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Why do you need post landing services from Emigrantz? How can it help you?

Resettlement is not only a critical and a life changing decision but for some people, but it is also a dream to relocate. It has also become a tangible way how governments and communities can better share responsibility for the global displacement crisis empowering global resettlement. Emigrantz enables you to take a step towards an integrated, sustainable and holistic migration approach with attention to detail. We guide you fully with your pre and post-settlement plans guiding you to a better future.

As the famous saying goes, ‘Change is the only constant’. It is essential for us to adapt to new situations and that is the only way to move ahead in life. Everything gets out of order even if we have to shift our room within the same house, and then imagine shifting to a new country amongst an unknown crowd. It is indeed a daunting task! But we are there to help you.

Immigration is just 30% of the entire transition Process. Moving to a new country involves a lot of preparations. We take care of the rest 70% through our comprehensive and customized settlement and placement services to help you settle in the country of your choice. Getting your visa certainly means that it’s time to go to your dream country, but what after you have landed there?  Settling in a new and foreign country can be challenging for most immigrants. Emigrantz provides complete assistance in settlement of our clients and in grooming our clients for the job market in their country of destination and finding a job for them after they land in the country.

Our Pre-Landing Services in Native Country:
  • Assist client in assessment/ evaluation of their qualification from the professional bodies and/or educational institutions in the country of immigration.
  • Advise Client on immigration laws in force and any subsequent changes thereof and advising on any subsequent conditions applicable to meet the selection criteria.
  • Provide Professional Guidance on his / her intended occupation in the destination country.
  • Provide basic information about the destination country.
  • Assist them in preparing resume as per international standard format as required by employers.
Post Landing Services

To ensure that you settle in a new country smoothly, you can start preparing for your new life today with our post landing services.

Here’s a list of the post landing services we offer to all our clients:

Help with landing and moving around
  • Pickup from the airport
  • Guiding about the documents required at the airport
  • Help reach the accommodation
  • Assistance with understanding the local transportation modes
  • Help with getting a driver license
  • Guidance on buying your own vehicle
  • Guiding with getting transportation insurance
Help with residence hunting
  • Finding suitable accommodation, both temporary and permanent.
  • Guiding with health card applications.
  • Assistance with getting a GI license.
  • Help with taxation formalities.
  • Guidance on the admission process for children.
Help with adapting
  • Help with the local language.
  • Guidance to find convenience stores.
  • Assisting with opening a bank account.
  • Help with getting a contact number.
  • Understanding the business environment.
  • Offering regular updates on the job market.
  • Information on transferring funds from your native country.

We will never let you worry about your bide in the new land. Our consultant will be reachable to you at any time to assist you in emergency cases.  We would assist you personally from the beginning till you settle in your preferred nation.

There are much more things which are very essential to know before you migrate to any country. Connect with the best, experienced Immigration consultant – Emigrantz Global Consultancy for more information.

 

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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How safe is Australia for students

Australia is the only continent covered by one country, and it is famous for the attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. There will be many travel opportunities in this massive continent — head to the cities for a mix of cultures like no other or to its outback, where you can expect sunny beaches and kangaroos in the desert. To add to this, living in Australia also means going to many fun social gatherings under the sun (known locally as “slipping a shrimp on the barbie”) and taking advantage of its lively entertainment scene.

In relation to food, aside from their beloved vegemite, Australia offers a deep array of options to satisfy all sorts of palates. From the best in barbeques, to sweet lamingtons, meat pies to grilled kangaroo — you’re in for a range of delicacies in the land of the Aussies.

International students stand to experience all of the above and have the time of their lives. First, however, let’s answer the one question every international student (and their parents) have in mind: how safe is Australia?

With angry kangaroos attacking tourists, spiders with fearsome reputations, and baby-eating dingos, it can feel as if it’s a completely different and scary world. You can, however, rest assured that despite these reports, you will in most probability be safe and sound in the land down “undah” … if you play by the rules. Here’s a list of what you need to know as well as the do’s and don’ts to keep you safe in Australia:

Transport

 Public transport is reliable and widely used in Australia. Security officers and guards help implement maximum safety. In addition, good lighting and security cameras are helpful additions when walking in dark or secluded places. Still, the smart thing to do is to always be cautious as you would in any country.

If you drive, always park in well-lit car parks. That’s a no brainer. When leaving your institution at night, make sure you’re not alone and take paths that are brightly lit and frequently used by other people.

On campus

Australia is a relatively safe country compared to most other nations. It has one of the lowest homicide rates in the world. The Australian Government is doing all it can to address the challenges faced by some international students.

Given the quality of life and five of its major cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide  making it to the most liveable places in the world*, Australia attracts many students from all over the world for pursuing their higher education. Its multicultural environment is friendly and safe for the students coming from outside the country. Having said that, it is important to take some precautions to remain on the safer side.

Your university security service can help

Almost all campuses in Australia have a special body to ensure the safety of their international students. So, as the first step, check if your school offers one and keep the security officer’s number saved in your phone.

Various universities and schools also offer services like shuttles and security escorts to drop you to your accommodation or stations after hours. Some go a step further and have their own mobile apps with a direct line for students to get in touch with the security.

