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A woman tops CEO pay ranks for the first time in Australia


Shemara Wikramanayake has created history by being the first female chief executive to bag the title of ‘highest paid CEO’, taking home $18 million during the 2018-19 financial year. Shemara Wikramanayake, chief executive of Macquarie Group, and her family are Sri Lankan descent and immigrated to Australia when Shemara was only 14 years old; with … Continue reading A woman tops CEO pay ranks for the first time in Australia

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Indians ranked top in obtaining Australian citizenship for second consecutive year.


As per statistics released by Australian department of home affairs, for the year 2018-19 (12-month period ending June 30), 1.27 lakh people belonging to 200 different countries, were given Australian citizenship. Out of this, 22.3% of share was taken by India, followed by the UK (10.4) and Philippines (7.2%).Indians had outranked all other countries including … Continue reading Indians ranked top in obtaining Australian citizenship for second consecutive year.

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CANADA’S LATEST EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW WITNESSES A CRS SCORE OF 471 INVITING 3600 CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE


In a new draw held on 27 November 2019, The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry Candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required in this draw was 471 and this is a reduction of one point from the previous … Continue reading CANADA’S LATEST EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW WITNESSES A CRS SCORE OF 471 INVITING 3600 CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE

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Regional Australia is set to welcome more immigrants as Morrison government increases their migration target


The Morrison government is delivering its promise of strengthening Australia’s regional areas by ensuring that the migration system encourages skilled migrants to live and work in smaller cities and regions. The Government reduced the permanent migration cap from 190,000 to 160,000 places, and within that set aside 23,000 places for regional visas, in the first … Continue reading Regional Australia is set to welcome more immigrants as Morrison government increases their migration target

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CANADA’S LATEST EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW WITNESSED A CRS SCORE OF 472 INVITING 3600 CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE


The November 13, 2019 draw saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 472; 3 points lower than the previous draw, i.e. 475, which was conducted on October 30, 2019. In the latest draw for immigration to Canada, 3600 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The tie breaking date and time, … Continue reading CANADA’S LATEST EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW WITNESSED A CRS SCORE OF 472 INVITING 3600 CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE

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First Australian Visa Cancelled For Biosecurity Breach


With the African swine fever at its doorsteps and other biosecurity threats that Australia is currently facing, the country’s government has made border control methods and immigration process even more stringent. Also, the biosecurity agencies have been screening all major airports and mail distributors in order to avoid any illegal entry of imported pork products … Continue reading First Australian Visa Cancelled For Biosecurity Breach

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AUSTRALIA SKILL SELECT INVITATION ROUND RESULTS – 11TH OCTOBER 2019


Skill Select Invitation Round was held on 11th October 2019. The Australian Immigration Department has issued1500 ITAs for Australian PR this October. The ITAsissued were for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). No ITAs were issued for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), due to the introduction of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa … Continue reading AUSTRALIA SKILL SELECT INVITATION ROUND RESULTS – 11TH OCTOBER 2019

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Canada’s latest express entry draw witnessed a CRS score of 475 inviting 3900 candidates for permanent residence.


The draw was conducted on October 30, 2019 where 3900 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum score to apply was 475. This is the highest cut off score so far in 2019. Only the candidates who submitted their profile before August 29, 2019 at 03:50:24 UTC and scored … Continue reading Canada’s latest express entry draw witnessed a CRS score of 475 inviting 3900 candidates for permanent residence.

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Why Canada Needs Immigrants?


The growing population of immigrants in Canada may appear to be a problem but the truth is that immigrants are needed in the country and are in fact a solution to various other problems. Canada’s population as of 2019 is 37 million. Out of this, a major chunk i.e. 32% includes people aged 55 years … Continue reading Why Canada Needs Immigrants?

