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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.

What is an Australian Regional Visa?

Some years ago the Australian Federal Government identified the need to attract people to its regional areas. South African’s would understand ‘Regional’ as being rural. Regional Australia is their countryside. It is home to magnificent wine regions, beautiful farmlands and miles of pristine beaches. The Department of Border and Immigration Control’s definition of regio…

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Canada needs 310,000 immigrants in 2018 and 340,000 more a year by 2020

The Canadian Government will be opening up 310,000 immigration places in 2018 making it easier than ever (well since 1913) to enter the country. And, announced their immigration minister, 340 000 places will become available every year for the two years after that until 2020. The plan reflects a new multi-year approach to immigration planning that experts say will allow…

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Brand Canada – 7th Most Powerful Brand in the World

Canada just keeps getting better it seems. Now, the cold country in the most Northern part of the North American continent secured the 7th spot as one of the most valuable brands on the planet. That's according to the 2017 edition of the Nation Brands report from U.K.-based research firm Brand Finance, which specializes in assessing the value of brands. This year Canad…

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Canadian Universities still Growing in Popularity with International Students

International students are still pouring into Canada in their numbers and every year the number of applications to Canadian Universities by international students climb by as much as 35%. This is according to information released by a number of large Canadian Universities including the University of Toronto and McGill. The University of Toronto has seen a strong spike i…

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Immigration Authority to consider points-based system and stricter consideration of citizenship

Serious consideration of an applicant’s merit before they are given citizenship, the abolishment of the permanent residency visa and a points-based immigration system are all being proposed by the Department of Home Affairs to be considered by the House of Parliament. The release of a White Paper earlier this year will see the implementation of a number of progressive c…

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Eminent South African Catastrophe? More are packing their bags

The past week is one that will be remembered as a week that exposed the many many short comings of the South African government leaving a growing number of South Africans more worried than ever as we count the loss of human lives, consider the alarming budget speech and live in fear that nothing can be done to plug the hole in this sinking ship. It comes as no surprise …

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One in Every Five Canadians is a Migrant

Canada is growing increasingly diverse and its share of immigrants is the highest in almost a century. New census figures show over one in five Canadians report being immigrant, some with permanent residency.Over 1.2m people settled permanently in Canada between 2011 and 2016, most coming in as skilled economic immigrants. The proportion of visible minorities has also …

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Under 22’s now Dependents on Canada Immigration Applications

Great news for families planning on immigrating with their young-adult children is that visa applicants can now include their kids who are still under 22 as dependents on their Canadian Visa application. As of 24 October 2017 children under the age of 22 are considered as dependents on all immigration programs administered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada…

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Alberta to Launch Express Entry Immigration Stream

Alberta is set to launch an Express Entry stream in January 2018, allowing the province to use a portion of its allocation for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to nominate candidates in Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry pool. In doing so, Alberta will finally join most other provinces in having at least one Provincial Nomin…

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Don’t Underestimate the New Australian Citizenship Test

Migrants seeking Australian citizenship should not underestimate the Australian Citizenship Test. More than 4000 migrants were refused Australian citizenship after failing their citizenship test. This comes after the Australian Federal Government recently proposed tightening entry requirements and citizenship rules for migrants. New rules include a stricter Australian C…

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This is Canada’s Immigration System

More and more migrants seem to obtain their Canadian Permanent Residency. In fact the percentage of temporary foreign workers obtaining permanent residency has increased to 21 per cent from 9 per cent since the 90’s. This is based on information published in a new study by Statistics Canada that examined their immigration system, suggesting it has become increasingly geare…

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Nearly 200k Saffas in Australia

It seems the South African ‘Brain Drain’ has not yet come to an end. This is according to the latest StatsSA data which points to the ever increasing number of South Africans who immigrate to Australia every year. StatsSA’s Community Survey 2016 results show that the highest portion of emigrants packed their bags for Australia in the ten years between 2006 and 2016. Tha…

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Possible Increased Canadian Immigration Targets

The Canadian Liberal government is finalizing its 2018 immigration plan, aiming to strike the right balance amid a global migration crisis, a surge in illegal border-crossers and persistent labour gaps across the country. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently wrapped up cross-country consultations and is preparing to table the annual immigration levels in the House…

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Which Visa is Best for Your Australian Residency

Australia offers 34 different visas in which foreigners might obtain permanent residency in the country. Below is a summary of only the most popular visas amongst South Africans who are planning to, or have, immigrated to Australia. It is best to discuss your visa requirements and options with an informed Australia immigration consultant who will help you decide on the b…

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Canada: Guide to Sponsoring Your Spouse

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 respo…

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Australia’s Popularity Reaches Record Level

With more than a quarter of its population of foreign decent, Australia’s roots are firmly steeped in their rich migrant history and this fact is now supported by new statistics claiming nearly 29% of the country’s population are the children of migrants or are migrants themselves. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), a record 28.5%, or 6.9 million, o…

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Canadian Citizenship Easier as of Today

Shorter residency requirement and new age requirements for language and knowledge tests to qualify for Canadian residency and migrants, who hold permanent residency status, will now also be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship if they have lived in the country for three out of the previous five years. These are a few of the changes that came into effect on 11 October…

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Canada Construction Boom

The construction boom in British Columbia has hit a new record high and there are not nearly enough construction experts to fill the gaps this has created in the job market. As a result BC is actively recruiting foreigners to fill these gaps. To address the problem the Foreign Skilled Workers BC program (FSWBC) was created in early 2012 as a response to the growing need…

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Australia’s Answers Questions about Their New Parent Visa

Earlier this year Australia announced their new temporary sponsored parent visa which was designed to allow the parents of Australians to spend longer periods of time with their children in Australia without placing additional burden on Australia's health care system. We took a look at some of the Questions and Answers about this visa posted on the Australian Government…

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Step by Step Guide to Applying for your Canadian Start-up Visa

Now that you’ve come to the decision to start a business in Canada the real work starts, but don’t worry it will be well worth the effort! Annually more and more migrants go through the process of establishing businesses in Canada. The reasons are obvious; a good stable economy, a strong exchange rate, government support for start-ups and entrepreneurs, tax breaks and of c…

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