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Executive, Political and Industrial views on Australian Immigration.


After the Australian population hit the 25 million mark, liberal senator Dean Smith is pushing for the government to make a senate inquiry into the population surge, reports The Australian. While Multicultural Affairs minister Alan Tudge has said that there is no need for a population inquiry, senator Smith maintains the importance of listening and responding to the issues of Australians. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbot, in a live interview said that migration should not be blamed for the surge although the current rate of population increase should be kept in check. He suggests that the rate should be scaled back until infrastructure and integration have caught up.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is said to be reviewing the Skilled Migration Program so more people can be encouraged to go to regions which need more migration like the rural community in Queensland. Adelaide Now reports that places in South Australia need skilled migration as it has been reported that more than 100,000 migrants arrived in Sydney and Melbourne last year.

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has highlighted the importance and advantages of immigration as the population hit the 25 million mark five decades earlier than expected. He says Australia is younger and smarter now, thanks to immigration. He held an optimistic outlook on failing unemployment citing that at the rate population is growing, it is a basis for optimism about the future of economy. Because of high immigration levels, it has helped in holding back the rate of ageing and ensuring higher than average growth in recent years. This means that among developed economies around the world Australia has better prospects of growth.


Which country follows the Aussie dream? Recent Statistical Record answers


The new statistical figure released by ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) identifies that a maximum number of migrants have come from India, China and England. According to the Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, between January 2000 and August 2016, 2.2 million permanent migrants were recorded.

In that specific tenure, 292,000 migrants were from India with 234,000 on skilled migration visa. 242,400 migrants were from China and 220,700 were from England. It was also found that 1.2 million people out of the 2.2 million were granted skilled visa while 683,603 entered via the family stream and 214,656 people entered on humanitarian visas.

The data also identified most migrants on skilled visa came from India and when it came to family migrants, China takes the lead. For those on a humanitarian visa, Iraq was on top of the list followed by Afghanistan and Myanmar.

The jobs that these permanent migrants chose were business, HR and marketing followed by the health professional and specialist managers. Weekly income in that period for permanent migrant was $650 - $ 999/ week but more than 27% of humanitarian migrants had a weekly income of $300-$649/week and 35% of skilled migrants $1500 more.

The data concluded by observing a major shift in migration from European countries to Asian countries where English is the second language.

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Is mass immigration a boon?


The debate over immigration in the recent years has steadily gained momentum. Arguments against and for the topic are quite convincing however that doesn't affect the steady rise in international immigration at all. In fact, scholars deem mass immigration as a good sign for long-term economic growth. But how do people from different cultural, social, economic background who find themselves daunted by the task of creating a living in a different world altogether be beneficial for the economy?

One of the many issues is that coming from a different country, linguistic and social communication becomes problematic when in a workplace. This is often wrongly associated with reduced productivity. Some people point out that diversity works on different levels and can corrode trust and negatively impact social attachment between people.

Another issue, people think of is that native or local person losing out on their jobs due to the migrant. First of all, there is no fixed number of jobs anywhere and migrants also create jobs by spending their earnings. Research suggests that even if local do lose jobs, there isn't a negative impact, it's all about perspective.

Overcrowding is also a problem but demographically speaking in developed countries where immigration happens on a large scale, better public transport and distribution of residence take care of the population.

However one cannot forget, that diversity nurtures the potential of future innovation. Different ideas and perspectives help in creating wider prospects in any field which in turn creates wide ranged services and wide ranged services create the need for new jobs. A diverse range of skills can be used. Cultural heterogeneity at a larger mass helps in increasing the GDP. Labour force increases. This is a good way to boost the economy and social tolerance.

In 2015 itself, international immigration reached beyond 244 million all over the world and is increasing rapidly. Immigration on a large scale, will not only help a particular country but also the world economy if recognized as a key to a stable future.

So, if you wish to immigrate to Australia, Canada or New Zealand, we can help you get there!


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 a suitable courses. However one country that outweighs its pros is Australia and below we list reasons why we think you should start planning for your education in Australia:

1. Quality and Variety in Education.

One of the best things in Australian Education system is that students can easily switch between qualification levels and Universities. Vocational programs are becoming popular among students due to the career oriented valuable skills provided by such programs giving them a head start. Universities are constantly devising innovative ways to incorporate practicality in their courses to prepare students for their jobs and meet the highest education standards.

2. Job Opportunities

Australian economy doesn't cater to fad trends. For Instance, UK is no longer interested in hiring doctors. People of different profession are welcomed in Australia.Fields like health care, agriculture,aeronautics, data analysts,cyber security, business development, architecture, event management and human resources are thriving.

3. International Student Support Unit

Most of the Universities have support services unit for international students. This unit helps international students settle down comfortably in campus and answer queries regarding any issue. There is also a student hotline for students in different universities that cater to the same needs. Universities also offer counselling, orientation and student preparation program to teach international students necessary skills.

4. Part time job

This is where you hit jackpot. Students are allowed to work while studying which is very helpful considering a lot of people come in with the burden of student loans. They are allowed to work 20 hours a week and also gain practical experience in the field they are working for.

5. Simplified Visa Process

Visa Process in most countries abroad is a long tedious process which also discourages people from applying for visa. Australian Government has taken efforts to simplify the process as they are having a growing stream of international people opting to study here.

6. Affordability

Australian Universities tend to have shorter courses compared to rest of the universities around the world therefore the Tuition fees are quite cheaper compared to most famous universities around the world. Don't worry about the courses being short though; they still cover the important topics that you will require when hunting for a job.

7. Research

The research field is quite fertile here with lots of benefits to be explored. Also keep in mind that this field is also quite competitive and is based on merit.

