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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.

Over 45 and interested in immigrating to Australia, here are your options

If you are older than 45 you still have options when it comes to immigrating to Australia.  Australia is still interested in investors, successful entrepreneurs and business people who will contribute to economic growth regardless of their age.  It is a well-documented fact that Australia (and for that matter most world countries) place a higher value on young migrants.  …

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Report: Australia does well at integrating migrants

A new report says the Australian society is best at integrating their migrant population another great reason to consider immigrating Down Under. Australia came out tops in an OECD report showing that nearly half the population now live in a migrant household, the third-highest level in the Western world. The report also shows that, despite debate about the impact of m…

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A Profile of South Africans who Immigrate to Australia

Young, skilled, educated, experienced and well paid, or self-employed, South Africans from all ethnic and cultural groups; this is the typical profile of South Africans packing their bags (or those who have already packed their bags) for Australia.  Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show a big jump in the number of South Africans who have immigrated to Au…

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Canada: Saskatchewan looking for a variety of Medical Professionals, Engineers, Tradesman and IT personnel

The Saskatchewan Province of Canada has just released its list of in demand occupations for their Provincial Immigrant Nominee Program. Saskatchewan’s provincial government identified a need for professionals to fill jobs in 33 different occupations and are looking abroad as not enough local talent is available to meet their needs.  The province has indicated on their I…

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Schooling your child in Canada is one of the best things you could do for him

A quality education is the key to a successful future.  That is one of life’s truths that fall in the same camp as the two other certainties; death and tax.  It is certainly not surprising that parents place a high value on their children’s education and often cites ‘access to internationally recognized education’ as one of their major motivations for immigrating their fam…

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Australia’s Character requirements: What it really takes to be considered ‘of good character’

Australia is very serious about keeping any shady characters out of their country which, ironically, is famous for the fact that it was once a British penal colony! Between 1788 and 1868 about 162,000 convicts were transported by the British government to various penal colonies in Australia but today you will get nowhere near Australia if your character is a bit unsavor…

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Australia: 1 July Migration Year Program for 2018-2019

The first of July has brought several changes to the migration year program for 2018-2019. Most importantly is the points count for (GSM) General Skilled Migration points based visas). The pass mark has been increased to 65 points: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00920 Following this, several occupation changes have also been made. Please see the list below:…

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Ever wondered what your Canadian visa options are?

If you have made the decision to explore the option of working and living in Canada you will have undoubtedly started wondering about which visa you should apply for.  Canada is welcoming of migrants but follow a strict - and successful – migration regime and applying for the right visa could make all the difference between being approved or rejected. It can be a compli…

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South Africa: Home Affairs to tighten the screws on illegal immigrants in the workplace

The Department of Home Affairs issued a formal warning that it will be inspecting South African employers to ensure that employees who are foreign nationals and illegal immigrants are recorded and dealt with according to South African law.  Employees also face steep fines and even imprisonment should it be found that they are not complying with laws surrounding the employm…

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Australia Regional Migration: An answer for small-town Australia and migrants

Small-town-Australia says it desperately needs more migrants to stimulate growth in regional Australia.  The Australian Federal Government agrees and issued a special visa stream to address the problem of low population figures and declining economies in rural Australia.  The visa is now considered one of the best ways of getting your foot in the door Down Under. Rural …

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Canada sees the benefit of importing skills

Canada and Canadians have long realized that their immigration system is the key to the country’s economic prosperity and that without migrants the country would find it difficult to compete on the world stage. The results of a recent study supported this fact when it found that most Canadians support sensible immigration policies and understand the need to import the ski…

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Australia is the place to be, according to global millionaires

Australia managed a hat trick when it was named the first choice destination by migrating millionaires for the third year in a row.  Migrants with millions have continued their trend of listing the land down under as their first choice when it comes to quality of life, political and economic stability and giving their children access to quality private schooling. Of cou…

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Study: Migrants bring Highest Skills to Australia

A new study found that Australia’s skilled labour force is out growing the rest of the world.  The study showed that 37% more Australian employees held tertiary qualifications by the end of 2015 than in the preceding decade and this can be directly attributed to the country’s immigration requirements. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sai…

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Australia opens doors for STEM workers from South Africa

If you are a skilled professional in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields and are considering working and living in Australia continue reading.  A brand new initiative launched by Australia could be your ticket in the door! As of 1 July Australia will be making a special visa available to professionals in science, technology and engineering occupati…

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Your Canadian Siblings could boost your Immigration Score

If you have a brother or sister living in Canada you could be entitled to more points on your CRS score – giving you a welcome advantage when it comes to applying for your Canadian visa.  Around a year ago Canada introduced this new aspect to their Comprehensive Ranking System that might just help give your application the nudge it needs. It helps too if you can speak …

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SA Home Affairs could soon require migrants to say why they are leaving

Up until now the South African Government have no idea why citizens are leaving the country when they emigrate but this could soon change if a white paper is tabled at parliament which will propose that South Africans permanently leaving the country must register their reason for doing so. After Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection claimed that it h…

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Australia Looking for Offshore Talent as Pool of Mining Engineers Dries up

Australia is facing a massive crisis in its largest industry, mining.  Not enough local students are qualifying as engineers forcing Australian mining companies to consider experienced and qualified migrants from all over the world to fill these crucial positions. According to an article recently published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the Minerals Council of…

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Top 10 Occupations that will get you a Canadian Work Visa

Ever wondered what which jobs are most likely to get you a Canadian Visa?  IT specialists? Auditors? Software Engineers? Well wonder no more!  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently released fresh new statistics painting a full picture of exactly what successful Canadian Work Visa applicants looked like in 2017. According to the results candidates …

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You face a nightmare if you overstay your Aussie visa

It’s all over the news again; if you think you will be able to overstay your Australian visa and remain in the country illegally you will be looking over your shoulder, be unable to find good employment and run the risk of being arrested by Australian authorities. One overstayer in his twenties spoke to the media saying, “I get nervous, I get scared, like, you know … trau…

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Considering a Canadian Start-up Visa? Here’s what it is.

Canada is very interested in attracting entrepreneur migrants to their country, so interested in fact that Canada has a specially designed visa specifically aimed at convincing migrants to pack their bags and take their businesses to Canada. The reason is an obvious tried and tested recipe to improve and grow an economy.  Statistics show that migrant-owned businesses crea…

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