If, at any point of time, you feel unsafe in and around your campus or accommodation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your college authorities.

Here we list some very important safety tips to help you avoid any dangerous situations. You will find these tips helpful not only during your studies in Australia but anywhere around the world.

Know what to do in an emergency

If there is an emergency, simply dial 000. This number can be used to contact ambulance, fire and police services — the operator will connect you to the most appropriate service. It’s important that you only dial this number in the case of a real emergency. If you have an enquiry or a minor complaint (your phone has been stolen, for example), call or visit your local police station instead.

Make use of security services at your university

Most institutions have some form of security on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the security services on offer, especially if you spend a lot of time at the institution after hours. At the very least, find out the phone number for campus security and save it to your phone. Some institutions even offer mobile apps that provide a direct line for students to contact security. Do not hesitate to call the security office if you feel unsafe or witness an incident. Security services may include security escorts to accompany you around the campus after hours, access to well-lit safety paths, security points with emergency telephones and shuttle bus services to drop you off at public transport stations and accommodation.

Stay safe outdoors

With so many beautiful natural landscapes — from beaches to the bush and the outback — Australia’s natural environment is well worth exploring. To ensure you have a good time, but still stay safe, it’s important to be aware of the dangers first:

  • Only swim at beaches patrolled by surf life savers, and only swim in patrolled areas marked by red and yellow flags. If you need help, stay calm and wave your arm to attract the attention of a life saver.
  • Before entering rivers, lakes or the ocean, take note of any warning signs and beware of hidden obstacles (such as a tree branch under the water), strong currents and dangerous animals such as jellyfish, sharks or crocodiles.
  • If you plan on going hiking or bushwalking, ensure you let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return and take the correct equipment. You should also research the area you are travelling to and check whether there are dangerous conditions expected, such as potential fires or slippery tracks.
  • It is a good idea to talk to a park ranger, surf life saver or a member of staff at a visitor information centre before you begin exploring to get some expert advice — as well as some great sightseeing tips.
Be smart on the street

Whenever you leave home, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and any potential dangers:

  • Take opportunities to explore your new town or city with your friends during the day, and make an effort to learn your way around. Take note of the locations of public transport stations, taxi ranks, visitor information centres and police stations.
  • Beware of cars and public transport, and only cross the road at designated pedestrian crossings and traffic lights.
  • To avoid theft, keep an eye on your belongings — ensure you keep any bags close to your body and closed, place valuables under the seat or in the boot of your car and do not leave your belongings unattended (such as stepping away from your laptop in the campus library).
  • Try to avoid being out alone at night, especially in an unfamiliar environment. If it is unavoidable, be sure to keep a mobile phone with you, stay in busy well-lit areas and avoid taking short cuts through secluded areas, such as alleys or parks. If you are approached by an undesirable character or feel unsafe, walk away as quickly as possible to a crowded area and phone for help if necessary.
  • Australian laws are strictly enforced by police officers and may differ between states and territories, so take the time to learn some Australian laws to avoid getting yourself into trouble. For example, did you know that in most states it is illegal to drink alcohol in public places outside of a licensed venue? If you plan to drive, it is also important to learn the road rules of the state or territory in which you live.

 

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All you need to know about Temporary Resident Permit

Are you planning to come to Canada to immigrate, study, work, or simply visit?

Every year, thousands of foreigners flock to Canada on a temporary basis to offset the skill scarcity in various industries or to study at Canadian educational institutions or simply to visit all that Canada has to offer. Temporary residence status refers to people who wish to come to Canada to visit, work or study. They are coming to Canada for a temporary period and are therefore considered visitors.

To be eligible for a temporary resident permit, your need to enter or stay in Canada must outweigh the health or safety risks to Canadian society, as determined by an immigration or a border services officer. Even if the reason you’re inadmissible seems minor, you must demonstrate that your visit is justified.

What is Temporary Resident Permit?

A Temporary Resident Permit, also known as a TRP, is a document issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that allows people who are technically inadmissible to Canada to visit the country. A TRP is only given to a person if their need to come to Canada outweighs the risk of that person being in the country. For example, an individual might be granted a TRP for a visit to Canada if the trip is work related and that person’s presence in Canada will be beneficial to the country or its citizens.

Canadian Border Service officers determine which Temporary Resident Permit applications are approved. They will compare the risks of a person’s entry to the benefits it will have on Canadian society. Therefore, it is up to the applicant to demonstrate that they are deserving of temporary residence in Canada. TRPs usually cover the length of a person’s stay in Canada and if you are granted one, you must leave once your temporary residence has expired.

Who Needs a Temporary Resident Permit

Anyone who is inadmissible to Canada but has a valid need to come to the country needs a TRP. TRPs can cover either medical or criminal inadmissibility. If you are inadmissible to Canada because of a criminal conviction and you completed your sentence less than five years ago, a Temporary Resident Permit might be your best option if you need to travel to Canada. If a person is deemed inadmissible to Canada, their family members travelling with them may also be considered inadmissible. Those family members will need to apply for, and be granted, their own individual TRPs before a border officer will let them enter Canada. When a person receives a TRP and is in Canada, they must adhere to certain conditions in order to remain in the country. They must respect and follow all Canadian laws. In order to work or study in Canada during temporary residence, a person must also receive the proper permits in addition to the TRP. A temporary resident cannot leave and re-enter Canada without proper authorization. When a TRP expires, its holder must leave Canada.

