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Parliamentary committee has proposed changes to make it easier for skilled migrants to remain in Australia

A parliamentary committee dominated by Liberals has recommended that the Morrison government take advantage of the pandemic to overhaul the skilled migration programme, giving temporary workers and some international students clearer pathways to permanent residency in Australia. The joint standing committee on migration recommends that the government change the conditions…

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Australia remains a Top Destination for South African migrants

Despite the recent tightening of requirements, Australia remains one of the most popular destinations for skilled South Africans looking to leave the country. This is according to the most recent report from Australia's Department of Home Affairs, in which it indicated that 3,743 South African migrants arrived in the country in the 2019/2020 period. According to the depar…

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Immigration is moving, are you?

Demand for immigration and global mobility has never been higher as we slowly emerge from a difficult period. With the volume of inquiries we receive, one thing has become abundantly clear to potential candidates: unless you make a move toward immigration, you are not going anywhere. We concentrate on skilled immigration, where employment is not required to obtain residen…

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Canada welcomed over 35,000 new immigrants in June

In June 2021, for the first time in its history, Canada welcomed over 25,000 new permanent residents in a single month. To meet its 401,000-newcomer target for 2021, it will need to welcome an average of 43,000 newcomers per month between July and December. According to the office of Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, Canada had its best month for new permanent residen…

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The 2021 and 2022 Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills Shortage List

The Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) is an occupational demand list that is in high demand throughout Australia's states and territories. Your occupation must be on this list in order to apply for an Australian Independent visa (subclass 189) or an Australian Regional Provisional visa (subclass 489). The list is provisional, and priority occupations m…

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The 2021 and 2022 Priority Migration Skilled Shortage Occupation List

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 occupations that will support Australia's economic recovery following COVID-19. The list is based on the National Skills Commission's expert advice and consultation with Commonwealth departments. Priority will be given to employer-sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL…

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Ontario increases list of in-demand occupations

On 27 July 2021, the province of Ontario held another draw selecting suitable candidates from the Express Entry pool. During this draw, we saw an unusually high number of candidates being selected (1031 applications) and the list of eligible occupations also saw a substantial increase from the usual 10 occupations, now having increased to 18 different occupations. In this…

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Calling all Trade Artisans - Australia’s Energy and Mining Sectors desperately want you!

As we pass the midpoint of 2021, immigration to Australia is increasing at a rapid pace. This expansion is best exemplified by Australia's energy and mining sectors which are in desperate need of skilled and qualified trade artisans. Employers in Australia are not considering shortlisting for these positions due to Australia facing a massive shortage in these industries a…

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Australia’s border reopening plans are soon to benefit Farmers

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government has released a four-phase plan for reopening international borders. The National Farmers' Federation has welcomed the four-phase plan released following National Cabinet on Friday 2 July, which aims to transition Australia's COVID-19 response and reopen international borders. The NFF has been a vocal suppor…

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Canada is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated visitors

The next phase of Canada's border reopening begins in August for visitors from the United States and in September for visitors from all other countries. Synopsis of new policies: Fully vaccinated US tourists can enter Canada beginning August 9; Hotel quarantine policy ends August 9; Fully vaccinated Canadian children and other exempt travellers will have amended quar…

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