8. Recognition and quality assurance

To ensure that Australian Universities meet the higher education standards, have set up the Australian Quality Assurance Framework. The ESOS (Education Services for Overseas Education) framework also ensure that International students are not left out on availing these standards and have maximum security. Degrees from Australian Universities are recognized and valued worldwide by companies and other education institutions.

9. Group of 8

Research institutes in Australia collectively, are their own version of Ivy League colleges that provide faculty who are very best in their respective field. They also have state-of-the-art laboratories that harbor the best out of students.

10. Diversity and land of beauty.

Australia is one of the best tourist destinations in the world what with the Gold coast, the Great Barrier Reef and the Opera House in Sydney. This country boasts cultural diversity and has a good reputation of being safe, friendly, quiet and laid- back.


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.

  • Ananda Krishnan
    Net worth: $61 Billion (Rs. 417,540crore)
    Occupation: Sole shareholder and chairman, PanOcean Management Ltd. Chairman, Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd
    Current Residence: Malaysia
    Age: 80yrs
  • PallonjiShaporji Mistry
    Net worth: $18.90 billion (Rs. 129,370 crore)
    Occupation: Chairman of ShapoorjiPallonji Group, Business conglomerate in India with Interests in construction, textiles, engineering goods, home appliances, shipping, publications, power and biotechnology.
    Current Residence: Ireland
    Age: 89yrs
  • Lakshmi N. Mittal
    Net worth: $18.9 billion (Rs. 129,370 crores)
    Occupation: CEO of ArecelorMittal, world's largest steel making company
    Current Residence: South Africa and UK
    Age: 68yrs
  • Hinduja Family (Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash ,Ashok Hinduja)
    Net worth: $18.1 billion (Rs. 123,280)
    Occupation: The Hinduja Group, an Indian conglomerate
    Current Residence: United Kingdom
    Age: range from 67-82 yrs
  • Ryuko Hira (Kamlesh Punjab)
    Net worth: $10 billion (Rs. 68,450 crore)
    Occupation: Owner of HMI Hotel Group, hospitality
    Current Residence: Japan
    Age: 70yrs
  • Vinod Khosla
    Net worth: $2.7 billion (Rs. 18,480)
    Occupation: Co-founder of sun microsystems
    Current Residence: US
    Age: 63yrs
  • Mickey Jagtiani
    Net worth: $3.30 billion (Rs. 22,580)
    Occupation: Owner of the Dubai-based Landmark retail stores group
    Current Residence: UAE
    Age: 65yrs
  • Anil Agarwal
    Net worth: $2.90 billion (Rs. 19, 850)
    Occupation: Founder and chairman of Vedenta Resources plc.
    Current Residence: India and UAE
    Age: 64yrs
  • Lord Swraj Paul
    Net worth: $2.64 billion (Rs. 13,690)
    Occupation: Businessman, TheCaparo Group
    Current Residence: UK
    Age: 87yrs
  • Tony Fernandes
    Net worth: $745 million (Rs. 5,100)
    Occupation: Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia, cofounder of Tune Group sdnbhd, a leisure and entertainment corporation.
    Current Residence: Malaysia
    Age: 54yrs
  • Vicky Dhillon
    Net worth: $650 million(Rs. 4,450)
    Occupation: Founder, president and CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp (MEQ),leading Canadian real estate owner and equity manager
    Current Residence: Canada
    Age: 53yrs
  • Bicky Chakraborty
    Net worth: $600 million (Rs.4,100 crore)
    Occupation: President/ CEO , Elite Hotel of Sweden AB
    Current Residence: Sweden
    Age: 74yrs
  • Nishita Shah Federbush
    Net worth: $375 million
    Occupation: Managing director of her 150-yr old GP Group
    Current Residence: Thailand
    Age: 38yrs
  • A.K Nathan
    Net worth: $300 million (Rs. 2050 crore)
    Occupation: Kuala Lumpur contracting, Eversandai
    Current Residence: Malayasia
    Age: 55yrs

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 pathway to Skilled Regional subclass 887 visa, a permanent visa residence.

Criteria for holding 489 visas include maintaining a regional residence in a regional area of Australia for at least 2 years, whilst working a minimum of 35 hours a week in a regional area of Australia for 1 year.

Benefits of subclass 489 include an increase in processing time, no English language or age limitation.

The full list of 489 ROL occupations are as follows:.

  • Horse Breeder
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Policy And Planning Manager
  • Project Builder
  • Procurement Manager
  • Medical Administrator
  • Regional Education Manager
  • Sports Administrator
  • Caravan Park And Camping Ground Manager
  • Post Office Manager
  • Amusement Center Manager
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Sports Center Manager
  • Cinema Or Theatre Manager
  • Financial Institution Branch Manager
  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Workplace Relations Adviser
  • Policy Analyst
  • Liaison Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Air Plane Pilot
  • Flying Instructor
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Ship's Master
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Wine Maker
  • Conservation Officer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Vocational Education Teacher
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Translator
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Pathology Collector
  • Construction Estimator
  • Surveying Or Spatial Science Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Safety Inspector
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Building And Engineering Technicians
  • Vehicle Painter
  • Floor Finisher
  • Electrical Linesworker
  • Zookeeper
  • Nurseryperson
  • Gas Or Petroleum Operator
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Therapist
  • Emergency Service Worker
  • Driving Instructor
  • Funeral Workers (Nec)
  • Flight Attendant
  • First Aid Trainer
  • Jockey
  • Clinical Coder
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Representative

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 (Provisional) (Class SP) subclass - 489

Transitional Provisions

Visa Applications made on or after 1st July 2018 in response to an invitation on or after 1st July 2018, the pool and pass marks will be 65.
Visa Application made on or after 1st July 2018 in response to an invitation prior to 1st July 2018, the pool and pass marks will remain at 60.