Eligibility Criteria for Temporary Resident Visas

To be eligible to apply for the Temporary Resident visas for Canada you must be able to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old to apply as the primary visa applicant.
  • Have a valid governmental issued passport with at least one blank page that is not the last page of the passport.
  • Translate and certify all the documents that you have that are in another language other than English or French.
  • Gave a clean criminal history and submit court documents to prove it.
  • Be ready to pay the necessary visa application fees and visa processing fees.
  • Sign and date the appropriate documents where necessary.
  • Fill and sign a Visa Application Center (VAC) Consent Form.
  • Submit copies of your current immigration status in another country or in Canada.
  • Have enough funds to cover your stay in Canada.
  • Be ready to attend and interview or give biometric information.
  • Go through a medical examination if the Canadian Consulate asks you to.
  • Prove that your stay in Canada is temporary and that you will return to your home country once your visit is over.
  • You must prove that you do not plan to work or study in Canada.
  • However, depending on the type of TRV visa that you are applying for, you might have to comply to additional criteria.
  • How to apply for a temporary resident permit
If you’re eTA-required

If you’re a citizen of an eTA-required country, your application for an eTA was refused, you may be issued a temporary resident permit. This depends on the nature and circumstances of the inadmissibility and the why you need to travel to Canada.

The visa office responsible for your country or region may have its own application form for temporary resident permits. You should check the visa office to find out exactly how to apply.

If you’re visa-required

You must apply for a visitor visa and include supporting documents to explain why you’re inadmissible and why it may be justified for you to enter Canada.

You may have to attend an interview so that an officer can assess your application.

How long you can stay in Canada

A temporary resident permit is usually issued for the length of your visit to Canada—for example, 1 week to attend a conference. You must leave Canada by the expiry date of the permit, or get a new permit before your current one expires.

This permit may be cancelled by an officer at any time.

The permit is no longer valid once you leave Canada, unless you have specifically been authorized to leave and re-enter.

Fees

You must pay a fee (CAN$200) to cover the cost of processing your application for a temporary resident permit. The fee will not be refunded if the permit is refused.

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Changes in Immigration law to expect from Canadian Elections

Canadians are set to hit the polls next month after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested for a dissolution of parliament for a snap election on August 15th, 2021. The request was made in the hope of gaining a majority government after winning only a minority in the last 2019 vote.

Although the next scheduled election was not until 2023, Trudeau is hoping to capitalize on positive attitudes toward his government’s handling of the pandemic following the country’s high vaccination rates and secure a majority government. Doing so would help the Liberals push through legislation quicker without the need for negotiation with opposing parties.

However, recent polling shows a narrowing margin between the Liberals and Conservatives. Support for the New Democratic Party is also up since the last election and may make significant gains this time.

The election result is the most important event in Canada’s immigration system since the federal government is largely responsible for the policies that impact the system. The Constitution outlines immigration as an area of shared federal-provincial jurisdiction, with the federal government having the final say. In practice, while provinces and territories across Canada are very active in recruiting and settling newcomers, it is the federal government, namely Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that has the greatest control over the nation’s immigration policies. For instance, IRCC determines national immigration levels as well as allocations for each province, processing times, and is the largest funder by far of the settlement and integration services offered across the country.

IRCC gets its direction from the political party that forms government after each federal election. Hence, the party that leads the country after September 20 will leave a lasting impression on the immigration system. The following is an overview of what you can expect and is based on the events that followed the 2015 and 2019 federal elections.

Between now and when the new government takes effect, IRCC and the provinces and territories will continue to undertake their existing immigration responsibilities. This means that Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and other immigration streams will continue to operate. Moreover, IRCC will continue to process applications and conduct its other areas of operations. What typically does not happen around federal election periods is the implementation of new policies and programs. Instead, IRCC waits for the new government to take power and provide it with policy guidance.

After the election, the governing party will need some time, usually 1-2 months, before they determine cabinet members and other key appointments. The transition then occurs and they begin to govern the federal government. Around this time, the Prime Minister will provide each minister with a mandate letter. The mandate letter will outline what policy priorities each minister, including the immigration minister, is being asked by the Prime Minister to carry out during the new government’s time in office. The immigration minister’s mandate letter will shape IRCC’s priorities, and in turn, have an impact on the provinces, territories, and entire immigration system.

In 2019, the election took place in October, cabinet was announced in November, and then the mandate letters were released after the winter holidays in January 2020.

In 2015, the election took place in October, cabinet was introduced in November, and the mandate letters also became public in November.

This time around, we should have cabinet and the new government in place by November at the latest. It is likely that the new government will have time before the winter holidays in December to begin to roll out their policies and also reveal the new mandate letters. It is important to note that the Liberals are the current governing party and Marco Mendicino is the federal Immigration Minister. Should the Liberals win another election, it is entirely possible that Mendicino will remain the Immigration Minister and priorities contained in his existing mandate letters will be rolled over into the new mandate.

