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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 5th and SA 48th on Forbes Countries for Global Business List

Forbes recently released the outcome of their Global Exchange Index (GEI) which placed Canada in a very strong 5th overall position – improving its standing from last year’s 7th position. The GEI is a tool used by investors, entrepreneurs and global travelers which help them decide where to put their money. Countries are then ranked based on its outcome and it is pretty s…

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These are the visa-related changes Home Affairs made

Last week we published an article announcing the planned visa and immigration related changes announced by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP.  The announcement has, in general, been welcomed across the board with industries like Tourism saying it is a positive step.  Below is a more detailed statement issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs.…

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Canada is En Route to meet 2018 Immigration Target of 310 000 new Permanent Residents

The most recent Canadian Express Entry draw saw 3500 prospective migrants from all over the world being invited to apply for their Canadian Permanent Residency.  If successful this will mean that they will be able to live and work in Canada. The Express Entry draw, which took place on 19 September, invited applicants with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of …

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South Australia may consider fast-track visas for skilled migrants

Work visas applications of qualifying skilled migrants, wanting to immigrate to regional South Australia, will receive priority treatment and fast-tracked processing times if Australia’s Trade Minister, David Ridgway, get his way. In what is considered great news for would be migrants, the move will address South Australia’s stagnant population figure and will encourage…

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Entrepreneurs, ever dreamed about moving to France? No? Well you should

The French Start-up Talent visa is a program that allows foreign nationals, who meet the criteria, to obtain a French visa in as little 60 days! This visa is designed to encourage foreign start-ups to expand their business to France and invites various patrons of the start-up ecosystem to establish themselves in the country. It’s an easier way to get a four-year visa for …

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South Africa: Gigaba reveals new relaxed visa rules

Big news just in is that South Africa’s visa regulations will soon be relaxed in an effort to facilitate business and tourism. Announced in a press conference today the requirements for foreign minors travelling to South Africa are to be simplified, a visa waiver for certain countries are on the books and Indian and Chinese travelers will be able to apply for a simplifi…

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More than half of Australia’s Engineers were sourced overseas

More than half of the engineers currently employed by the Australian government and private companies are migrants.  Australia relies heavily on offshore talent as they battle to supply enough of their own Engineering graduates to meet the needs of their booming AUD $100 billion construct industry. A recent article published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation sa…

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Top questions and answers about immigrating to Canada

If you are in the process of considering living and working in Canada, you might have a few questions.  It is probably one of the biggest decisions a person can make in their lives and being informed helps you make the best decision for you and your family.  We took a look at the most frequently asked Canada immigration questions. What do I need to live and work in Cana…

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Construction Project Managers Australia: They need Qualifications and Experience

As the Australian construction industry continues to show year on year growth the need to staff new and existing projects with suitable candidates also grows.  Being unable to find enough qualifying applicants locally Australian construction giants are turning their attention beyond Australia’s borders to finding the talent they need.  With Construction Project Managers…

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New South Wales is having a hard time finding enough Civil Engineers

A new report shows that due to a shortage of qualified and experienced Civil Engineers, Australia’s most populated state - New South Wales (NSW) - can’t fill three quarters of their job vacancies. The findings of the report, published by the Australian Department for Small Business and Jobs, showed that employers experienced greater difficulty recruiting engineering pro…

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Canada: Some Provinces are Desperately Short of Teachers

Last week the shortage of teachers in some Canadian provinces made headlines when fears were raised that not enough teachers would be available for the start of the new school term.  Canada is now scrambling to fill vacancy and turning to migrants to meet their needs. British Columbia has been particularly hard struck with teacher shortages as districts across the provi…

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Electricians: One of the Top Ten Jobs in Australia

Electricians are in constant demand in Australia.  The ever-growing need for electricians has created a situation where Australia cannot, and historically could not, meet the demand through its local labour force and as such electricians are being ‘imported’.  Tradesmen in this occupation are highly valued and consistently appear on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List …

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Canada: Good News about visa processing times

Waiting is the mother of all frustration – anyone could tell you that and if you are waiting to start a new life of for a close family member to join you, waiting can be extremely demoralizing and stressful too.  Unfortunately waiting is a familiar and unavoidable part of a 100% of all visa applications.  So when we came across a bit of good news about waiting for your Ca…

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Guarantee yourself a happier, safer and healthier life by investing in Spain

Have you ever thought about what life might be like if you lived in Spain?  Ancient architecture, friendly people, a pleasant climate.  Did you know that you are three times safer in Spain than you are in South Africa and crime in Spain is less than half of what it is in South Africa?  Did you know that by just making an investment in property in Spain you can guarantee re…

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Nearly 1500 accountant jobs available in Canada

Canada is looking for nearly 1500 financial staff to fill gaps in their labour force.  Accountants, financial managers, accounting technicians, bookkeepers and financial auditors are all in short supply in Canada and are therefore listed as a scarce skill.  Foreigners with enough evidence of their training and experience in a scarce skill can apply for a Canadian visa with…

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Investing in Portuguese property keeps a nice back door open

Every day more and more South Africans are considering their immigration options and while Canada and Australia might be considered popular destinations South Africans have some very, very attractive options in Europe too!  Have you heard about Portugal’s Golden Visa or Investor Visa?   A life in the Mediterranean certainly sounds idyllic, a perfect climate, a property m…

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EB-5 Investor Program: Now is the best time to secure your American Green Card

Did you know that it is possible to secure American residency, or a Green Card, by simply investing in America? The American immigration law allows certain foreign nationals who are employment-based immigrants to become lawful permanent residents of the country.  This includes foreign nationals in possession of an EB visa, EB is short for ‘Employment Based’.   Foreign n…

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The USA’s EB-5 visa is still your best and quickest path to America

A growing concern about the effects and execution of land expropriation plans, a failing educational system being held hostage by students claiming ‘fees must fall’, daily violent protesting and the destruction of infrastructure – even burning down police stations – is leaving South Africans awkwardly perched on the edge of their seats unsure of what to expect next. The p…

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Canada: International Students say they are there to stay

It seems that students who opt to study in Canada also plan on making a much greater commitment to the country once they graduate.  The findings of a recent study found that international students studying at Canadian universities plan to apply for Canadian Residency once they graduate. This is great news for Canada as it means that they are able to retain the talent th…

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Do you qualify to teach in Canada? Find out here

Canada is short of teachers and as a nation that values quality education finding good quality teachers is a priority of all Canadian provinces and the Canadian government as a whole. To address the problem of a shortage of good teachers most Canadian provinces allow eligible teachers to apply to immigrate to that province through their Provincial Nomination Program.   Th…

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