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 them.

First reason why immigration is important is to sustain labor force growth. GDP of a country increases due to the supply of workers through immigration. The Australian economy, to avoid the economic crisis and deflation like Japan, has made several reforms and opened up the country for legal immigration to help sustain its GDP. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the trend employment for the month of May, 2018 increased to 15,900 persons.

To sustain Economy and prevent slowing, human and physical capitation from immigrants, the contribution that comes from that area is essential. Most of the successful entrepreneurs around the world are immigrants so that statistic, speaks for the possibilities of growth for itself.

Last reason why immigration is important is because of human capital. And human capital is not always judged by the labor it provides but also the skills , culture and different perspective that it brings which is important for a country to grow because it provides scope for new innovation and change. Australian government maintains good immigration policies and cultures possibilities to achieve all this.

Nevertheless, it is also crucial that immigrants that arrive in Australia adapt and thrive in the environment. Every lifestyle has positive and negative aspects to it and it is important that people with good and strong ethics, values and integrity are accepted. The relationship between a country and immigrant is a two way street and for an immigrant to get the best life they also have to embrace the identity of the country of they live in; in this case Australia.


Recent Reports recommend making changes to Australia's Skill Occupation List -

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for undertaking a regular review of the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL). These occupation lists are used for skilled migration to meet the needs of the Australian economy.

Given below is the list of occupations in the May 2018 that are under consideration for a proposed change in their status on the STSOL, MLTSSL or ROL.

SHORT TERM SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (STSOL) OCCUPATIONS FOR POSSIBLE REMOVAL

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status Proposed FLAG Status
133411ManufacturerSTSOLOFF
211499Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals necSTSOLOFF
212312Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)STSOLOFF
212314Film and Video EditorSTSOLOFF
212315Program Director (Television or Radio)STSOLOFF
212316Stage ManagerSTSOLOFF
212317Technical DirectorSTSOLOFF
212318Video ProducerSTSOLOFF
241311Middle School TeacherSTSOLOFF
323215Textile, Clothing and Footwear MechanicSTSOLOFF
323316Watch and Clock Maker and RepairerSTSOLOFF
342411Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)STSOLOFF
342413Telecommunications LinesworkerSTSOLOFF
399211Chemical Plant OperatorSTSOLOFF
399312Library TechnicianSTSOLOFF
411715Residential Care OfficerSTSOLOFF
599612Insurance Loss AdjusterSTSOLOFF

MEDIUM LONG TERM STRATEGIC SKILLS LIST (MLTSSL) OCCUPATIONS FOR POSSIBLE MOVEMENT TO STSOL

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status FLAG
221112Management AccountantMLTSSLSTSOL
234111Agricultural ConsultantMLTSSLSTSOL
312212Civil Engineering TechnicianMLTSSLSTSOL

STSOL OCCUPATIONS FOR POSSIBLE MOVE TO MLTSSL

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status FLAG
452411FootballerSTSOLMLTSSL

OCCUPATIONS FOR POSSIBLE MOVEMENT FROM STSOL TO REGIONAL OCCUPATIONS LIST (ROL)

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status FLAG
252312DentistSTSOLROL
253211AnaesthetistSTSOLROL

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 the Subclass 500 (Student) visa applications.

An external agency re-assessed the TOEFL-PBT on October 14, 2017, and it was then decided not to continue with the TOEFL-PBT as a pedestal for speaking.

What is TOEFL-PBT?

Testing of English language speaking skills is a prerequisite for evaluation of a visa applicant to determine that they have the specified proficiency for the English Language. The test is designed to make sure that the applicants can communicate properly in person to person situations within Australia.

Impact of the Change

The change in the TOEFL-PBT led to the IMMI 18/015 instrument, not including the TOEFL-PBT as an established English language test. This is due to the failure to measure the English language speaking proficiency of the visa applicant. Therefore, the main objective of the modified tool is to eliminate the TOEFL-PBT as one of the required skill tests for determining the English language skills of an applicant approved by the Subclass 500 (student) visa applications department.

However, the previous criterion for the English language proficiency stays the same as they were before the new instrument was rolled out. The new instrument for the English language proficiency requirements are now mentioned in section 2 of the instrument that includes:

  • The English language tests;
  • The English language test scores;
  • and, the time frame within which an English language test must be taken.

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 maximum stay of 12 months will be considered on a case-by-case with maximum validity period of up to 5 years.


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 India.

Australian has severe demand for skilled migrants to work in Australia especially in booming mining and energy industry. These two fields are investing huge sums to meet demand from China and India.

In 2011-12 government of Australia is planning to allocate 185000, Australia migration visa which will include 125,850 Australian permanent skilled visas."


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 List.


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 Toronto secured fourth rank. The survey was conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) for Global Liveabililty. In the survey rating as given on the basis of five major categories" stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure"

"Department of Immigration and Citizenship " Australia (DIAC) has updated its Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for 2011 which features 13 more occupations and 4 occupations are removed."

"With new skilled migration scheme, Australian Government forecast they can attract more of skilled Indian workforce."


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 first need to submit Expression of interest (EOI).

EOI is not visa application; it is just an indication that applicant would like to considered for skilled visa. All prospective applicants will be required to meet the relevant English language proficiency and obtain the necessary skills assessment prior to their EOI submission.