Following the revealing of the immigration minister and mandate letter for IRCC, the next big immigration system event will be the tabling of the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan. The levels plan outlines the number of immigrants that IRCC will seek to welcome each year, which categories it will seek to welcome newcomers under, and the allocation of newcomers it is providing to each province and territory. This announcement usually takes place by November 1st each year, but it is delayed by several months in the years that elections take place. Following the 2015 and 2019 elections, the levels plan announcement occurred in the first quarter of the New Year. Following this September’s election, we should get the new levels plan by March 2022 at the latest, however the announcement itself should simply be a continuation of ongoing efforts to welcome over 400,000 new immigrants to Canada each year.

We can expect Budget 2022 to be released around the same time as the levels plan announcement. Among its features, the budget outlines what the federal government plans to spend its money on. It sometimes contains new policy announcements which impact the immigration system. Earlier this year, for instance, Budget 2021 noted the federal government plans to spend nearly $430 million to update its IT infrastructure to improve application processing for the immigration system.

Gradually over 2022, we should then see the new government hit its stride and introduce new immigration policies and programs. Irrespective of the outcome on September 20, we should expect IRCC and the provinces and territories to continue to invite new immigrants and process applications. What may change is the areas of the immigration system they choose to focus on, which again, will be influenced by the political orientation of the new government.

What could we expect if the Liberals remain in power?

If the Liberals win, we can expect them to continue to implement similar programs since first coming to power in 2015.

After first being elected by a landslide in 2015, Justin Trudeau’s government increased economic immigration levels to historic highs, then increased these targets once again in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, the Liberal government announced plans to welcome a whopping total of 1,233,000 permanent residents by 2023.

Building on the Conservative implemented Express Entry system, Liberals have made it easier for many Skilled Workers to come to Canada, allocating additional points for speaking French and having a sibling in the country, and overturning the Conservative imposed requirement to have a job offer in Canada.

Since 2015, the Liberals have implemented various economic immigration programs aimed at spreading the benefits of immigration throughout less populated areas in the country. Most notably, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) made it easier for employers in qualifying regions to hire foreign workers and help them remain permanently in Canada.

Trudeau is also in the process of introducing a Municipal Nominee Program (MNP), which will “allow local communities, chambers of commerce and local labour councils to directly sponsor permanent immigrants”.

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Getting your PR through Investor Visa – Canada
Permanent Residence under the Business Immigration Program

Canada welcomes successful business people who are seeking new opportunities and challenges. The Business Immigration Program is designed to encourage and facilitate the admission of these individuals. Both the federal and provincial/territorial governments welcome business immigrants and offer services to help immigrants start a business and settle in Canada.

Countries across the globe have created attractive permanent residency programs for entrepreneurs, business persons and HNIs. With a favourable immigration climate now is a great time for you to explore your options of settling abroad with your family and setting up business operations. Emigrantz can help you identify the right residency option based on your preferences and future plans.

Many countries offer an Investment or Business Visa to encourage immigrants who have proven experience in running a business and are interested in establishing a business overseas or invest in another country. They could be interested in opening either a new business venture or buying an existing business located overseas.

Canada has an Immigrant Investor Program which offers migrants the option of having an alternate residency status while continuing to manage already existing businesses in their home country.

These investor programs seek to attract potential overseas investors who have enough personal net worth and managerial experience.

Every country that offers an investment program has its own set of requirements and eligibility criteria. Talk to Emigrantz today for more information.

BENEFITS OF SETTLING ABROAD AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

The permanent residency programs for investors and entrepreneurs are typically designed to offer individual as well as business benefits. The best such immigration programs offer benefits like:

  • Access to high standard of living
  • Access to healthcare and education
  • Settle with your dependants
  • Access to international opportunities
  • Favourable investment policies (varies by country)
  • Travel benefits allowing you to conduct business globally
  • Fast track to citizenship
Who Qualifies for a Canada Business Visa?

Canada offers tremendous opportunities to foreigners who want to do business in Canada. Every year, thousands of ambitious business people grace our shores and there is certainly no reason why you can not be among them.

The objective of the Business Immigration Program is to encourage investment and employment in Canada through the migration of people who have the ability to successfully establish or invest in a business in Canada.

5 Main Categories to Business Visas in Canada

Individuals with business/managerial experience and relatively high net-worth may apply for a Canadian permanent residence under the Canada Business Immigration Program in one of the following four sub-categories:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self Employed Persons
  • PNP Business Programs
  • Corporate Immigration
What you need for Canada Immigration?
  • Age under 40 years
  • Bachelor´s degree in any stream
  • A work experience of min 2 yrs
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • A score of 67 points in the Canada’s Points based immigration selection system
  • No criminal history
  • Good health
What is the minimum investment that I need to apply through the Start-up Visa Program?
  • If the investment comes from a designated Canadian venture capital fund, you must secure a minimum investment of $200,000.
  • If the investment comes from a designated Canadian angel investor group, you must secure a minimum investment of $75,000.
  • You don’t need to secure a financial investment from a business incubator. You must be accepted into a Canadian business incubator program.
FAQs
1. What is a Canadian Investor Visa?

