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2020-2021 Australian immigration plan level released after federal budget announcement

The federal budget 2020 handed over by the Australian government on 06 October 2020, highlights the key economic recovery plans and soon after the federal budget announcement, 2020-2021 migration level plan was also released.

Key Highlights

  • Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) allocations have been tripled
  • Australia’s net Migration remains unchanged
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) allocations have been doubled
  • Allocation of General Skilled Migration for program year 2020-2021 has been slashed.


The Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) is aimed to attract highly skilled talent from around the world and has been tripled to 15,000 from 5,000 places as compared to last year. The Australia net overseas migration has been significantly affected due to travel restrictions induced by the Covid-19 and the net migration will remain at 160,000 places. While the government slashed the number of places for General Skilled Migration (GSM), Actin immigration Minister Alan Tudge told that this year’s focus is to give priority to innovators, investors and job creators to assist the country in its economic recovery.

6862 places were allotted for Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) in 2019-2020;however, it has been increased by 6638 places for 2020-2021. The BIIP has increased to 13,500 in this calendar year. BIIP will be primarily targeting Australian venture capital and small and medium size businesses to support the economic recovery. The Family stream planning level has been allotted to 77,300 places out of which 72,300 places are allotted to partner category.


Onshore applicants with critical skills will be the priority

Actin immigration Minister Alan Tudge said that since the international borders were closed Australia had fewer people coming into the country, hence greater priority is placed on making Permanent Residence to those who are already in Australia. The Employer sponsored visa for specific skills in the critical sector will be prioritised over non-sponsored visas, with a focus on occupations on the Priority Migration Skills Occupation List (PMSOL). Prospective applicants in the non-critical skills sector might find it hard to secure an invite in this financial year, said Mr. Tudge.

Drop in General Skilled Migration Numbers

The government decision to drop the numbers in General Skilled migration (GSM) comes as a disappointment for many, who frequently monitored their immigration status and have gone to the expense to get their English tested and skills assessment done. General Skilled Migration (GSM) traditionally has been a preferred choice for skilled individuals, families and international students to permanently migrate to Australia and secure the Australian Permanent Residence. With the Australia signaling gradual reopening of international borders we remain positive and expect some changes in the coming days. Certain Visa holders who are unable to Travel to Australia due to International travel restrictions may be eligible for a Refund on Visa Application Charge, Waiver of Visa Application Charge, or Extend Visa period.

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Immigration law requires an Immigration consultant to be licensed by the Government Authorities

There are several pathways that can lead to Permanent Residence to Australia/ Canada and it can be difficult to choose the best route based on your requirements. You can choose to immigrate as an International student, skilled worker, and family class or as an investor entrepreneur; whatever your choice may be, having your eligibility assessed can lead you in the right track and set you up for success.

In this article, we share, why an aspiring candidate should consider hiring a licensed immigration agent and to choose the best representative for their needs.

Licensed Immigration Agents

It is regulated by law that only certain group of people are legally allowed to provide immigration services for Australia/Canada applications for a fee. Immigration process in itself is quiet complex and who wouldn’t want their application handled by an expert.  A licensed immigration consultant would ask questions to determine your eligibility for several programs. Questions may be about your age, work experience, financial ability, and any previous applications.Based on the information you furnish, a licensed immigration consultant would explain the best possible options to migrate to Australia/Canada.

Apart from assessing your eligibility a licensed immigration consultant will also prepare and submit your application after both the parties agree and sign a retainer agreement (Contract). After hiring a licensed immigration consultant, the applicant must furnish all the necessary documents to the consultant who then submits your application to the government authorities.

Follow-up process

Once the application is submitted, your consultant will let you know the application status and updates from the government. Since the licensed immigration consultants are familiar with the changing norms, they exactly know what documents and information the immigration officer is asking and any additional things to include will be timely submitted. It is crucial to submit all the necessary documents, any delay in follow-up or submitting can result in visa rejection. It is also important that your case is properly represented. Any misrepresentation of information can lead to ban for up to 5 years, therefore it is highly recommended to hire a licensed immigration consultant for your Australia/Canada immigration application.