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Which Are The Best Cities To Live In Canada


Canada, also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, is the second largest country in the world by land area. The country is renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape, its blend of cultures and multifaceted history. Canada is also one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a major tourist destination.The country has always been … Continue reading Which Are The Best Cities To Live In Canada

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Tips On How To Select The Right Immigration Agency For Moving Abroad


Off late, majority of youngsters are planning to move abroad either for studying or for work. And due to increase in migration, immigration industry has become huge with innumerable agents and consultancies. However, deciding on the right immigration agent is the most crucial task when planning to move abroad. One has to take care of … Continue reading Tips On How To Select The Right Immigration Agency For Moving Abroad

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Canada’s latest Express Entry Draw issues 3900 ITAs to candidates with minimum CRS score of 464.


IRCC held the draw on October 2, 2019. The total number of ITAs issued in this draw was 3900. Candidates with a minimum CRS score of 464 are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The tie-break time and date applicable for this draw is September 20, 2019 at 15:05:04 UTC. This is the highest … Continue reading Canada’s latest Express Entry Draw issues 3900 ITAs to candidates with minimum CRS score of 464.

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AUSTRALIA SKILL SELECT INVITATION ROUND RESULTS – 11TH SEPTEMBER 2019


Skill Select Invitation Round was held on 11th September 2019. The Australian Immigration Department continues to issue 200 ITAs for Australian PR. 100 ITAs were issued for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and another 100 ITAs for Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489). Below is the table of minimum points required and the tie-break date … Continue reading AUSTRALIA SKILL SELECT INVITATION ROUND RESULTS – 11TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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Top Universities In New Zealand That Will Reward You With A Bright Career


Once you have made the decision to study abroad, you face another dreaded question – which country? There are so many options available for international students, selecting one requires a lot of research and information. And after all that research if you decide to study in New Zealand, know that you’re going on the right … Continue reading Top Universities In New Zealand That Will Reward You With A Bright Career

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After Brexit, UK proposed to strengthen its historic bonds with Australia and plans to have Visa Free Agreement between the 2 common wealth nations ruled by the Queen!


In a recent visit to Australia, Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss announced,free movement between Australia and UK would be explored post-Brexit as part of a trade deal. Under this proposal, Australians will be allowed to live and work freely in UK and vice-versa. MsTruss added that the arrangement was ‘absolute priority’ and the deal … Continue reading After Brexit, UK proposed to strengthen its historic bonds with Australia and plans to have Visa Free Agreement between the 2 common wealth nations ruled by the Queen!

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Canada’s latest Express Entry draw issues 3600 ITAs with a minimum CRS score of 462 for permanent residence


Draw 126 of Canada’s Express Entry Program that was held on 18th September 2019, witnessed CRS score of 462, a 1-point decrease from the last draw’s score which was 463. IRCC issued a total of 3600 ITAs. The tie-break date for this draw was 29th August 2019. This is the sixth draw where IRCC has … Continue reading Canada’s latest Express Entry draw issues 3600 ITAs with a minimum CRS score of 462 for permanent residence

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UK Reintroduces Two Years Post Study Work Visa For International Students


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the return of two-year post study work visa for international students who will successfully complete their course at under graduate level or higher level in the country. The good news was welcomed globally. Thousands of Indian students are likely to be impacted by this. The decision was long awaited … Continue reading UK Reintroduces Two Years Post Study Work Visa For International Students

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Canada’s 4th September Express Entry draw issued 3600 invitations to apply with CRS score 463


IRCC held a draw on 4th September 2019 issuing 3600 ITAs to candidates with CRS score of 463 and above for Canada permanent residence visa. The tie-breaking date and time applicable for this draw is August 23, 2019 at 13:33:34 UTC. The score in this draw is 6 points higher than that of last draw … Continue reading Canada’s 4th September Express Entry draw issued 3600 invitations to apply with CRS score 463

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Australia Skill Select Invitation Round Results – 11 th August 2019


Skill Select invitation round was held on 11 th August. Just 200 ITAs were issued this month. This is a significant drop from the number of ITAs issued as compared to July 2019 (Wherein 1100 ITA’s were issued). 100 ITAs were issued for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and another 100 ITAs for Skilled Regional … Continue reading Australia Skill Select Invitation Round Results – 11 th August 2019

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Indian techies are now choosing Canada over other countries for permanent residence.