The Canadian Investor Visas are an option for people who are interested in bringing business to Canada, wanting to start a business, start a franchise, import a franchise, or open a business branch in Canada. There are two types of investor visas: Investing in the government or investing in a business.

2. How Much Money Do I Need to Invest to Qualify for the Investor Visas?

Many people will ask “how much do I need to invest to get Canada PR?” In order to invest in the government, you must provide $150,000 – $800,000 CAD to the Canadian government. After some time the government will provide you Permanent Residency.

  • In order to qualify for an investor visa to open a business, you must provide proof of $350,000 – $800,000 CAD.
  • You will also have to provide your net worth. This amount can range (depending on which province you are applying to) from $350,000 – $1,600,000 CAD.
  • Your net worth and income must be obtained legally.
3. Is There an Age Requirement for the Investor Visa?

No age requirements for the Investor Visa Program.

4. Are There Any Work Experience Requirements?

Yes! You must have either (1.) Business ownership experience: The applicant must have been actively engaged in owning a business that provided goods or services to customers. (2.) Senior management experience: The applicant must have experience making executive decisions in the responsibility of managing a company in at least two of the following aspects of business: Sales, Marketing, Finance, Purchasing, Distributing, Accounting, Human Resources/Personnel, Research, and Development, Information Technology Management, Production/Operations/Project management, Quality Control.

5. Is There an Education Requirement for an Investor Visa?

No, there are no education requirements for the Investor Visa Program.

6. Is There a Language Requirement for an Investor Visa?

There are very flexible language requirements (depending on the province you are applying for).

7. Can I Bring My Family on a Canada Investor Visa?

Yes! If you are approved for a Canadian Investor Visa you may bring your spouse and children up to the age of 21 years old. If you are applying under the Manitoba province, you can bring your immediate siblings as well.

8. What is the Processing Time for a Canada Investor Visa?

You may be offered a work permit in 10 days or less but to be granted an investor visa it may take 1 to 2 years.

There are many different requirements for each investor program in Canada. Learn more about the Provincial Nominee Investor Programs.

To learn more about Investor Visa, Contact Us

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Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada

The Government of Canada continues to be deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the risks it poses for many vulnerable Afghans. Canada’s special immigration program has already brought many Afghans to Canada—and our teams there, here and across the world are working around the clock to bring as many people as possible to safety.

As the Taliban continues to take over more of Afghanistan, Afghans’ lives are under threat—and many have already fled the country. To help address the growing humanitarian crisis, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will resettle 20,000 vulnerable Afghans threatened by the Taliban and forced to flee Afghanistan.

As the Taliban retake control of Afghanistan, the Canadian government has launched several programs to help Afghans move to Canada.

“Canada will build on its earlier special immigration programme to welcome over 20,000 vulnerable Afghan refugees,” Mendicino said. “Our efforts focus on those who are particularly vulnerable, including women leaders.”

The Taliban made rapid advances in Afghanistan this week, toppling six provincial capitals in 24 hours. According to news agencies citing the local media, the insurgents seized both the second and the third biggest cities in the country on Friday, as resistance from government forces crumbled and fears grew that an assault on the capital Kabul could be just days

The government has created a special immigration program for Afghans who helped Canadian troops.

  • Canada is implementing special immigration measures for Afghan nationals, and their families, who have a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada.
  • Canada will implement a program focused on vulnerable Afghan nationals outside of Afghanistan, including women leaders, human rights advocates, LGBTI individuals, journalists, immediate family members of individuals in Canada and extended family members of previously resettled interpreters.

On Friday, two days before it called an election, the governing Liberal Party of Canada also committed to resettling 20,000 refugees fleeing Afghanistan.

The Canadian government will focus on vulnerable groups such as women, human rights defenders, journalists, persecuted religious minorities, LGBTI individuals, and family members of previously resettled interpreters.

Canada is looking to act fast in order to offer any meaningful help to Afghans fleeing the Taliban. The first plane of the new government-assisted refugees arrived on August 4. The new arrivals had been screened for admissibility (health, security, and criminality) as well as COVID-19.

The unfolding situation in Afghanistan may prove to be a major campaign issue leading up to the Canadian election set for September 20.

Between 2001 and 2014, Canada joined the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan as a result of the 9/11 attacks.

In all, Canada resettled 23,000 Afghan refugees between 2001 and June 2021, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data.

There are parallels between the attention currently being drawn to this story in Canada with the attention garnered by the Syrian refugee crisis leading up to the 2015 Canadian election.

In September 2015, the hearts and minds of Canadians were captivated by the heartbreaking image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s body washing to shore as his family sought to escape the war in Syria. Public opinion galvanized the Liberals to commit to welcoming at least 25,000 Syrian refugees and a month later they were voted into a majority government.

This time around, Canadians woke up this past weekend to images and stories of the Taliban reclaiming control of Afghanistan. This included shocking footage of Afghans falling from the airplanes they were hoping would take them to safety.

Unlike 2015, the Canadian government has already made a pledge going into the 2021 election to assist refugees affected by a crisis currently consuming the minds of Canadians. However the gravity of the situation in Afghanistan will compel opposition parties, namely the Conservative Party of Canada and the National Democratic Party (NDP) to outline what they will do to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan should they form government following the upcoming election.

