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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.

Canadians understand the need for importing quality migrants

A new comprehensive immigration study found that most Canadians support sensible immigration policies and understand the need to import skills. A public opinion poll, of 1 522 people conducted in late January, found Canadian attitudes towards immigration are mostly positive or neutral – as long as the country’s migration policy stays sensible. With ‘sensible’ referring…

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Canada - Fastest growing country in G7

Canada is officially the fastest growing and most competitive country in the G7 and they have migrants to thank for it. Based on the newly release 2016 Canadian Census results Canada’s population showed the strongest growth of all the G7 countries in the past five years, reaching 35.2 million people of which 1.7 million are new to Canada. Data from the 2016 census shows …

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New Zealand - 9 Visa Options for re-uniting your family

New Zealand has a number of visas available to foreigners wanting to join family members in New Zealand. According to New Zealand Immigration the country offers an extensive range of visas to help partners, dependent children and parents of New Zealand citizens, residents and visa holders join family here. Each visa is specific to every set of circumstances and applicants …

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International mature students drawn to Canada

It seems more and more older students are fast tracking their careers by studying at Canadian Universities. These are the findings of a new study. The study considered the effect of the changes to Canadian government’s immigration system and discovered that these changes could in fact lead to a significant rise in adult students who are seeking permanent residency in Ca…

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South African Employers Urged to Keep to Immigration Rules

South African employers must make very sure that they are sticking to immigration and employment rules when it comes to employing foreign nationals. Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba said in a recent press conference that the Department will be investigating concerns raised about companies allegedly employing more immigrants than is lawfully permitted. Gigaba has…

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New Zealand Immigration - Businesses call for Government to step up

Reduce bureaucratic drag, allow business to sponsor highly skilled migrants and encourage skilled and educated students to stay. These are some of the suggestions made in a new report about the future of New Zealand’s economic growth. The report appeals to the New Zealand government to consider the implications of the country’s current immigration system which, the auth…

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PASSPORT HOLDERS WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM VISAS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Some passport holders may not need a visa to enter the Republic of South Africa, making travelling to the tip of Africa so much easier for those visiting on leisure or business. Announced by the South African Department of Home Affairs, the nationals of nearly 50 international countries and territories will not be required to obtain a visa before approaching a South Afr…

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New Kiwi’s support New Zealand’s economy

Report released earlier this year indicated that in 2016 New Zealand had the highest net gain of migrants ever recorded of 69,100 - up 19 per cent, or 58,300 from the previous year. The report also found that migrants made the largest economic contribution to the country’s coffers. A study, by MBIE Migration Trends 2015/16 found that in 2013, migrants contributed NZ$2.…

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More Tech Jobs than talent in Canada

Canada has more jobs, specifically in the technology industry, than they know what to do with and it is a problem than could seriously harm the Canadian economy. Without the talent jobs stay empty and without the right human capital in place growth and industry development seizes leaving Canada exposed to economic decline. CEO of Cambridge-based cybersecurity company eS…

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Headhunting South African Specialist Managers, Engineers and Educators

According to the newest available data Australian companies are attracting South African accountants, software developers and business analysts amongst other while Saffas already living Down Under are likely to be employed as HR and Marketing Professionals, Engineers, Software Developers and Healthcare professionals. Based on data collected during the 2011 Australian ce…

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Canada one of the most accommodating countries for foreign tech talent

The Canadian government has moved to reduce the processing time for skilled foreign worker visas to two weeks. This moves comes after pressure from local industry to catch up on Canada’s tech skills shortage. The government’s decision has been welcomed by the country’s tech industry, which they see as improving Canada’s competitiveness by making it easier to recruit top…

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Growth of good jobs for Canadians the goal of the Global Skills Strategy

Putting highly-skilled workers on the fast track will support innovation, investment Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced in November that Canadian companies will soon be able to bring in the highly skilled experts they need to grow, flourish and provide go…

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The Basics of Australian Citizenship

Becoming an Australian citizen is a little bit like becoming a super hero. It’s a bit tough, you must be committed to the cause and you have to be patient but if you manage this you will soon reap the rewards of being a citizen of one of the world’s best countries and all of the bells and whistles that goes with that. Being an Australian citizen means you will have acce…

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Latest Data Reveals Insight into Marriages of Convenience

If you have successfully joined a loved one in Canada you would have done so through the country’s Spousal and Common-law Partner Sponsorship Immigration Program. If you think the name is quite a mouth full, so is the application process, but legitimate and qualifying applicants should not have any trouble and should quickly bee one of the many families whom have been r…

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Canada wants entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur and you are looking to spread your wings then you should consider setting up business in Canada. The Canadian government is doing everything it can to attract and entice foreign born entrepreneurs to bring their skills and businesses to the country. The new Canadian Start-Up Visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrep…

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Saffas swarm to New Zealand for Christmas

Many more Saffas visited New Zealand despite stricter visa conditions. It seems that newly enforced visa conditions, requiring travellers to obtain a visa before departing for NZ, are not scaring off South African’s visiting the country. In fact the number of South Africans spending the festive season with the Kiwi rose by 26 percent from the same period in the 2016 / 20…

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New Zealand Recruitment trends forecasted for 2017

Knowing what employment trends to expect from 2017 in New Zealand might just put you ahead of the pack. Internationally respected, Australian-based, recruitment company Hays shared what they believe will happen in the industry in 2017 – and it makes for interesting reading if you plan on finding a job in New Zealand this year. “One of the biggest trends impacting emplo…

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Continued economic growth in New Zealand thanks to immigration

New Zealand's economy grew at the fastest annual pace in two years in the third quarter of 2016 states a new report. The reason behind this phenomenon? It’s believed that, amongst others aspects, quality skilled migrants entering the Kiwi work force are behind this economic success. Surging immigration, record-low borrowing costs and a housing boom are stoking New Zealan…

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The point of Australian citizenship

Permanent residents in Australia enjoy almost the full range of civil and political rights as citizens. They have access to the welfare system, Medicare, and education. They can vote and have a better sense of security in being able to live in Australia without interference or interruption. But, while all these factors motivate the decision to apply for Australian Citiz…

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Silicon Valley warns Aus faces Tech crisis without skilled migrants

Australia is currently suffering from a technology skills shortage and while local talent is unavailable, untrained or inexperienced it is up to migrants to help develop the Australian Tech industry to its full potential. In recent weeks the Australian Labor party has proposed a series of changes to tighten Australia's skilled immigration policy on 457 visas via a priva…

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