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Canada PNP Round Up December 2022

ALL in One Canada PNP

ALL in One Canada PNP

Highlights: December 2022 Canada PNP draw results

  • A total of 14 PNP draws were held in December 2022
  • The total number of invitations issued in these draws is 5,584
  • Highest number of draws were held by Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan and PEI held 2 draws each, while Ontario and British Columbia held three draws each

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Results of PNP draws held in December 2022

Canadian provinces held 14 draws in December 2022, and issued 5,584 invitations under their individual Provincial Nominee Program. Three draws were held by Ontario and British Columbia while Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island held 2 draws each. Manitoba held 4 draws under different streams.

List of provinces that issued invitations through PNP draws

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

The table below reveals the details of the PNP draws held by each province:

Date of Draw Province No. of Candidates
December 6, 2022 British Columbia 193
December 13, 2022 227
December 20, 2022 173
December 1, 2022 Manitoba 305
December 15, 2022 1030
December 16, 2022 249
December 30, 2022 280
December 13, 2022 Ontario 160
December 19, 2022 936
December 21, 2022 725
December 1, 2022 PEI 69
December 15, 2022 134
December 15, 2022 Saskatchewan 635
December 21, 2022 468

Canada PNP draw details

Five Canadian provinces held PNP draws and their details are discussed below:

British Columbia

British Columbia held three draws and invited 593 candidates in December 2022. The draws were held under three streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program listed below:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

The table below reveals the details of all the BC PNP draws held in December 2022:

Date Stream Score Number of Invitations
December 6, 2022 Entrepreneur 60-95 193
December 13, 2022 Skills Immigration/Entrepreneur 60-134 227
December 20, 2022 Skills Immigration 60-90 173

For more information about these draws, visit

BC PNP draw issued 173 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia for skilled immigrants; 227 invitations in a BC PNP draw

BC PNP Draw issued 193 Skills Immigration invitations

Manitoba

There are three streams of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program under which the province held 4 draws in December 2022 and invited 1,864 candidates. These streams are:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • International Education Stream

Invitations through MPNP were also issued to those candidates who have the following:

  • Express Entry ID
  • A job validation code

Manitoba held the highest number of draws in December 2022 and details can be found below:

Date of Draw Total LAAs sent CRS Score
December 1, 2022 305 703-771
December 15, 2022 1030 600
December 16, 2022 249 673-775
December 30, 2022 280 711-750

For more information about these draws, visit

Manitoba PNP draw for more skilled foreigners; 249 candidates invited

Manitoba PNP draw #161: 1,030 skilled foreign workers offered PR nominations

Manitoba PNP draw issued 305 LAAs on December 1, 2022

Ontario

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program held 3 draws in December 2022 and issued 1,821 invitations. The streams under which the invitations were issued are:

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
  • Human Capital Priorities stream
  • Masters Graduate stream

The table below reveals the details of all the three OINP draws:

Date Streams Invitations Issued Minimum score range
December 13, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 160 341-490
December19, 2022 Human Capital Priorities stream 936 484-490
December 21, 2022 Masters Graduate stream 725 46 and above

For more information about these draws, visit

Ontario PNP draw results: 725 invitations issued on December 21, 2022

Ontario PNP draw update: 936 candidates received NOIs under HCP stream

Ontario PNP draw invited 160 candidates under French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island held 2 draws in December 2022 and issued 203 invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa. The draws were held under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. The table below reveals the details of the draws:

Invitation Date Invitations sent to Business Impact Category Invitations sent to Express Entry and Labour Impact categories Total invitations in the draws
December 1, 2022 NA 69 69
December 15, 2022 7 127 134

For more information about these draws, visit

PEI PNP draw on December 15, 2022: 134 candidates offered PR nominations

Here’s all about the latest PEI PNP draw; 69 PR nominations offered

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan held 2 draws in December 2022, and issued 1,103 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations were issued under International Skilled Workers Stream of Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The table below reveals the details of both draws along with score:

Date Streams Number of candidates invited Score
December 15, 2022 International Skilled Workers 635 62-82
December 21, 2022 International Skilled Workers 468 80

For more information about these draws, visit…

SINP issued 635 ITAs under International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 468 candidates invited on December 21, 2022

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Manitoba PNP draw issued 280 invitations

Manitoba EOI 208 Candidates

Manitoba EOI 208 Candidates

Highlights of Manitoba PNP draw issued 280 invitations

  • Manitoba conducted its last #163 draw for 2022 under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) On December 30, 2022.
  • 280 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to the candidates to apply for Canada PR.
  • Manitoba issued 202 LAAs through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream to the candidates with EOI scores being 750 or above.
  • 40 LAAs were sent through the skilled worker’s overseas stream whose EOI score is 711 or above.
  • 38 LAAs were issued for the International Graduation stream.
  • The candidates who have received the invitations or LAAs must apply for Canada PR in 60 days.
  • 21 LAAs from the total 280 invitations were issued to candidates with an active and valid Express Entry profile and job seeker code.