Although foreign policy and immigration issues rarely impact Canadian elections, the situation in Afghanistan will likely garner significant political attention leading up to the September 20 vote.

Special program for vulnerable Afghans

IRCC announced a special program to focus on particularly vulnerable Afghan nationals. This includes women leaders, human rights advocates, journalists and those who assisted Canadian journalists, persecuted religious minorities, LGBTI individuals, immediate family members of individuals currently in Canada, and extended family members of previously resettled interpreters.

The program will welcome government-assisted and privately sponsored refugees, along with those sponsored or listed on an application of a family member already in Canada.

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What is PTE and why is it important?

Emigrantz Global Consultants has helped various migrant aspirants to get better scores in PTE and move in to their desired country. Read below on what is PTE, why is it important and how can you prepare yourselves to score more than 80.

What is PTE Academic?

PTE academic is a renowned computer-based test of English for students who want to study abroad and immigrate to a foreign country. It was initiated mainly for non-native English speakers who want to acquire their higher studies degree from abroad. It covers and tests the four main aspects of English language i.e. reading, writing, listening as well as speaking. The reason behind PTE being such a prevalent English test is that it provides students with immense flexibility.

The three-hour-long computer-based test focuses on day-to-day English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on his/her ability to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system ensures a better understanding of the student’s proficiency in the English language.

Why take PTE Academic Exam?

PTE Academic is a computer-based English language test for non-native English speakers who wish to study abroad. It tests the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills of the candidates. The test is designed in such a way that every question generally tests 2 skills together, like reading and speaking or listening and reading.

Who accepts PTE Academic Scores?

PTE Academic exam is accepted by thousands of educational institutions across the world. Apart from this, PTE Academic is also accepted by the governments of Australia and New Zealand for visa purposes. Those who aspire to go abroad for studying in a major English-speaking country like the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada take the PTE Academic exam to prove their English language efficiency.

Types of PTE Exam

The Pearson Language Tests – a unit of Pearson PLC Group is responsible for conducting two formats of the English proficiency test to assess the English language skills of non-native speakers of the English language.  The two tests are PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI.

What are the eligibility criteria for the PTE Academic Exam?

As such, there are no specific criteria set by the Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE Academic exam. However, according to the PTE Academic eligibility criteria, students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appearing for the test. Also, candidates who are below 18 years of age need to give a parental consent form for appearing for the PTE Academic test.

Age Limit to Appear for PTE Academic Exam

In order to take the PTE Academic test, the candidate must be at least 16 years old. Candidates below 18 years of age need to take a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardians before taking the test. Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE Academic Exam.

 Important Tips And Strategies:

Follow these below tips for pte exam and know how to score 80+ in Pte.

Understand The Basics:
  • Understanding the scoring system of each question, can easily change the table in your favor.
  • Pay close attention to the instructions provided in every question.
  • Watch out for time limits. If it has a time limit, provide your response in the given time duration.
  • Beware of negative marking questions. If there is a multi-choice answer, make sure not to answer unless you are absolutely sure.
  • In speaking, maintain proper fluency and try speaking as natural and native-like you can.
  • Try to avoid silly mistakes like spelling errors or forgetting the instructions or missing to listen to certain words.
  • It is an entire computer-based exam, that does not depend on any human judgment or emotions.
Look For Areas Where You Lack The Most:
  • Knowing your suspicious subject areas will help you to work on them and rectify them.
  • Have a thorough understanding of questions you are comfortable with and the ones that make you a little distressed.
  • Remind yourself of how you once tackled a tough question and now you are pro at it. Seeing your achievements and mistakes regularly makes a picture of your current situation quite clear..
  • Continuously challenge yourself and practice.
PTE Follows A Unique Scoring Technique:

For scoring, PTE not only considers your communicative skills but provides a proper review of you enabling skills as well.

  • In speaking, you will need to have good listening skills.
  • To write efficiently or answer reading questions, you must know the right vocabulary and have an understanding of the grammar and coherence.
  • While listening, you will need to know the right spellings, or else you could lose a big deal of scores.
  • Regular practice and getting evaluated on your daily attempts will help you know your exact position and will enable you to decide when to go for an actual PTE exam.
Time Management And Focus Are The Key:

These two qualities will win you half the battle. The other half is the right knowledge of English language.

  • Time management comes with consistent practice. Mindfulness comes with concentration.
  • Having outright presence of mind and staying alert definitely works when you want to score high in PTE.
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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program – Highest Immigration rate in Canadian Immigration

The province of Ontario in Canada has held another round of invitations under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

On July 27, 2021, Ontario PNP – officially the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program [OINP] – issued invitations by targeted occupations for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities [HCP] stream. Ontario invited Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of 18 occupations.

All 1,031 invited candidates had profiles in the Express Entry system with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 458 and 467.

 

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited these candidates because they may be eligible for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP). This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives foreign workers the opportunity to make Canada’s most populous province their new home.

Among the conditions for being eligible to be considered for the latest OINP draw was that of the HCP candidate having created their profile in IRCC Express Entry within the previous 1 year, that is, between July 27, 2020 to July 27, 2021.