Canada’s becoming the new favourite of Indian techies after regulations for the US and UK visas have become stringent. According to a recent The Times of India report, in the year 2018 Canada admitted 92,231 new permanent entry residents through its express entry system, of which 43 per cent share was grabbed by Indians.

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The minimum CRS score for Canada’s latest Express Entry Draw falls to 457, the lowest since May 1.


The draw was held on Tuesday, August 20. A total of 3600 invitations to apply were issued to candidates with a score of 457 and above. This express entry draw took place within eight days of the previous draw. The tie-breaking date and time applicable for this draw is March 24, 2019 at 15:32:42 UTC. … Continue reading The minimum CRS score for Canada’s latest Express Entry Draw falls to 457, the lowest since May 1.

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New Zealanders no more tolerating racism


In a spectacular move by a train conductor in New Zealand, a local passenger was asked to get off the train for abusing an Indian onboard who was speaking in hindi. This brave act against racism got the conductor nominated for city’s Civic Safety award by Wellington Mayor and was also applauded by fellow passengers … Continue reading New Zealanders no more tolerating racism

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The CRS score for Canada’s latest Express Entry Draw rises to 466


Draw 123 of Canada’s Express Entry Program saw a7 point increasein the CRS score. The total number of ITAs issued were 3600, same as compared to the last draw of July 24, 2019. The tie-break date for this draw was August 6, 2019.The candidates who received ITAs will have to submit a complete application for … Continue reading The CRS score for Canada’s latest Express Entry Draw rises to 466

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Indians not a part of Australian Work and Holiday visa arrangement yet


Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has officially informed that the country does not currently have a Work and Holiday visa arrangement with India, so any application for this visa from an Indian national would not meet the requirements. Beware of any fraudulent activities which are currently going on in the market. If you wish to … Continue reading Indians not a part of Australian Work and Holiday visa arrangement yet

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Do’s and Don’ts When Studying Abroad


With overseas education becoming popular, every year thousands of students migrate around the world to pursue some or the other educational course that would give them global exposure. Studying abroad is extremely exciting. Everything is new and interesting. But at the same time, it has its own set of challenges. Rather than the educational hurdles, … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts When Studying Abroad

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1100 ITAs Issued in Australia’s 11th July Skill Select Invitation Round for Visa 189 and Visa 489


For the first invitation round of the program year 2019-20, the Australian Government had issued 1000 ITAs for Visa subclass 189 and 100 ITAs for Visa subclass 489.The applicants with 80 immigration points qualify for the invites. At the same time last year, 1010 ITAs were issued which is 90 less than the current year’s … Continue reading 1100 ITAs Issued in Australia’s 11th July Skill Select Invitation Round for Visa 189 and Visa 489

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24th July 2019 Express Entry Draw issued 3600 ITAs for Canada PR Visa


The new Express Entry Draw held by the Canadian government on 24th July 2019 invited 3600 candidates to apply for the permanent residence visa. The cut-off score for this draw was 459, a 1 point decrease from the previous draw’s score of 460. The tie-break date and time for this draw was May 25, 2019. … Continue reading 24th July 2019 Express Entry Draw issued 3600 ITAs for Canada PR Visa

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Planning to study overseas but the expense list just keeps increasing?


Here’s how you can save cash by coping smartly with the foreign exchange. With the increasing Indian population, it is becoming much more hard to obtain quality education and to find excellent job possibilities in the country. This leads to an enormous number of students leaving the nation to find better possibilities overseas. A huge … Continue reading Planning to study overseas but the expense list just keeps increasing?

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IRCC has issued the largest number of ITAs, 3600 to candidates since January 2019.


3600 ITAs were issued with CRS scores of 460 on July 10,2019. The last draw came out on June 26th with 3350 ITAs and a CRS score of 462.

