positions in the Top Ten.  No …

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Did you know you might be eligible for an Australian Work Visa?

The Australian Federal Government is looking for talented migrants with skills which are in short supply in Australia.  Three lists, the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL), list occupations which are in demand in certain areas or under certain conditions.  If your job is…

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