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Canada needs 1.45 million more immigrants

“Canada needs more people” - Sean Fraser, Canada`s minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship. Canada is investigating options to increase the labour market as there is still a gap of over a million job vacancies as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. In the 2022 census, the Canadian population includes 23% of immigrants which is the largest in more than 15…

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Sean Fraser's NEW Immigration Plan for 2023–2025

COVID-19 harmed many global economies, but Canada had one of the fastest recoveries due to its Immigration plans. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration and all matters pertaining have released his latest immigration plan for 2023 – 2025. Skills in the healthcare, trades, manufacturing and technology sector are expected to face challenges unless immigration strategies have b…

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Canada: 6th Express Entry draw since July

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,250 invitations to apply in the most recent Express Entry draw on September 14, the sixth draw round since all-program draws resumed on July 6th. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was 511. There was no specified programme for the draw, so invitations were issued to candidates from the …

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Canada on track to welcome a record 431,000 immigrants

As of August 22, Canada had accepted around 300,000 new permanent immigrants. Last Monday, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser claimed that Canada had reached the 300,000 level sooner this year than in any previous year. Only six times since Confederation in 1867 has Canada admitted more than 300,000 immigrants in a single year: from 1911 to 1913, and again in 2018, 2019, an…

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Australia: 22/23 Skilled & Business Migration programs now open

The South Australian Government has published a revised skilled occupation list, outlining the skills it seeks to fill through overseas talent as well as migrants already living and working in South Australia, for the 2022-23 General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme. The list is one of the most comprehensive in the country, with skilled migrants, including highly talente…

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Which factors can affect your Express Entry CRS scores?

As of July 6, Canada resumed all-program Express Entry draws. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has increased by 250, causing the required CRS score to decrease. Having said that, the cut-off scores are still quite high. Candidates had to have a minimum score of 533 in the most recent Express Entry draw. To obtain an ITA with a scor…

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Australia: Updates to the Migration Queensland Program Opening for 2022/23

The Migration Queensland (MQ) Program officially launched TODAY, August 16, 2022, along with Queensland's new nomination criteria and factsheets. Migration Queensland will only accept brand new EOIs submitted on Skillselect beginning August 16, 2022; updating existing EOIs submitted prior to August 16, 2022, will not be invited. Before submitting an Expression of Interest…

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Australia: Victoria Opens for Onshore and Offshore Applicants

Exciting news from Australia! The Skilled Migration Program in Victoria for 2022-23 is now open. The programme, which is open to both domestic and international applicants, offers skilled migrants a path to permanent residency in Victoria. Employers and the Victorian economy benefit from the skills that successful applicants bring to Victoria. There are two visa options …

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Over One Million Job Vacancies in Canada

Statistics Canada has published its May 2022 payroll employment, earnings, hours, and job vacancy report. According to the report, the number of Canadian employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer has declined for the first time since May 2021. According to the survey, which was compiled using data from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours, 26,000 jo…

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Australian Government taking action to process more visas faster

The Australian government issued a statement recently regarding the backlog of offshore visa applications. The Albanese Government has made addressing the visa backlog an urgent priority, and the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs has directed the Department of Home Affairs to devote more staff to addressing the current visa backlog. The Dep…

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