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Canada’s New NOC – How will it Impact Express Entry Eligibility

16 occupations will become eligible for Express Entry and three will become ineligible in November 2022.

Details of how the updated National Occupation Classification (NOC) system will affect Express Entry eligibility have been released.

NOC 2021 will come into effect in November 2022. A total of 16 occupations will become eligible for Express Entry, and three will become ineligible, according to an internal briefing memo.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) currently uses NOC 2016 to determine the eligibility of occupations under its temporary and permanent residency programs. However, IRCC must switch to NOC 2021 starting in November as per Canadian law.

The NOC is managed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada, which revise the system every 10 years. NOC 2021 will introduce new terminology and a revised classification structure that will affect IRCC programs.

As a result of these changes, the following 16 occupations will become eligible under Express Entry:

  • Payroll administrators;
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants;
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates;
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants;
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants;
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs;
  • Correctional service officers;
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers;
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations;
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers;
  • Pest controllers and fumigators;
  • Other repairers and servicers;
  • Transport truck drivers;
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators;
  • Heavy equipment operators; and
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.

 

There will also be three occupations that will become ineligible, including:

  • other performers;
  • program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness; and
  • tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners.

These three occupations will remain eligible for programs with broader occupational eligibility criteria, such as some streams of the Provincial Nominee Program.

The major change to NOC 2021 is the current four-category “skill level” structure has been overhauled and replaced by a new six-category system. The new system outlines the level of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) required to enter each occupation.

The previous NOC had four skill levels. NOC A represented job that tend to require university degrees, NOC B included jobs in the skilled trades or that require a college diploma, NOC C covered jobs that require intermediate skills or job-specific training, and NOC D was for labour jobs that require on-the-job training.

In September 2020, IRCC’s Executive Committee decided that the new TEER structure will be adopted as follows:

NOC 2016 NOC 2021
Skill Type 0 TEER 0
Skill Level A TEER 1
Skill Level B TEER 2
Skill Level B TEER 3
Skill Level C TEER 4
Skill Level D TEER 5

NOC 2021 will use a five-tier hierarchical system to classify occupations. Also, occupations will now have a five-digit codification system instead of the current four-digit system. The TEER system has six categories, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

TEER 0
  • Management occupations.
TEER 1
  • Completion of a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate); or
  • Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 2 (when applicable).
TEER 2
  • Completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or
  • Completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or
  • Occupations with supervisory or significant safety (police officers and firefighters) responsibilities; or
  • Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 3 (when applicable).
TEER 3
  • Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or
  • Apprenticeship training of less than 2 years; or
  • More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or
  • Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 4 (when applicable).
TEER 4
  • Completion of secondary school; or
  • Several weeks of on-the-job training with some secondary school education; or
  • Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 5 (when applicable).
TEER 5
  • Short work demonstration and no formal educational requirements.

 

Statistics Canada explains there are two main reasons why the skill type model is being replaced by the TEER system. First, the TEER system aims to provide more clarity on the level of education and work experience required to work in an occupation. Second, the skill type model creates artificial categorizations between low- and high-skilled jobs. Implementing TEER is intended to give stakeholders a better sense of the skills required for each occupation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Changes in start-up visa Canada

What is start up visa for Canada?

What is the Canada Start-up Visa Program? The SUV offers entrepreneurs and their families a chance to obtain permanent residency for starting a qualifying business in the country. It allows immigrant entrepreneurs to submit a business project along with other personal information.  Once approved by the immigration programs, the applicants can come to Canada.

What are the Main Advantages of Canada’s Start-up Visa?

  • Permanent residence is granted for successful entrepreneurs and their family
  • PR also functions as a work permit
  • The applicants can then apply for citizenship
  • Canadian citizens are allowed dual citizenship
  • You do not have to provide a source of funds to apply
  • There is no age limit for the main applicant
  • It has a fast processing time

Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) offers unique business immigration opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs. Owners of innovative businesses and established start-ups may be able to use this program to secure permanent residency in Canada. Under this program, up to 5 founding partners of a start-up can obtain Canadian residency statuses.

It is one of the top three most popular immigration options available to immigrant entrepreneurs. In this guide, you will learn all about the program, including who it is best suited for, its pros and cons, and alternatives to the program.

