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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.

HEY YOU! Ever wondered if your job is listed as a scarce skill in Australia?

Is your job listed as a scarce skill in Australia? Australia might be looking for you!  Did you know that your skills and knowledge might be in demand in Australia?  Have you considered a fantastic life style, great career opportunities and access to a First World life style is probably within your reach is you occupation is in demand in Australia? In a bid to stimulate …

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11 Professions Added to Australian Capital Territory Skilled List

  The Australian Capital Territory ( ACT ) has Canberra, Australia’s capital, as its primary economic hub. It was built between Melbourne and Sydney in the early 20th century. Local government have approved the addition of 11 skilled professions to be added to their state list. These professions are NOW OPEN for nomination: 132111    Corporate Services Manager 223111   …

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What is Australia’s SkillSelect work visa process??

If you are planning on spreading your wings to Australia you might have heard about their SkillSelect work visa programme. The system allows Australian employers to find skilled foreign workers and based on the outcome of your negotiations with the employer they will then decide to sponsor and employ you – at which point your visa application process is given a jump in th…

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South African says she couldn’t be happier in New Zealand

Celeste Botes emigrated from Johannesburg, South Africa to Nelson. She is one of 711 international migrants the region has gained in the past year according to the latest statistics released by the Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA). Over the last three years there has been an increase of 1381 migrants to the region. "I lived a very good life in South Africa but it…

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Interview and research your immigration consultant before signing up

While some so-called immigration practitioners claim to be authorised immigration agents only those duly registered with a particular country’s immigration department or recognized immigration body may assist with a legal immigration and accept payment therefor. Scam artists have been known to fail to assess their clients likelihood of being granted a visa and in some cas…

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New Zealand: Unemployment down and job vacancies up

According to recent figures job opportunities are increasing all over New Zealand - with some parts of the country seeing unemployment fall to the lowest it has been since 2008. Official figure shows that the unemployment rate decreased to 5.1% in the second quarter of 2016 and more women are employed. In June 2015, there were 8,000 fewer unemployed women in the country …

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Canada needs new blood says MP

“There’s a strong consensus that they’re in favour of more immigrants, not less immigrants, notwithstanding the state of the economy,” said McCallum, after a closed-door discussion with participants, including representatives of local businesses and organizations that work with immigrants in specifically in Canada’s Calgary – the capital of the Alberta province. “I think …

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Canada is a great place for everybody finds survey

These are the findings of a new survey which placed Canada as the 6th best place for expats to live and work in the world. The prestigious honour of being a fantastic country, for expats especially, was given to Canada by a recent global survey. The respected surveyor HSBC Expat Explorer found that expats living in Canada were particularly happy, ranking the country as t…

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Consider getting a relocation coach

Luckily help is at hand in the form of the new niche business of relocation coaching. One such coach is Patti McCarthy. Patti used to work for a relocation firm in Australia, driving newly arrived expats around Melbourne, helping them look for everything from homes to schools to violin teachers for their children. She often kept in touch with many of her clients writes …

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Canada’s Quebec received 5,000 Skilled Worker Applications

These applications were made under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which has now reached its intake cap. This is according to a press statement made by Immigration Canada. The QSWP is a popular Canadian immigration program. Individuals may submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate, otherwise known as a CSQ, through the online intake management sys…

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Australian Permanent Residency is the way to go

This five-year visa gives the holder thereof a number of advantages which includes being able to work and live Down Under, but it also allows the holder access to free education, the state medical system and could even qualify you for state assistance when buying your first home! We looked at the advantages of obtaining your Australian Permanent Residency: Live in Austra…

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Canadian MP warns growth will cease without skilled migrants

"Without bringing in more newcomers with education, with a varied set of skills and bringing in their families to provide that support system ... we simply will not be able to grow the economy and create more jobs for more people," DeCource, MP for the town of Frederiton – capitol of the Canadian province of New Burswick. He was speaking on air during a morning actuality s…

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New Zealand announced strict passport checks

This announcement came earlier this month when New Zealand immigration announced that, in a bid to protect Kiwi borders, all travellers will now be checked against a database for lost or stolen passports. Immigration New Zealand confirmed that travellers flying to, from or through the country will be checked against Interpol's stolen and lost travel documents database. “…

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Reckless driving and using a cancelled credit card could prevent you from entering Canada

So what are considered offences serious enough that Canada would reject a visa application? Generally speaking, in Canada, there are three categories under which a criminal offence may fall. Having a record of serious and second offences (or indictable offences) will end your travel plans to the country of the Maple leaf. These offence would include, but is not limited to…

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Migrants and Employers benefit from Immigration NZ Vision 2015 success

Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, earlier this month received two reports which show the learnings of Immigration New Zealand’s successful Vision 2015 programme in being recognised as a trusted partner, delivering outstanding immigration services and bringing in the best people New Zealand needs in order to prosper. Vision 2015 was launched in March 2012 and form…

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One of the World’s Most Peaceful Countries says new ranking

A new report has highlighted Canada’s track record of safety and peace. The report also indicated that Canada’s standing as a safe and secure country is likely to improve even further with continued efforts by their government to attract foreign talent and investment. And it seems that these attractive changes and improvements will largely be the result of Canada’s progres…

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New Zealand sees Strong Job Growth

But the growth since the beginning of this year’s first quarter sets the total growth for the past 7 months at more than 5%. The continued rise in job opportunities is attributed to New Zealand’s strong and growing economy which produced jobs in especially the accommodation and food services, construction and health services. The accommodation and food service sector repo…

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Canada wants to make immigration easier for migrants

The Canadian government says it’s keen to hear what migrants and citizens think needs to be done about Canada’s immigration future and are having roundtable meetings with Joe Public to find out how the system could better serve the country and those entering it. Since the beginning of the summer, Immigration Minister John McCallum and his parliamentary secretary, Arif Vir…

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Australia

Numbeo’s cost of living survey saw Australia ranked the 13th most expensive country to live in but makes up for it through its fantastic education system (Aussie schools are ranked in 1st place for schooling in the prosperity index), social capital, personal freedom and governance. Economy Australia’s last recession was in 1991. The country has gone 25 years without ha…

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Canada is reuniting families faster

If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor family members to become a permanent resident. Sponsorship under the family class The Canadian government allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor members of the family class, but it requires that arriving immigrants receive care and support from their sponsors. Members …

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