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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.

South Africa: 11th largest supplier of talent to Australia

New statistics show that South Africans are amongst the nations most likely to apply for immigration to Australia and be successful.  In fact in the past financial year Australia issued 2000 more visas to South African than to Americans.  More South Africans successfully received Australian visas (mostly Skilled Work Visas) than did applicants from Ireland, Malaysia and…

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Getting your credentials as a foreign lawyer in Canada

If you are a lawyer immigrating to Canada, and you would like to practice law in Canada, you need to arrange for your South African law degree to be recognized by the Canadian government. Lawyers, with foreign qualifications, will only be able to practice law once their degree, knowledge and experience has been confirmed and accepted by the National Committee on Accredi…

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Canada’s Unemployment lowest since 1970’s

Canada continues to strengthen economically; something which is evident in the latest news that the country’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than 40 years.   According to a Statistics Canada’s unemployment rate fell to an impressive 5.7 percent, the lowest in the current data series that begins in 1976. An article in Bloomberg said that Canada added …

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Australia: Desperately seeking Tradesmen

Australia never seems to have enough tradesman and it remains one of the most popular occupations in the wanted adds. “Employers can’t get enough of them and the self-employment prospects fantastic with niche opportunities across virtually all trades.” – Chris McDonald, Indeed. With a growing population, thriving economy and fewer local graduates qualifying in trades A…

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Canadian territories looking for quality teachers and educational specialists

Canada’s unemployment levels are one of the lowest in the world and it is still dropping.  While this is an ideal situation for any country’s economy it also means that state department, private enterprise and big business are find it hard to find suitable talent and are forced to look off shore to fill these gaps. An area that is in serious need of a constant supply of…

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Controversial List of 187 farms targeted in Expropriation without Compensation

This morning 187 farmers, their families and workers woke to an uncertain future after learning on Sunday that their farm and lively hood is targeted to be confiscated, without compensation, by the ANC government. AfriForum published a list of farms in the line of fire on its website on Sunday.  The list has since spread like wild fire.  The controversial list, which cont…

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South Africans are leaving the country faster than ever before

Political instability, rising crime, lack of opportunities and having no confidence in the South African economy are the top driving factors behind a boom in the number of South African’s  giving up hope of a future in their birth country. News out this week showed that South Africa is on track to breaking emigration records with the UK, USA, Canada and Australia benefi…

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Canada: Quebec's New Immigration System favours Skill over the Que

The Canadian province of Quebec is following suite with other provinces and territories and have booted their old ‘first come first served’ immigration system in favour of finding skilled applicants for vacant positions. When the new immigration policy comes into effect Quebec’s immigration department will focus on matching skilled workers to work shortages.  This means…

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South Australia listed over 180 Occupations from Airplane Pilots to Winemakers

South Australia has just released a list of over 180 occupations to be included as State nominated Occupations for 2018/2019. The long list covers a great variety of occupations and as is normally the case it is especially the engineering, health and information technology fields that are well represented.  Your occupation might very well be listed which means that Sout…

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Thousands of mining jobs in Australia to be filled by migrants

Australia’s mining industry has advertised 32% more jobs than any other sector in the past year and country’s fastest growing job sector says that it is in desperate need of workers across all levels and with a variety of skills. Thousands of well-paying jobs from tradesman to engineers are being advertised every week commented the job portal SEEK with little local intere…

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Don’t DIY your Canadian immigration application

If you have decided to immigrate to Canada, you might have reached one of the biggest and most important decisions of your life.  Immigrating to a foreign country is never easy, but is certainly much more manageable if you employ the services of a dedicated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Canada is welcoming of immigrants and for this reason the country’s population is d…

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Soon South Africans are to be affected by Canada’s new biometrics rules

South Africans will as of 31 July 2018 have to satisfy a new set of biometric requirements anytime they plan on crossing a Canadian border. The new rules which will come in to effect at the end of the month, applies to anyone from Europe, the Middle East and Africa applying for a Canadian visa. The new biometrics system will rely on facial recognition technology and wi…

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SA’s Home Affairs Director General Resigns after 9 month suspension

After being kept on the books with a 9 month-long suspension from his post as the Department of Home Affairs’ Director General, Mkuseli Apleni has resigned from his post. Confirmed by the Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba, only a few hours ago, Gigaba said at a press conference, "I would like to announce officially that the director-general of the Department of Hom…

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Migrants are Doing Very Well says Australian Study

The Australian Bureau of Statistics says that migrants are adjusting well to life in Australia and living the Australian dream. Statistics gathered between 2000 and 2016, unsurprisingly, revealed that skilled and educated migrants were much more likely to succeed and prosper in Australia than those who live in the country on humanitarian visas.  This reflects the Austra…

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Two Australian Cities voted amongst Top 10 in the World

A survey of 14 000 people found that Australia can proudly claim two spots in the Ten Best Cities in the World list!  Both Sydney and Melbourne made the top 10 and just to show off a little Melbourne took top honours being voted the favourite city by the poll takers. Networking service InterNations surveyed 14,000 people for its third annual InterNations Expat Insider.  T…

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Canada Saskatchewan: Exciting new Expression of Interest system now in effect

Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will, as of today, accept Expression of Interest (EOI) from qualifying migrants. Essentially the province will now rank candidate profiles based on their contribution in human capital and not by being ‘first in the que’ as had been the case until yesterday. As of today the Saskatchewan government will issue an Invitation to …

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Canada is keeping its 300 000 a year immigrant promise

Late last year Canada announced plans to meet an annual immigration target of 300 000 which the country managed to achieve during the 2017 financial year and it became evident that Canada will once again meet their immigration target as the Express Entry Draws had routinely met their full target of issuing Invitations to Apply to migrant hopefuls. Speaking at a conference…

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Canada’s Express Entry continues Streak of High Volume Invitations

Candidates with profiles in Canada’s Express Entry immigration system have good reason to feel positive that they will soon receive their Invitations to Apply for a Canadian Visa. The Government of Canada has invited 3 750 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the latest draw held on July 11. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) s…

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The USA’s EB-5 visa could be your quickest path to residency in the States

America’s EB-5 visa could be the best and quickest way of securing your American Green Card.  This visa, which is specifically designed to attract foreign investment to America, is increasing in popularity on a daily basis and it’s not hard to see why.  By applying for an EB-5 foreign nationals chasing the American Dream now have a straight forward, uncomplicated and almos…

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You can join your children in Canada with the Parent Visa

Have your children immigrated to Canada and are you missing them and your grandchildren?  Did you know that you could join them in Canada for an extended period by obtaining a Parent Super Visa?  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada last year launched a brand new visa specifically designed to reunite families like never before. Essentially your children or worki…

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