Start-Up Visa Canada: Eligibility Requirements

Below is the list of requirements for you to assess and conclude whether you have a qualifying business under the SUV program:

  • Foreign nationals must get a letter of support or investment commitment from one of the designated Canadian organizations;
  • Each foreign national must hold a minimum of 10% of voting rights in the start-up. Foreign nationals and their designated organization must jointly have more than 50% of the total voting rights in the business;
  • Each applicant must meet the minimum English or French language skill at CLB level 5; and
  • Each applicant must have sufficient funds to settle in Canada (at a minimum, between $12,960 – $34,299, depending on the size of the applicant’s family).

Who Should Apply for Canada’s Start-up Visa?

Many successful applicants for this program have the following distinguishing qualities:

  • Have access to liquid cash to invest in their venture (around $150,000+);
  • Have highly specialized knowledge or unique experience in their field or have solid managerial experience.
  • Have an upper-intermediate level of English and/or French language skill(s); and
  • Have ownership of a successful, high revenue-generating company in their home country or a fast-growing company in a niche industry

How to Apply for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program?

To apply for a Canadian Start-up Visa Program, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Prepare your Pitch Deck (business concept);
  2. Submit an application to designated Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, or Incubators;
  3. Obtain a Letter of Support from the designated organization(s);
  4. Submit your application for permanent residency and work permit;
  5. Arrive in Canada and run your business;
  6. Receive your Permanent Residence; and
  7. Become a Canadian citizen in 3 years (optional).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Changes Expected in Express Entry 2022

The Canadian government is planning changes to the Express Entry system, which would allow the immigration minister to invite candidates based on an economic goal.

The changes are currently being discussed in the Canadian parliament. On May 19, Philip Somogyvari from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) presented the proposed changes to the Standing Committee on Immigration and Citizenship, a committee of elected officials that studies matters related to Canadian immigration.

Somogyvari, who is an IRCC Director General, explained the amendments would authorize the immigration minister to invite Express Entry candidates on a new basis, one that would support an economic goal identified by the minister.

Eligibility requirements to be a member of a category would be established by the minister and could be based on factors such as work experience, educational background or language skills.

About Express Entry in 2022

Express Entry is an application management system for three immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

To immigrate through one of these programs, foreign workers must express their interest in Canadian immigration by completing a profile in the Express Entry system. Candidates who are eligible for one of the three programs get a score based on their work experience, educational background, language skills, age, and other factors. IRCC invites the highest-scoring candidates to apply for permanent residence.

Recently, IRCC has only been holding invitation rounds for candidates who have received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). After accumulating a backlog in Express Entry applications during the pandemic, IRCC paused invitation rounds for the FSWP in December 2020, and then paused CEC draws in September 2021. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently announced that draws for these candidates would resume in July, and processing standards would return to six months for new applicants.

Immigration to Canada via Express Entry is classified into three classes

  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Workers
  • Federal Skilled Traders

Canada is set to resume its Express Entry draws for all three classes in early July, and expects the wait time for new applications to be 6 months – as was the case pre-pandemic.

Canada had halted Express Entry draws for the CEC category in the latter half of 2021 and draws for FSWP candidates were halted since December 2022.

Recently, the country also announced additional benefits for international students.

Starting in summer 2022, international students in Canada and have a post-graduation work permit expiring between January and December 2022 will qualify for an additional open work permit valid up to 18 months. “We are exploring a simplified, expeditious process for this, and details will be made available in the weeks ahead,” states IRCC.

About 95,000 PGWPs will expire in 2022, and as many as 50,000 PGWP holders could benefit from this new open work permit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Immigration from Saudi Arabia – Which country is Best?

Migrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia in 2022

Canada’s high availability of jobs, great family-policies for immigrants and high quality of life, many citizens of Saudi Arabia have preferred to settle in Canada over the past decade.

What is the Canada PR visa?

Canada’s permanent residency is one of the most commonly applied visas. This visa comes with a validity of 5 years and can be applied by skilled professionals. Unlike the Saudi work permit that demands a job offer, a Canada PR visa doesn’t demand a job offer while applying.

What are the benefits of a Canada Immigration visa from Saudi Arabia?