Tips to prevent immigration fraud

Below are few tips that can help you prevent potential immigration fraud

Unlicensed Immigration agent – Not everybody is authorized to be an Immigration consultant. Immigration consultants must be registered with (MARA for Australia and ICCRC for Canada). All the licensed immigration agents would be assigned with Membership ID’s which can be verified on the government portals.

Retainer Agreement (Contract)–A retainer agreement is a contract between the applicant and the licensed immigration consultant. Be sure that the agreement contains details like the Government membership ID number and a representative form. Also make sure not to sign any blank forms or forms containing false information.

Retainer Fee–Make sure you receive invoice and receipts of all payments, and the payment should always be made through cheque, credit card, bank transfer.

Processing Time – There is no absolute processing timeline for any type of immigration application. You may be advised of a timeline range (for example, 8-12 weeks), but no visa office or visa officer will ever give you a guarantee. This is because complications and delays may come up at any time during the visa processing, including background checks, medical exams, re-issuance of application forms, etc.

Application Approval & Guaranteed Visa–The result of your immigration application cannot be guaranteed. The decision for any immigration application is up to the visa officer. You will not know the outcome of your application until you receive a written decision from the visa officer.

Misrepresentation – Any misleading information of your visa application can lead to ban from submitting any type of application for a period of five years, which may affect your ability to apply for any application in the future.

How to choose the Licensed Immigration Agent?

Below are some of the tips you should consider before hiring a licensed immigration agent to represent your case.

Authorized Representatives–As mentioned earlier, only certain group of people are legally allowed to provide immigration services for Australia/Canada applications for a fee. Make sure that the agents are registered with (ICCRC & MARA).

Categories of services–Different agents may focus on different categories. Always check if the services offered by the licensed immigration agents are for the category that you are interested in.

Easy to communicate–A success of the process depends on how openly you communicate with your representative. It is recommended to have a consultant whom you can openly communicate and has an understanding of how to represent your application for maximum success.


The success and the failure of your application can purely be dependent on the consultant’s advice. The immigration policies keep changing frequently and having an updated advice is crucial in determining your eligibility.

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Comprehensive Ranking System and tips to improve your CRS scores for the Canada PR Process

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a point-based system used by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assess and score the Candidates profile and rank them in the Express Entry pool. The Candidates who apply under Express Entry for the Canadian Permanent Residence are assessed based on factors such as age, skills, education, language ability, work experience and other factors. Points are rewarded based on these factors and the candidates with the highest Comprehensive Ranking System scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Canada Permanent Residence.

Express Entry was first introduced by the Federal Government on January 2015 to replace the old “first come, first served” process of immigration system in Canada.Candidates with the highest CRS scores are selected from the Canadian Express Entry pool. Click here to learn more about Express Entry.

Candidates with high skills, relevant work experience, speak either or both official languages, and have education that maps well in terms of equivalency are rewarded with high scores and this is considered the “core human capital” score and accounts for up to 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The below table illustrates how points are rewarded:

Criteria Max points
Age 110
Education 150
Official Language Proficiency 160
Canadian Work Experience 80


Here’s what you can do to improve your CRS score

If your CRS score are lower than what you’d have expected, you have options of improving your score. We have listed below few key areas where points can be scored.

Nomination from a Province or Territory–if you possess desirable skills and work experience, you stand a chance of being nominated for Canadian Province that gives a Significant boost of 600 points to your CRS score.

Labour Market Impact Assessment–An LMIA generally signifies that there is a shortage of particular skill and talent in the Canadian Workforce. A valid job offer along with a positive LMIA can help you gain 50 CRS points. Canadian work experience can help you boost the points.

Skill transferability through education–in order to maximise your skill transfer-ability points complete the level of education, i.e. two or more post-secondary credentials, at least one must be for a program of three years or longer. You can gain a maximum of 100 points through skills transfer-ability section of the CRS.

Language Test –You can achieve a boost to your CRS points by improving your Language test results Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 9. To reach the CLB 9 on IELTS exam you have to achieve a minimum score across all ability such as Listening: 8.0, Speaking: 7.0, Reading: 7.0, and Writing: 7.0

Spouse/common-law partner–You can gain extra 40 points based on your Spouse/partner’s language ability, education level and Canadian work Experience.

If you would like to know more, we invite you to schedule a consultation where we can assess your case. Our assessment will help you understand where you stand and offer expert advice to get you closer to your Canadian Dream.