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 Manitoba PNP draw for more skilled foreigners; 249 candidates invited 

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Manitoba PNP draws issued 280 invitations – In Detail

The table below shows the complete details of the #163 draw of Manitoba, along with streams and scores.

Date Type of Invitation Number of LAAs EOI score
December 30, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 202 750
Skilled Workers Overseas 40 711
International Education Stream 38 N/A

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Notes:

  • Manitoba resumed its draws on November 17, 2022, to upgrade its EOI system, and since the reactivation of the EOI systems, the draw scores have been higher than previous draws.
  • To receive an LAA from Manitoba, the candidate must have a valid Express Entry profile and a Job seeker validation code during the application assessment.
  • Once candidates receive an LAA, they must submit their Canada PR application in 60 days.

Previous Draw details of Manitoba

The table below shows the Manitoba draw details under MPMP on December 17, 2022

EOI Draw #162 on December 17, 2022
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 155
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 771
International Education Stream
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 46
Skilled Workers Overseas
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 48 who were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 703

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A guide to the Canada ICT program you have always wanted!

Highlights: A basic guide to the Canada ICT program

  • The Canada ICT program enables international companies to transfer qualified employees to Canada.
  • Workers transferred via the ICT program will require an LMIA-free work visa.
  • There are specific criteria for what enterprises are eligible for ICT.
  • ICT program has specific criteria for start-ups which include the capacity to establish themselves in Canada.

There may be many ways you imagine you can migrate to work in Canada. Those very possibly will be visa pathways that help you move to Canada independently to work there under a specific employer or obtain an open work visa that gives the flexibility to choose your employer.

Different types of work visas could be obtained under various temporary migration programs active in Canada. One of them is the Canada ICT program (Intra-Company Transfer program).

The ICT enables international companies in Canada to transfer employees from abroad who are qualified for the jobs they have to offer. The aim of the program is to

·        Improve the effectiveness of management

·        Enhance the competitiveness of the enterprise in markets abroad

·        Expand Canadian exports

People who are transferred to Canada under the ICT program are transferred on a temporary basis to be employed in an eligible company as deemed under the criteria of this program.

What’s an eligible company under the Canada ICT program?

A company eligible for accepting transferred employees under the ICT program is one of the following:

  • The parent company
  • A Canadian branch of the parent company
  • A subsidiary of the original company
  • An affiliate of the foreign company that employs them

The very basics of the ICT program

Let’s now understand some basic requirements to be mindful of if you are trying to obtain a work permit under the ICT program:

  • Canada work permits involved in this program do not need to satisfy the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) requirement.
  • The work you are going to do in Canada has to be one of the following if you want to get eligibility under the ICT program:
    • Managerial
    • Executive
    • Involving specialized knowledge

Now let’s understand each of the types of work in the list above.

Managerial work

This work has two sub-genres namely:

  • Senior Managers who manage the total or partial affairs of the business enterprise and supervise the work of professional employees or other managers
  • Functional Managers are into completing the task of managing a certain function that’s vital to the achievement of the goals of the company without necessarily managing employees in the enterprise

Executive work

When you are in an executive work, your primary responsibilities involve giving direction to the company management entire or a significant part of it.

Work involving specialized knowledge

If you are into work involving specialized knowledge, your knowledge will be at an advanced expertise level and proprietary know-how of the products, processes, services, and procedures of the company.

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Are you eligible for ICT?

If you are an employee getting transferred under the ICT, you have to meet the following

  • You must be currently working at a foreign MNC that’s trying to transfer overseas employees to Canada.
  • You have to be transferred to a company that maintains a relationship that qualifies under the ICT program, with the company in which you are currently working.
  • You must be undertaking a job at a continuing and legitimate establishment of the company situated in Canada.
  • You must comply with all requirements to immigrate to Canada for temporary entry.
  • You must have worked full-time continuously for at least a year (out of the last 3 years) in a position comparable to the one you will be taking up in Canada.

A couple of exceptions for employees are as follows:

  • If they worked part-time for the foreign MNC, IRCC could possibly consider other factors such as the following:
    • number of years of experience working with the foreign company
    • the similarity of the job position with what’s offered in Canada
    • the period for which the part-time position is valid
    • whether signs exist that the company is looking to abuse the purpose behind obtaining the ICT work visa
  • If there’s a corporate merger or acquisition that happened recently related to the foreign MNC, there’s no requirement for you to have been employed with the company for one year provided you have worked for one of the affiliates for a minimum of one year in the previous 3 years. The successor entity has to show that it has assumed the obligations, interests, liabilities, and assets, of the original company and continues to operate a business similar to that of the original company.