Under EOI, applicant will need to provide all their details such as basic personal information, qualification, work experience, level of English skills, and details of skill assessment related to his nominated occupation, etc. After submitting the application, applicant will gain points and will be ranked in the system according to appropriate points test. The ranking process will be automatic, without the involvement of department's staff. Invitations will be issued automatically to the highest ranking EOI's subject to occupation ceiling i.e. limit on how many people are selected from an occupation group. After receiving the invitation, applicant can apply for their visa.


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 are added and 4 occupations have been removed.

The following occupations have been added to the Sol list:

  • Production Manager (Mining)
  • Metallurgist
  • Optometrist
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer

The following Occupations are removed from SOL List:

  • Chemist
  • Audiologist
  • Bricklayer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler

The SOL is continuously reviewed by Skills Australia on an annual basis, to ensure that it meets the demands of Australia Labour Market. To find out is your occupation is in SOL please refer to Schedule -3

Australian Pass mark will be relaxed from 1st July, 2012.

To qualify for Skill Select Visa Subclasses (Skilled Independent 189), 190 and 489, the Pass Mark will be 60 points. Earlier the Pass Mark was 65 points; the DIAC has reduced the Pass Mark down to 60 points to attract more skilled workers. Lowering of Pass Mark would make easier for trade workers and skilled migrants age between 45 to 49 to migrate Australia.

Canada

Minimum CRS score at 445 in the 101st Draw


On the 3rd of October occurred the Largest Express Entry draw of 2018 which was held by the Government of Canada. An issue of 3,900 invitations were made at this 101st Express Entry Draw regarding Canadian Permanent Residency.

This Express Entry Draw Showeda high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445. The tie-break date and time in this draw was on 2nd October, 2018, at 04:02:11 UTC, which means that all candidates with a CRS scoreof 445 and above received an ITA in this invitation round if they had submitted before the given date and time.

Hence Candidates with the required CRS Score received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) in the invitation round.

The ranking of the Candidates is in accordance to their CRS score and hence those candidates receiving the highest rank are issued an ITA through the process of Invitation rounds. This invitation round was the third draw from the Express Entry Pool in three weeks and it marks a return of 3,900 Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, for all-program invitation rounds the largest number drawn in 2018.

HOW DO YOU EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM PROVIDE YOU A SCORE?

The Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in Canada's three main federal economic immigration categories - the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.Candidates are ranked according to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which awards points based on factors including work experience, education, age and proficiency in English or French, Canada's two official languages.This year has seen IRCC introduce large, standardized draw sizes that have increased gradually over the course of the year up to the current high of 3,900 ITAs.

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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 Residence.

The current draw had the tie-break date of September 6th 2018 and time of 10:28:45 UTC. Hence the candidates who managed to acquire a CRS Score of 441 and above 441 , as well as managed to submit their profile ahead of the specified date and time , were successful in receiving the ITA ( Invitation to Apply ) in this specific invitation round .

It is to be noted that the current draw size was smaller than the earlier Express Entry Draw held on September 5th 2018. The September 5th 2018 draw issued 3,900 ITAs, which is significantly larger than the ITAs which were being issued by the Government of Canada during this particular time in 2017, when the draw sizes saw a decrease up to 3,000.


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 and time for this draw was April 29th 2018 at 14:28:34 UTC. Candidates with the CRS Score of 440 andabove successfully submitted their applications prior to the deadline received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) in the invitation round.

The ranking of the Candidates is in accordance to their CRS score and hence those candidates receiving the highest rank are issued an ITA through the process of Invitation rounds.

The current draw successfully broke the stagnant trend of issuing 3,750 ITAs which was established on June 13th by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which further determined the ITAs of the 6 draws. In 2018, IRCC issued a particular set of ITAs over the span of the draws while steadily raised the number of issued ITAs by slow increments of 250 or 500. The standard beginning draw size observed at the beginning of 2018 was 2,750 ITAs and has increased to the current size of 3,900 ITAs.

The regular pacing of these draws since June 13th, has played a monumental role in the prevention of the CRS score crossing 440 as well as keeping it steady at that rate.

Express Entry candidates can avail of the Provincial Nomination which results in an addition of 600 CRS points to improve their score.

Statistics bring to light the fact that IRCC has issued 58,600 ITA's over the first 18 draws of 2018.Hence, bringing to focus that, it is ahead of a small margin from the 57,751 ITAs which were issued in the first 18 draws of the previous year of 2017. However, careful analysis of the statistics will show that by this particular point in September 2017 IRCC had successfully issued 63,777 ITAs, which highlights a back rate of 5,177 ITAs by the IRCC in the current year. The previous year saw a significant total of 86,023 ITAs. If one follows Canada's admission targets for the years 2018-2019, it is quite possible, that the total of the current year could surpass the total of ITAs issued in 2017.

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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 onAugust 22nd,2018. It not only stands as the 3rd draw in 2018 with a similar minimalistic score but also continues to stay as the lowest drawn score till date. The score and size drawn shared similarity with the one's drawn previously on August 8th,2018.

The Deadline Date of the draw was on February 21st,2018 at 11:28:03 UTC.Candidates with the CRS Score of 440 and above who successfully submitted their applications prior to the deadline received the ITA in the invitation round.

The core reason behind the CRS Score remaining stagnant at 440 might be the streak of regularity of the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).Drawsheld since June 13th,were held regularly after an interval of 2 weeks each.

The IRCC has issued 3,750 ITAs in every drawn since June 13th.

The potential increase in the candidates score is through the Provincial nomination which includes an additional 600 CRS points.

The statistics bring light to the fact that the 2018 IRCC Draws were 54,700 ITAs over 17 draws. Similarly the 2017 IRCC draws were 54,487 ITAs over the same period of 17 draws. Hence, it shows an increase in the draws of 2018.However, statistics also show that, at that particular point in August 2017, 60,742 ITAs were issued.Hence, putting 2018 IRCC behind by 6,042 ITAs.

