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Canada on track to welcome a record 431,000 immigrants

As of August 22, Canada had accepted around 300,000 new permanent immigrants. Last Monday, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser claimed that Canada had reached the 300,000 level sooner this year than in any previous year. Only six times since Confederation in 1867 has Canada admitted more than 300,000 immigrants in a single year: from 1911 to 1913, and again in 2018, 2019, an…

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Australia: 22/23 Skilled & Business Migration programs now open

The South Australian Government has published a revised skilled occupation list, outlining the skills it seeks to fill through overseas talent as well as migrants already living and working in South Australia, for the 2022-23 General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme. The list is one of the most comprehensive in the country, with skilled migrants, including highly talente…

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Which factors can affect your Express Entry CRS scores?

As of July 6, Canada resumed all-program Express Entry draws. Since then, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in each draw has increased by 250, causing the required CRS score to decrease. Having said that, the cut-off scores are still quite high. Candidates had to have a minimum score of 533 in the most recent Express Entry draw. To obtain an ITA with a scor…

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Australia: Updates to the Migration Queensland Program Opening for 2022/23

The Migration Queensland (MQ) Program officially launched TODAY, August 16, 2022, along with Queensland's new nomination criteria and factsheets. Migration Queensland will only accept brand new EOIs submitted on Skillselect beginning August 16, 2022; updating existing EOIs submitted prior to August 16, 2022, will not be invited. Before submitting an Expression of Interest…

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Australia: Victoria Opens for Onshore and Offshore Applicants

Exciting news from Australia! The Skilled Migration Program in Victoria for 2022-23 is now open. The programme, which is open to both domestic and international applicants, offers skilled migrants a path to permanent residency in Victoria. Employers and the Victorian economy benefit from the skills that successful applicants bring to Victoria. There are two visa options …

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Over One Million Job Vacancies in Canada

Statistics Canada has published its May 2022 payroll employment, earnings, hours, and job vacancy report. According to the report, the number of Canadian employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer has declined for the first time since May 2021. According to the survey, which was compiled using data from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours, 26,000 jo…

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Australian Government taking action to process more visas faster

The Australian government issued a statement recently regarding the backlog of offshore visa applications. The Albanese Government has made addressing the visa backlog an urgent priority, and the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs has directed the Department of Home Affairs to devote more staff to addressing the current visa backlog. The Dep…

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IRCC holds second All-Program Draw in a row after an 18-month hiatus

On July 20, 2022, Canada held their second all-program draw in a row, inviting 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. Express Entry is one of the primary methods by which Canada welcomes newcomers. Canada is on track to welcome 55,900 immigrants through Express Entry in 2022, with the target increasing to 111,500 by 2024. Candidates with a Compre…

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Canada: Expect Targeted Express Entry Draws in 2023

An internal memo from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed a while ago that the department was considering introducing targeted Express Entry draws to select candidates best suited to meet Canada's labour market needs. The IRCC has now confirmed that these Express Entry draws will start in early 2023. According to IRCC, the Department plans to con…

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Australia’s NEW Options Available for Skilled South Africans

South Africans looking to emigrate to Australia may discover a plethora of skilled job opportunities, particularly in Western Australia. Australia is currently facing a potential visa system gridlock as federal officials deal with a massive backlog of visa applications for thousands of skilled workers. Many employers have stated that if a solution to the chronic labour sh…

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