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How are start-ups eligible for ICT?

For foreign companies that are wanting to source critical workers to Canada, the ICT program has a different set of criteria to meet. These are companies that want to source workers to establish a new business in Canada.

ICT start-up companies that are successful get a temporary work permit with a year’s validity. If these companies keep a relationship with a business entity in Canada that qualifies under ICT as well as do business activities actively inside Canada, their work permits may be subject to renewal. It’s necessary that the operations in the new enterprise in Canada must be staffed sufficiently too.

Also read: Canada Start Up Visa immigration on the rise; Three times more PRs in 2022

To demonstrate the capacity to establish themselves in Canada, the start-up companies must do the following so that they get ICT work permits:

  • Give evidence that shows that the company can financially support the costs of starting the enterprise’s operations, which includes the ability to give compensation to employees
  • Prepare a business plan intended to outline plans for staffing for the new operation and effecting business established in Canada
  • Give proof that a physical location has been found and secured (or that the company is undergoing the process to secure a physical space for the company)
  • Showcase that the company will be sizeable enough to support the functions of the managers and/or executives whom the company is transferring to Canada
  • Showcase that the company has the expectation to keep doing business and present proof that Canadian management will be the one directing the work that’s being conducted inside Canada

Success stories of Canada immigration through Y-Axis

Sukhdeep Kaur Mangat set up his business in Canada
Sukhdeep Kaur Mangat obtained the ICT work permit through Y-Axis, enabling him to set up an office for his business in Canada. Besides helping with the permit, Y-Axis also assisted him to chalk out a business plan to support the ICT work permit.

While in normal cases an ICT permit for start-ups in Canada is valid for 1 year, we prepared his file in such a way that he got a visa valid for 3 years!

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Why choose Canada PR?

There are many benefits that Canada permanent residents get. Here are a few:

  • You can live, study, and work in Canada.
  • You will get free coverage when it comes to healthcare services.
  • In case you are a businessman or an entrepreneur, you can set up your own business in Canada and run it on a full-fledged basis.
  • You can apply for Canadian citizenship after living legally in Canada for a certain number of years.
  • You can open your bank account in Canada. Also, you can get a driver’s license.
  • You have the opportunity to obtain lucrative scholarships in Canada.
  • In Canada, those families having children aged under 18 years are classified as low-income. Hence, they can avail of monthly tax-free (child tax) payments that will help them in meeting daily tasks.
  • Elderly people are provided financial assistance in Canada under the Canada Pension Plan. This will be available to them after they attain retirement age. In Canada, the retirement age is currently 65 years.
  • If you got kids aged under 18 years, Canada’s public school system grants education to them for free.
  • In Canada, women get one complete year of maternity leave. In general, they even earn 50 percent to 75 percent of their salary.

Canada Permanent Residency

In simple words, a permanent resident in Canada is a person who gets the status of a permanent resident upon his/her immigration to Canada. This status will however not amount to their becoming a Canadian citizen.

Canada Permanent Residency grants you the rights and legal status that are below that of a citizen but above those who arrive in Canada temporarily as students or workers. Those people will have termed visas, upon the expiry of which they have to either extend it (if possible) or leave the country.

If you are a permanent resident in Canada, you will receive a Canada PR card that shows your status in Canada. While you travel outside Canada, you have to carry a PR card as well as your passport. If you are a permanent resident in Canada without a valid PR card in hand, you will need to lodge an application for a PR travel document before coming back to Canada after a trip by a commercial vehicle.

Canada PRs Can Do Vs. Canada PRs Can’t Do

Dos

Don’ts
Canada PRs get most of the social benefits that Canadian citizens are entitled to. These include healthcare coverage.

Canada PRs can’t vote or run for any political office.

Canada PRs can live, study, or work at any location in Canada.

Canada PRs can’t hold certain jobs that require a high-level security clearance.

Canada PRs can apply for Canadian citizenship.

Canada PRs will be protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian law.

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Validity of Canada PR visa

Canada PR visa gives you the right to live in Canada permanently. However, in order to maintain your Canada PR status, you are required to be present in Canada for a minimum period of 730 days during the last five years. It’s not required that the 730 days are spent in Canada continuously. It’s even possible that some of the time you spent abroad may count towards those 730 days.

How can I renew my Canada PR visa?

Your PR card could get expired. However, this doesn’t mean that your Canada PR status expires too.  Normally, the validity of a Canada PR card is 5 years. In case your PR card expires or is due to expire in under 9 months, you may apply for a new card.

To be eligible for a Canada PR card, you must

  • Hold the status of a permanent resident in Canada
  • Submit your application in Canada

In case you are outside Canada, you can apply for a PRTD (Permanent Resident Travel Document) to come back to Canada

If you want to leave Canada, you can renew your Canada PR card before you leave Canada.

