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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.

Will I be given Canadian citizenship when I marry a Canadian?

The answer might surprise some, but no, you do not gain Canadian Citizenship by marrying a Canadian citizen. Marriage to a Canadian citizen does not give you automatic citizenship. A misconception some prospective migrants, looking for an easy immigration road, might have is that by marrying a Canadian you will be granted Canadian Citizenship when in fact the only way t…

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Canadian Provinces are enticing foreign students with their ‘Study & Stay’ program

A program aimed at attracting international students to the Canadian state of Nova Scotia will be rolled out in three Atlantic Provinces as the region looks to tackle its immigrant retention problem. The program is aimed at attracting foreign students to the provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick with the aim to keep t…

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You can boost your Canadian Immigration Score

The better your score the better your chances of being selected for immigration to Canada. It is as simple as that. You might have been following our blog about how points are awarded for your qualifications and credentials when you apply for Canada’s Express Entry immigration system. Did you know you might actually be able to increase that score by meeting certain othe…

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Canada Immigration: How would you score? Here’s the Breakdown for your Partner’s Score

How would you score? Here’s the Breakdown of your Partner’s Score (Part 2 of 2) In a previous article, we looked at how Canada’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) awards points for every aspect of a prospective migrant’s visa application. Many factors are taken into consideration and applicants are then awarded a score based on a pre-determined point structure. Applican…

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Canada Immigration

How would you score? Here’s the Breakdown (Part 1 of 2) We looked at how Canada’s Express Entry Immigration System selects migrants based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CCR). This breakdown will give you insight as to where points can be scored and what is considered undesirable. Your spouse’s score may be beneficial to your immigration application. If you apply…

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Canada is Making Serious Headway on Spousal Sponsorship Backlog

Canada announced that between December 2016 and February 2018 a huge backlog of Spousal Sponsorships had been addressed. The Canadian Immigration Department said that 60,000 applications had been processed – or 80% of the backlog. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen said the achievement delivers on a government promise made in Decembe…

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Canadian Province is making it easy for Doctors to Immigrate

Never before has it been easier for doctors to immigrate to Canada than it is now. The country’s beautiful Eastern coastal city, of which Halifax is the capital, is desperately seeking general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians. As such the province has created a new immigration stream to facilitate fast and easy immigration for qualifying candi…

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Controversial Gigaba Back in the Driver’s Seat

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday moved former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba back to head the Department of Home Affairs. His last official task as Minister of Finance was to deliver South Africa’s newest budget address. The Minister took the opportunity to announce that the largest reallocation of resources was to make good on former President Zu…

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Survey Results says Canada and Australia are Among the Very Best Places to Work and Live

If you’ve had enough of crime, corruption, unemployment, poor infrastructure and violence the HSBC Expat Survey says you should pack your bags for Australia or Canada. It seems that the expats who took part in the annual HSBC survey continue to rate their experience living and working in Australia and Canada as some of the best in the world. The survey found that, for t…

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3000 candidates invited to apply for residency in latest draw

Canada seems to make good on their word to increase immigration with the news that the latest Express Entry draw has seen 3000 invitations issued to would-be migrants. In the newest draw 3,000 candidates, who have created profiles on Canada’s Express Entry Immigration system, have been given the go-ahead candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency. This most re…

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Tasmania could be your ticket to Australian Residency

If you are keen on immigrating to Australia you might be most successful in your application if you plan on settling on the beautiful Australian island of Tasmania. While most people never consider Tasmania, opting to live in the big cities of Sydney, Perth, and Canberra, there are many more opportunities for migrants in regional Australia and this includes Tasmania. In…

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Abolition and replacement of the Australian 457 visa 2017-2018

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in April last year, said that abolishing the country’s 457 skilled work-visa will be replaced with a new category. “The 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically designed to recruit the best and the brightest in the national interest,” announced Turnbull in a press conference in Canberra at the time. Turn…

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Don’t waste any time planning your immigration to Australia

Now is the time to get moving on your Australian plans! Soon it may be more difficult to do so, that’s if Australia’s minister of home affairs gets his way. Australia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, last week told an Australia radio station that Australia must reduce its intake of migrants “where we believe it’s in our national interest”. The home affairs min…

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Canada Will Make Huge Investment in Immigration

Canada has announced that it will invest hundreds of millions to ensure the success of their three-year plan to attract more than 300 000 quality migrants. In a press conference on Thursday, Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that the government’s multi-year immigration plan is on track and CA $440 million will be committed to ensuring its success. Last No…

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Having a job offer is no longer key to immigrating to Canada

Only 10 per cent of invitations to immigrate to Canada now go to those with a job offer, down from 40 per cent before changes were made in November 2016. This is the opinion of the author of an article recently published in The Star (Toronto). According to the article Canada’s rebooted economic immigration selection system has created a bigger pool of eligible candidate…

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these jobs will get you into Australia

The Australian Department of Home Affairs regularly update their Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and their Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).  Occupations listed on both these lists are considered to be in high demand and short supply in Australian and as such migrants with the relevant skills, experience and education may apply for visas so t…

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These are the jobs most in demand in Canada

Canada is looking for a variety of skills to fill the ever growing gaps in their market and it seems the most popular skills Canadian employers are looking for are experienced in Information Technology (especially those with coding skills), project managers, accountants and engineers are among the most. Every year the human resources company, Randstad Canada, conducts a s…

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Australia must look offshore as skills shortages are becoming more evident

Australian employers will increasingly be turning their attention to skilled migrants to solve their skills shortage problems. A new survey underlines the fact that Australia’s workforce talent pool is not large enough, skilled enough or available enough to address gaps in the number of industries. Without the appropriate talent, experts warn, Australia faces the real p…

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Canadian Industries Desperate for Skilled Workers

Canada says that a serious shortage of skilled workers will negatively impact on the country’s recovering industrial sector. Speaking to the Globe and Mail factory owner Doug Kamphuis said that the situation was worsening every week and finding qualified and experienced tradesman is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Role players in the industry agree and have com…

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Zimbabwe Exemption Permit: Deadline Extended

Good news for Zimbabwean nationals working and living in South Africa is that the cut-off date for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) has yet again been pushed back.   In order to give Zimbabwean national more time to collate their submissions, payments and supporting documents and biometrics the South African Department of Home Affairs has extended th…

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