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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.

Check your score as Skilled Worker in Australia, Canada, New Zealand

The migration landscape of these countries are changing: doors open and close depending on the federal, state, regional or provincial needs. Take a quick self-assessment.

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How to check your eligibility to migrate as a Skilled Worker

Now you can compare the criteria of the five countries with permanent migration programs and check which country fits your skills or conversely which skills are needed in the country you intend to migrate.

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August 13, 2018

How will the New Zealand Post-Study Work Visa Changes Affect You?

The changes take effect from 26 November 2018. Find out the length of time you can work after completing your studies under the new rules.

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May 28, 2018

Immigration News from New Zealand May - June 2018

We are bringing you the latest immigration headlines from New Zealand to keep you aware of what’ available or not and avoid being victims of job and migration scams.

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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?

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November 8, 2017

International Registration as Nurse in New Zealand 2017

Before you can put on a Nursing Cap in New Zealand, you must pass the CAP - Competency Assessment Programme as part of your registration as an International Nurse in NZ.

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Updated June 10, 2017. Originally posted on February 9, 2017.

English Exam Requirement for Some New Zealand International Students

Students from the Philippines, India, and other countries with an approval rate of less than 80% for student visa application, will have to sit for an English language proficiency exam.

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Updated June 6, 2017. Originally posted on January 13, 2015.

10 Reasons to Study in New Zealand

Beautiful New Zealand is not only one of the best places in the world to live in but has become a favorite destination for international students.

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April 20, 2017

What you need to know about changes in New Zealand's Skilled Migration Program

When economic tectonic plates misaligned with migration programs, skilled migrant applicants feel the tremor. To know how you may absorb the shocks or stay away from faults, we are sharing the official information from the New Zealand Immigration Service website.

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February 15, 2017

New Zealand needs 45,000 Construction Workers till 2021

Job offers from eligible New Zealand employers must be accredited by Philippine Labor Attaches to verify employer status, manpower needs and abilty to pay the required wages by the New Zealand government. Employers need to recruit through POEA-licensed agencies in good standing.

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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?

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December 15, 2016

Filipino RN Guide to NZ Registration 2017

Read the latest instructions from the Nursing Council of New Zealand on how to apply and complete your registration as a Registered Nurse in NZ.

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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?

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Updated October 16, 2016. Originally posted on October 14, 2016.

Changes in New Zealand Skilled Migration from October 12, 2016

Changes are being implemented for those who intend to apply as Skilled Migrants to New Zealand.  We are publishing the complete news release from the New Zealand Immigration as a public service and part of our immigrant advocacy.

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October 15, 2016

Update on Residency for Parents in New Zealand

New Zealand Immigration Service announced the suspension of accepting residency applications for parents in NZ. This update is being provided - as announced - as public service and part of our immigrant advocacy.

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October 15, 2016

Philippine Colleges, Universities Recognized in New Zealand

If you are a graduate (diploma, degree holder of any of the college or universities listed below, then your qualification is considered as the equivalent of a New Zealand degree. As explained below, you may then pursue further education or apply for skilled migration (permanent residency) without the need for assessment by the New Zealand Qualification Authority.

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

More migrants but with less skills that NZL needs

What NZ needs are students and migrants in the construction, engineering (30,000), health and social services, ICT (1500) and electronics, and areas such as teaching, chefs, trades and heavy truck driving (500)"

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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.

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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.

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Updated July 13, 2016. Originally posted on July 4, 2016.

Revised Occupations List for NZ Residency and Employment in 2016-17

If your occupation is not included in the list of Essential Skills in Demand (ESD) in New Zealand by December, you would have to wait for another year. Find out what occupations are hot, which ones are not.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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."

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Updated February 16, 2016. Originally posted on January 8, 2016.

Migrants Going to the End of the Earth

If your love one pledges to follow you to the end of the Earth, he or she must be referring to New Zealand.

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October 25, 2014

Have Faith, Will Study

Education is a great equalizer. In a country where the playing field is not level, getting up a career ladder and achieving your full potential is extremely difficult. Studying abroad evens the odds, regardless of your religious affiliation. Watch testimonials from Filipino students taking up courses in New Zealand with the Cornell Education Group.

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