(+632) 400 2838 / +63917 529 8472
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
 
×
 

News and Updates

The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.

Updated May 30, 2018. Originally posted on May 25, 2018.

List of Eligible Occupations for Skilled Migration to Australia as of May 2018

The current list of eligible occupations published by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) - and being shared with our Friends in the migrant community at no cost - to assist you in determining which visa to qualify and apply for.

Read More

May 21, 2018

Australian Border Force Warns Overstayers from the 2018 Commonwealth Games

ABF Call: Anyone with information about attempts to exploit Australia’s visa program should contact Border Watch by visiting Australia.gov.au/borderwatch." Informants "can remain anonymous.”

Read More

April 8, 2018

Millions of grads. No jobs for grabs.

April this year (2018) the first batch of graduates of the Philippines' K to 12 program - theoretically work and world-ready - will be scanning the Want-Ads. Are there enough jobs at home or overseas?

Read More

March 21, 2018

Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) 2018

This official information as of March 21, 2018 is being shared with our readers and the migrant public as access and resource at no cost or obligation.

Read More

March 21, 2018

Western Australia State Nomination Guide 2018

Live and play in the largest state of the world's sixth largest country - Australia. Live life. Sea life. See what you need to be nominated in this official information being shared for the benefit of our readers and the migrant public at no cost or obligation.

Read More

March 21, 2018

Victoria Skilled Nomination Program 2018

Check the requirements, especially for ICT occupations and how to submit your application for nomination. We are sharing the official information for the benefit of our readers and the migrant public at no cost or obligation.

Read More

March 20, 2018

Queensland Nomination and Occupations List for 2018

Check the 10 reasons why being nominated in Queensland is good for a Skilled Migrant - official information being shared for the benefit of our readers at no cost or obligation.

Read More

March 20, 2018

Northern Territory Nomination and Occupation List 2018

If your occupation is not on the list, you may still apply for Northern Territory Government nomination. We are sharing the official details with our readers for their benefit at no cost or obligation.

Read More

March 20, 2018

NSW Skilled Nominated Migration Program 2017-2018

NSW's nomination for Subclass 190 has been announced and is being shared for the benefit of our readers - at no cost or obligation.

Read More

March 20, 2018

Skilled Occupations for nomination by Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

ACT Nomination Guidelines issued January 2018 being shared for added and fast access to the guidelines,

Read More

Updated February 7, 2018. Originally posted on March 27, 2016.

Learn about the Acceptable Sources of Funds BEFORE Applying for a Student Visa to Australia

If you are looking to study in Australia and your application is at Assessment Level 3, make sure you know what the acceptable sources of funds are to ensure your visa application is approvable.

Read More

September 22, 2017

List of Occupations Eligible for Specific Australian Skilled Visa Programs

On July 1, 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection completely revised the list of occupations eligible for skilled migration. Previously skilled migrant may apply if their occupations is on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) or the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL), Not anymore, Check which skilled visa program you may apply.

Read More

July 3, 2017

English required for issuance of Australian Study Visas

Borders.gov of Australia, the official website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection emphasizes that the DIBP "retains the discretion" to determine the language proficiency of international students.

Read More

May 24, 2017

New list of eligible occupations for skilled migration to Australia - MLTSSL

The old Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for skilled independent migrant applicants and the Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL) allowing Australia's States and Territories to nominate a skilled worker for permanent residency has been abolished. This is the new list.

Read More

May 24, 2017

Occupations Removed from Australia's List

When Australia changed the list of occupations eligible for temporary and permanent migration, applicants in specific occupations were affected. See if your occupation is one of them.

Read More

May 24, 2017

Changes in Australia's Skilled Migration Program through SkillSelect

Previous list of occupations abolished, replaced in both the temporary and permanent migration visa programs. Find out which list to use when applying for a specific Subclass category.

Read More

April 20, 2017

When Australia's New Rules on Temporary and Permanent Residency Visas take effect

Knowing where to go, how to get there and having a clear idea of how long your journey would be are essential ingredients for a migrant's journey. For skilled migrants wishing to migrate to Australia, here's the timeline.

Read More

April 19, 2017

Why Australia abolished, replaced 457 work visa

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced the changes are effective immediately and will be completed in March 2018. Start your search and find what you need nowl

Read More

January 8, 2017

Top Migration Destinations for 2017

2016 was not migrant-friendly. Fear of immigrants occupying space and taking away jobs from a host country's citizens and legal residents saw migration in the spotlight- then turning into a bulls-eye. So, where to migrate in 2017 temporary or otherwise?

Read More

Updated December 29, 2016. Originally posted on July 1, 2016.

Australia Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List 2016-2017

You must nominate an occupation from the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) if you are nominated by a State or Territory Government, a direct entry stream Employer Nomination Scheme visa, a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) or a Training and Research Visa (Subclass 402).

Read More

Updated December 29, 2016. Originally posted on July 1, 2016.

Australian Skilled Occupation Lists July 2016 for Skilled Independent Applicants

These Occupations were added to the SOL from 1 July 2016: Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912) and Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).. Check the occupations removed.

Read More

Updated December 6, 2016. Originally posted on December 3, 2016.

An Overview of Australia Skilled Immigration

Each State or Territory of Australia has its own list of occupations in demand. Find out where you are needed - and wanted.

Read More

Updated October 26, 2016. Originally posted on October 19, 2016.

Still, 8 Great Tips for Visa Approval

With 10 to 12 million Filipinos overseas – half of them as permanent residents – it’s no wonder there are tens of thousands of tourist, work, student and immigrant visas. Why are there many refused admission at ports of entry even as they hold valid visas?