  • If you don’t get your PR card in time, you can file an application for a PRTD from outside Canada.

The cost of a Canada PR card is CAD50. The time taken for processing the application for renewal or replacement of a PR card is 93 days. A new PR card will be issued within 65 days.

In case you want a PR card to be issued faster, you have the option of applying for urgent processing. For urgent PR card processing, you need to be traveling outside Canada within the next three months owing to:

  • A serious illness you have
  • A job opportunity
  • Work that’s related to the current job you are doing
  • The death of a member of your family
  • The serious illness of a member of your family

The granting of urgent processing isn’t assured.

Canada PR to Canada Citizenship

In order to become a Canadian citizen, you have to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You must have resided in Canada for a period of 3 years out of the last 5 years.
  • You must have filed your taxes payable in Canada, if any is pending.
  • You must pass a test on your rights, responsibilities, and knowledge of Canada.
  • You must present proof of your language skills.

Any additional documents may also have to be presented depending on the situation that arises.

If you are one who has the following statuses, you will have additional requirements to fulfill:

  • You are applying for a person aged under 18 and hence deemed as a minor.
  • You are a Canadian lodging an application for your adopted child who was born outside Canada.
  • You are a former/current member of the CAF (Canadian Armed Forces) lodging an application under the fast-track process.
  • You were a Canadian citizen in the past and want your Canadian citizenship back (this includes former/current members of the CAF)

You must note that marrying a Canadian citizen won’t make you a Canadian citizen automatically. However, if you have a parent/grandparent who’s Canadian, you may automatically become a Canadian citizen yourself.

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What’s the jobs outlook in Australia in 2023?

Australia

Australia

How is the Australian Job Market in 2023?

To make a projection on the job scene in 2023, it’s necessary to understand the present scenario and look at the possibilities before exploring the Job outlook in Australia in 2023. Here’s some important information you must know.

As of August 2022, there are 470,900 job vacancies in Australia. In this, there are 425,500 private sector openings and 45,300 public sector openings.

The top states that have the highest job vacancies in August 2022 are given below:

Australian state

No. of job vacancies (in thousands)

Northern Territory

36.5
New South Wales

28.9

Victoria

27.1

Queensland

26.7
Western Australia

25.2

The GDP in 2022-2023 is 3.25 percent. The forecast of GDP growth over 2022 is 3.25 percent. It will be 1.75 percent over the year 2023 and 1.75 percent over the year 2024.

The GDP growth in Australia is expected to take support from household consumption. A recovery in services exports will also be a contributing factor. Strong demand for labor is a strong possibility owing to which the unemployment rate could decline to 3.25 percent in the latter part of 2022.

The unemployment rate will then remain low as per the standards of the decades in recent times.

Immigration target for 2023

The total number of immigrants planned to be invited as per immigration levels in 2022-23 is 195,000. Here’s a break-up of the same:

Visa Stream

Visa Category 2022-23 Planning levels
Skill Employer-Sponsored

35,000

Skilled Independent

32,100
Regional

34,000

State/Territory Nominated

31,000
Business Innovation & Investment

5,000

Global Talent (Independent)

5,000
Distinguished Talent

300

Skill Total

142,400

Family

Partner

40,500
Parent

8,500

Child

3,000

Other Family

500
Family Total

 52,500

Special Eligibility

100

Total Migration Program

195,000

Jobs outlook in Australia in 2023

Here are some of the top industries that are growing in Australia in 2023. These are also the industries that have great potential to generate employment for skilled immigrants.

Healthcare

The importance of healthcare as an industry is quite high in Australia. After the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals were required in large numbers. Such a requirement is still prominent and is expected to extend into 2023.

The major jobs in Australia with the highest number of opportunities for immigrants in 2023 will be:

Occupation

Average annual salary
Registered nurses

AUD80,000

Physiotherapists

AUD85,000

Education

The technological advancements in the field haven’t reduced the significance of teachers and educators at different levels of learning. Here are the teaching roles that will find high significance in 2023 in Australia.

Occupation

Average annual salary
Primary School Teachers

AUD89,100

University lecturers

AUD112,000
Childcare Educators

AUD78,000

Construction

Building and maintaining the infrastructure in the country is highly significant and requires qualified people who are specialists in their respective branches of the construction industry. Here are the roles in the construction sector that will be significant in 2023 in Australia.

Occupation

Average annual salary
Construction Engineers

AUD100,000

Information Technology

Lots of IT-based jobs in the corporate sector will need upgraded skills and potentially innovative people who drive the future of the scientific and IT sectors. As Australian enterprises explore new grounds in the areas of 3D printing, deliveries by drone, and AI, IT workers will get predominant importance in the industry. Here are the roles in IT that will be in demand in 2023 in Australia.

