December, 2018

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Things to know about Skills Assessment for Australian PR

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Australia Immigration

To apply for Australian PR, Overseas Immigrants should ace the Australia Skills assessment. It is a mandatory prerequisite to be eligible for Permanent Residency. The Immigration process in Australia is points-based. Immigrants need to nominate an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupations list. Also, they must prove that they have got skills assessed.

Let’s have a quick look at the validity of this assessment.

  • It is valid for 3 years from the date of issue
  • Subclass 485 skills assessment is issued for graduates of Australian Universities
  • Subclass 485 skills assessment does not need a job offer
  • Subclass 485 skills assessment is not valid for points-based skilled Migration Visa

 

Overseas Immigrants should get their educational qualification recognized. This will further help them with their Australian PR process. Let’s check out a few essential points about this procedure.

  • Immigrants should use Credential evaluation service for this process
  • It is mandatory for studying or getting training in Australia
  • Immigrants’ education level is compared to that of the Australian system
  • The procedure takes nearly 3 months
  • It’s a fee-based service for Immigrants applying for Australian PR
  • The evaluation is only done on high school education records

There are some prerequisites for Australia Skills Assessment based on two categories-

  • Unlicensed professions – there is no need to get one’s qualification evaluated
  • Licensed professions – this could include teaching, engineering and law. According to SBS, one has to get their qualification evaluated. 

Who can assess your skills?

The Skilled occupation list provides Immigrants with a list of assessing authorities. It’s their own responsibility to contact the concerned authority for nominated occupation. The process and assessment fee depends on each assessing authority.

The assessment process

Overseas Immigrants must hold University degrees for getting a positive result. The authorities will guide them. One can nominate just one occupation. However, they can apply to many authorities for getting their skills evaluated. Once Immigrants receive an invitation to apply, they need to provide a scanned copy of the assessment.

The Department of Immigration in Australia can help candidates identify suitable skills. It even offers details of required overseas skills for each state of the country. Knowing the in-demand skills is a must before applying for Australian PR.

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Working in NT, Australia can get you an extra $15,000

Working in NT, Australia can get you an extra $15,000

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The Northern Territory in Australia is offering a bonus of $15,000 to immigrants willing to make NT their home. The NT Govt. made this announcement as part of the state’s Population Growth Strategy for 2018 to 2028.

This move is aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants to the state. This will help create a diversified economy. This will also greatly reduce NT’s reliance on investments.

Hence, the state Govt. has decided to offer $15,000 to migrants who come to the state to work in high priority occupations. The offer has been made available to eligible migrants from November 2018.

For singles, the relocation bonus is $3,000. Couples will get $6,000 and families can get $7,000.

A one-off payment of $1,250 will also be paid out after six months of living in NT. This money can be used for local expenses like vehicle registration, child care support etc.

Northern Territory will also pay a 5-year retention bonus. This will be a cash bonus which will be paid out to immigrants who have continuously resided in NT for 5 years. Single immigrants will be paid $3,000 while couples will be paid $6,000. Families will get $7,000 as a retention bonus, as per SBS News.

There are 53 occupations which the NT Govt. has identified as “high-priority”. These occupations are very high in demand yet hard to fill. These jobs are also critical to the local economy. The list of the high-priority occupations is available on the Northern Territory Govt. website.

Thus, aspiring immigrants now have all the more reason to make NT their new home. If your occupation is one among the high-priority ones, choosing NT could be a good idea. Not only is your occupation in very high-demand, but working in NT can also get you an extra $15,000.

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What you must know about the UAE Long-term Visa system?

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In November 2018, a new Long-term Visa system was announced by the UAE Cabinet. The UAE Long-term Visa would let Overseas Workers stay in the country for 10 years. The Visa system applies to the following professionals –

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Science specialists
  • Outstanding students

As quoted by Relocate Global, the announcement was made by the Dubai Media Office. Earlier this year, the country had planned to issue Residency Visa for up to 10 years. The UAE Long-term Visa is a result of that plan.

Let’s have a look at some of the most important eligibility criteria of the UAE Long-term visa system.

