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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.

20 Reasons why so many South Africans are loving life in Australia

Wondering what the fuss around Australia is about?  Why do so many South Africans pack up their lives and leave everything familiar about South Africa behind for a life Down Under?  We looked at the Top Twenty reasons. 1. Life in Australia is uncomplicatedand by the book Laid back and friendly but with a lot of structure and self-discipline basically sums up life in Aust…

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Controversial Home Affairs Minister, Gigaba, Resigns

This week's biggest local news must have been the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba will no longer serve as Minister of Home Affairs and is expected to be replaced by Blade Nzimande, Minister of Transport. "The President has accepted the Minister’s resignation and expressed his appreciation for Minister’s Gigaba longstanding service to the gover…

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Did you know that you don’t need a job offer to qualify for Canadian Residency?

Well it is true! Canada will accept your permanent residency application with or without a job offer from a Canadian employer. Earlier this year statistics showed that in the first half of 2017, 90 per cent of Express Entry candidates who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency did not have a Canadian job offer. If you are educated, skilled and ex…

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Australia is looking for Talent Overseas

With thousands of vacancies in many Australian towns, employers are now looking at off-shore talent to fill vital positions in especially the mining industry. Western Australia’s City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder estimates there are 1600 job vacancies specifically in the area’s gold mining industry.  To ensure the continued survival of these mines employers are now scouting f…

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People in Canada and Australia are much happier

According to the newest United Nations World Happiness Report you’d likely be much happier living in Canada or Australia.   Out of 156 countries included in the survey both Canada and Australia, whom have scored exceptionally well in past years, did not disappoint.  Canada scored a very respectable 7th overall position after the Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Icela…

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Escape Crime and Violence by Living in Canada says International Survey

Canada is one of the very safest countries in the world.  In fact it is considered the 6th most peaceful, stable and crime free country in the world. Earlier this year South Africa reported more than 19,000 murders in 2016…  That’s 67 per 100,000 residents. In the same year 611 people were murdered in Canada – that’s slightly more than 1,5 people per 100,000 of the coun…

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If you want to live longer and healthier then choose Australia!

Australians have a life expectancy of at least 6 per sent longer than your average South African.  A South African male, born today, is expected to die before the age 60 and most likely of a preventable / treatable / curable disease, a violent act or a motor vehicle accident.  In stark contrast; an Australian baby boy, born today, is expected to live beyond 80 years. Ac…

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Raise your kids in Australia or Canada says new world survey

Both Canada and Australia are considered amongst the top 10 best places in the world to raise children.  Both countries are popular destinations for migrants and expats, not only from South Africa, but from the rest of the world too. More than 21,000 people from 80 different countries took part in a project called the 2018 Best Countries Report commissioned by the Whart…

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Survey Results says you’ll feel most welcome in Canada

In Canada you can have your cake and eat it too!  According to the findings of a new report which migrants are not only happier in Canada than they were in their home country but they feel safer too.  They also have access to better opportunities and services than they would have in their home countries. According to the newest HSBC Global Survey, expats reported findin…

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Canada will keep raised immigration targets into 2021

Canada is dead set on reaching or exceeding its target of welcoming 1, 3 million migrants and announced that the higher than normal immigration cap will continue into 2021 - a year beyond the original date of 2020. Late last year Canada announced that multi-year immigration level plans will be deployed from 2018 to 2020 in a bid to attract at least 1.3 million new perma…

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Tasmania needs teachers: Your Teaching Degree could be your way into Australia.

The Australian state of Tasmania will be considering all visa applications from foreign teachers.  The state has announced that it will be doing everything it can to recruit an additional 250 teachers within the next 5 years. The Tasmanian Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the largest ever recruitment drive for new teachers has already started. “We want the best …

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Minister Manuel says SA needs to re-design visas and work permits to attract investors

Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel last week said that South Africa’s visa and work permit requirements need to be re-designed if the country is to attract more off-shore investors. Speaking at the investor conference in Sandton last week Manual warned that the country’s lacking, complicated visa-system and several news-making issues experienced by the Department of …

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Australia is desperately seeking Teachers

Australia is facing a massive shortage of teachers especially in the specialists’ fields like mathematics and science teachers, particularly in physics and chemistry. “With imminent retirements and poor retention rates, this problem will only get worse. It has already reached crisis point in some areas.”  The Australian Minister of Education announced that the Australian G…

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Canada has nearly 400,000 vacant jobs and not enough local talent to fill it

One of the outflows of a strong growing economy is job creation.  Canada is doing so well that 400,000 jobs have been created as a direct result of the country’s economic growth.  While more jobs than workers to fill them might sound like a nice problem to have – compared to South Africa’s reversed situation – it could result in the stagnation of the economy and do a lot o…

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Report: SA must do more to attract skills

South Africa’s job opportunities, established education system and modern technology infrastructure attract skilled immigrants to the country.  These are the findings of recent research conduct by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The research aimed to establish the need for importing skills into South Africa and the effect there of on the local economy. South…

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South Africa to import talent while facing ICT skills gap

South Africa will soon have to fill a growing skills gap in the ICT sector with migrants as the countries education system is failing to produce enough qualified graduates to fill vacant key roles in the sector. According to a recently published article Information Security Specialists and those with good cyber security skills remain at the top of the priority list and in…

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South African Employers are turning to International Talent to fill jobs in 220 Occupations

Migrants with proven skills and experience in a number of occupations are desperately needed by South African employers to fill positions for which local talent cannot be found.  Of particular interest are Engineers, ICT specialists, architects and business managers. To encourage and attract international talent South Africa offers a Critical Skills visa which allows quali…

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Canada and Australia: Under Top Six Countries to Live, Work in and Earn More in

If you want a great life, an awesome job and get paid more for it you should consider immigrating to Australia or Canada!  Expats rated both countries within the top 6 best countries to live and work in and the expats who participated in the HSBC survey said they were richer too. The respected and trusted HSBC's annual Expat Explorer Survey Report showed that 45 per cen…

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Canadian firms investigating using virtual recruiting to find talent anywhere in the world

You might soon be able to attend Canadian job fairs, be interviewed for a job in Canada and even tour your new office through the use of virtual reality – making find a job in Canada so much easier! In what is said to be one of the most exciting new developments in recruiting human capital over 50 employers, including major banks, the Government of Canada, and internati…

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Using your South African Investment Allowance to gain American Residency

Did you know that you can invest up to R10 million a year off shore?  Did you know that this offshore investment could be applied towards a guaranteed American Green Card and permanent American residency for both you and your immediate family? South Africans can participate in the USA’s EB-5 program that, through investment in American construction projects, leads to Am…

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