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Express Entry a pathway for Canadian Permanent Residence & How they impact you

Express Entry was first introduced by the federal government in January 2015 to replace the old “first come, first served” process of immigration system in Canada. Simply put, Express Entry is an online system introduced to manage Canada’s Permanent Resident applications. The purpose of Express Entry is to help fast-track Canada’s labor market needs by inviting candidates with relevant work experience, credentials and language skills who can integrate, settle and contribute to Canada’s economy.

Candidate’s profiles are ranked against each other in the Express Entry pool of points based system known as Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The points are rewarded based on factors such as age, education, Language proficiency and work experience. Canada’s Express Entry draws are conducted at regular interval and candidate’s with good CRS scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada’s Permanent Residence. The recent draw was conducted on September 16, 2020 and 4200 applicants received an Invitation to Apply (ITA).


Canadian Express Entry operates under following economic class programs:

Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Canada Experience Class (CEC)
Select streams under Provincial Nominee Program


Federal Skilled Workers Program – Candidates with score of 67 points or above, who possess one year of relevant work experience and meet the language requirements along with settlement funds can be selected for FSWP.

Federal Skilled Trades Program – The program designed to attract qualified skilled trades people who possess minimum of two years of work experience and selected for FSTP.

Canada Experience Class – CEC is a popular pathway for people who have gained at least one year skilled work experience In Canada.

Select streams under Provincial Nominee Program – PNP enables provincial and territorial governments to nominate candidates from the Express Entry pool for Canadian Permanent Residence.


Canadian Express Entry application process

Candidates who meet the basic eligibility criteria may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Express Entry pool. The eligibility criteria generally include age, education, language proficiency work experience and other factors. The profiles of all candidates are ranked against each other in the Express Entry pool and the highest ranked candidates will be considered for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence. Candidates who receive Invitation to Apply (ITA) must submit a full application within 60 days. Periodic draws are frequently conducted and the invitations are issued throughout the year.

It is possible that few candidates may not receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence; such candidates need not panic because the profile of candidates will remain in the Express Entry pool for 12 months, thereafter candidates with minimum eligibility criteria may re-submit a new profile.

Candidates who received invitation to Apply

Once the candidate receives an Invitation to Apply (ITA), he/she is obliged to submit all the information claimed on the online application, as well as other documentation. Any misrepresentation of skills or work experience may lead to 5 year ban from applying for Permanent Residence of Canada.

On successful submission of all the relevant documents, the application will be successfully processed within 6 months of receiving the Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Tips to avoid Express Entry Refusal

Having your application returned can significantly delay your invitation process that is why working with licensed immigration professionals can help you get your profile organized and prepared. Licensed Immigration professionals pay extreme caution and diligence to the instructions and have eye for detail. So be sure to approach a licensed immigration professional.

It is absolutely important to keep a track on your Express Entry profile because Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may request an update on Travel history, any missing documents or you may have uploaded a wrong document. In such cases your application can be incomplete; to avoid such errors it is best to approach licensed immigration professionals.

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Your complete guide to Canada Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

In order to hire a foreign worker, Canadian employers obtain a document know as Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which is issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) before applying for a work permit. The primary purpose of LMIA is to protect the interest of the Canadian workers and Permanent Residents from unfair treatment and to allow them first access to jobs. A positive LMIA is a sign that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill a job and no Canadian worker is available to do the job.

While it is not easy to get a positive LMIA, a Canadian employer must demonstrate that there is a genuine and acute shortage of skills, which is affecting his business to the service Canada. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) conducts assessment of employer’s business needs and their hiring process to assess whether the foreign worker will likely have a positive effect on the labor market in Canada.


Process of Hiring Temporary foreign workers

To fill the labor & skill shortage, the Immigration Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offers two programs to hire temporary foreign workers know as, International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

International Mobility Program (IMP)

Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

It is not mandatory for some employers to have a positive LMIA, and is exempted when hiring through the International Mobility Program (IMP).

It is mandatory for an employer to hire foreign worker through TFWP. A positive LMIA is a sign that there is a need for foreign worker and that there is no Canadian worker available to do the job.


