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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 to let 300,000 immigrants enter country in 2017

Some government officials suggested an increase to the Canadian immigration quota, which maintains this year’s target, to help spur economic growth for top companies. Canada said on Monday it would let 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017. The government said it was establishing 300,000 as a new baseline for the admission of permanent residents, with the majorit…

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Australia’s Skilled Occupations List

Australia recently updated their Skilled Occupation List which, if your occupation is listed, could mean you probably qualify to apply for an Australian work visa. This list applies to you if you are a migrant who wishes to live and work in Australia for up to four years. The Australian Work Visa could lead to permanent residency and ultimately to citizenship. If you d…

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New Zealand’s new immigration rules

More and more New Zealand business and industries are expressing their concerns over tighter immigration rules which they fear will deter skilled migrants urgently needed to fill positions in the a variety of the country’s industries. The New Zealand Hospitality Association said chefs are already in high demand in the country which faces a lack of appropriately skilled …

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Migration must be doubled to save economy

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia’s report says the increase would bring enormous economic benefits for the average person. With better long-term planning around population growth, infrastructure, urban congestion and the environment, Australians would benefit greatly from annual permanent migration doubling by 2054. But it could do so only with bette…

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Canada and Australia amongst the Four Nations attracting the best of the best

Australia and Canada have joined the ranks of countries most attractive to talented and skilled migrants. Traditionally the USA and the UK have attracted the most interest from skilled migrants all over the world. This has meant a boost to both those economies as migrants bring their skills and experience with them – offering valuable human assets to their host country.…

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Canada’s MBA programs want to attract more international students

Canadian MBA schools are increasingly competing to attract more international students and the reason behind it is a win-win situation for both Canada and students. International students are showing a growing interest in furthering their studies in Canada. Not only because of the access to education of the highest standard, but also because foreign nationals are welcom…

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Canada’s Spouse Visa

Did you know that as a Canadian Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen you may sponsor family members to join you in Canada? Did you also know that foreign nationals already in Canada applying to immigrate as a spouse or common-law partner will have the opportunity to work while waiting for their application to be finalized? To be eligible for an open work permit, you mu…

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What you need to know about a New Zealand Study Visa

South Africa’s current political situation is urging school leavers to consider finding quality education free of violent protests and continued interruption of classes as Universities, Colleges and Technical Universities shut their doors and suspend class due to the growing unrest in the Fees Must Fall phenomenon. It might be a good option to consider obtaining your qu…

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New Zealand should embrace immigration says Politician

New Zealand’s UnitedFuture party leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for more tolerance in the current immigration debate. Dunne announced his party’s pledge to ease on immigration should his party be elected into power. We received his full transcript: “I want to make our position clear, UnitedFuture is a party that embraces diversity, celebrates our multi-cultural her…

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Canada’s Ministers calls for more responsive immigration system

Canada’s federal provincial territorial forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration met last week to discuss future immigration planning. Ministers discussed how immigration can support sustainable, long-term economic growth across the country while celebrating diversity and encouraging the inclusion of all newcomers to Canada. The need for a more responsive immigra…

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New Zealand Visitor’s Visa Deadline is looming

After 21 November all visitors from South Africa will need to obtain a visa before travelling to New Zealand and if you're scheduled to travel after the implementation date you had better hurry up and apply for your visa urgently as it will take an estimated 6-weeks to process, according to the embassy. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) said while it respects the dec…

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Highly Skilled migrants, especially women, choose Canada says survey

More and more highly skilled and educated migrants are rating Canada as their number one choice of countries to live and work in and this year, for the first time highly-skilled female migrants outnumber their male counterparts. In particular, the World Bank’s research result show a surge in the number of skilled women moving across the globe. In 2010, for the first tim…

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Pools Now Open for the 2017 International Experience Canada (IEC) Program

Are you young and have been bitten by the travel bug? Have you considered exploring Canada – one of the best countries in the world to live in? If so you should consider applying for the International Experience Canada program. The great news is the application draw pool just opened says the Canadian immigration department in a press release we received this week. What …

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New Zealand Skilled Migrant Entry Requirements

We came across this useful set of questions and answers pertaining to the latest changes to the New Zealand Residence Programme for the Skilled Migrants. If you are considering immigrating to New Zealand and applying for residency it is vital that you read this document as your entry requirements will more than likely have changed. This document should give you a good i…

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Without migrants Australia would be in deep trouble

Reading through a number of migration related articles every day, one such article really created food for thought about how much Australia really need migrants and how different life without the economic and social injection migrants provide would be. The article took a look at how life in Australia would become significantly less desirable and a lot more difficult wit…

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Migrants contribute to New Zealand economy by filling skills gaps

We came across an interesting opinion piece that illustrates just how important migrants are to the Kiwi economy. He writes that the fabric of New Zealand life is largely the result of ongoing immigration and is colourful, interesting and diverse as a result. The piece is written by Kirk Hope, Chief Executive of Business New Zealand and gives an interesting business per…

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Food industry workers have the best chance of getting a Canadian Visa

If you can cook you can come to Canada! So, it seems, is the case based on the country’s latest immigration figures. According to a new review into Canada’s Express Entry system, 2,356 applicants who were offered the opportunity to immigrate to Canada in 2015 were food service supervisors, while a further 2,295 were cooks. Combined, the two occupations represented 16 pe…

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Four new visa options available in November

Four new Temporary Australian Visas will come into effect on 19 November this year. The Australian Department of Immigration believes that the new visa will ease access into the country and will address processing times. After the introduction of the four new visas the Australian Government will also no longer accept any new applications for Subclass 401 Temporary Work …

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New temporary parent visa for Australia

Good news for Australian based South African families missing grandpa and grandma is the planned introduction of a new visa which will see the reunification of South African families in Australia. Hot off the press is the news that the Australian government has announced that they are in the planning stages of the introduction of a new temporary visa for parents visitin…

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Australia provides perfect business start-up environment

According to new data revealed by HSBC’s Annual Global Expat Survey almost half of foreigners surveyed agreed that Australia provides an ideal backdrop for foreign entrepreneurs to establish their start-up businesses. The data revealed that as many as 47 per cent of foreign entrepreneurs view Australia as the ideal setting to start a business and this could be racked up…

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