The five different benefits of moving to Canada for Saudi Citizens are:

Family Benefits with Canada permanent residence
  • Free education for kids up to adulthood
  • Free healthcare for the entire family
  • Right to sponsor parents or grandparents after you settle
No Restriction of Employment
  • In Canada, you can enjoy permanent residency even without a job.
  • The spouse also gets the right to work full-time in any company.
  • You can switch between jobs and change companies as per your desire.
No Racial Discrimination
  • Canada promotes diversity and gives equal respect to all religions.
  • No matter which nationality you represent or what religion you follow, the country lets you dwell in peace, without any discrimination.
Quick Citizenship Canada
  • Migrating to Canada can get your Canadian citizenship only in 3 years. Your child born during your phase of permanent residency, is given the status of natural citizenship.
Trade relations
  • As Canada imports oil from Saudi Arabia, the countries share good trade relations with each other. Saudi Arabia represents Canada’s second-largest trading partner in the Middle East.
  • Hence, candidates who possess work experience from Saudi are often regarded as assets or Canada’s ambassador to the Canadian economy.

What are the possible visa categories of Canada from Saudi Arabia?

To move to Canada from Saudi Arabia as temporary foreign worker or temporary resident, you can find many visa categories:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program(Express Entry)
  • Provincial Nominee Programs
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
  • Quebec Skilled Worker Visa Program

Other Visa Programs:

1.Business Visa

This Canada visa category is for professionals who are in a plan of setting up a business in Canada. The subcategories of the visa are:

  • Quebec Business Immigration Program
  • Start-up Visa Program
  • Immigrants Investor Venture Capital Pilot (IIVC) Program
  • Business, Entrepreneur and Investment Programs (PNP categories)
2.Study Visa

If you are aiming to study in a Canadian government institution, then you can apply for this visa. The Canadian Study visa helps you to get an education from top universities by providing enough proof of funds to reside and tuition fees.

3.Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

With Super visa, your parents or grandparents can live with you in Canada for the long term and enjoy several benefits of Canadian permanent residence.

Are there any eligibility requirements for Canadian immigration?

Yes, here’s a list of the eligibility requirements:

  • Your age at the time of application must not be more than 44 years (younger to claim points).
  • You must be a graduate from a recognized University while applying for Canadian immigration.
  • You must have at least 1 year of work experience.
  • You must be able to pass the IELTS examination with at least CLB 7.
  • You must be financially stable to manage your and your family’s stay in Canada.
  • You must be of sound health and moral character before you are ready for Canadian immigration.
  • You must be able to score 67 points for all factors that are considered by Canada Express Entry.
  • If you fail to prove your eligibility under the Canada point’s calculator, then you may not be able to move ahead.
How Can You Immigrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia in 2022?

Express Entry Pathway is the best way to migrate to Canada from Saudi Arabia. Just follow these 5 steps:

  • Step 1: Complete your Language Test

You must have an IELTS Score of minimum 5 to be eligible for Express Entry Canada.

  • Step 2: Get your ECA Report

All your Educational Transcripts must undergo an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). This is a mandatory requirement for applicants who have completed their education outside Canada.

Applicants who are applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canada Experience Class (CEC) Program, do not require ECA Reports.

  • Step 3: Determine your Express Entry Eligibility

The first step to creating your profile is to check whether your occupation is listed in the NOC List. Your occupation profile has to be under the O,A or B category.

A candidate must then score a minimum of 67 points in the WES assessment to be eligible to apply for Express Entry.

  • Step 4: Create your Express Entry Profile

Fill in all your details accurately and select the program your interested in.

Ensure that you’re eligible for the program you have selected to avoid rejection and file your Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • Step 5: Submit your PR Application

Submit your PR Application after reviewing all your details. Keep in mind that all the details here will be verified by the IRCC and it needs to be accurate.

Wait to receive your ITA (Invitation to Apply) to finalize your application.

 

 

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Quebec has the highest job vacancies in Canada!
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Countries globally are working on their respective economic recovery in the wake of the unexpected covid-19 pandemic. Workspaces observing a significant change in the operations through remote working have played a crucial in transforming the job market. After the economy took a hit, these have also opened up new avenues for candidates to explore.

These avenues require competent individuals to meet the dynamic job market requirements. In this context, foreign workers and immigrants armed with profound experience and skills are expected to contribute significantly.