Some of the exempted list that is classified under International Mobility Program (IMP) are as follows:

  • Workers covered under NAFTA agreement.
  • Agreement with Provincial/Territorial programs.
  • Intra-company transferees.
  • Post-Graduate Work Permit holders.

The LMIA processing time can be unpredictable and can range from a couple of weeks to few months.


Categories of Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

There are two categories of LMIA, the below chart illustrates them in detail.

High-Wage LMIAs

Low-Wage LMIAs

High wage positions are offered a salary at or above the provincial/territorial median hourly wage. Low wage positions are offered salary below the provincial/territorial median hourly wage.
Employers must furnish a transition plan explaining how they intend to permanently fill the job held by temporary foreign worker. Transitional measures will apply to employers whose work forces do not comply with the new rules.
Certain applications will be processed more quickly. Foreign workers in skilled trades, high paid workers with salaries in the top 10% of Canadian earnings, and workers coming for 120 days or less will all receive LMIA decisions in 10 business days Employers in the accommodation and food service sector as well as the retail trade sector will no longer be allowed to apply for LMIAs for jobs in 10 lower-skill occupations


English test to immigrate to Canada with a TFWP

People are often motivated to get a LMIA to support their points for Express Entry, it is however, important that LMIA application needs to be employer driven from a genuine labor shortage. In order to demonstrate that you have good English proficiency it is advised to take IELTS test which is widely recognized and a good score can help you in securing a Canada Permanent Resident status.

LMIA and Temporary Work Permit Application

While it is obvious that the LMIA process is complicated, and costs $1000 per application, Service Canada has significant powers to enforce large fines and bans for misusing the program. It is thus important to apply for a LMIA approved work permits to avoid any legal hurdles.

If you wish to apply for a LMIA approved work permit, schedule a one on one consultation session with our ICCRC registered counselors.

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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Everything you need to know

The Federal Government and the Atlantic Provinces of Canada introduced Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) to address the labor Market shortage in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. The Atlantic Pilot Program helps employers of Atlantic Canada, hire skilled foreign workers and International Graduates to drive the economic growth of Atlantic Canada.

After its initial success, AIPP was extended for 2 years till December 2021, and this makes AIPP a pathway to Permanent Residence for skilled foreign workers and International Graduates who aspire to work and live in one of the 4 Atlantic Provinces of Canada. The Atlantic Canada includes Provinces such as:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

The average processing time for AIPP application is 6 months and this is primarily because of rules that do not make it mandatory for most employers to apply and receive a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).


A substitute for fresh Graduates & Candidates with Low CRS under Express Entry

Finding a job in Canada for fresh graduates can be challenging. The common immigration programs such as Federal skilled workers program and Canadian Experience Class, requires a minimum of one year work experience before applying for Permanent Residence. AIPP offers a solution for international students who graduate in Atlantic Provinces, because it does not require any work experience to be eligible and makes it easier to acquire Permanent Residence in Canada after graduation.

Candidates with Low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points under Express Entry often struggle to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence. However, AIPP does not follow point-based system and also the Language requirements under AIPP are lower than almost all other immigration program making it one of the easiest pathways for permanent Residence in Canada.


The Structure & Eligibility of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program


It is mandatory for the employer to support the new comers and their family as they integrate into their new lives in Atlantic Canada. To hire skilled immigrants under AIPP, employers are not required to apply for Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) but will have to follow the below steps:

  • Designation – The employer must apply to Atlantic Provinces for designation and co-operate with a settlement service provider organization in the province to help new comers settle and integrate in Canada.
  • Recruitment – Follow the basic guidelines of recruitment and
  • Endorsement – The employer must complete endorsement for each applicant, also it is important for the employer to get the settlement plan for each applicant and his family and send the whole application package to the province for review.

There are specific requirements for each province for the employers,
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Skilled Immigrants and International Graduates

The skilled Immigrants and International graduates can follow the below steps to apply for Permanent Residence under Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

  • Job Offer – Receive a full time Job offer from a designated employer
  • Settlement Plan – Get a need assessment and settlement plan from a designated settlement service provider organization.
  • Letter of Endorsement – Receive a letter of Endorsement from the province and
  • PR Application – Apply for Permanent Residence under AIPP.

As discussed earlier international students that graduate in Atlantic Provinces do not require any work experience, thus making it easier for them to apply for Permanent Residence of Canada.