 

An immigration stream under the OINP, Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream provides foreign workers – with the required skilled work experience, education, and language abilities – the opportunity for applying to live and work in Ontario as a permanent resident of Canada.

A valid IRCC Express Entry profile will be required. The candidate must also have received an NOI from the OINP before they can apply to the HCP stream.

Those successful in securing a nomination through the HCP stream of the OINP will have to then apply to IRCC for Canada PR as the next part of the process.

 

In this draw, the OINP invited Express Entry candidates to apply for the provincial nomination if they had work experience in one of the following 18 occupations listed on order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:

  • NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 – Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 – Opticians
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

 

OINP’s streams aligned with the federal Express Entry system involve the issuance of Notification of Interest [NOI] letters in the provincial draws held by Ontario from time to time.

 

The latest OINP draw was another of the “targeted draws” by the OINP. Those invited can apply to the OINP’s HCP stream only if they can demonstrate work experience in any 1 of the eligible occupations as per the National Occupational Classification [NOC] code.

Invited Express Entry candidates need to have at least one year of work experience in one of these occupations in order to receive the provincial nomination. If they are nominated under this, or any other Express Entry-linked PNP, they will be bumped to the front of the line to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Canada’s Express Entry system

Express Entry is an application management system for three Federal High Skilled immigration programs:  Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express Entry candidates may be eligible for one or more of these programs.

Once in the Express Entry pool of candidates, IRCC awards points to candidates based on their human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, language ability in English or French, and other factors. The highest scoring candidates are then invited to apply in an Express Entry draw.

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from a PNP automatically get an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score. This effectively guarantees that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

During the pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been holding PNP-only draws, where candidates needed a PNP in order to be invited. The most recent draw took place last week.

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Canada to re-open its borders after 1.5 years

The Government of Canada is prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada by taking a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening our borders. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the Government of Canada can move forward with adjusted border measures.

Provided the COVID situation is under control, Canada will start accepting U.S. citizens and permanent residents coming from the U.S. as soon as August 9. That same day, Canada will also be getting rid of the hotel quarantine for all travellers. The border will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries on September 7.

On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.

As a first step, starting August 9, 2021, Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel. This preliminary step allows for the Government of Canada to fully operationalize the adjusted border measures ahead of September 7, 2021 and recognizes the many close ties between Canadians and Americans.

Fully vaccinated travellers no longer must do on-arrival and day eight testing, but they may be subject to random testing at the border.

To further support these new measures, Transport Canada is expanding the scope of the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that currently directs scheduled international commercial passenger flights into four Canadian Airports: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.

Before coming to Canada, all documents need to be submitted to the ArriveCan app or website. All travellers still need a 14-day quarantine plan.

Effective August 9, 2021, international flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at the following five additional Canadian airports:

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
  • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport.
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; and
  • Edmonton International Airport.

These airports, in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and Transport Canada, are working to implement the measures necessary to safely welcome international passengers as soon as possible after August 9, as conditions dictate.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result. However effective August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada is adjusting its post-arrival testing strategy for fully vaccinated travellers. Using a new border testing surveillance program at airports and land border crossings, fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a Day 1 COVID-19 molecular test. There are no changes to the mandatory testing requirements for unvaccinated travellers.

This strategy allows the Government of Canada to continue monitoring variants of concern in Canada and vaccine effectiveness. Using these layers of protection, the Government of Canada can monitor the COVID-19 situation in Canada, respond quickly to threats, and guide decisions on restricting international travel.

Finally, with the advent of increased vaccination rates in Canada, declining COVID-19 cases and reduced pressure on health care capacity, the three-night government authorized hotel stay requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air as of 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9. Fully vaccinated travellers who meet the requirements will be exempt from quarantine; however, all travellers must still provide a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements.

While Canada continues to trend in the right direction, the epidemiological situation and vaccination coverage is not the same around the world. The Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada – international travel increases your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants, as well as of spreading it to others. Border measures also remain subject to change as the epidemiological situation evolves. As Canada looks to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from the U.S., the federal government will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated travel advice to Canadians.

Before migrating, Know these facts:

·         To be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary travel based on vaccination status, travellers must use the ArriveCAN app or web portal. Travellers must ensure that mandatory requirements are met prior to departing for Canada. In addition, some provinces and territories may have their own entry restrictions in place. Check and follow both the federal and any provincial or territorial restrictions and requirements before travelling.

·         In addition to receiving a full series of a vaccine authorized by the Government of Canada, fully vaccinated travellers must also: provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN (app or web portal) including proof of vaccination prior to arrival in Canada; meet the pre-entry testing requirements; be asymptomatic upon arrival; and have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English or French (or certified translation) ready to show a government official on request as evidence.

·         A person who submits false information on vaccination status could be liable to a fine of up to $750,000 /six months imprisonment or both, under the Quarantine Act, or prosecution under the Criminal Code for forgery. Violating any quarantine or isolation instructions provided to travellers by a screening officer or quarantine officer when entering Canada is also an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to a $5,000 fine for each day of non-compliance or for each offence committed, or more serious penalties, including six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines. Non-compliant air travellers may also be subject to fines of up to $5,000 for each offence committed under the Aeronautics Act.