Canada has actively employed qualified foreign employees. However, the initial step is to get a Canada job work permit to join the country’s excellent workforce. In addition, it is an ideal place to work, providing good working conditions, attractive pay packages, paid leave, and a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, it has developed into a lucrative hub for qualified foreign workers seeking to advance their careers.

Apart from the working conditions, the country also has a robust economy, well-developed infrastructure, low crime rate, political stability, and excellent healthcare facilities. All these facilities make Canada a perfect place to work and live.

There are several different opportunities to secure a job in Canada. You can consider getting a temporary job first. This would help you to understand the work culture and living experience better. It would also help you explore whether working and living in Canada would suit you in the long term.

7 Government of Canada jobs in Quebec:

  • Records Management Technician at the Department of Justice
  • Ice Service Specialist at Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Communications Officer for Parks Canada
  • IM/IT Technician at Environment & Climate Change Canada
  • Client Service Officer at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Administrative Positions at Transport Canada
  • Intellectual Property Examiner for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in Quebec

1. Computer Network Technicians

2. Electrical and electronics engineers

3. Interactive media developers

4. Civil engineering technicians

5. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

6. Early childhood educators

7. Carpenters

8. Psychiatric nurses

9. Computer engineers

10. Welders

 

 

 

 

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Temporary Partner Visa – Subclass 309
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The 309 Visa is the first in a two-step process for getting Australian permanent residence: Subclass 309 Visa is temporary – it allows you to travel to Australia and wait about two years until you become eligible for permanent residency.

Processing times

  • 25% of applications: 5 months
  • 50% of applications: 9 months
  • 75% of applications: 20 months
  • 90% of applications: 32 months

The processing time for a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801 or 100) starts from the date of eligibility. This is 2 years after the combined subclass 820/801 or 309/100 visa application was lodged. We are processing some older and more complex Partner visa applications. These cases can take longer to finalise and impact our published processing times.

With this visa you can
  • stay in Australia until we decide your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) or the application is withdrawn
  • work in Australia
  • study in Australia (you will not receive government support)
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
You must
  • be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • be outside Australia when you apply for this visa

How long you can stay

Stay on the visa until we decide your permanent visa (subclass 100) application or you withdraw the application.

For most applicants, this stay is from 15 to 24 months.

In some circumstances, including where you have been in a long term relationship before you apply, you might not stay on the 309 visa at all. We might grant you the permanent visa immediately after we grant the temporary 309 visa.

The following requirements must be met:

You must be aged 18 years or older (there are exceptions for married couples)
You must be married to, or be in a de-facto relationship with, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
Your sponsor must be aged 18 or older (there are exceptions for married couples)
You must be sponsored by your Australian partner (note that certain individuals are prohibited from being a sponsor). If your partner is aged under 18, you must be sponsored by their parent or guardian
Your sponsor must meet a ‘character’ requirement and provide police clearances as evidence that this is satisfied
You must meet health and character requirements
Your relationship status
In determining your eligibility for visa grant, you will need to ensure that your relationship with your Australian partner is in accordance with the relevant definition under visa grant requirements.

To meet these requirements, you must either be married to or be in a de-facto relationship with, your Australian partner. Note that these are defined terms and may not correspond with ordinary usage (for example, a de facto relationship can be defined in various ways according to different laws and countries).

Marriage

If you and your Australian partner are married, you must satisfy the following requirements:

Your marriage must be legally valid in Australia (if you were married overseas, you will need to confirm that the marriage is recognised in Australia)
You and your partner have a mutual commitment to a shared life as a married couple to the exclusion of all others
Your relationship is genuine and continuing; and
You either live together, or you do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis

De-facto relationship

If you and your Australian partner are not legally married, the following requirements must be satisfied:

You and your partner have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others
Your relationship is genuine and continuing; and
You either live together, or you do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis
You are not related by family
For a de-facto relationship, you will also need to demonstrate that it has been in existence for a minimum period of 12 months at the time of application lodgement.

How can you apply for the subclass 309 visa?

To ensure that you lodge a valid application, you must apply in the correct manner, in accordance with visa lodgement requirements. This is very important to do correctly as failing to do so will result in your application being deemed invalid. Consequently, you will then need to re-apply.