AIPP a popular choice

With a fairly relaxed language points and unique criteria, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program offers a new pathway for Permanent Residence to skilled workers and International Graduates. Atlantic Provinces offer competitive advantage and bring wide variety of opportunities for Aspiring immigrants and international students to support the economic growth. It is fair to conclude that AIPP is a popular choice for Canadian Immigration

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Yukon Pilot Program- a pathway to nominate qualified foreign nationals for a Canadian permanent Residency

It is the tide of popular opinion that makes Yukon Community pilot (YCP) an innovative option to immigrate to Canada. As a part of Yukon Nominee Program, Yukon community pilot was launched to nominate qualified foreign nationals to the federal government for the Permanent Residency. The (YCP) Yukon Community Pilot allows foreign nationals to live and work in Canada without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Started in January 2020 the YCP is set to run till June 2023.

Candidates nominated under Yukon Community Pilot enjoy the flexibility to work for multiple employers because the work permit is not restricted to single employer, but instead the work permit is tied to specific community that encourages candidates to take multiple part-time jobs to support themselves and fulfill the labour needs of the participating community.

The Yukon Participating communities are:

  • Whitehorse
  • Watson Lake
  • Dawson City
  • Haines Junction
  • Carmacks
  • Carcross

Eligibility for Yukon Community pilot (YCP)

Candidates who have received Provincial Nomination through Yukon nominee program are eligible to apply for community based work permit through YCP if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have 2 or 3 eligible job offers form one of the participating communities
  • Have a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon and
  • Be eligible for a work permit.


Job offer Requirements

  • The jobs must be in the same participating Yukon community and must add up to at least 30 hours of work per week.
  • The job must be non-seasonal and the wages must meet or exceed the minimum wage and
  • The candidate must have relevant work experience.


Yukon Community pilot (YCP) application process

The candidates must first apply for a Job. It is possible to acquire a slot in YCP if you have two or three eligible job offers in one of the participating communities of Yukon. Click here to know more

Candidates with valid job offers must apply for a nomination through Yukon Provincial Nominee Program for a successful immigration to Canada. Candidates will generally be honored with Nomination letter from the Government of Yukon along with signed letter of Support from the Government of Yukon that contains details of the Job offer such as, location, employers name, number of working hours etc. The signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon acts as a conformation for candidates to live and work in Yukon Canada and that the employer needs the candidate to work for the community.

The final step is to apply for an Open work permit once the candidate has a valid job offer along with a copy of Provincial Nomination certificate and a signed letter from the Yukon Government. Once the application is successful, candidates will be issued a two year open work permit which is restricted by location to one of the participating communities. The two year open work permit can be extended if the candidate’s permanent residence application takes longer than two years to process.

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Marginal dip was witnessed in Canada’s Permanent Resident admission

The Canadian Government had earlier announced that the borders will remain closed till the end of August 31, 2020 as a step to stop the spread of Coronavirus. While the ban on H-1B, L-1 and J-1 visa till the end of 2020 saw the aspiring candidates transitioning towards Canada, the first half of Canadian Immigration witnessed a marginal dip in the admission of Permanent Residents, which could be fairly attributed to the travel restrictions due to Coronavirus.

Canada invited 160,230 new Permanent Residents in the first half 2019, but only 103,420 new comers were invited in the first half of 2020.The numbers however, started to recover in May and June, where 11,000 and 19,000 new comers were welcomed respectively.

The Recovery process

While easing of coronavirus related restrictions has shown significant change in the employment figures. The data from statistics Canada, suggest an improvement in the employment which saw a sharp decline in the month of March and April. According to labour Force Survey, about 55% of the 3 million jobs lost since April was recovered and 419,000 jobs were added in the month of July.

Once the travel restrictions are lifted we can expect more jobs to be added, thus speeding up the process of economic recovery.


Canada’s Immigration Policy to propel Growth

The most part of Canada’s economic growth has always been attributed for its friendly Immigration policy. Canada has always been welcoming the newcomers, who bring cultural vibrancy, skills and innovative mindset that create new jobs. With various immigration pathways Canada still remains the preferred destination for most aspiring candidates. With the Ageing population and declining birth rate, Canada has maintained a steady intake of immigrants to support its economy and population growth.