86,023 ITAs were issued in 2017 which is double the amount of ITAs total in 2015 and 2016 combined.

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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 June 13.

The tie-break date used to issue invitations was January 31, 2018 meaning all candidates who have submitted profiles before this deadline with CRS score of 440 and above have been given invitations to apply.

The drop in the score however is a good news because a starting point of 440 with higher admissions target and combination of large draws could get positive results in the future draws. It still remains to be seen if the draw sizes will break its continued streak of 3,750 and increase. To increase the draw size, IRCC will have to make either more frequent draws or large draws, any of which will resort to reduction in future CRS scores.

As of now, IRCC has issued 50,950 ITA's which means it could very well surpass 2017's total of ITA issues, considering the high admission targets set for 2018 and 2019.


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 market such as e-commerce growth, new technologies and changing demo graphs have been considered while forecasting the following jobs. Not all jobs listed in here have high salary expectations.

1. Fulfilment associates
Associates who receive and process customer orders at distribution centres for e-commerce companies such as Amazon are known as fulfilment associates. More people are ordering online hence these jobs are increasingly in demand; their pay a $14/hour.
Because of the huge boost in e-commerce, real estate business is also picking up with large warehouses and distribution centres.

2. Machine learning Engineer.
A programmer who can develop machines and systems that can operate Artificial Intelligence (AI) are suitable for this job. Apart from the basic tech industry, these jobs are required in several industries as people who can create phones and computers are used in nearly every industry.
The Job also has a pay rate of $102,555/year and is in demand since the Canadian government announced $125 million grant for research in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

3. Family medicine Physician
Health care has become one of the booming sectors in the economy. With Canada's ageing population, the function of healthcare has become quite important. The field saw a 138% rise in postings in 2017. Not only is this job hot in demand, it also pays well with net pay rate being $248,580/ year.

4. Manufacturing Technician
The manufacturing industry has always been an industry that always produces jobs but with North American Free Trade Agreement in negotiation to be renewed, the field could get a good boost. The job listing has seen a 45% increase and technicians earn $18.74/hour.
Manufacturing Technicians majorly install and maintain products and systems.

5. Technical Recruiter.
Technical recruiter as the name suggests scout for techie talents for tech jobs. With the tech jobs in rising, this job listing has seen a 25% rise with the pay rate of $47,991/ year.


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 check-in, airport screenings and check out too sometimes.

To make all that work easier and less tedious officials are researching this objective by asking participants across 15 focus groups to give their views on making passports virtual and introducing mobile applications. As of now, Canada uses e-passport which contains an electronic chip in the back cover that holds personal information detailed on the second printed page.

This objective as convenient as it might also raise security issues. Passports contain all personal information of the beholder and even though technology is advanced it is slower compared to security and hacking techniques. Mobile passports app are becoming more common now in the USA, where 25 airports are endorsing an app called Mobile Passport. As of now, it's not clear if IRCC is looking to develop its own app for mobile passports or use the existing ones. However, it might not be long before the virtual passport is welcomed in Canada.

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Canadian magnetism: Why international students choose Canada as the ultimate destination for education?


We have all heard of the impeccable and polite behaviour that Canadians carry around. That it is a very beautiful country with a right mix of French and English and maple syrups. More than 400,000 international students have chosen Canada as their ultimate destination to study and live. Here are a few reasons listed to explain this staggering amount which is set to rise in the future:

1. Affordability
Tuition fees in Canadian Universities and Colleges are less compared to US, UK and most European countries along with the high quality of education and standard of living. Campus facilities are equipped with state of the art wireless hotspot, concert halls, Olympic-suitable sports facilities, canteens and internships. All of this is covered in the tuition fees.

2. Qualification acceptability globally.
As mentioned above, the quality of education in Canada is quite high and hands-on, preparing students for the practical job world. But apart from that, degrees from universities are highly regarded and accepted all around the world. This most obviously opens a lot of doors for career advancement. The research section, post-secondary, is one of the most sought-after, globally. Government and industry often work together to support a range of projects in fields of medical, computer, agriculture sciences and telecommunication.

3.A diverse, safe and secure cultural society.
Migration to Canada is easier due to its support of multicultural society. Ethnic groups from all parts of the world are welcomed here and the even if one is a temporary resident, one can enjoy many rights, privileges and freedom that are granted to Canadian citizens.

4. Migration Policies.
Recently, IRCC established a Student Direct Stream (SDS) which is available to students from China, India, Vietnam and Philippines so that students with proper financial credits and language skills ( who will succeed academically) find it easier to apply for a student visa and don't have to go through tedious processing time. Nevertheless, basic migration policies for students is also quite easy compared to other countries. Apart from that, qualified students on a student visa are given options for permanent residence without having to leave the country.


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 days.

The tie-break date and time in this draw was December 31, 2017 which means that candidates with the score of and above 441 have received ITA. However, this is the fourth consecutive draw to issue 3,750 ITAs which brings the total number of ITAs issued for the month of July to 7,500.

Express Entry is the application system that manages Canada's three main economic immigration class- Federal Skilled Work, Federal Skilled Trades class and Canadian Experience class.

Till now, IRCC has issued 47,200 ITAs but it is still lagging behind compared to last year's total ITAs given at this time. Its target for 2018 and 2019 are 74,900 and 81,400 immigrants respectively.


New Express Entry draws cut off at 442 for third time in a row.


IRCC has issued 3,750 ITAs to candidates with CRS scores of 442 on July 11. The last draw came out on June 25th.