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CRS Scores Over the Last Six Months (January 2019 to June 2019)


The CRS cut-off in the last six months has ranged from 438 to 470. Although, the lowest cut-off during this period was 438, in May it jumped to 470 and since then there is a constant drop in the score. According to the Canada Immigration Level Plan 2019-2021, the target admissions for new permanent residents … Continue reading CRS Scores Over the Last Six Months (January 2019 to June 2019)

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CRS Scores for the Last Quarter of 2018


The last quarter of 2018 witnessed CRS scores ranging from 284 to 449. The total ITAs issued during this period were 27,700. The new immigration level plan commits to increasing admissions to 3,30,800 in 2019, 3,41,000 in 2020 and 350,000 in 2021, which will be equal to nearly 1% of Canada’s population.

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10 powerful reasons why you should study in the land of OZ


Millennials these days choose to study in abroad because of the quality courses provided by universities which fulfills today’s job requisites. However with numerous tailor made and unique courses popping up it becomes hard to choose the right one. Not to mention living situations which also add up to the pros and cons when choosing … Continue reading 10 powerful reasons why you should study in the land of OZ

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Fourteen richest Indians who are settled in abroad.


The only Indian billionaires who are often seen in the news are Ambani’s and the Tata’s. Nevertheless there are also other successful Indians who have earned fame and wealth on a global scale and chose to live abroad. This list comprises of the first fourteen richest Indians settled in abroad in order of their wealth. … Continue reading Fourteen richest Indians who are settled in abroad.

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Accountants have demand in Australia


The migration of accountants in Australia has been doubled during 2010-11, despite of this there is still more demands for accountants. The huge increase in numbers of accountants obtaining skilled migration visas to Australia has still not fulfilled the demand for Accountants in Australia. Therefore DIAC intends to keep the occupation on the Skilled Occupation … Continue reading Accountants have demand in Australia

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Boom in Australian Mining industry ” Open doors for Asian immigrant


“Boom in Western Australian economy has forced Australian immigration minister to include PERTH in regional migration scheme to help growing industries of WA to acquire skilled immigrants at the earliest. “Australia has become top destination for migrants from China & India in this year. Australia has welcomed 29,547 Australian migrants from China and 21,768 from … Continue reading Boom in Australian Mining industry ” Open doors for Asian immigrant

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Longer Tourist Visa for Parents of Australians


DIAC has made changes in Tourist Visa which would enable parents of Australian Citizen and permanent residents to visit Australia for longer period. These changes will allow parents who meet the criteria to have regular extended visits with their family in Australia without needing to apply for a new visa. Multiple entry visas with a … Continue reading Longer Tourist Visa for Parents of Australians

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TOEFL-PBT no longer accepted as evidence of English Student Visa Applicants


TOEFL-PBT or Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based test which was previously used as a tool by the Department of Home Affairs to measure the English skills of foreign applicants whose native language was not English is now withdrawn by a legislative instrument broadcasted on June 5, 2018. The test was designed for … Continue reading TOEFL-PBT no longer accepted as evidence of English Student Visa Applicants

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Why Pro-Immigration Australia is the best version of a country.


Over the last few years and especially weeks, meaning of the term immigrant has changed and what it stands for. Whether it’s illegal or legal, most of the countries have a lot of strict and inhuman rules regarding that area. Only few countries understand the positive effects of having immigrants and Australia is one of … Continue reading Why Pro-Immigration Australia is the best version of a country.

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Pool and Pass Marks for General Skilled Migration Visas Instrument 2018


The Pool and Pass marks for the following three subclasses increase to 65 where an application is made on or after 1st July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018: Skilled Independent (permanent) (class SI) subclass – 189 Skilled Independent (permanent) (class SN) subclass – 190 Skilled Regional Sponsored … Continue reading Pool and Pass Marks for General Skilled Migration Visas Instrument 2018

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59 Occupations Previously Removed From The ROL In 2017 Added To Occupations List


Good news for human resource specialists and policy analysts as they find a migration pathway again due to the addition of occupations as changes were made to the Regional Occupations List(ROL) for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) subclass 489 visa. This particular visa is a provisional, or temporary visa valid up to 4 years, offering a … Continue reading 59 Occupations Previously Removed From The ROL In 2017 Added To Occupations List