Occupation

Average annual salary
Software Programmers

AUD95,000

Apply for Australia work visa

Here are the steps you should follow to file an application for an Australia work visa.

Step 1: Check your eligibility – Australia points calculator

It’s necessary that you must get at least 60 points in the points-based immigration system of Australia. For assigning points, many factors are taken into consideration. The position you have with regard to each factor will be assigned and an aggregate number of points will become the points on which your application will be scrutinized.

Here’s an Australia points calculator we have for you to calculate your points for an Australia visa.

Step 2:  Get your qualifications recognized

You must contact the assessing authority deemed relevant for your job. Check which authority is the right one for a skills assessment for the occupation you are nominated for. You must organize your assessment of skills well prior to applying for the Australia visa.

Each authority that assesses your skills has its own charges, procedures, and timeframes. It will take time to assess your experience and qualifications by the authority involved. It can vary between different authorities.

Step 3: Search for job vacancies in Australia for foreigners

There are many sources on which you can look for job vacancies in Australia. You may access private or government websites for Australian job vacancies.

Step 4: Arrange a checklist of documents

Here’s a checklist of documents that you will require to submit along with your application for an Australia work visa.

  • A valid passport with a minimum period of 6 months remaining in it while applying for the work visa
  • Application form for an Australia visa
  • Proof of visa fee paid
  • A photograph that meets the requirements of the Australian authorities
  • A national identity card that proves your nationality
  • Family certificates such as your birth certificate, the license of marriage, divorce papers, and papers of adoption (if it applies).
  • Police certificate to present proof of good character.
  • Proof of financial means like
    • Pay slips
    • Bank statements
    • Audited accounts
    • Credit card limit
    • Taxation records
  • Documents of mandatory health insurance for Australia migration
  • In case you are appointing someone for assistance with filling out the visa application, attach the authorized recipient form
  • Proof of Temporary Stay
  • A detailed itinerary that details your plan of activity and agenda for migrating to Australia
  • Proof of any type of accommodation you have arranged in Australia for the period of stay in the country
  • The letter from your employer permitting you to travel to Australia

Step 5: Apply for Australia Work Visa

Apply for the Australia work visa online. Submit the required and relevant information along with the documents necessary along with your application. Also, pay the application fee to facilitate the processing of the work visa.

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What’s the jobs outlook in UK in 2023?

UK

UK

How is UK Job Market in 2023?

It has been observed that the job market, in terms of earnings, is favoring high earners, who are basically highly skilled people. As high as 72 percent of the employees in the UK earn GBP60,000 or more.

  • Improvement of job quality
  • Promote effective practices for people management
  • Focus on better work-life balance for workers
  • Promote healthy and productive work environments

Expectations of growth in pay are high in the private sector. The median rise in pay in the UK is expected to be around 4%. Employers in the UK are mostly interested in recruiting new employees. In the private sector, around 72 percent, and in the public sector, around 84 percent of employers are expecting to recruit more workers. Immigrants will be a large part of workers in such recruitment.

Here are some crucial figures indicative of the way the UK job market is going:

There will be 1.3 billion job vacancies in the UK in August 2022.

Considering the number of job vacancies for skilled foreigners, here’s the data of employment rates by the UK regions:

Employment rate (%)

Unemployment rate (%) 

UK

75.5 3.5
Great Britain 75.7

3.5

England

75.9 3.5
North East 71.2

4.4

North West

73.8 3.5
Yorkshire and The Humber 74.4

3.9

East Midlands

75.0 3.1
West Midlands

74.6

4.7

East 79.1

2.8

London

75.1 4.0
South East 78.2

3.2

South West

78.6 2.7

Wales

72.1 3.3
Scotland 75.8

3.3

Northern Ireland 69.9

3.0

It’s expected that the GDP of the UK will grow by 3.3 percent in 2022. In 2023, the GDP growth will be 0.2 percent and in 2024, it will be 1 percent.

Looking at the quarter-by-quarter performance of the UK’s GDP contracted by 0.1 percent in Q2. The expectation in Q3 was another contraction of 0.1 percent in Q3, and 0.3 percent in Q4 of 2022. In Q1 of 2023, a growth of 0.2 percent is expected.

Coming to the unemployment rate, in 2022, it’s expected to be at a rate of 3.8 percent. In 2023 it will be 4.1 percent, which may be maintained in 2024 too.

Job outlook in UK, 2023

Here’s what jobs in the UK are projected to be like in 2023 while considering the progress that’s happening in 2022.