·         Based on public health advice, Transport Canada has extended the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India for an additional 30 days (i.e., until August 21, 2021, at 23:59 EDT). All direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India are subject to the NOTAM. Cargo-only operations, medical transfers or military flights are not included. Transport Canada has also extended the requirement related to third-country pre-departure COVID-19 tests for travellers to Canada from India via an indirect route. This means that passengers who depart India to Canada via an indirect route will continue to be required to obtain a COVID-19 pre-departure test from a third country other than India before continuing their journey to Canada.

Measures for unvaccinated children

·         Canada will update the rules for children under age 12 who are not eligible for a vaccine. Starting August 9, unvaccinated dependents of fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to complete the full 14-day quarantine. Instead, they will have to follow public health measures for that amount of time. They will still be subject to all entry and testing requirements, including on-arrival and day eight testing. This includes those travelling from the U.S. for discretionary purposes. Officials also said that come September, when tourists from all countries are allowed to enter, these measures will apply to their unvaccinated children as well.

·         There is no list of activities that children can and cannot do at this time, but children will have to avoid group settings such as school and day-care in the two-weeks following their arrival to Canada.

·         Provinces and territories may have their own rules around people who have recently returned from travel. The government says more details will be available in the coming days.

Proof of vaccination

·         On August 9, air carriers will verify travellers coming to Canada have submitted their information through ArriveCAN before boarding. Tourists who are not able to show their ArriveCAN receipt will not be allowed to fly. Airlines will accept the receipt either on their mobile device or a printed copy.

·         In addition to the ArriveCAN receipt, travellers are expected to carry their actual vaccine certificate with them to show officials at the border.

·         Non-essential travellers allowed to come August 9 only include fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents. They must be residents coming from the States. U.S. temporary residents do not fall under the exemption, nor do U.S. residents coming from a third country.

·         Travellers with a right to entry, such as Canadians and other travellers exempt from border restrictions, will have to submit information regarding their vaccination status via ArriveCAN, however they will not be denied boarding if this requirement is not met.

Eased quarantine based on vaccination status

·         Those who cannot be fully vaccinated due to health conditions may also qualify for eased quarantine requirements but may be asked to follow a modified quarantine. The government says more details are forthcoming.

·         Travellers arriving to Canada by boat will be eligible for eased quarantine and testing if they meet the definition for fully vaccinated. They must also meet pre-entry testing requirements through ArriveCAN, however they can do it when entering Canada since there is no internet connection on the water.

·         Again, all travellers still need a quarantine plan prepared in case the border officer determines they do not meet the requirements for an exemption.

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Immigration to New Zealand : Things to know!

Are you planning to migrate to New Zealand? Confused of the ways? What pathway to choose? How long is it going to take? Afraid of your application getting rejected? Here we are, to help you on all these questions. Let’s know more about it!

New Zealand, the country which makes millions of heartbeat, welcomes you warmly and assures immigrant’s ease with its immigration program. NZ, the land where the snowy mountains, still lakes, and lightning cities make every day feel like an occasion. Across New Zealand, one can find everything from an untamed wilderness to a rich culture. Amidst the world struggling to make peace over riots and social unrest, this country stands politically, economically, and socially stable.

How many countries are you familiar with which has an incredible literacy rate of 99%? As it is said, “Illiteracy is the number one promoter of ignorance”. People of this nation enjoy the 2nd world’s best work-life balance here. NZ gives hot hospitality to its immigrants. Added to that, it provides uncountably many job opportunities based on skill to its immigrants without being bias. The exotic flora, fauna, and the scenic beauty that the country offers enhances the quality of life of people over here.

Top Immigration programs to Immigrate:

  1. Refugee Quota Increase Program (RQIP)

It is a multi-agency program that works across health, community, and housing sectors. This program ensures the following for the immigrants.

 

  1. Greenhouse Travel’s Program

This program helps you find a job in farms, hostels, restaurants, bars, and other short-term jobs

 

  1. Family Sponsorship

The citizens and residents, organizations, and government agencies of New Zealand can sponsor their relative’s visa application. This program highly increases the chance of visa acceptance for immigrants.

 

  1. Skilled Immigration Visa Program

This program offers permanent residency to immigrants while applying for a visa if they are skilled enough and have the desired work experience, qualifications, and aged 55 or below. You should also meet health and character requirements added on with knowledge of the English language.

 

  1. Global Impact Visa Program

You can have your start up in New Zealand with this program. Interestingly, the program just expects you to visit NZ with good ideas and good intentions. Further, if you are successful at proving yourself, it is a direct gateway to your permanent residency!!!

 

  1. New Zealand Immigrant Investor Program

Under New Zealand Immigrant Investor Program, either one can opt for an “investor option” or “investor plus option”.  To avail, the benefits of the program, health, and character requirements must be met. A minimum length of time in New Zealand is to be spent with minimum investments required.

 

Why should you move to New Zealand?

  • Amazing Weather conditions
  • Low cost of living
  • High quality Healthcare
  • Top notch education
  • Friendly and welcoming people
  • Job opportunities
  • Quiet Life with excellent work-life balance

 

Still thinking? Call us, we will help you with more information. Visit our office and get a free consultation from our experts who will help your decision.

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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