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Australia’s new immigration system”Skill Select” will be live from 1st July, 2012


DIAC has introduced new system “Skill Select” which will be live from 1st July, 2012. DIAC believes that the system willfilter applicants who can meet the needs of Australian skilled workforce, will reduce processing times and speed up the movement of skilled workforce. Under Skillselect skilled migrant who wish to migrate to Australia, will now … Continue reading Australia’s new immigration system”Skill Select” will be live from 1st July, 2012

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Melbourne, Australia has been ranked as world’s best city to live


In the survey of 140 cities around the globe, Melbourne Australia’s second largest city has secured first rank with a score of 97.5%. Three other Australia cities are in the top 10, the country’s capital Sydney is at Sixth rank and Perth & Adelaide on eighth rank. Canada’s city Vancouver is at third rank and … Continue reading Melbourne, Australia has been ranked as world’s best city to live

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Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) Updated for the year 2012-2013


The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration to Australia and identifies occupations which are of high value. Based on expert advice form Skills Australia, the Australian Government has updated its SOL list for the year 2012-13. The updated SOL features 192 high value occupations in which 4 occupations … Continue reading Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) Updated for the year 2012-2013

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CRS score drops by one point in the second draw for July


IRCC has issued 3750 invitations to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence in second express entry draw for the month of July. The CRS cut off score was 441. The score cut off for the last express entry draw on 11th July was 442. The drop is attributed to back-to-back draw in a period of 14 … Continue reading CRS score drops by one point in the second draw for July

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Canadian Government suggests Virtual Passports as the new reality.


The IRCC recently published a new public opinion research suggesting that officials are considering making virtual passports for Canadian Citizens. People with Canadian passports have to renew their passports every five to ten years by going through the tedious process of filling forms and gathering references. Apart from that, passports have to be shown during … Continue reading Canadian Government suggests Virtual Passports as the new reality.

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5 standout and vital jobs in the Canadian economy that is growing in 2018.


In 2017, the economy saw the lowest unemployment rate in 40 years. According to Indeed Canada, a job searching portal saw a rise in postings of 5 particular jobs. Economist Culbertson, further substantiates these 5 standout jobs come from industries that are expected to grow in the financial year of 2018. Current trends in the … Continue reading 5 standout and vital jobs in the Canadian economy that is growing in 2018.

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CRS score falls to a minimum for a second time in 2018.


The latest Express Entry draw held on August 8th has seen a drop in the CRS score to 440 – marking this to be the second time in 2018 for the ranking score to drop to this particular score. The IRCC has issued a total of 3,750 invitations, a number that has been maintained since … Continue reading CRS score falls to a minimum for a second time in 2018.

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CRS score remains stagnant at 440


August 22nd,2018 saw the emergence of a new Express Entry Draw with the issue of a grand total of 3,750 invitations for permanent residence in Canada. The ranking of thecandidates is in accordance to their CRS score. Thehighest ranked candidates are issued the ITA (Invitation to Apply) through interviews. 440 was the minimum score drawn … Continue reading CRS score remains stagnant at 440

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September 5th Express Entry Draw saw an issuing of 3,900 IOT for PR.


September 5th, witnessed the Largest Express Entry draw of 2018 held by the Government of Canada.This Express Entry issued 3,900 invitations for applications regarding Canadian Permanent Residency. Showcasing the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 440, it is the fourth all -program draw with the lowest CRS score in 2018. The Deadline tiebreaking date … Continue reading September 5th Express Entry Draw saw an issuing of 3,900 IOT for PR.

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September 19th 2018 Draw sees the CRS score stands at 441 (draw 99)


September 19th 2018’s Express Entry Draw for issuing the invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency saw the CRS at 441. This is an increase from the previous CRS score which was 440. In light of the new draw, a total of 3,500 Express Entry Candidates have procured the invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent … Continue reading September 19th 2018 Draw sees the CRS score stands at 441 (draw 99)

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