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Canada will take in at least 300 000 migrants a year

Levels of immigration to Canada will not dip below 300,000 new arrivals per year, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has confirmed. The period of July 2015 to July 2016 saw a historic high of 320,932 new arrivals to Canada. The target for 2017 has been set at 300,000, a figure Hussen called “the baseline for admissions going forward.”…

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Find out if you qualify for the Canadian Federal Skilled Work Visa

South African’s are considering their future more seriously than ever before. Red lights and warning signs are a part of everyday life they say. In just 23 years South Africa has suffered more than 500 000 murders – more than in some war torn countries. It is common knowledge that one in three South African women will be affected by a violent attack in her life time and vi…

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Canada introduces fast-tracked visa to attract Global Talent

Highly skilled and exceptionally talented professionals will also be welcome wherever they go in the world, but Canada is doing everything it can to make sure they bank the brains. Canada this week launched its fast-track Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) which will see work permits being processed in record breaking times of two weeks or less. Highly skilled pro…

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New Zealand’s Labour Party says migrants with special skills should be welcomed

New Zealand’s Labour Party will introduce moderate, sensible reforms to immigration to reduce the pressure on our cities, while ensuring we get the skilled workers our country needs, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “New Zealand is a country built on immigration. When new migrants come here, they enrich our country and make New Zealand a better place. We’ve …

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Australia is still very popular with South African migrants

Junk economic status, corruption, crime, moral decay, safety concerns and lack of local opportunities are cited as reasons why 350 South Africans immigrated to Australia in March this year. While India and China are still contributing the most migrants to Australia, South Africa is placed as seventh out of the top 10 countries driving migration to Australia. The latest …

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Canada: Getting your skills assessed

Professionals immigrating to Canada must have their credentials assessed and accredited before starting employment in the country. Who needs their skills assessed? We took a look at the process of having your skills and qualifications assessed. You will need to have the education, work experience or professional credentials you received outside Canada assessed if you a…

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Give your family the best by raising them here

Raising children in a safe, clean, healthy, stimulating environment sound like a dream, but new well-respected surveys say raising your kids in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is as good as it get (and it is pretty good). To compile their list all three research companies factored in important consideration which will have an impact on family life. This included the w…

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New Zealand: Remuneration now considered in visa application

After changing a number of visa application requirements last month, the Kiwi-government have now further toughened-up their visa conditions by announcing that work visa holders will now have to earn at least NZ$ 48 859,00. The changes, which follow an increase in the visas’ points requirement, will see applicants needing to meet a minimum income of $48,859 per year for…

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Wellington New Zealand welcomes skilled migrants

Since 2008, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce has run a Skilled Newcomers Programme to match the skills of newcomers to Wellington with the needs of local businesses. “Wellington is a very high-skill city, it needs knowledge workers,” explains James Sauaga, the Programme Coordinator. Often newcomers have the skills employers need, but they don’t understand how to look…

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South Africa: Foreign nationals urged to get their paperwork in order as Malawians are deported

More than 300 Malawian nationals living and working in South Africa were deported after they failed to produce the necessary legal documents necessary to live and work in the Republic. According to Nyasa Times, Malawi’s deputy national spokesperson for the immigration department, Wellington Chiponde, said that half of the deportees arrived in South Africa on Tuesday and…

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Interest in Australia grows on the back of local political uncertainty

South African’s are amongst the top nations interested in immigrating to Australia. In fact, Australia’s latest immigration figures show a growth in interest of 22% among prospective South African migrants to make Australia their home. Figures released yesterday show that the number of overseas job seekers looking for roles in Australia jumped by 30% in April this year …

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Australia’s 2017 - 2018 Skilled migration intake after new visa rules

Migrants and Australian industry showed approval at Department of Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton’s Budget Speech Day announcement that Australia’s permanent migration programme for 2017-18 will remain at a ceiling of 190,000 places. This announcement comes on the back of the Australian Government’s shock decision to abolish the 457 visas and str…

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New Zealand: Visa application rush expected ahead of stickier requirements kicking in

Sources say New Zealand can expect a spike in the number of visa applications as the date for their immigration changes approaches. It is expected that a rush of applicants for New Zealand’s popular skilled migrant visa will reach the Kiwi Immigration Department before the 14th of August when the new, stricter, rules kick in. Applications that reach the New Zealand Imm…

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SA working towards Visa Free Africa

According to the latest news reports massive changes to the South African visa system could be on the cards and may soon see nationals from other African countries entering the country without acquiring a visa. In what is likely to be called the “trusted travellers program” the South African Department of Home Affairs is working towards allowing certain regular travelle…

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Australia to review millionaire migrants rule as it tightens immigration

Migrant millionaires could soon too feel the effects of Australia’s new immigration laws which essential dictates “Australia First”. This initiative essential calls for Australian companies and employers to focus on Australians. This might then mean that foreigners could find it more difficult to gain Australian citizenship. Earlier this month Australia announced that t…

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Interested in Immigrating: Canada’s Investor Programmes could be your answer

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), a Canadian immigration program that allows international investors to obtain Canadian permanent residence by investing CAD $800,000 risk-free, will reopen on 29 May this year. The QIIP is Canada’s only passive investor immigration program, and is one of the most popular investor immigration programs globally, offering a numb…

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Making the most of Immigrating to New Zealand

The New Zealand Government is serious about attracting the right people to their country. It remains one of the economically most successful countries in the world – and it is still growing. New Zealand is keen on settling professionals with the right skills. To add to its appeal crime figures, especially serious crimes like murder and rape, are exceptionally low. Sweet…

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Canada's immigration system welcomes everyone says minister

Canada’s Immigration Minister, a migrant himself, has recently expressed the Canadian government’s pro-migrant attitude. The facts are that Canada has as far back as the 1700’s provided a safe haven for migrants from war affected regions – including those fleeing slavery in America. Jews escaping religious persecution in Russia in the early 1900’s also found a peaceful hav…

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New Zealand leader says migrants are welcome but government must be more selective

A speech by leader of the New Zealand Labor Party, Andrew Little, explains New Zealand’s reasoning behind the country’s changes to their immigration rules. Little says that although the country is built on a strong migrant community, and will continue to grow with their put, government is forced to be more selective when issuing visas. He states in his speech that New Zeal…

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Aussies share their advice to expat success in Australia

Australia has long reigned as top choice for South African expats. Besides some cultural and climate similarities the country always (no exaggeration here) places among the top 10 most liveable countries in the world. Year on year the respected HSBC report released places nearly all Australian cities at the top of the ‘Best Cities in the World’ list. While on paper Aust…

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