IT

In 2022, tech jobs hit a new high with the sector making up over 14 percent of all job opportunities in the UK. There’s huge requirement for IT professionals in the following occupations related to the industry sector:

  • Web Design Professionals
  • Programmers
  • Software development professionals
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Graphic Designers
  • SEO Professionals

Engineering

Engineers are also in high demand in the UK and are expected to continue to be in demand in the days to come. Here are some of the top occupations in Engineering in the UK:

  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineers

Healthcare

The importance of the healthcare industry and its occupations have only grown and will grow in 2023. Here’s a list of the top occupations in the healthcare industry in 2022:

  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Director
  • Anesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • General Practitioner

Science and Research

With the kind of encouragement the UK gives to science and research, the prospects for science-based professionals are on the rise in the UK. Here are some of the top scientific roles in this area:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Senior Biologist
  • Data Scientist

Hospitality

Be it hotel services or catering services, the demand and revenue from the hospitality industry are all set to improve and increase in the near future. In the year 2023, hospitality will be among the most significant sectors of the industry in 2023 and beyond. The industry is already expected to generate a revenue of around GBP1.4 billion in 2023.

Apply for a UK work visa

Here are the steps involved in applying for a skilled work visa in the UK.

Step 1: Check your eligibility – UK eligibility points calculator

You must first ensure that you have the eligibility to apply for the UK work visa. The minimum requirement is that you must have at least 70 points to qualify for a UK skilled worker visa. Here’s a snapshot of the points assigned:

Skilled worker requirement

Points Mandatory Tradeable
A genuine job offer from a licensed sponsor 20 Yes

No

Speak English to the required standard

10 Yes No
Job offer is at a skill level of RQF3 or above 20 Yes

No

Salary from GBP20,480 to GBP23,039 or a minimum 80% of the profession’s going rate (considering whichever turns out to be higher)

0 No Yes
Salary from GBP23,040 to GBP25,599 or a minimum of 90% of the profession’s going rate (considering whichever turns out to be higher) 10 No

Yes

Salary of at least GBP25,600 or at least the profession’s going rate (considering whichever turns out to be higher)

20 No Yes
Job in a shortage occupation as per the designation made by the Migration Advisory Committee 20 No

Yes

Education qualification: Ph.D. in a subject relevant to the job

10 No Yes
Education qualification: Ph.D. in a STEM subject relevant to the job 20 No

Yes

Step 2: Choose your work visa

You can migrate to work in the UK under one of the different categories given below:

  • Migrate as a high-value migrant
  • Migrate as a skilled worker
  • Migrate as a temporary worker
  • Migrate to do specialty professions
  • Migrate as a citizen of the Commonwealth holding British Ancestry

The requirements for each category could differ. Hence, it’s necessary for you to ascertain which type of migrant you are before you apply.

Step 3: Get your qualifications recognized

Your qualifications from your country of origin have to be submitted for assessment to get them allowed to be considered for migration as a foreign worker in the UK.

Step 4: Arrange a checklist of requirements

Here’s a checklist for documents and other requirements to migrate to UK as a skilled worker:

  • Reference number of your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • Proof that you have English language skills to the required level (at least B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference)
  • A valid passport (or any other document that confirms your nationality as well as identity)
  • The job title
  • The agreement on annual salary with your employer in the UK (minimum yearly pay of GBP25,600 or the going rate, whichever is higher)
  • Occupation code of the job you are coming to the UK for
  • Name of the employer in the UK
  • The sponsor license number of the UK employer

Step 5: Apply for UK Work Visa

When you apply for a UK work visa, you must ensure that you have enough funds to pay the following:

Application fee:

GBP610 to GBP1,408
Healthcare surcharge:

GBP624 (annually)

Money to support oneself and family in the UK:

GBP1,270

You may have to also pay an extra amount for your partner and children added to the application.

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Highlights: Visa stamping on passports not needed for UAE residents

  • UAE residents flying to India do not need visa stamping on passport
  • For proof of residency, Emirates ID will be sufficient
  • Card’s latest version will include all the details that are to be printed on the visa stamp

UAE residents coming to India do not need stamping on passport

There is no requirement of visa stamps on passports for UAE residents and Indian expats who are traveling to India. The only requirement is the Emirates ID to eliminate delays at airports. The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security issued a circular in April which stated that the Emirates ID will be sufficient as the new version will include all the information that is to be printed on the visa stamp.

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Highlights: The UAE Golden Visa has been extended to include more professionals

  • The scope of the UAE Golden Visa has been expanded to include more professionals.
  • The professionals added include scientists and researchers.
  • This long-term residence visa in the UAE is scaling up to attract more expert professionals.

The UAE Golden visa is a significant long-term residence visa that is now expanding to include more professionals who could arrive in the country through immigration. The new professionals added to the purview of Golden Visa include scientists, researchers, and other skilled professionals.