This draw has already surpassed the total no. of ITA's that have been issued in previous months of July. Notably, the CRS cutoff this time is similar to the last two Express Entry draws namely in June 25th and 13th. The time gap of two weeks between the last draw and recent one allows the express entry pool to replenish thus leading to a hat- trick of the same score.

The tie-break date used in this draw was of June 26, 2018. This means that people above and with the score of 442, who submitted their profiles in the specified date have received an ITA.

In the start of the year, the express entry draws gave away 2,750 ITA and steadily climbed to 3,750

IRCC has issued, including the recent draw, a total of 43,450 ITA's in 14 draws for the year 2018. More frequent and larger draws will follow considering that the Government of Canada has set high immigration admission target for this year of 2018 and as well as the next year of 2019.


7,500 candidates given ITAs this month making it the busiest June since the start of Express Entry.


The IRCC gave away twice as much ITAs in the current month of June compared to the last three years' giveaway in the month of June. The lowest record of ITAs given in the Month of June was 2016 at 2,287.

Express Entry manages the group of candidates for Canada's three main economic immigration classes- the Canadian experience class, the Federal skilled trades and worker classes.

This surge can be attributed to the fact that the Canadian Government has a target of 81,400 immigrants to reach for the year of 2018 and has only covered a quarter of the target at 39,700.

Due to this, it is expected that there will be more frequent and bigger draws to at least match the targets set in the next 6 months.

It is also expected that the CRS scores will drop in result of these kind of frequent and huge draws as the pool will have less time to replenish. Now it remains to be seen what additional steps IRCC takes to achieve its goal by the end of the current year.


A Study in Canada: Rise in Indian students opting for Canada results in faster student visa process.


IRCC has made accessing student visa easier and faster for students coming from India, China, Vietnam and Philippines. After UK governments' decision to not include Indian students in their easier student visa processes and current Immigration Policy under Trump Presidency in US, applications for study permit in Canada has exponentially risen.

In 2015 and 2016, Chinese students were given maximum student visas. Indian students received 83,410 permits in 2017 which is a rise of over 58%.According to Canadian Bureau for International Education, an educational non-profit agency noted rise in international students at the end of 2017 with Chinese students taking lead, followed by Indian students and then South Korean.

This surge can be attributed to the fact that the Canadian Government has a target of 81,400 immigrants to reach for the year of 2018 and has only covered a quarter of the target at 39,700.

Students from India and all other three Asian countries are opting for SDS or Student Direct Stream program if they are able to prove eligibility by having proper financial resources and language skills to adapt in the country.

This program is very beneficial for students if they want to reside permanently in Canada as Canadian education attracts both extra points for the Express Entry Program and job prospects.


Permanent Residence application deadline reduced to 60 days by IRCC.


The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reduced application deadline for Express Entry Permanent Residence to 60 days. Previously, the deadline was of 90 days. This deadline only applies to candidates who receive an Invitations To Apply (ITA) after June 26, 2018.

The 60 day deadline was abandoned in November 2016 and has been revived back again to ensure faster processing of applications although the pressure to collect supporting documents doubles.

Applicants who received an ITA before June 26, 2018 do not have this revived deadline applicable to them.

Students from India and all other three Asian countries are opting for SDS or Student Direct Stream program if they are able to prove eligibility by having proper financial resources and language skills to adapt in the country.

Just a day before this announcement, the 12th Express Entry draw results came out with the CRS score dropping nine points to 442. CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System, ranks a score to applicants and the ones getting highest scores get ITAs.



After the invitation is received by the applicants they have to send in their supporting documents and submit their e-APR or complete electronic application so as to authenticate their profiles. Applicants have to send in all of this in the time frame of 60 calendar days.


Draw 93 - Recent Express Entry draw records second-highest ITAs issued


The Express Entry draw held on 25th June issued invitations for people with CRS score of 442 and above. This is the 12th draw for the year 2018 wherein 3,750 candidates were issued Invitations To Apply or ITAs. It is also the second draw this year, to record high number of ITAs to be issued.

The previous cut off score was 451. The short span between the two consecutive draws (11 days) and the large draw size contributed to the score going down - almost nine points lower. The IRCC used its tie-break rule for candidates who applied for this latest invitation round on 28th January 2018 which means people who have scored 442 and above, qualify to be issued.

Including this recent 12th draw, IRCC has issued only 39,700 ITAs. The target for immigration has increased for the year 2019 to 81,400 and remains 74,900 for this year of 2018 which means that IRCC still has a lot of roads to cover so as to achieve its goals in the next six months.


The formalities to complete once you arrive in Canada


Most people interested in immigrating to Canada know the basic policies and rules to get PR. We have various consultants guiding us through the process until we get our permanent residency confirmation. But what happens after you get your PR confirmation? Specifically after your flight lands at the international airport? Here's a quick guide to avoid making arrivals confusing -

After you touch-down and are ushered into the airport, you will have officials from Canada Border Service Agency awaiting your arrival and smooth transitioning into the country. They will ask you about the items you have brought along with you, all of which have to be written in the declaration form provided to you.

Next people to greet you will be officers from immigration. Their main concern is document verification, so it's advisable to keep the necessary documents like confirmation of PR handy while interacting with them. There are also various immigrant-serving organizations supported by the government who will help you out to settle into communities in exchange for little or no fee. You can secure the help of those organizations quite easily.

After you have been cleared by the officials, the things you need to do in the first two weeks would be obtaining important government papers like Social Insurance Number, Government Health Insurance card and Permanent Residence Card. To get all of these cards you will need to visit your local Service Canada centre with your proof of status or confirmation of PR. You will need all of these cards to avail health services provided by the government, for opening a bank account and renting a flat etc.


