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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.

Australia is desperately seeking Teachers

Australia is facing a massive shortage of teachers especially in the specialists’ fields like mathematics and science teachers, particularly in physics and chemistry. “With imminent retirements and poor retention rates, this problem will only get worse. It has already reached crisis point in some areas.”  The Australian Minister of Education announced that the Australian G…

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Canada has nearly 400,000 vacant jobs and not enough local talent to fill it

One of the outflows of a strong growing economy is job creation.  Canada is doing so well that 400,000 jobs have been created as a direct result of the country’s economic growth.  While more jobs than workers to fill them might sound like a nice problem to have – compared to South Africa’s reversed situation – it could result in the stagnation of the economy and do a lot o…

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Report: SA must do more to attract skills

South Africa’s job opportunities, established education system and modern technology infrastructure attract skilled immigrants to the country.  These are the findings of recent research conduct by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The research aimed to establish the need for importing skills into South Africa and the effect there of on the local economy. South…

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South Africa to import talent while facing ICT skills gap

South Africa will soon have to fill a growing skills gap in the ICT sector with migrants as the countries education system is failing to produce enough qualified graduates to fill vacant key roles in the sector. According to a recently published article Information Security Specialists and those with good cyber security skills remain at the top of the priority list and in…

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South African Employers are turning to International Talent to fill jobs in 220 Occupations

Migrants with proven skills and experience in a number of occupations are desperately needed by South African employers to fill positions for which local talent cannot be found.  Of particular interest are Engineers, ICT specialists, architects and business managers. To encourage and attract international talent South Africa offers a Critical Skills visa which allows quali…

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Canada and Australia: Under Top Six Countries to Live, Work in and Earn More in

If you want a great life, an awesome job and get paid more for it you should consider immigrating to Australia or Canada!  Expats rated both countries within the top 6 best countries to live and work in and the expats who participated in the HSBC survey said they were richer too. The respected and trusted HSBC's annual Expat Explorer Survey Report showed that 45 per cen…

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Canadian firms investigating using virtual recruiting to find talent anywhere in the world

You might soon be able to attend Canadian job fairs, be interviewed for a job in Canada and even tour your new office through the use of virtual reality – making find a job in Canada so much easier! In what is said to be one of the most exciting new developments in recruiting human capital over 50 employers, including major banks, the Government of Canada, and internati…

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Using your South African Investment Allowance to gain American Residency

Did you know that you can invest up to R10 million a year off shore?  Did you know that this offshore investment could be applied towards a guaranteed American Green Card and permanent American residency for both you and your immediate family? South Africans can participate in the USA’s EB-5 program that, through investment in American construction projects, leads to Am…

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Canada 5th and SA 48th on Forbes Countries for Global Business List

Forbes recently released the outcome of their Global Exchange Index (GEI) which placed Canada in a very strong 5th overall position – improving its standing from last year’s 7th position. The GEI is a tool used by investors, entrepreneurs and global travelers which help them decide where to put their money. Countries are then ranked based on its outcome and it is pretty s…

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These are the visa-related changes Home Affairs made

Last week we published an article announcing the planned visa and immigration related changes announced by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP.  The announcement has, in general, been welcomed across the board with industries like Tourism saying it is a positive step.  Below is a more detailed statement issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs.…

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