Investors

Overseas Investors get a chance to enter the country for a 6-month period while their UAE Long-term Visa is being processed. They receive a multiple-entry Visa permit until they have the Residency Visa in hand. The criteria they must fulfill are –

  • Overseas Investors buying property worth DH5 million will get a 5-year Residency Visa
  • Immigrants investing at least DH10 million will receive a renewable 10-year Residency Visa
  • To be eligible to get a 10-year Visa, one must meet below conditions
    • They should make public investments worth DH10 million
    • They should invest in an established company in the UAE
    • They can invest in a business partnership
  • The invested amount should be wholly owned by the investor
  • Investors cannot loan the amount 

Entrepreneurs 

Overseas Entrepreneurs must own a business worth DH5 million to be eligible for the UAE Long-term Visa. Also, they should have the approval of an accredited business incubator in the UAE. The country will offer them a 5-year Residency Visa. They can further upgrade to an Investor’s Visa.

Immigrants will receive multiple-entry Visa to enter the country until they receive the Residency Visa. The Visa can be extended to spouse, kids and business partners.

Science specialists 

Overseas Researchers and Specialists will get a 10-year Residency Visa in the UAE. They must have expertise in the following fields –

  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Art
  • Culture

However, applicants must hold a job offer from the country. They should have a Ph.D. from one of the top 500 Universities in the world. Their work must have been published by a renowned publication.

Outstanding students

Overseas Students owning a grade of 95 percent or above in secondary school will be eligible for the Visa. Also, graduates with a GPA of 3.75 can get the UAE Long-term Visa. It’s a 5-year long Visa. The Visa can be extended to family members.

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How can you get a Temporary Work Permit for Canada?

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Canada issues more than 300,000 Temporary Work Permits to foreign workers each year. Most foreign workers need to obtain a work permit before they can resume work in Canada.

You need to obtain an offer of employment from a Canadian employer first before applying for a work permit. You may also need to get a Temporary Resident Visa in order to enter Canada. However, this depends on the country of citizenship of the worker.

Here is how you can get a Temporary Work Permit for Canada.

Step 1: Your employer in Canada applies for a Labour Market Impact Assessment if necessary

Your employer in Canada needs to first obtain a positive LMIA from the ESDC. The ESDC issues a positive LMIA if it is convinced that a Canadian citizen or PR is not available to do the job.

Step 2: The Canadian employer issues a temporary offer of employment to you

Your employer in Canada may issue a temporary job offer to you once they receive a positive LMIA. Your employer needs to send a copy of the LMIA and the job offer letter to you.

Step 3: You apply for a Work Permit

You need to submit an application for a Work Permit with the ESDC. You will also need to submit your offer letter as well as the LMIA received.

You will also require a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec if your employer is based in Quebec. Only then can you apply for a Work Permit to work in the province.

Step 4: A Work Permit is issued to you

You will be issued your Canada Temporary Work Permit when you arrive in Canada. An officer from the Canada Border Services Agency will issue it to you at the point of entry, as per CIC News.

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UAE has the strongest passport in the world for visa-free travel

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The December 1 Passport Index report rated UAE as the strongest passport in the world for visa-free travel. UAE passport holders can travel visa-free to 167 countries around the globe.

UAE passport holders can enter the highest number of countries without an entry visa. It knocked out Singapore from the top spot as more nations were added to its list of visa-free countries.

Singapore and Germany were joint 2nd with access to 166 countries. 8 countries of the European Union share the 3rd place along with the US and South Korea. These countries can access about 165 countries of the world. The European countries making it to the Top 3 are:

  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Luxembourg
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Finland

The UK shares 4th place with other countries like Canada, Switzerland, and Japan. Austria, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, and Ireland also shared the 4th position.

India is placed in 68th position with access to visa on arrival to 65 countries of the world.

Afghanistan is placed last with access to just 29 countries, as per The Times of Israel.

When passports are ranked, they are ranked according to nominators like access to visa-free travel. These rankings, in no way, take into account citizen rights in these countries. Passport rankings basically see how many countries a particular passport can access with no initial visa hassles.

This is why powerhouses like the US, Canada, and the UK do not top the list. On the other hand, citizens of UAE get good opportunities outside the country’s border.

Passport Index is the only real-time ranking of the passports in the world. It updates its rankings as per the latest visa reforms and waivers.

While ranking the passports, Passport Index considers 199 countries in the world. Territories which do not issue their own passports are not taken into consideration.

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PR invitations to PNP candidates on the rise in Canada

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The number of PR invitations issued to PNP candidates is on the rise in Canada. Out of the 62,500 candidates who received invites between January and September in 2018, 7,500 had a provincial nomination. This accounts for almost 12% of all the invited candidates. This number was just 9% in 2017.

The Provincial Nominee Program of Canada allows participating provinces to nominate a set number of candidates for PR each year. Each province with an immigration program now has at least one stream that is linked to the Express Entry program.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool receive an additional 600 points if they have a provincial nomination. The extra points ensure that the candidates receive an invite.