You must be located outside Australia at the time of lodgement, with your 309 visa application form and documents to submitted online. The online portal is also used for Immigration correspondence in relation to your application and can be used to advise the Department of changes to your circumstances, etc. If a migration agent or immigration lawyer lodges your application on your behalf, they will manage this for you.

Your Australian partner must also lodge a sponsorship form and submit their required documents via the same online system.

The type of evidence required includes the following:
Identity documents (e.g. passport and birth certificate)
Character documents (e.g. police clearances)
Relationship evidence documents (see below)
Documents must be provided to address each relationship aspect, as discussed above. Other documents required include:
Marriage Certificate or Relationship Registration Certificate, where applicable
At least two Form 888’s (these are statutory declarations provided by your supporting witnesses attesting that your relationship is genuine)
Written statements about your relationship for both yourself and your partner, covering the history and development of your relationship and the relationship aspects noted above (these statements can be in the form of statutory declarations).

 

 

 

 

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Updates On Upcoming Immigration Pathways to UK
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The UK Government announced significant changes to the UK immigration rules (the Rules). These changes take effect on various dates between 6 April 2022 and 22 August 2022. The changes include introducing new immigration routes, as well as rebranding and updating existing routes to attract top talent to the UK.

Visa application process

New immigration routes have opened for applications to work, live and study in the UK.

You can apply and pay for your visa online.

When you apply, you’ll be asked to provide your biometric information.

Skilled workers

The points-based system includes a route for skilled workers who have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor.

The job you’re offered will need to be at a required skill level of RQF3 or above (equivalent to A level). You’ll also need to be able to speak English and be paid the relevant salary threshold by your sponsor. This will either be the general salary threshold of £25,600 or the going rate for your job, whichever is higher.

If you earn less than this – but no less than £20,480 – you may still be able to apply by ‘trading’ points on specific characteristics against your salary. For example, if you have a job offer in a shortage occupation or have a PhD relevant to the job.

Global talent scheme

The global talent scheme has been opened up to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens. It allows highly-skilled scientists and researchers to come to the UK without a job offer.

International students and graduates

Student visa routes have been opened up to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens. You can apply for a visa to study in the UK if you:

  • have been offered a place on a course
  • can speak, read, write and understand English
  • have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course

A new graduate visa is available to international students who have completed a degree in the UK.

Visiting the UK

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and other non-visa nationals do not require a visa to enter the UK when visiting the UK for up to 6 months. All migrants looking to enter the UK for other reasons (such as work or study) will need to apply for entry clearance in advance.

Getting married

You must apply for a Marriage Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK to get married or register a civil partnership.

If you or your family are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

You may need to apply for a Marriage Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK to get married or register a civil partnership.

Conclusion

The introduction of new routes for highly skilled workers to come to the UK will be seen as a positive step in recruiting and retaining top talent in the UK.

The UK Government intends to introduce further changes to the Rules as part of its “New Plan for Immigration” in hopes to develop a UK immigration system that will contribute to economic growth in the UK. At present these are not believed to include a replacement for the Investor category.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Zealand Immigration – latest Updates
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New Zealand Borders Reopen To Over 60 Visa Waiver Countries

After allowing highly skilled workers and Working Holiday visa makers a few weeks ago, this week marks another major step towards a complete reopening of New Zealand, as the borders reopen to visitors from 60 visa waiver countries. The countries permitted that are known as ‘visa waiver countries’ include most of Europe and the Americas, as well as parts of Asia and the Middle East. Monday 2nd May saw Auckland and Christchurch airports welcome the reunion of many families who had not been able to see each other for over 2 years.

New Visa For Ukrainian Families

The New Zealand government has released a new temporary visa to help Ukrainians in New Zealand bring their family still in Ukraine to New Zealand.

Applications for the 2022 Special Ukraine Visa are open for 12 months from 15 March 2022.

Who is eligible for a 2022 Special Ukraine Visa?

To be eligible, you must have family members in New Zealand who are eligible to sponsor you.

You must be physically in Ukraine as at January 2022, and meet the usual and health and character requirements.

Who can be a sponsor?

Eligible family members in New Zealand can sponsor their:

  • parents
  • grandparents
  • siblings
  • adult children

Each of these applicants can include their partners and dependent children in their visa application.