Canadian population crosses 37 million mark in record 2 years


The new Canadian statistical report estimates that the Canadian population has crossed the 37 million mark on April 2018. This report comes close in heel after the recent express entry result in June which was the largest draw for the year 2018.

According to the report, it took two years and two months for the population to go from 36 million in 2016 to 37,067,011 in 2018. This is the shortest time for a population to grow in this magnitude and obviously, this is due to the increase in international migratory specifically from, January 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018. They also link this magnitudinal growth to increase in work permit holders and refugee claimants.

The first quarter of the year saw increase in non-permanent resident by 22,283 while it received 79,951 immigrants. A total increase of 88,120 has been recorded which is the result of adding returning immigrants, immigrants and net- non permanent residents and then removing immigrants and net temporary immigrants from the equation.


Canada comes closer to its Immigration target by issuing the largest Express Entry Draws of 2018.



The Canadian Government held its eleventh and till date, the largest Express Entry Draw, by issuing 3,750 ITAs to candidates whose CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System score is of 451 and above.

This draw comes three weeks after the last draw in May 23. Comparing the Draw Schedule in 2018 so far, draws have usually been announced after two weeks. This, however, is a positive change because the time gap helps the Express Entry group to recharge, which then results in the minimum score being raised even though larger draws are often seen to decrease the minimum CRS score.

The IRCC used its Tie-Break rule whose date for this latest invitation round was around July 21, 2017. The Government of Canada has planned to achieve its target of 74, 900 for 2018 by admissions through the three economic immigration classes consisting of the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class


Federal Skilled Worker Invitations Take a 400% Leap in 2017

According to a new report by the New Express Entry published on Thursday, the reforms brought in the way the candidates have issued the points in the federal economic immigration network pool benefited the candidates immensely in the Express Entry's Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Based on the expected annual report, the ITAs (Invitations to Apply) that were distributed to the candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program shot up to a whopping 41, 364 in 2017 from 8, 332 in 2016. The invitations distributed to the Canadian Express Class applicants on the other hand, shot up to 35,020 in 2017 from 15, 102 in 2016.

The report also highlighted how the Federal Skilled Workers also benefited from the quick processing turnarounds. It further indicated that 80% of Federal Skilled Worker appeals were successfully closed within 4 months or less in 2017. This figure was much lower than the 6 months turnaround in 2016.

According to a report published by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Express Entry pool is now the major source of permanent resident appeals related to the economic immigration class of IRCC's multi-year immigration rank strategy.

The report further quoted that there were 86,022 invitations sent in 2017, while 109,497 applications were received, 93,596 visas were distributed and 65,401 permanent residents and their families were allowed entry in Canada.

Factors considered for awarding bonus CRS points

There was a marked improvement in the candidates who received an ITA for permanent residence in the first half of 2017 which was a jump of 62 per cent since November 2016. The factors that affected this change were:

  • 600 points for Provincial Nomination
  • 200 points for Arranged Employment
  • 30 points for Canadian Educational Credentials
  • 30 points for French-language Proficiency
  • 15 points for Sibling in Canada

As per IRCC, the targeted changes affected the occupations of the candidates who were issued the invitations in 2017.


Report Says, A Drop in the Immigration Could Hit Canada's Economy

Canada's small population and a workforce that's growing old may lead to a considerable drop in immigration leaving the Canadian economy in trouble by 2040 as foreseen by the new Conference Board of Canada.

According to the senior research associate of the Conference Board, Kareem El Assal, immigration is a significant contributor to the Canadian economy in many different ways. He further added that the immigrants will not only contribute to the country's workforce but will also contribute to country's economy.

Based on the 2016 data gathered from Stats Canada, almost 22 percent of Canada population consists of immigrants. The Conference Board further forecasts that by 2040 Canada's population will be completely powered by immigrants as opposed to the 71% growth in population due to immigration in the current situation.

The report by the Conference Board observes two aspects of which the first delves into the possible effect on the economy of Canada in case the immigrant entry into the country stops completely or reduced dramatically while the second observes the outcome of increasing the immigration levels from 0.8 percent to 1 percent in 2017.

While the increased immigration helped support economic activity, the influx of young immigrants of working age also helped address the issue of the ageing population of the country. The report highlighted the fact that in Canada where immigration has it the lowest of all time, 26.9 percent of the population would be of 65 years of age by the year 2040 and this will lead to substantial drop in the country's growth from 1.9 percent to 1.3 percent.

In the meantime, a Carleton University professor, Christopher Worswick described while there are several possible causes why the Canadian immigration should be increased, he also warned against the levels rising too intensely.


CRS Scores Hit Rock Bottom in 2018 in the Fresh Express Entry Draw (24th May)

In a fresh Express Entry Draw held on Wednesday, May 23, by the Government of Canada, 3500 invitations were issued for application of permanent residence. The cut-off score for this round was 440 based on the Comprehensive Ranking System.

The score on Wednesday witnessed a new low, beating the low score of 441 in the past. The date and time for the tie-breaker of the new invitation were scheduled at 06:39:40 UTC on December 30, 2017. This signified that all participants with a score of 440 and above received an ITA or Invitation to Apply in the current invitation draw, who submitted their profile prior to this time frame.

The draw held on Wednesday was the tenth draw of 2018 and the fourth consecutive to execute 3500 ITAs, getting the ITA total to 31,500 in 2018.

The Express Entry draw sizes have considerably increased in 2018 to 3000 in February and March and to 3500 for each of the four draws held since April due to immigration, refugees and citizenship. The numbers were previously at 2750 at the beginning of the year.

