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 the cut-off CRS points for every draw from September 2018 to the present and read tips on how you may improve your chance of being invited to apply for permanent residency under Canada's Express Entry system.
Still wondering how to immigrate to Australia? Worry not. We've summarized have compiled the visa subclasses for you to live permanently in the country.
Australia's Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a permanent visa. It is one of the three General Skilled Migration Visas. There are two streams; one is for eligible New Zealand Citizens. The second is the points-tested stream.
Are you still choosing between a skilled immigrant and international student application to Canada? We've revisited the Federal Skilled Worker and Canada's international student programs with two case studies for your review.
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.
Filipinos and other internationally educated/trained Nurses usually pursue work or migration to the five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the U.S.A. We have checked the most current requirements and are sharing this with our RN friends at no cost.
There is a uniformity in how the Nursing regulatory authorities in Canada - whether Colleges of Associations - require internationally educated nurses to apply for and be licensed in the province of intended practice. And Philippine NCLEX takers for Canada shows a higher passing rate,.
On July 10, 2019, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044 a bill that seeks to double the number of immigrant visas available and remove the per country limits on employment-based visas? Good for Filipinos? Read on.
If your occupation is on this most current list, find out how you may facilitate your permanent residency application in Canada through Saskatchewan's Nomination Program.
Skilled workers and professionals intending to migrate to Australia based on their occupation must submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. Draws are made regularly based on the subclass categories and the occupation limits within a specific subclass.
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.
Similar bills have been introduced in the past. If enacted into law this year, IT workers from which countries would benefit?
Construction workers with at least 2 years experience, fluent in English or German and can get 55 points will qualify.
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.
See how processing times moved, improved or otherwise and have a clear idea of how long you may have to wait for specific petitions and applications filed with the USCIS.
Add to your CRS points to be one of thousands of candidates invited to apply for permanent residency and be among the million immigrants under Canada's Immigration Plan for 2018-2020.
The changes include reducing the current eight (8) criteria to just eight, but a 3-stage orientation may not be as easy as it counts.
Unlike the previous lists, candidates whose occupations are considered in demand in Saskatchewan now will be selected based on points scored, instead of first come-first served.
If you intend to apply for a Non-Religious Worker Nonimmigrant Visa and Immigrant Investors, these two visas are expiring soon. Get the official info, below.
Unless the Canadian government fine tunes Express Entry this year, here are the tips you need to improve your ranking in Canada's Skilled Migrant selection system.
Are you worth your weight (skill, education, experience) in gold, peso or dollar by government and business standards? Find out how you may tip the scale.
Check both the FINAL and FILING Dates of your immigrant visa application and see how fast your category moved within a year and from last month's date.
Calling the visa fees charged by the Home Office for immigrants and their dependents, Members of the Parliament have called for an inquiry to determine the fairness of the charges. For Philippine applicants we have compiled the current visa fees for easy and immediate reference.
Finally the July 2018 visa numbers are out, albeit late. But here they are nevertheless. We have compiled the July visa numbers since 2014 so you could check how fast your category has moved in 4 years,
When the program started, how candidates are selected, what changes were introduced since January 2015 and how to qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
How a skilled worker from overseas may qualify as a permanent resident: history of the selection system, how the criteria changed up to the present.
The results of the May 30 Express Entry draw focused on Provincial Nominees and Skilled Trades applicants.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected an increase of 11 .5 million jobs over the 2016-2026 decade. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has gone down to 4.1% and America has more jobs than workers. The basic question: how to get there.
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.
Commercial drivers are in demand. Be sure to check if you could meet the requirements of a commercial driver in the State where you either have a potential employer or referral from family, friend, or workmate. Read below for more details.
Whether Skilled or Temporary Worker, a non-Economic European Area (EEA) National must have a verified job offer from an employer listed in UK's Tier 2 Registry
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.
Which province would be your match? Under what stream or category could you qualify? When should you submit your application?
Study your options because while you wait, you add years to your age which reduces the points and preference to pursue permanent work and residency.
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?
Compare your age, education, qualifications, English proficiency, work experience and marital status to an applicant who could be issued an invitation to apply for permanent residency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ACT Nomination Guidelines issued January 2018 being shared for added and fast access to the guidelines,
The U.S. admits about 1 million immigrants yearly, a situation that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party considers unacceptable. A bill has been proposed to cut legal migration in half.
A Canadian employer is required to hire locally and only when there are no available Canadians or residents for the job could they recruit from overseas. The top 10 in-demand occupations locally and 11 occupations from overseas are shown here.
Discover which Canadian provinces are aggressively competing for applicants to nominate as permanent residents.
January 22, 2018 is the first working day and the date that would experience the first significant impact of the government shutdown. Will your petition, application, interview dates be affected?
Could an Internationally-educated, licensed RN qualify for a work visa? If applying for an immigrant visa, how long would be the wait? Are the procedures the same or different for both visas?
Manitoba’s Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the renewal of the program, “restructuring its economic immigration program to provide new pathways to permanent residence for international students and entrepreneurs.”
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program selects internationally trained and experienced workers who have skills needed by Manitoba employers. Check if your occupation is on this year's In-Demand Occupations List.
Manitoba Renewal of nomination system starts January 2018. See how it will impact those applying for or are already in Manitoba as students and temporary workers.
Want to save time checking out the specific and latest information on how to practice - and subsequently become a permanent resident - in Canada? Have a pleasurable and rewarding reading.
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.
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.
Immigrants are better off filing petitions now before getting another year older (and therefore less points) - especially for parents of U.S. Citizens - while improving one's English proficiency, obtaining a higher education or qualification.
Ontario has released the list of occupations in the ICT field - professionals and skilled workers who get best chance of being selected from the Express Entry Candidate Pool.
Check the equivalent scores for the various official English exams recognized by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada - shared with the immigrant community as part of Immigrant Visa Center Inc. advocacy.
The Ombudsman - independent agency watchdog of the Department of Homeland Security released its findings on how the Department is performing - or not performing - its tasks despite continuing price increases.
Applicants using the Express Entry system will be awarded points based on age, work experience, education, language test and family members who are Canadian Citizens and permanent residents.
To accomplish the goal of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC to process qualified and complete applications in six months or less, the Government of Canada created and implemented an integrated, online management system for their economic immigration programs. This is the Express Entry System.
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.
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.
These Occupations were added to the SOL from 1 July 2016: Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912) and Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).. Check the occupations removed.
We are providing consolidated information on applying for registration with the College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia) as a public service to our readers, viewers and friends – and as part of our advocacy to provide the latest and more information from the official source with least time involved.
New! Alberta has created the Alberta Opportunity Stream; Saskatchewan has replaced the first-come, first selected basis for applicants meeting the occupations in demand requirements - and more. See the updates as of August 2, 2018.
Ontario describes itself as “the most multicultural province in Canada, where half of all new immigrants make their home.” Starting January 18, 2018, the federal government increased OINP's allocation by 600 nominations to a total of 6,600.
With a population of less than 760,000 and low cost of living, the Province of New Brunswick may afford new opportunities for new immigrants.
Like many countries with skilled migration categories, Canada selects permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and contribute positively to their economy. Permanent residents may live, work and study in Canada permanently and enjoy the additional benefits of access to government-subsidized education, healthcare and the insurance and pension benefits if employed. And as a permanent resident, you may enjoy an opportunity to sponsor eligible family members to join you in Canada.
If you have worked in Canada as a temporary foreign worker or on a postgraduate work permit, you might be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class (or CEC).
The list of Skilled Visas and processing time for each category including the Temporary - Visas as of May 15, 2018. Processing time is updated monthly.
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