Immigration South Australia introduces visa fees this year

South Australia is planning to introduce application fees later this year for both skilled and business visa nomination applicants. The introduction of the fees it meant to help discourage non-genuine or fraudulent applications, as well as duplicate applications which are slowing down the process. Below is the new fee structure: While there is no exact date on when these new… More »

The only two approved English language testing providers for UK visas

As of April 6, Trinity College London (TCL) and IELTS will be the only two approved providers of Secure English Language Testing (SELT) used to assess overseas student’s language capability and to support UK visa applications. Currently there are four designated SELT providers and starting from April 6 only TCL and IELTS may be used to prove English language proficiency in an immigration application.… More »

Ottawa to relax highly paid foreign worker rules at universities

The Canadian federal government will be relaxing the rules on how they hire temporary foreign workers after universities have repeatedly said that the new rules are making it difficult to recruit global academic talent. According to a new agreement between post-secondary institutions and the federal government, schools will no longer need to submit a plan on how they will transition… More »

Prince Edward Island launches Express Entry stream

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has announced that it will be launching an Express Entry stream. This means that candidates who have joined the Express Entry pool and are interested in living and working in PEI can also apply directly to their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to increase their changes to receive an invitation to apply for… More »

Important changes to the LMIA-Exempt Work Permits

Effective February 21, 2015, Canadian employers wanting to hire foreign workers for job positions that are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will be required to submit information about their businesses. The LMIA-exempt Work Permit applications include Intra-Company Transfer, NAFTA Professional, and Reciprocal Benefit applications. In addition to seeking pre-approval to be able to hire foreign workers, Canadian… More »

Nine resume tips that will get you hired

With Canada’s Express Entry showing just how important it is to be proactive in the job market, now is the time to improve your resume. These quick tips will go a long toward getting you a job in Canada so read on. 1. Make sure to place your top skill and accomplishments at the top of your resume. This section… More »

What to do if your student visa is expiring

If you have completed your studies in December 2014, your Student Visa is likely to expire in mid March 2015. If you’d like to prolong your stay in Australia, read on to find out what your options are for extending your stay in Australia post-studies. OPTION 1: Apply for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) The 485 visa includes two streams:… More »

Indian tourists can now visit the UK and Ireland with a single visa

Indian tourists will no longer need to apply for two separate Visit Visas to be able to go to the UK and Ireland. Thanks to the newly released British Irish Visa Scheme, they can now apply for a single British and Ireland Visit Visa which allows them to travel to both countries on a single visa. This new scheme will… More »

Immigration, the main source of population growth in Canada

According to Statistics Canada, immigration continues to be the main source of population growth in Canada. The latest population estimates show that as of July 1, 2014, there are 4 million people living in the Montreal metropolitan area and 6 million in greater Toronto. The main driver of growth in these Canadian cities is foreign immigrants. “International migration was responsible… More »