To be eligible to sponsor, you must:

  • Be ordinarily resident in New Zealand
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a current residence class visa
  • Have been born in Ukraine, or have held citizenship or be a permanent resident of Ukraine, and
  • Be an acceptable sponsor for a temporary visa.

Sponsors will be responsible for your accommodation and living expenses while in New Zealand.

New Zealand Borders Reopen To Skilled Workers

In line with step 2 of the Government’s staged approach to reopening NZ borders, skilled workers offshore may now seek a border exemption and Critical Purpose visa, subject to a job offer in New Zealand.

New workers

You will be deemed critical worker and qualify for a border exemption and Critical Purpose Visa if you are offered at least 1.5 times the median wage (NZD $84,240 a year or NZD $40.50 an hour) for a role longer than 6 months

The requirement to demonstrate that your skills are not readily obtainable in New Zealand has also been removed.

These workers may enter NZ with their partners and dependent children to take up employment.

Family reunification

In line with the criteria above, if you are currently working in New Zealand, earning at least 1.5 times the median wage, and your family has been unable to join you from offshore due to border restrictions, they may now seek a Critical Purpose Visa to travel to New Zealand.

Working Holiday Visas Reopen

As part of the 5-step approach to reopening NZ borders, the Government is reopening uncapped Working Holiday schemes from 14 March 2022. On 14 March 2022, the following working holiday schemes will open to applicants from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, Japan. All others will open on a rolling basis with all schemes to be reopened by 13 September 2022.

Immigration New Zealand is also reactivating certain Working Holiday visas granted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously-granted Working Holiday visas

People granted Working Holiday Visa from offshore have been unable to enter New Zealand due to border restrictions. As part of the staged reopening of New Zealand borders, the Government is granting new Working Holiday Visas to about 19,500 people who:

  • were granted a Working Holiday Visa on or after 20 March 2019, and
  • are offshore and have been unable to enter New Zealand, and
  • have not subsequently been granted a new visa under a different category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education
How IELTS helps you in building your career

Why IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to work, study, or settle in English-speaking areas. An easy-to-use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band 1) through to expert (band 9). You can take the test at more than 1100 locations and there are 48 test dates a year.

In most countries where English is the main language of communication, evidence of acceptable English language skills is a prerequisite for applicants and international graduates seeking professional registration. IELTS can give you the evidence you need when applying for a higher education program or professional organization.

It’s important to note that the level of English language proficiency required by organisations varies by profession, by country and by jurisdiction. It’s up to the individual professional registration bodies to set their own requirements. However, employers in industries such as medicine, accounting, engineering, law, government, tourism and more may all ask for IELTS from potential employees, making IELTS Academic an important step along the way to the university or professional organization of your choice.

 

Types of IELTS test

Depending upon the purpose of interest to take IELTS test, the exam is further categorized into IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. 

IELTS Academic Test

This exam is suitable for students who want to pursue a bachelor or postgraduate degree programme or the ones who are seeking professional registration in the UK.

Professional registration means you will get certification in reference of your profession. You will be entitled to use qualification titles such as Engineer (Eng.), Doctor (Dr.) or Technician.

IELTS General Training

This exam is taken by ones who are either planning to study, work or train in an English native land like Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.K.

In this exam, you will be evaluated on the basis of everyday usage of the language with the content or questions focussed on workplace and social situations.

 

IELTS Gives Employers Real Proof of Your English Language Proficiency

Whether you want to take your career abroad and find enriching work opportunities in another country, or access a new profession in your home country, demonstrating your English language proficiency can be an important step in obtaining a visa and proving to employers that you have the English-speaking skills they’re looking for.

While you may already have some basic conversational English skills, you will need to show that you are fluent enough to take on the realities of living in an English-speaking country. IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations around the world, including governments, immigration bodies, and potential employers.

 

 

 

 

 

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.

We are just a call / email away to help you in making your dreams come true.

Contact us on: +966-547598555 / 966-569521000 / 966-541219841

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Education
Scale Up Visa UK – Latest Updates 2022

What is a Scale-Up visa?