The next wave of Permanent residents and newcomers entering Canada will play a significant role in the economic growth of Canada.


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Despite the current efforts of extending the Travel restrictions, Immigration still plays a key role in growing Canada’s future

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made an announcement of extending the travel restrictions until August 31 2020. To stop the spread of Corona virus Canadian government remains committed in protecting the health and safety of Canadians and have imposed travel restrictions which includes optional and is discretionary in nature. Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) however, has exempted travel restrictions if you fall under below category.


You can travel and enter Canada if you’re a:

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Recently approved Permanent Residents
  • Temporary foreign workers (Exceptional list)
  • International students
  • Immediate family member of Canadian Citizens and permanent residents.

Despite the ongoing Crisis caused by the Coronavirus, Canada ranks ahead of US in the world’s most competitive economies. Canada’s economic success can be attributed to its flexible Immigration policy and Canada proved the importance of Immigrants by continuing to operate its immigration system when the whole world went under a complete lockdown.


Canada’s Economic growth & role of Immigrants

With the ageing population there was always a demand for skilled professionals in various sectors. Immigrants play a key role in the economic growth of Canada & their contribution cannot be ignored. Health-care sector for example employs over 1.6 million people. Immigrants account for 1 out of every 4 health-care sector workers.The immigrants are employed in important areas of nursing and residential care facilities as well as home-health care services. Over 36% of immigrants are pharmacists and family physicians across Canada.

While health care sector is dominated by Immigrants in Canada, Business sector is no exception. Canada employs more than 12 million people and there are more than 47,000 immigrants in senior management role across the country. With 600,000 and more self-employed immigrants in the country, Canada has a fair share of Immigrant business owners who actively do business in finance, communications, construction, transportation, business services, production, utilities and various other sectors. Immigrant entrepreneurs and business leaders continue to contribute towards the economic success of Canada.

Canada continues to be the most preferred study destination for International students and has attracted talents from across the world that has helped in building country’s economy in science and technology sector. Over 500,000 immigrants working in Canada are trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.Fair shares of immigrants are Computer Programmers, physicists, astronomers, software engineers, designers, and chemist.  Many international students enrolled in STEM field build their Careers in Canada, enhancing the country’s capacity for innovation and build a stronger economy.


Growth Trajectory of Canada

Canada’s exceptional economic performance can be attributed for having a transparent approach and a flexible immigration policy. A country that is globally oriented with huge investment potential, Canada remains competitive in various ways and continues to sustain long-term economic growth by inviting more immigrants.

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UK pushes for strategic policy for International students to boost recovery

In a move to withdraw financial dependency on China by UK universities, the conservatives have called for caps on number of international students from any one country. A recent report states that UK universities rely on overseas students that offer £5.8 billion annually out of which £2.1 billion is estimated to come from Chinese students. The number of Chinese students enrolling in UK universities saw a significant rise since the mid-90‘s and it is feared that UK universities are worryingly dependent on Chinese students for their finances, undermining their long term sustainability.

While countries such has Australia, USA have expressed concerns over Chines international students in regard to both financial and security reasons, Canada has opted for diversified policy in their overseas students education plans. A third of UK universities funding comes from China and the Chinese government in recent times have demonstrated to block students flow in response to criticisms.

Tim Bradshaw, chief executive of the Russel Group said that they have grown UK student numbers alongside international students and will continue to welcome the most talented students and staff regardless of nationality and are working with government to maintain their standing as a globally attractive destination for students from the widest range of countries.

The new graduate visa will help the Universities in UK to compete for students from around the world including countries like India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Africa, which will be a significant market for quality higher education in the coming days.


Concerns of International students

Institutions were cautioned to bolster their finances in case of a dip in Chinese students; however, the researchers at the Centre for Global Higher Education said the majority of the Chinese students with letter of acceptance in the UK still intend to study abroad as planned. It was noted that most of the international students were more concerned about safety than geopolitical issues like Huawei’s 5G contracts in the UK. The common concerns were about the format of courses in the upcoming academic year, tuition fees, English Language Test, Student Visa Applications.

We got to acknowledge that international education is always going to be linked with ties between countries; the global impact of the Coronavirus cannot be ignored. The political tensions between US and China are going to be significant and it will be interesting to see how things turn out in the coming days.


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