The CRS cut-off score could be effectively lowered by larger invitation rounds or by maintaining it lower than smaller entries which is what has been observed in the last four draws. The three dates that observed a significant reduction in the CRS cut-off score by six points that are, from 446 to 440 were April 25, May 9, and May 23.

The target for Government of Canada for 2018 is 74, 900 admissions via three economic immigration sections managed by the Express Entry System such as The Canadian Experience Class, The Federal Skilled Trade Class, and Federal Skilled Worker Class. The target set for these three sections in 2019 is 81, 400.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada has introduced its occupationsList for Federal Skilled Worker Program

After long waiting Canada has announced their Occupation List for Federal Skilled Worker Program. The list contains 24 occupations which will have a cap of 300 applications in each of the occupations on the list. The applicants need to have at least one year of continuous work experience in one of the 24 occupations. FSW new programme kicks off on 4th May 2013


Independent Skilled Migrants in Canada are highest earners

As per new study on Canada immigration, the immigrants who come to Canada as independent skilled migrants had "consistently and substantially"the highest earnings of four categories of immigrants.

The four categories include independent primary skilled migrant's applicants, accompanying economic immigrants, family class immigrants and refugees.


New Pilot Project Launched by Canada Immigration department on 15th August, 2011

Under Pilot Projects, family members of temporary workers in British Columbia will be granted permission to work.

Temporary foreign workers are those who are allowed to work in Canada for Canadian employers.

Previously, only spouse or common-law partners of temporary foreign workers employed in managerial, professional or skilled trades job were eligible to obtain an open work permit in British Columbia, which allows you to work for any employer. From August 15, spouses, common- law partners and working age dependants of temporary foreign workers will be eligible to work under any employers.

CIC believes giving chance to spouses, common- law partners and working age dependants of temporary foreign workers will support local business and ultimately contribute to economic growth.

Up to 1,800 open work permit will be available under the pilot project, which will end on 15 February 2013.


Canada has been Ranked As Most Reputed Country in the world.

According to the study conducted by Reputation Institute, Canada has the highest reputation ranking of 50 countries surveyed. It was judged on following categories" Trust, Esteem, Admiration, Quality of life and Safety and Attention to the environment.

Canada's strong reputation is due to its focus on active lifestyles, well-developed political system, perceived neutrality to international political upheavals and safety of the country.

Three Canadian cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary were ranked as top five of the World's Most Liveable Cities of 2011.


CIC have announced to make changes in immigration system to attract trade people

In Canada, demand for trade people is high. To overcome the shortage, CIC are depending upon the overseas skilled workers.

The current point system, select only people with advanced university degree, so it's impossible for trade people to get selected. Therefore, CIC Minister Jason Kenny has announced to make changes in the current immigration system so that it can be flexible to deal with labour shortage.

Canada depends on immigration for labour shortages and by changing immigration rules it will attract more migrant to overcome shortages in specific area

UK

Engineering and IT sector in UK are facing difficulties in recruiting skilled workforce due to new restriction levied on skilled migration by the UK Government.

As per EU Law, European residents are free to work in UK, due to which there is a high immigration from European countries, making UK most populous Country. As UK cannot restrict entry for European countries, the UK Government has cut down the immigration from outside European countries.


U.K. Immigration Scandal: Theresa May Appoints Minister Sajid Javid as Home Secretary

British Prime Minister, Theresa May replaced appointsSajiv Javid on Monday as Home Secretary. He is the first ethnic-minority politician appointed for this key post followed by the scandal over the ill-treatment of the long-term Caribbean residents that left the government struggling.

Amber Rudd resigned during the late hours on Sunday stating that he had unintentionally misguided the lawmakers about if the government had any deportation objectives.

The decision came after days of the Windrush immigration scandal that was a burning headline in Britain. This scandal set off intense condemnation of the orthodox government's strict policies.

The outcry took off with the report in the Guardian newspaper that stated how some people from the Caribbean who migrated to U.K. just after the 2nd World War have been refused any medical help recently in Britain or how they were threatened with deportation since they could not show any documentation or proof of their right to live in the country.

Immigration has been an enraging issue in Britain, with a decrease in the influx of migrants which was a major aspect for many voters who have supported leaving the European Union in 2016.

The government has failed to meet their long oft-stated goal of lowering the number of immigrants below 100,000 people per year which is less than half the current level. According to the opposition, the government should drop that target.

May is facing intense opposition to be liable for the strict immigration policies that took off in 2010 when she was the home secretary.

The affected immigrants are from the "Windrush Generation" named after the ship Empire Windrush. This had brought hundreds of Caribbean to Britain in 1948 which needed nurses, railway labour and others who could help it recreate after the World War II devastation.

It's believed that these Caribbean migrants and others who followed belonged to the British Colonies or ex-colonies and had the automatic rights to legally live in the U.K. But, some of these legal migrants have been refused of facilities like housing, medical treatments, or jobs because the employers and the doctors check the immigration status first, while others have been asked to leave the country by the government because as per the government they have been living in Britain illegally.

New Zealand

New Zealand Immigration Department has updated its Skills shortage list

In order to remain responsive to the needs of New Zealand labour market i.e the New Zealand employers and the economy, the New Zealand's Department of Labour review the Essential Skills Demand list regularly.

In the demand list agricultural science jobs are added and teaching occupations are removed.

The following occupations are added:

  • Agricultural Scientist (Farm Systems Scientist)
  • Social Professional Nec (Applied Social Scientist)
  • Life Scientist Nec (Animal Scientist or Bioinformatics)
  • Environmental Research Scientist (Water Quality Analyst)

The occupations which are removed:

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School Teacher)