The Scale-Up visa is a route which enables businesses in the U.K. to recruit talented foreign nationals who have the skills needed to allow the Scale-Up business to continue growing. One of the main benefits of the visa is its exemption from the Immigration Skills Charge. The Scale-Up visa is a route to settlement in the U.K.

What is the New UK Scale-Up Visa?

The Scale-Up visa is a work visa aimed at those who have high levels of skills and qualifications and it is going to launch in Spring 2022. The new scheme was initially mentioned by the Home Office in a policy paper entitled, ‘New plan for immigration: legal migration and border control strategy statement’.1 It was later confirmed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in last Autumn’s budget speech.
The aim of the Scale-Up visa is to make it easier and quicker for companies experiencing rapid growth (i.e. those in the Scale-Up phase) to hire the best-skilled labour from around the world. A ‘Scale-Up’ is a business that is experiencing a rapid phase of growth and is ready to move to the next stage of its commercial development. Such businesses tend to be past the start-up phase and have built up greater confidence when it comes to returning on investment (ROI).
In some sectors (such as Fintech), it is known that there is a high reliance on overseas skilled talent. The new Scale-Up visa is needed to ensure that growth companies do not need to move to a different country to find the skills they require.
Here we will take a look at who will be able to apply for a Scale-Up visa UK, the eligibility requirements for businesses, the difference between a Scale-Up visa and a skilled worker visa, and staying longer on a Scale-Up visa, including gaining Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Who can apply for the new Scale-Up visa UK?

The UK Scale-Up visa 2022 is a work visa for those with high levels of skills and qualifications but will differ from the Skilled Worker visa in that no sponsorship is needed to acquire one (a job offer is still required, however). Full details of the Scale-Up visa UK eligibility are not yet known but will be made available in due course prior to the Spring 2022 launch of the scheme.
It is expected the UK Scale-Up visa 2022 will be open to those meet below requirements:
• High levels of skills or who are academically elite
• a highly skilled job offer with a UK business that meets the criteria of a Scale-Up company
• a salary of at least £33,000
• Sufficient English language proficiency
We will let you know when the Scale-Up visa UK requirements are confirmed.

What is an eligible business?

In order to sponsor an overseas worker under the UK Scale-Up visa 2022 scheme, Scale-Up Visa UK companies will need to meet certain eligibility criteria. It is expected that businesses will need to show they have achieved:
• 3 years of annual average revenue, or
• employment growth of 20%, and
• at the start of the 3-year period, the business must have had at least ten employees.
At present, it is believed there are around 34,000 businesses that would fit the criteria of Scale-Up visa UK companies. Those who meet these requirements will be able to apply through a fast-track application system. Given that businesses will not need to apply for and gain a sponsorship licence under this scheme, this will reduce the time to recruit skilled overseas personnel considerably.
It is also possible that these requirements will be broadened to include other companies which are expected to reach the status of Scale-Up. There may also be some flexibility in how the requirements are applied, given that rates of growth will not be as high as expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020.

Scale-Up Visa vs Skilled Worker Visa

Both visas are part of the Home Office’s points-based immigration system, and both require a job offer from a UK employer, but only the Skilled Worker visa requires applicants to be formally sponsored. This means that Scale-Up employers will not need to apply for, gain, and maintain a sponsor licence.
The salary requirement for the Scale-Up visa is also higher at £33,000 compared to £25,600 for the Skilled Worker visa. Both visas also require applicants to meet English language requirements.
Another possible difference between these two schemes is the fast-tracking of applications under the Scale-Up Visa application process. While details are not yet available, it is possible that applications will be processed within just a couple of days. Indeed, according to the Scale-Up Institute, given the small window of time for securing skilled labour from overseas, this should ideally be within 72 hours2. This compares with 3 weeks under the skilled worker visa for applications made outside the UK and 8 weeks for applications made in the UK.

Can the Scale-Up visa be extended?

It is expected that the Scale-Up visa will allow holders and their eligible dependant family members to extend their stay in the UK. While it is yet to be confirmed, we expect extensions will allow holders to stay for up to 5 years, at which point they will be able to apply for settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain – ILR).

 

 

 

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.
We are just a call / email away to help you in making your dreams come true.
Contact us on: +966-547598555 / 966-569521000 / 966-541219841
Email : info@emigrantz.com / contact@emigrantz.com

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