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Here are a few titles that will now come under the scope of Golden Visa:

  • specialists in education
  • specialists in the field of health
  • elite specialists in the industry and the fourth industrial revolution
  • senior scholars and clerics

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About the UAE Golden Visa

The Golden visa is a residence visa for the long term. It enables skilled foreign nationals to live, study, or work in the UAE. The Golden visa allows them certain exclusive benefits.

The following categories of people are eligible for the Golden Visa:

  • Investors
  • Scientists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Humanitarian pioneers
  • Outstanding students and graduates
  • Frontline heroes

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The exclusive benefits that the visa holders will get include the following:

  • An entry visa valid for six months that allows multiple entries to go ahead with the issuance of residence in the UAE
  • The privilege of not requiring a sponsor for you to immigrate
  • The ability to sponsor the members of your family, including spouses and children, irrespective of their ages
  • The permit for members of your family to stay in the UAE until your permit’s validity is remaining if you (the primary holder of the Golden visa) pass away.
  • A long-term residence visa that’s renewable, with a validity of five or 10 years
  • The ability to live outside the boundaries of the UAE for a period larger than a period of six months so as to maintain the validity of their residence visa
  • The ability to sponsor any number of domestic helpers

About professional categories eligible for Golden Visa

The validity of the UAE Golden Visa is for 10 years. Let’s learn about the eligibility criteria for professionals in different categories.

Skilled Professionals

For eligibility, you have to fulfill the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be employed in the UAE.
  • The applicant must hold a job role that comes under a classification approved by occupational classification scheme of MOHRE, which is as follows:
    • Classification – Level 1: Managers & Business Executives
    • Classification – Level 2: Professionals in the fields of
      • Engineering
      • Sciences
      • Education
      • Health
      • Information Technology
      • Business and Management
      • Sociology
      • Law
      • Culture
    • The applicant’s minimum level of education must be a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    • The minimum monthly salary offered to the applicant in the UAE must be AED30,000 or equivalent.
    • The applicant must hold a Practicing License considered valid in the UAE in case it’s required (E.g., Pharmacist, Physician, Teacher, etc.).

Scientists and Researchers

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Hold a Master’s/Ph.D. degree in Technology, Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Life Sciences as per the classification by the Ministry of Education
  • One of the following
    • A Ph.D. from one of the top 500 universities in the world
    • A master’s from one of the top 250 universities in the world
    • A Master’s/Ph.D. from one of the top 100 universities known for specialization in the field of study of the applicant
  • One of the following
    • An FWCI (Field Weighted Citation Index) grade of 1.0
    • A Scopus H-index grade > 20
    • An H-index grade of at least 10
    • Achievements in the establishment of research & development sectors within and out of the UAE on the basis of the recommendation made by the Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology

Senior Scholars and Clerics

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Have a recommendation letter from one of the following
    • The Ministry of Culture & Youth
    • A competent local authority

Elite Specialists in Industry & 4th Industrial Revolution

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Have a recommendation letter from one of the following
    • The Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology
    • A competent local authority

Elite Specialists in Health Fields

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • A letter of recommendation from one of the following
    • Abu Dhabi Department of Health
    • Ministry of Health
  • A valid license to operate in the UAE

Elite Specialists in Education

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • A letter of recommendation from one of the following
    • Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge
    • Ministry of Education
  • A valid license to operate in the UAE

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Highlights: The top 5 EU countries where it’s easiest to get a work visa

  • Germany is among the top 5 EU countries that offer the easiest access to a work visa.
  • EU nations need skilled workers, and hence they are easing the work visa procedure to attract them from abroad.
  • Getting a work visa is easiest for non-Europeans in these top 5 countries in the EU.

Educated and skilled non-European nationals look up to many European nations to fulfill their dream of building a career in their field of work. These able professionals are quite knowledgeable about the brilliance of European nations in delivering world-class education and highly-rewarding employment opportunities. If you are one among those who are trying to find work in the EU, what we are going to explore in this blog will benefit you immensely.

We are going to explore which EU countries provide the easiest access to work visas which are required for non-Europeans to get employed in any European country. The good news these days is that European countries are gripped by a shortage of skilled workers to fill a large number of job vacancies there. With increasing dependence on immigrants, many EU nations are doing their best to attract more skilled foreigners to their shores.

Now, let’s check out which EU countries give the easiest access to a work visa.

Germany

One of the major reforms that the German government made to its Skilled Immigrations Act is the inclusion of an opportunity card for job seekers. Foreign workers are selected for immigration on a points basis, considering factors like education, language skills, and work experience. Just formal qualifications won’t cut it to get ahead in the line for skilled migration.

Any able non-European national can use the opportunity card with which they can seek work in Germany in a job or apprenticeship. The basic requirements are as simple as

  • Be aged under 35
  • Possess sufficient language skills in German
  • A 3-year professional experience in the relevant occupation

Another requirement for applicants is to prove that they have the funds to make it affordable to live in Germany for the period they seek work. Once they do find a job, they can switch to a Germany work visa smoothly.

