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Immigrants play the largest role in Canada’s status as one of best-educated nation

A new study showed that immigrants and not born Canadians are responsible for the country’s huge education score. In fact, it seems that 36 percent of children from immigrant families are educated to at least university level and have obtained their degrees, while only 24 percent of their peers with Canadian-born parents could say the same. Canada’s Immigration Departme…

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Canada: Use Your Sibling’s Residency to Your Advantage

If you have siblings who are residents of Canada you might be able to use it to your advantage. Canada’s immigration laws were amended last year and now a brother or sister already living in the country could actually make your immigration path a bit smoother. Effectively this means that you could piggyback on your sib’s residency status to gain residency in Canada your…

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Beware of websites falsely promoting Canadian Visa Lottery

Canada’s Immigration authority has warned that visa applicants should not be lured by false online posts promoting a visa lottery. Migrants cannot obtain a Canadian visa through any kind of lottery system. Visas are granted through a highly developed immigration program that awards certain predetermined points to candidates based on their perceived value to the Canadian so…

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Australia and Canada still favoured by SA Migrants

According to a new BBC list Canada and Australia are among the top ten countries for South African’s to immigrate to. It is actually no surprise that both Canada and Australia remain firmly among South African’s favourite immigration destinations. According to an article published by News24 about half a million South Africans have left the country – many of whom have se…

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Australian business warn: No boom without foreign workers

Australian businesses in Western Australia fear another major skills shortage will soon take hold in the territory’s economy as it emerges from recession, sparking calls for governments to relax restrictions on importing foreign workers. According to an article recently published in the Australian, WA had the biggest drop in unemployment of all the states last month aft…

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Be Prepared for Your Canadian Settlement Funds Expense

Canada requires all migrants to have a certain amount of money available to them, to cover living expenses during the first few months in the country while they are waiting to paid or seeking employment. Insufficient or badly calculated settlement funds will mean that your application for residency could be rejected, so it is good to note that on 5 January 2018 this fig…

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Australia: Psychotherapists, Real Estate Reps and Property Managers added to Occupations List

The first update of Australia’s skilled migration lists since the Turnbull government overhauled the system last year was released last week with three additions to the list; psychotherapists, real estate reps and property managers. This month’s update makes 13 changes to the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MTLSS…

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Canada is happy to take migrants from ‘shithole’ countries and here’s why

It seems that American President Donald Trump is missing out by not being interested in migrants from Africa and the Caribbean (or shithole countries as he puts it). Recent Census data, made available by the Canadian Government, showed that Canada was growing and staying healthy with the help and expertise that migrants (even those from African countries) provide. Data…

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Canada’s Start-up Visa Programme Remains Popular

Over the past few years, there have been a number of changes in business immigration programmes in the country with the cancellation of the Federal immigrant investor programme and the Federal entrepreneur programme. These have been replaced with the start-up visa programme and the much smaller immigrant investor venture capital (IIVC) pilot program which was launched i…

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Migrants do well in Australia

A new study on the social benefit vs the ‘cost’ that migrants bring to Australia has revealed that migrants are mostly better qualified and educated than Australians. Typically migrants ad diversity to the Australian society and seem to successfully integrate with local communities.

Migrant Do Well In Australia

The study, published by the Australian Department of Social Services, surveyed a populatio…

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Make sure your Australian visa is correct or risk the consequence

Australian visa holders are warned not to overstay the conditions of their visa or suffer the consequences. The country’s immigration department is focusing on eradicating all forms of unlawfulness when it comes to visa holders in the country. Stricter laws and random visa checks have proved successful. The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection ear…

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Canada: You could qualify for a visa without a job offer!

Certain Canadian states and territories could grant you a work visa without even having a job offer in hand. New figures, released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), reveal that Express Entry candidates without a Canadian job offer have been the big beneficiaries of targeted improvements to the way candidates are ranked. In fact 90% of invitations i…

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Australia: Tasmania needs 34 000 migrants to ensure economic growth

The Australian state of Tasmania needs to attract a further 34,000 residents by 2022 to ensure the state’s economic renaissance continues. The Tasmanian Property council’s executive director Brian Wightman has told the Mercury that the target figure should be 552,500 residents — based on an Australian average growth rate of 1.6 per cent and a base of 518,500 — and could…

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The year that was and how it affects 2018

Canada underwent a number of exciting changes on their immigration front that has placed the country in the lead with regards to international immigration and has firmed its position as a top innovator in terms of immigration legislation. A recent article took a look at the changes that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) underwent in 2017 and how it wil…

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Brush up on your English and French if you are off to Montreal

Quebec and the rest of Canada for that matter are in the market for talent that will drive and grow their economy and be able to speak both English and French. The 2016 Canadian Census revealed that migrants seem to understand that they won’t get far without being completely fluent and understandable in at least one of the two official Canadian languages being either En…

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Canada adopts lottery system for reuniting immigrants with parents, grandparents

Canada’s first Parent Visa Lottery has attracted 95,000 applicants all of whom are hoping to that their parents will nab one of the 10 000 spots reserved for parents or grandparents to join their children and grandchildren in the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada brought in the new lottery process this year to replace the former first-come, first-ser…

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Australia shows strong population growth thanks to immigration

New reports reveal that Australia has the fastest population growth pace of any developed country.  Immigration is credited as the main contributing factors to the country’s 1,6% annual population growth. The Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed this when it revealed that the nation's net immigration rate soared by 27 percent in the first six months of the year. An…

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The Eight Occupations Always in Demand in Canada

Canada has work and career opportunities across a wide range of occupations and not enough citizens to meet the demand to fill these positions. This means that Canadian employers look abroad to find suitable candidates as, If these positions remain empty, businesses will stop growing and keeping up with international demands for innovation. With fewer job opportunities …

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Babies Born in Australia to Foreign Parents Could be Eligible for Aussie Citizenship

Did you know that if you are a permanent resident of Australia and your child is born there your child might automatically acquire Australian citizenship? Up until 1986, all children that were born on Australian soil were classed as Australian citizens, but the rise in temporary migration prompted a change in immigration law. The law now specifies that a child born in …

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Australia’s Health Requirements for Visa Applicants

Australia is serious about keeping their country as strong and healthy as possible. Healthy citizens mean less of a drain on state coffers and allow a government to invest that money into unavoidable expenses such as education and infrastructure. People with communicable disease stand a good chance of spreading the disease making citizens ill affecting the labour force …

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