Read More

Updated October 18, 2016. Originally posted on August 3, 2014.

The Truth About Registering as an Internationally Qualified Nurse in Australia

There are stories here, tales there, hearsay everywhere. There is no prescription for gossip, so we've decided to update this old, archived post that is unexpectedly still being searched for and read.

Read More

Updated September 7, 2016. Originally posted on September 6, 2016.

Feel the Groove, Before You Move

What occupations will each or all of Australia's States and Territories will remain in place and which ones will exit?

Read More

Updated August 16, 2016. Originally posted on May 20, 2016.

A Short Introduction to Skilled Immigration

Don't have close family members who are eligible to sponsor you as an immigrant? Consider applying for skilled immigration instead.

Read More

Updated July 13, 2016. Originally posted on July 6, 2016.

Canada's National Consultation on Immigration

Right on the heels of Brexit and the emergent call of Scotland, France and other EU member countries about remaining or breaking away from the European Union, Canada has initiated a nationwide consultation on how Canada's immigration program should define Canadian citizens and residents 150 years from now.

Read More

Updated July 13, 2016. Originally posted on July 1, 2016.

Which State or Territory in AUSTRALIA WANTS YOU?

This updated lists of occupations for each State or Territory in Australia show which occupations are in demand or hard to fill. For Skilled Migrants and their families, we dedicate this page for fast, easy access to information that will help you decide where to seek nomination, where your occupation is in demand and how to qualify. Good luck.

Read More

Updated July 3, 2016. Originally posted on July 2, 2016.

News Flash! Priority Occupations for New South Wales for 2016 to 2017 just out.

If last year was any indication, approximately 4,000 candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residency through New South Wales' nomination program. Find out if your occupation is on the list, below.

Read More

May 23, 2016

Australia's Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List

If you don't qualify to apply for skilled independent immigration to Australia, then you might be sponsored by a state or territory.

Read More

May 21, 2016

Australia's 2016-2017 Skilled Occupations List is now out!

A new SOL will be in effect on 1 July 2016 with the introduction and removal of some occupations.

Read More

April 30, 2016

Help on the Way. Visa Questions Answered Live, On Air - DWIZ

So, it's the weekend and you have a visa or migration question. Get the specific and detailed answer you need - FREE. Just Pay attention.

Read More

Updated April 12, 2016. Originally posted on April 7, 2016.

10 Tips to Determine if US. Job Offer is Genuine

Beware of job offers through the internet. Do not get caught in the web of scams. U.S. employers intending to recruit foreign workers must comply with U.S. labor and immigration laws. A simple "job offer" direct to the applicant is not enough.

Read More

March 29, 2016

Shortage Occupations in Germany

Three years after announcing the opportunity to work and migrate to Germany for Skilled Worker (with completed Vocational Education and Training), the demand and shortage remains. Three reasons why.

Read More

March 29, 2016

Germany Needs 200,000 RNs: How to Qualify

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz announced Germany's need for 200,000 - and the countrys preference for Filipino Nurses. Here's what you need to qualify.

Read More

Updated March 24, 2016. Originally posted on March 16, 2016.

Australia’s Nationwide Shortage List: 8 Professions, 23 Skilled Occupations. Is your profession on it?

Australia’s Department of Employment (DOE) released a February 2016 list of occupations that employers find difficulty in recruiting locally. Check if you qualify to fill the gap!

Read More

Updated March 24, 2016. Originally posted on March 21, 2016.

Jobs Direct and Migration Skills List for Australia

Qualified skilled workers, professionals and managers may apply directly with potential sponsoring employers in Australia. We have selected job sites where you can look for jobs that match your skills as well as State and Territory Sites for permanent migration thru nomination.

Read More

Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on February 1, 2016.

Engineer Your Career and Residency Worldwide

Opportunities for engineers around the world never die, they just deconstruct. If you're a recently-licensed engineer in search of the best career pathway, where do you start?

Read More

Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 29, 2016.

Best Countries to Study Abroad for Filipinos

In 2015, international students contributed more than $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce; a record $17.5 billion to the Australian economy for the 12 months to the end of March 2015; $8 to 10 billion to Canada and more billions of tuition fees to educational institutions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. So, if you were to choose, what would be your reasons to spend your (or your parent’s) funds?

Read More

Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 15, 2016.

Why Employers Cannot Fill Jobs for Skilled Workers

A recent report by Manpower Group (Talent Survey 2015) shows employers globally are experiencing difficulty in filling job vacancies despite the availability of skilled workers and professionals worldwide. Read the reasons why.

Read More

Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 14, 2016.

Top 10 Jobs Worldwide

Jobs that employers find hard to fill amidst the glut of skilled workers worldwide is a reminder of the Mariner's Rhyme - "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."

Read More

Updated February 13, 2016. Originally posted on December 17, 2015.

Visa Thirst Quencher: Benefits of Waiting

For 2015 - 2016, Australia shall issue up to 190.000 permanent migration places available in 2015-16 including 128,550 Skill stream places; 57,400 Family stream places and 565 Special Eligibility stream places. At least 3,485 Child places will be available outside the managed Migration Programme. The wait may be from 8 months to 2 years.

Read More

April 9, 2015

AUSTRALIA'S RESIDENCY PROGRAM - LATEST SKILLSELECT INVITATION ROUND

If you are a Boatbuilder or Sheet Metal Worker, Australia wants you badly. There are 17 other occupations that need to be filled up fast (less than 25 applciations in each occupation have been received.

Read More

Got a question? Let us know - we're here to help.

ICEF logoPIER logoANZCHAM logoBritish Council logo