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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.

Lists of State Nominated Occupations for South Australia

South Australia is an excellent option for skilled workers looking to further their careers in Australia.  If you have a skill which is in demand in South Australia and you’re considering migrating to the state, you may qualify for a visa based on your occupation listed on the South Australia Nominated Occupations List. The application process is straight forward but it …

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Atlantic Canada could be your Immigration Answer

Have you considered immigrating to Canada? How about settling in New Brunswick, New Foundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island? It is often the case that migrants to Canada only think of Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver or Edmonton but did you know that New Brunswick is the eighth-most-populous Canadian province/territory, with a population of 747,101? S…

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Things you need to know before applying for an Australian Spousal Visa

Technology has squarely taken over our lives. It has made our everyday chores much easier and shortened the distance between loved ones. Technology has made the world a much smaller place and it happens more and more frequently that “The One” is not someone from your home two or even country. So what do you do if your Prince Charming is an Aussie and your ‘happily ever aft…

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Getting your visa through the Australian Employer Nomination Scheme

Did you know that it is much simpler getting an Australian visa if you already have a job offer from an Australian employer? Prospective migrants who are in possession of a job offer in Australia jumps a few immigration hurdles when they apply for their visa. Australia understands that their industries and businesses are in need of certain specialized talents to grow th…

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Almost Half of Expats Would Stay in Canada Forever

Almost half of all expats currently living in Canada said they would stay there forever if they could. A new survey that considered ease of settling in and quality of life are some of the things making Canada one of the ideal places for foreigners to settle. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published the results of the newest InterNations Expat Insider survey. Li…

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A Quarter of Canada’s Workforce are Immigrants

Nearly 25% of Canada’s working population were born overseas and more than half of those are highly educated holding at least a bachelor’s degree. Canada’s latest Census data, released on Tuesday, showed that immigrants accounted for 23.8 percent of Canadian workers in 2016, up from 21.2 percent in 2006. During that same period, Canada introduced major changes to its im…

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New App Tells if You Are Legal in Australia

Migrants new to Australia can now make sure that their working rights are legal and that their migration status is up to date. A new app developed by an Australian company can instantly determine the visa eligibility of a person wanting to work in Australia, just by scanning their passport identification page. Of course, this app also helps Australian employers identify…

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Ontario to Co-operate on Maximizing the Benefits of Immigration

A comprehensive agreement on immigration was signed on 25 November 2017 in a ceremony at Queen's Park by Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) creates a new framework to strengthen the long-term partnership between Ontario and Ca…

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How to Sponsor Your Partner’s Canadian Visa

When you agree to sponsor someone to join you in Canada, you will be expected to sign a legally binding undertaking, promising to give financial support for the basic needs of the people you’re sponsoring, and any of their dependent children. This makes it possible for your loved ones to gain residency in Canada and join you there. The length of time you are legally res…

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Canada Could Remove “Discriminatory” Immigration Rule

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, said his office is considering removing a section of the country’s Immigration Act that actively discriminates against people with disabilities. The act, which is part of the health requirements for admission, states that a foreign person who may be in need of specialized and expensive medical treatment for a pre-existing con…

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Canadian University Degrees Valued by Employers Worldwide

Studying at a Canadian university might be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make, this is according to the results of a new survey stating that degrees from Canadian universities continue to be highly valued around the world. The Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking table polled 6,000 firms globally on the question of which universities pr…

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Australia’s 2017 Immigration Changes

Do You Know What They Are? Earlier this year Australia announced a number of changes to their immigration rules. While some were minor tweaks and adjustments some changes were significant enough to affect your immigration plans. Do you know what these changes are and how they will affect you? Listed below are the most controversial visa changes that you should discuss w…

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SA extends deadline in Zim permit application

The closing date for the almost 200,000 Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa to apply for their Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) has been extended to 13 January 2018, SA’s Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said on Friday last week. “Due to the large number of ZSP (Zimbabwe Special Permit) holders who have completed the online applications thus far, t…

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Express Entry Candidates Benefit from Ontario Immigration Stream

The reopening last week of the Canadian province of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities immigration stream allowed certain candidates in the Express Entry pool to benefit from one of Canada’s most popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams. Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and includes both the country’s largest city, Toronto, as well as Ottawa, the natio…

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Where to study?

If you are planning on studying overseas you might have considered a few options. According to QS Top Universities’ most recent survey results Norway is the most affordable followed by Taiwan and then Germany. But the picture should be looked at holistically. To study in Taiwan you should be fluent in Mandarin and if you think German would be easier, getting a study vis…

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Australia or Canada

So we’re saying if you are going to immigrate consider Australia or Canada, which would be a better fit for you? All depends on what is important to you and what you have to offer. Canada and Australia are basically on opposite poles (quite literally too). Australia, in the Southern hemisphere hugged by the warm Indian ocean is warm and sunny. Canada sits so far North that…

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Retiring Overseas is Worth Investigating says SA Senior Citizens

More and more South Africans are planning their retirement overseas and among the favourite places is Australia of course. Retirees are offering a number of reasons for their decision to retire overseas but the most popular reasons are to join friends, family, children and grandchildren already living there. Some are keen on a passport that enabled them to travel the wo…

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Engineers with Special Skills in Short Supply in Australia

Australia will soon run out of enough specialist engineers to meet the needs of their labour force. With many civil and commercial projects planned the country will not be able to keep up with demands for almost any conceivable kind of engineer and employers will be forced to look overseas for qualifying candidates. It is especially engineers with skills sets that inclu…

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Canada’s Three-year Immigration Plan set to Boost Immigration Gradually

Canada’s new three-year immigration plan, unveiled on Wednesday, will see it increase its immigration intake by 13% over three years to help meet the needs of an aging population.But the increase is below that recommended by a government advisory council in 2016, which had wanted the figure to rise by 50% over five years. “It’s easy to bring somebody in, it’s another th…

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Australian School Fees

If you and your family are planning on immigrating to Australia you must have been thinking about enrolling them in an Australian school. Australian schools have certain enrolment criteria that must be met so it would be a good idea to visit the websites of a few schools in the area you plan on living to prepare you and your child for what is expected. We came across th…

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