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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.

Canada: British Columbia is looking for Tech experts

The Canadian territory of British Columbia has followed suit with other Canadian territories and states and have prioritized visa applications from foreign IT experts in a bid to attract those skills to the territory. British Columbia (BC) recently began conducting tech-only immigration draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This move is…

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Australia’s economy needs young, skilled and educated migrants

It’s no secret that Australia needs to supplement their workforce in order to stay competitive. New research once again highlights the country’s need for young skilled migrants or the world’s 4th best country risks slipping from their position. Figures show that migrants have a direct positive effect on the employment of Australians too. Employment grew by 730,000 peopl…

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Australia is now even more within your reach

A new visa category announced this week offers visa-holders a pathway to Australian residency through Tasmania’s State Nomination Skilled Occupation List. Australia has traditionally created a lot of interest among international migrants. The country, founded by migrants, has a strong and growing economy but often not enough local talent is available due to Australia’s …

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Canada and Australia place among top ten countries for migrants

Canada and Australia are amongst the ten best countries to be an expat in. The results of a new expat survey, released this week, showed that Canada and Australia are firm favourites amongst migrants and expats, but it seems that expat bliss awaits you in Sweden. Hot on Sweden’s heals ranked the international darling Canada, in second position. Australia also did except…

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How migrants experience Canada Part 3

Our three-part series on how migrant and expats’ view Canada must have certainly given prospective migrants a better idea of what to expect from Canada. The research, done by an internationally recognized Canadian publication, reported on interviews with migrants about their first-hand experience of Canada and how they think others view the country. Not surprisingly Canada…

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How migrants experience Canada (Part 2)

In part one of this three-part series about how migrants and expats experience Canada expats said that in general the perception of Canada in other world parts was that it was a great country to live in; full of diversity, natural beauty with a strong and stable economy offering growth potential. In todays’ blog, part two of three, the interviewed expats and migrants we…

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How migrants experience Canada (Part 1)

You might be considering making the move to Canada. Why wouldn’t you? The economy is growing at an excellent pace. Canada is politically stable with forward thinking governance and the country’s crime rate is far lower than we have grown accustomed to in South Africa. Canada offers career opportunities that are just not available locally and on top of everything having Can…

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When will my Australian visa application be rejected?

When will my Australian visa application be rejected? Once you’ve made the decision to immigrate to Australia you will have to apply for an Australian visa. Visa applications can be quite complicated and Australia, as with all other countries, will not approve a visa application if it does not meet the minimum application requirements. Your application could even be rej…

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Canada is geared towards attracting offshore talent

Canada needs migrants to grow its economy. It is a simple as that and their government is doing everything in their power to make it happen. With dwindling births and a large aging community the country is already dealing with the effects of a labour crisis. Canada is considered one of the world countries most interested in attracting immigrants to the country and they …

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Ontario’s list of Targeted Occupations

Canada’s Express Entry system fast tracks visa applications of applicants who have experience and qualification in certain fields. This happens when it is identified that professionals for those posts are not available in Canada but are desperately needed by that industry. Recently Communications Technology (ICT) occupations were prioritized by the province of Ontario u…

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Leaving South Africa? Where will you go; Canada, Australia or New Zealand

Whether you choose Canada, New Zealand or Australia it seems you’ll be in the good company of many other migrants who made the same decision. Based on the feedback of an international moving company Australia is the second most popular destination for migrants making use of their removals service. Canada places 5th most popular and New Zealand 7th. International reloca…

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Australia: Get your visa application in order before it is too late

With new limits on the age of applicants, an ever shortening Skilled Occupations List, stricter assessments of the applicant’s qualifications and application fee increases, there is no time to waste applying for your Australian visa. Growing strictness and more red tape could see you miss your window of opportunity altogether. Changes to three of Australia’s visa applic…

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Australia might be more expensive but still the most sought after for Expats

A new survey says that Australia remains ever popular with international talent who don’t mind forking out to live there. The Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey has just been concluded and although Australian cities are amongst the most expensive locations companies are not backing down from getting the experts they need. The Mercer’s 2017 Cost of Living Survey foun…

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Educated and Skilled Young Professionals: Taking their talents offshore

South Africa is staring another brain drain in the face says local opinion makers. Experienced and educated South Africans are pulling the plug and taking their skills of shore. More and more South Africans are investigating immigrating to countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada in a bid to escape what many feels is an impending local disaster. Earlier this …

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Expats say Canada’s Cost of Living is still affordable

If you are planning on immigrating, Canada might offer you the most affordable options say the findings of the newest Mercer Expat survey who ranked Canada's priciest city, Vancouver, ranks relatively lowly at 107th in the world, occupying mostly the bottom half of the 2009–world-city-list. The survey from human resources consultancy Mercer ranks Toronto second, after V…

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Australian state curbs SOL to include mostly Medical Specialists

Shock news from the end of last week was the, then unconfirmed, news that the state of Western Australia has dramatically reduced the number of occupations it deems still eligible for their skilled occupations list. Australia relies on their Federal and State Skilled Occupation Lists to fill existing gaps in their labour force for which there are no qualifying Australia…

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Canada will fast track your visa if you are an IT expert

The Canadian federal government has launched its new immigration policy which will see foreigners, who has what Canada needs, getting their visas in new record times. If you are skilled and experienced in any of the scarce skills Canada needs you could qualify. This new fast-tracked visa is aimed at low-risk, highly skilled workers needed to fill vacant jobs in Canada. …

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Siblings in Canada could earn you extra Express Entry points!

Recent months have seen a consistent trend of Canada’s Express Entry draws occurring every two weeks on Wednesday morning. Canada uses the Express Entry system to invite qualifying would-be migrants to apply for their Canadian Visa. On June 6, 2017, IRCC introduced further improvements to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry. Additional points were i…

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Home Affairs minister says her focus is on enforcing the full extent of the law

Protecting our borders is first and foremost, says South Africa Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, even if that means appearing less welcoming. Speaking in a media interview the minister elaborated saying that the South African government would have to act more ruthlessly when acting against foreigners who contravene immigration policies. The minister added that one…

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Australian Academic says Immigration is what keeps the country going

An interesting article, written by Professor of Economics Paul Kerin, was published in the daily news source The Australian earlier this month. The article, written by this University of Adelaide academic, makes a strong case that Australia will continue on its success path as long as foreigners continue to positively contribute to the Australian talent pool. “Immigrati…

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