A Germany work visa application takes about 1 to 3 months to process.

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Denmark

Denmark is looking for skilled professionals in fields like IT, healthcare, and education. The country has the following lists of categories of professionals they need in the country:

  • Positive List for Skilled Work
  • Positive List for People with a Higher Education

In case you are skilled in a profession listed in these lists, you become eligible to apply for a work permit as well as a Danish residence permit. If you are applying as a non-European national, your residence permit will be valid for a month. It’s actually set to help you prove that you are able enough to sustain for that period in Germany.

Statistics Denmark says that the country has over 72,000 job vacancies currently. A Denmark work visa application takes 30 days to process.

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Ireland

There are numerous options Ireland gives you to apply for a work visa in the country. These include visas for both short and long terms. What’s even better, they need skilled professionals like you!

The two main types of work visas Ireland provide are:

  • Critical Skills Employment Permit for professions that are identified as critical to developing the economy of Ireland
  • General Employment Permit for all types of professions

Once you receive these work permits, you can apply for permanent residency in Ireland with relative ease. An Ireland work visa application takes about 8 weeks to process.

Portugal

Recently, Portugal introduced a short-term visa for foreign workers who are willing to stay in the country for just one season. This will be beneficial for those who intend to join seasonal jobs.

In the normal case, a Portugal work visa will let you live and work in the country for not more than nine months. Seasonal work permits are work permits that allow you to work for more than one employer in Portugal.

Applications for a long-term work visa will be processed within months and are valid for up to 2 years. Stay in Portugal for a period of 5 years, and you are up for applying for permanent residence.

A Portugal work visa application takes 30 to 60 days to process.

Finland

Do you know about the Finland work visa that follows a fast-track process of 14 days? This process is meant to attract highly-skilled foreign workers to Finland.

A 90-day stay in Portugal can earn you the eligibility to apply for permanent residence.

A Finland work visa application takes up to 2 weeks to process.

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  • Australia has been facing severe shortages in the workforce market for the occupations of Teachers and Nurses.
  • Australian immigration authorities planned to grant visas for these high-priority jobs in three days.
  • The current shortages for these occupations are expected to continue till 2025.
  • Australia already announced no requirement of PMSOL for these high-priority jobs.
  • Some of the high-priority jobs in Australia are Childcare workers, Medical Scientists, Nurses, School Teachers, etc.
  • There are many types of skilled visas if Australia that will help to immigrate to the country.

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The Australian government has announced its chronic shortages in some sectors’ workforce and prioritized skilled visa applications for a few occupations. Education workers and Healthcare professionals are top of the list.

Australia has already decided on no PMSOL requirement to rank applicants who apply for a skilled visa. This vast step is taken because the list of Australia Skills shortage- 2022 is now two times than the 2022 list.

Currently, Australia is in a chronic shortage of teachers, which might increase to around 4,000 positions by 2025. Hence the Australian government has changed the Skilled Migration Program and how it will affect the candidate and has been granting the visas as early as possible, sometimes in just a few days.

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Which occupations are being prioritized by Australia?

High Prioritized occupations or jobs in Australia, which are evaluated quickly, are listed in the following table.

S.No

High-priority jobs

1

School teachers
2

Child care workers and child care centre managers

3

Aged and disabled carers

4

Counsellors and psychologists

5

Medical scientists
6

Medical technicians

7

Nursing support workers

8

Social workers

Processing of skilled visas for Education and Health professionals

Skilled visas for Healthcare and Education sector professionals will be processed in 3 days or a little more. The government has taken sufficient measures for the applications to cover the existing shortages.

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The Australian government implies the newly announced change to all the skilled visa subclasses in addition to the employee-based sponsored visa, temporary skilled visas, and regional visas. The list is shown in the following table:

Subclass number

Name of the visas

Subclass 124

Distinguished Talent
Subclass 186

Employer Nomination Scheme

Subclass 187

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

Subclass 188

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)

Subclass 189

Skilled – Independent
Subclass 190

Skilled – Nominated

Subclass 191

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)

Subclass 457

Temporary Work (Skilled)

Subclass 482

Temporary Skill Shortage
Subclass 489

Skilled – Regional (Provisional)

Subclass 491

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
Subclass 494

Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

Subclass 858

Global Talent

Subclass 887

Skilled – Regional
Subclass 888

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent).

 

Programs under skilled migration in Australia

The states and territories that follow the Skilled Migration Program for 2022-23 are listed below:

S.No

Names of States or Territories for immigration

1

ACT & NT
2

NSW

3

Queensland
4

South Australia

5

Tasmania – Interim Opening & Skilled Graduate Pathway

6

Victoria
7

Western Australia

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