The rising number of candidates with a provincial nomination in the EE pool may also be responsible why the lowest score in 2018 has not gone below 440. If the same trend continues, then the best bet for those scoring less than 440 to obtain an ITA would be to apply through a PNP.

The growing number of invites being issued to PNP candidates clearly shows the increasing importance of the PNPs to the Canadian Govt. As per Canada’s multi-year immigration level plans, the cap for PNP candidates would be increased by another 6,000 places.

Canada’s intake target through PNPs in 2018 is 55,000. The cap will be increased to 61,000 in 2019. By 2021, the intake target would be increased to 71,300 which will be a 30% rise over 2018’s target.

The PNP was first established in the year 1996. IRCC released a report which showed that the growth of the PNPs has been exponential. From an intake of 233 in the first year, it has risen to 49,724 in 2017.

The growth of the PNPs is also helping to redistribute the incoming immigrant population away from the major cities of Canada. 34% of all the economic immigrants who came to Canada in 2017 settled outside Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. These 3 provinces house the largest cities Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver respectively. The number of immigrants who settled outside these provinces was just 10% in 1997.

A report by Statistics Canada also pointed out something noteworthy. Most economic immigrants tend to remain in the same place where they first settled. The report revealed that only 11% of the immigrants tend to move away, as per CIC News.

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Australia to let low-skilled Overseas Immigrants work in the country

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Australia is about to issue a new Immigration arrangement. According to it, Overseas Immigrants with low skills can move to the country on a Work Visa. They must possess basic farming or hospitality skills. Speaking fluent English is not a must. They should be willing to take up in-demand jobs.

Overseas Immigrants skilled in 117 different fields will be able to work in Australia. The 5-year Designated Area Migration Agreement or DAMA defines some criteria for skills, income and language. The required level for each of these aspects will be lowered.

The Overseas Immigrants can even apply for Permanent Residency in future. However, they would have to live in the region for at least 3 years. The Government acknowledges the fact that local businesses need a workforce. There is a severe labor shortage in some regions.

However, employers must prove that they couldn’t find suitable local workers. The Government insisted that every territorian would benefit from this new Immigration deal. Overseas Immigrants would give rise to more jobs. As quoted by dailymail.co.uk, this eventually would strengthen the economy.

David Coleman, the Immigration Minister said this new rule would benefit certain locations. The aim is to fill employment gaps in regional areas. In the last few years, Australia has offered Permanent Residency to highly skilled Immigrants. However, some employers complained it is difficult to retain such employees. The Northern Territory employers suffer the most.

Hence, DAMA has come up with this new deal. It would offer semi and low-skilled Overseas Immigrants a chance to acquire Work Visa. The deal is to be signed this week. It would comprise a wide range of jobs. Fluency in the English language would not be a concern for Overseas Immigrants. Also, acquiring the Permanent Residency would be easy for such Immigrants.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants politicians to realize the benefits of Overseas Immigration. It boosts local businesses. The Chamber also insists that the Immigration program should focus on labor needs. It believes the Government is too occupied with the idea that Immigration has caused overpopulation.

The politicians have the notion that Sydney and Melbourne are congested because of Overseas Immigration. They should instead realize the local business’ need for Overseas Immigrants. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has acknowledged the issue. He has asked all the territories to come up with a final plan. He wants to know which areas are in dire need of Overseas Immigrants. 

There is immense pressure on the Government to reduce Overseas Immigration. Nevertheless, Mr. Morrison has not denied the need for it.

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This test is important if you want an Australian Visa

This test is important if you want an Australian Visa

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For Australia Visa aspirants, the English language test is very important. This test is often the one that catches aspiring immigrants by surprise.

Even people whose first language is English consider the test as a stumbling block. The IELTS is one of the most popular English language tests with almost 3 million tests taken every year.

People who hold Canadian, the US, or British passports do not need to appear for the English test. However, the Australian points system is such that if you do not appear for the test, you do not make enough points to qualify.

A Canadian or a British passport is considered equivalent to a band 6 on IELTS. A band 6, however, does not award you any points. You score 10 points for band 7 and 20 points for band 8 on the Australian point’s grid. The Australian points system has been so designed that only those with the most points manage to get a Visa.

A couple of years ago, an Accountant could qualify for an Australian PR visa with just 60 points. Now, an Accountant will only qualify if they are scoring 80 points or more. The English language test is now a determining factor on whether you would qualify for an Australian visa or not.

