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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 for individuals or businesses interested in immigration, outbound or inbound. Feel free to use this space to comment and share your thoughts on uploaded posts.

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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COVID has increased demand for these jobs in Ontario

The pandemic has changed the way Canadians do business. While some industries have seen widespread job losses, others are looking for even more talent. The federal government investigated how the pandemic affected the labour force in each province and territory. Researchers in Ontario examined 109 occupations that saw significant changes in employment compared to pre-COVI…

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Brain drain accelerates due to Civil Unrest

Thanks to the ongoing civil unrest, a large number of highly skilled individuals are fleeing the Rainbow Nation at a rapid pace. This is according to Robbie Ragless, Director of New World Immigration, who also stated that at the current rate of inquiries, immigration has never been a more serious consideration for skilled professionals. The violent protests have harmed So…

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Canada Buzzing with Updates – Can We Be Seeing A Draw Soon?

In the last few days, there have been numerous updates in the Canadian Immigration sphere. There are more and more signs that things are beginning to return to normalcy. We first saw the incredible update of all approved permanent residents having their travel restrictions lifted and being able to enter Canadian borders with immediate effect to complete their immigration.…

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Uncertainty looms for Zimbabwean permits in South Africa

Panic has gripped Zimbabweans in neighbouring South Africa as the expiry date of their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs) approaches. ZEPs are set to expire on December 31 and it is unclear whether they will be renewed. Every time the documents, which were first issued in 2010, expire, there is confusion, but this time, reports that the government will not issue new permi…

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Record-breaking Canadian Express Entry Q2 2021

In the world of Canadian immigration, the second quarter of 2021 set yet another record. Through the Express Entry system, Canada has invited 44,591 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. The number of Express Entry candidates invited this quarter surpassed the previous record of 44,124 set in the first quarter of 2021. As of June 30, Immigration, Refug…

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Department of Home Affairs announces another automatic extension

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs, has extended the validity period of legally issued Long and short-term visas that expired during the lockdown period to 30 September 2021. This means that Foreign Nationals who have not left South Africa since the declaration of the National State of Disaster in March 2020 and those who arrived with valid visas between Decemb…

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