Preparing well for the English test is important for a successful visa outcome. Nowadays, there are various resources available online which can help prepare for the test.

It is often seen that people who use their writing skills daily tend to do better on the English Test. Trade professionals tend to struggle more than someone who sits in an office writing emails every day.

It is very important to do well on the English test. Applicants should prepare well and brush up on their grammar skills. It is important to be cognizant of the fact that the English test is important if you want an Australian Visa.

Other than IELTS, these are the English tests that Australia accepts:

  1. Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language
  3. Occupational English Test (OET)
  4. Cambridge Test of English (CAE)

Ironically, most visa aspirants struggle to understand the Aussie slang. However, it is important to master the Queen’s English first, as per Business Tech.

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New special visa agreements announced by Australia

New special visa agreements announced by Australia

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The Australia Govt. has announced a new special visa agreement to attract immigrants to the regional areas. This move is a bid to redistribute the immigrant population outside the major cities of Australia.

David Coleman, Immigration Minister, recently announced two new special visa agreements. These agreements would create a pathway to Australian PR for migrant workers who are willing to live in the regional areas.

This new scheme is known as the Designated Areas Migration Agreements. It has been announced for Northern Territory and the Warrnambool region in Victoria. These areas are in the need of a population boost and are currently struggling with a labour shortage.

Employers in NT and the Great South Coast Region in Victoria will be able to bring in workers under the Subclass 482 Visa. The Subclass 482 Visa is the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. The new scheme will also offer Permanent Residency to these foreign workers.

The DAMAs will allow employers in regional areas to sponsor workers for occupations which are not available under standard visa arrangements. The workers will also receive concession in the English language requirement and the level of salary. The DAMAs will also create a route to Australian PR.

The Great South Coast Region of Australia was the first in the country to sign the agreement. Northern Territory would sign the new special visa agreement next week.

Nigel Scullion, NT CLP Senator, said that NT needed more workers across a number of occupations. The DAMA will assists employers in the region who are struggling to meet labour demands domestically, as per SBS.

The DAMA will assist hospitality, agriculture, and other businesses in the Great South Coast in Victoria. It will help fill the employment gaps by providing these employers access to a wide range of foreign workers. These workers may not be available under standard migration schemes.

Tony Herbert, Mayor of Warrnambool, says that the offer of PR would make this an attractive proposition for foreign workers. This would also help in the population growth of the region.

Mr. Coleman said that the govt. is committed to improving the immigration program to meet the specific needs of the regional areas. These special visa agreements would be able to provide the skills needed in regional areas where local workers are not available.

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Canadian province creates new opportunities for Overseas Entrepreneurs

On July 30, 2018, Newfoundland and Labrador introduced two new Immigration programs. The programs endorse entrepreneurship. The two programs conducted by the province are –

  • The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
  • The International Entrepreneur Category

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Graduates who studied in the province will get a Temporary Work Permit. They must hold a Post-graduation Work Permit. Also, they should create, own or manage a business in the province.

The International Entrepreneur Category

This program encourages Overseas Entrepreneurs to own a business in Newfoundland and Labrador. As quoted by CIC News, they would receive a Temporary Work Permit.

Overseas Entrepreneurs must stay in the province for 1 year. Thereafter, they can apply for provincial nomination to receive Permanent Residency.

Eligibility requirements

Overseas Entrepreneurs must submit an Expression of Interest. It is to let the Government know that they are interested in the programs.

Next, the Immigration Department will check whether the applicant meets the following criteria.

International Graduate Entrepreneur

  • Overseas Students should graduate from the province’s post-graduation Institutes
  • The course was at least 2-year long
  • They have scored at least 7 in the English or French language test
  • Candidates must hold at least 1 year of experience in managing a business

International Entrepreneur

  • Candidates from age 21 to 59 can apply
  • They must meet Canadian Language Benchmark 5 in English or French language
  • They must own $600000 new business assets and should be able to transfer them to the province
  • Overseas Entrepreneurs must be ready to invest $200000 in a new business
  • They should hold at least 2 years of experience in managing a business

The Newfoundland and Labrador Government wants to endorse Overseas Immigration. This way the province will get new jobs and businesses. That, in turn, will help improve the country’s economy and living standards of the province.

The Minister of Advanced Education Al Hawkins said Overseas Entrepreneurs can help the province. The Government announced the two programs at a news conference held in July. The event took place in a new startup office. Two successful Overseas Entrepreneurs had founded the tech startup. They graduated from the Memorial University in the province. This proves that Overseas Immigrants can land a promising career in the province.

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